Graduate Student Activities & Involvement
The academic curriculum for graduate students is intense and vigorous, hence Chatham University offers a variety of events and activities for you to unwind, relax, socialize and just have fun. In addition, these co-curricular activities contribute to the enhancement of your personal and leadership development. There are also a multitude of programs sponsored by your particular graduate programs as well as the College for Graduate Studies. Look out for them on my.chatham.edu.
Graduate Student Assembly
The purpose of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is to improve graduate student life at Chatham University; to promote interaction among all graduate students; to bring graduate students into a more active participation within their departments; to act as the representative body for the graduate students and to present their views to the administration, faculty, and undergraduates; and to enhance the quality of education available at Chatham University by helping to program campus-wide events and activities which enrich our community through creating on-campus programming of lectures, workshops, and seminars from professionals outside of our University and by helping to enable graduate students to seek professional development through the help of our professional development fund. GSA is made up of two representatives from each Graduate Program, but all graduate students are welcome to attend GSA meetings or are encouraged to share their thoughts/ideas/concerns with their programs GSA representatives.
GSA meets once a month on Tuesdays at 5:00PM, rotating between the Eastside Campus and the Woodland Rd. Campus.
Email email@example.com for more information.
GSA and Graduate Student Socials
The Office of Student Affairs and Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) sponsor events each month to bring Chatham graduate students from everyone program together.
- Mug Club is a monthly (3rd Thursday of every month) social at theEastside campus that includes FREE beverages and pizza! This is another way to take a break from studying and relax with other students and the campus community. These events occur between 3:00-5:00PM in the Mezzanine area.
- GSA Socials are weekend or late night activities planned by members of the GSA. The first social of the 2013-2014 academic year will took place on Saturday, August 31st at Buffalo Blues in Shadyside! Stay connected through the Activities Calendar and myChatham for my details about socials!
- Graduate Student Appreciation Week: September 21-28, 2013 is all about YOU, the graduate student!
- Saturday 9/21 8:00 a.m. Service Day: University Community Service Day, Various Locations
- Saturday 9/21 6:00 p.m. Global Focus: Chilean Independence Day Celebration, Quad (Rain Location AFC Gym)
- Monday 9/23 7:00 p.m. Monday Movie Madness, South Side Works Cinema
- Tuesday 9/24 All Day Free Smoothie Tuesday, Eastside Café and Café Rachel *Quantities Limited. First Come First Serve.
- Wednesday 9/25 3:00-5:00 p.m. Chair Massages, Woodland Lounge
- Thursday 9/26 3:00-5:00 p.m. Chair Massages, Eastside Mezzanine
- Friday 9/27 8:00 p.m. Chatham After Hours: Dueling Pianos, Welker Room
- Saturday 9/28 7:00 p.m. Chatham After Hours: Talent Show and Penny Wars for Relay for Life, Eddy Theatre
There are other great events Chatham offers that are open to all graduate students as well! Be on the lookout for all Chatham After Hours (CAH) and Student Health and Wellness (SHW) Fitness Classes, as well as Volunteer Opportunities that are mostly free and available to you! For a list of all these events check your Grad News Update email, look for flyers all over campus, or go online to myChatham.
Seek out your program directors to find out about student organizations and professional organizations related to your academic program that you can participate in.
To join a student organization to broaden your horizons, have fun, or to start a new group, contact your Student Affairs resource staff, Hallie Arena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a sample list of honor societies and student organizations you could join:
- Blue Key Honor Society
- Graduate Student Assembly
- MFA (Master of Fine Arts) Writing Council
- Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
- Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
- U.S.G.B.C. (United States Green Building Council) Student Chapter
Student Organization Event Funding
The Graduate Student Assembly Funding Committee has funding for student organization events, contact Hallie Arena at email@example.com for more information.
Athletic Games- Division III
Proud member of NCAA Division III Athletics with Intercollegiate women athletic teams for basketball, cross country, ice hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, and track and field. Everyone is encouraged to support the Cougars. Admission is free to all home games!
Chatham After Hours
This series features evening and weekend programming including pre-release movies, date nights, dance parties, and other fun campus events!
Chatham offers a variety of ways for students to get involved and give back to the community. Every semester there is a campus-wide day of service where students, alumni, faculty and staff come together and volunteer at a variety of agencies one Saturday morning.
Diversity Programming and Services
The university celebrates a series of Diversity Awareness and Celebratory months which generate awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures and assist in embracing the diversity of its campus community.
Fit for the Future Remix
This program teaches students how to lead a healthy life. Learn about the AFC, how to work out, healthy eating habits, and how to deal with common health issues.
Grocery & Shopping Shuttles
Take the Chatham Shuttle to a variety of shopping centers, malls, and local stores each weekend to pick up essentials, splurge now and then and explore Pittsburgh!
Teams participate in a variety of events ranging from indoor soccer to bowling! All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to compete! Participants may register as a full team or individually.
Outdoor Recreational Activities
Outdoor recreational activities are planned at least once a month and include a range of activities.