Programs & Services
Athletics and Fitness Center
The Athletic and Fitness Center (AFC) is an advanced four-level facility designed as a multi-purpose center for the entire Chatham University campus and community. This facility not only houses state of the art equipment for fitness, but is home to the Chatham University Cougars sports teams!
- The AFC includes the following amenities:
- An eight-lane competition swimming pool
- Whirlpool/sauna/steam room
- Squash courts
- Rock-climbing wall
- A smart classroom with an adjoining human performance laboratory.
- The fitness and cardiovascular rooms which contains treadmills, elliptical machines, bikes, free weights, and circuit strength machines.
- The dance and aerobics studio is a multi-function space that houses Pilates, martial arts, aerobic classes, and dance courses
- The gymnasium which seats 600 spectators for athletic events and up to 1,000 for other events
- A three-lane walking track and smoothie bar
- Athletics Games
Chatham University offers a variety of Division III sports teams that play at home throughout the fall and spring semesters. Many students, faculty, staff, and community members dress in purple to cheer on the Cougars! Check out the fall and spring sports programs for game schedules.
- Intramurals - visit webpage
Intramurals are open to all Chatham students, faculty, and staff. Sports include basketball, volleyball, soccer, kickball, and many others! Teams and individuals can register on my.chatham.edu or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the registration deadline.
- The AFC includes the following amenities:
Carriage House Student Lounge & Gaming System and Board Games
The Carriage House is accessible 24 hours a day with a student ID. The student lounge area include a big screen television with surround sound, Wii, DVD and VCR players, an ATM, and a coin operated soda machine. It’s a great place to study, watch TV, or hang out with friends. The Carriage House is also the home of Student Affairs, and Student Activities, so it’s a one–stop–shop for student needs.
Chatham Activities Board
The Chatham Activities Board is composed of students from across campus. CAB plans many campus traditions and activities, such as Battle of the Classes, Holiday Ball, and Spring Fling. Any student can join CAB at any time!
Chatham College for Women Student Government (CSG)
The Chatham College for Women Student Government (CSG) is the governing structure that provides an orderly method of government that is representative of all undergraduate students and advocates for the concerns, interests, needs, and welfare of the undergraduate student body at Chatham University.
Undergraduate Budget Committee(UBC)
The Undergraduate Budget Committee is a sub-committee of CSG, who is responsible for allocating funds for travel and events for Chatham University undergraduate students and student organizations.
The Co-Curricular Transcript is a comprehensive record of a student's leadership experiences, and campus involvement while an undergraduate at Chatham University. It is a supplement to their academic transcript.
How is the Co-Curricular Transcript used?
The Co-Curricular Transcript is a valuable tool for preparing a resume and can be shared with prospective employers and graduate or professional school admissions committees. Also, it is a good document for a student to use in reviewing her co-curricular activity goals throughout the college experience. For more information on the Co-Curricular Transcript and how to get yours, contact Stephanie Reynolds at 412-365-1286 or email@example.com.
Community Service Initiatives
Chatham offers a variety of ways for students to get involved and give back to the community. Community Service initiatives are incorporated into events through canned food/clothing drives, making blankets for a local shelter, and much more. There is also a semester Community Service Day where Chatham students, alumni, faculty, and staff volunteer throughout the community in a day of service. To learn more about community service opportunities please contact Ruben Henao at 412-365-1527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cougar K-Nector: Student Mentorship Program
The Cougar K-Nector Student Mentorship Program matches all new students with a current student on campus. The Cougar K-Nector connects with the student throughout the first semester and helps them learn about Chatham. All new students will feel an instant connection and have a student to ask questions. To learn more about the Cougar K-Nector Student Mentorship Program contact Sean McGreevey at 412-365-1824 or email@example.com.
Counseling services is committed to aid you in your personal growth and development in order to assist you in gaining the maximum benefit from your educational experience. Counseling Services offers free, confidential, short term individual counseling and brief psychotherapy to full time registered students. Evaluations and external referrals are offered to part time regular undergraduate and graduate students. During your counseling visit, our staff is prepared to assess the nature of the presenting issue(s) and recommend specific evaluations, treatment, and/or referrals. Counseling Services also provides mental health oriented workshops available on campus throughout the academic year.
Part of the culture of Chatham University is the tradition of classes. There is a tight bond between members of each graduating class. The class bond is facilitated through a number of activities where the class members participate in service, traditions, and have a lot of fun of course!
Each class has six officer positions which are re-elected each academic year. See position descriptions below.
President: The Class President is the leader of her class. Each Class President also serves on the CSG Executive Board and is responsible for chairing one committee and holding 4 office hours a week. She works with her class officers to plan class events and BOTC activities. Class Presidents may be called to speak and attend campus-wide events representing their respective classes.
Vice President: In addition to serving as a Senator in CSG, the Class VP is responsible for aiding the president plan and execute all class events and BOTC activities.
Secretary/Treasurer: In addition to serving as a Senator in CSG, the Class Secretary–Treasurer is responsible for maintaining communication within her class and keeping all monetary records and forms.
CSG Representatives: (3 Positions) Each Class Representative represents her classes’ voice and opinion to the Student Senate as a Senator.
Battle of the Classes
Battle of the Classes is a weeklong event where each class competes in several organized events.
Passing of the Colors
Each undergraduate class is pinned with their colors upon their matriculation to the college. Each year, one of the four colors is passed down from graduating seniors to incoming first years.
Learn the art of dance through our Dance Classes! From Hip Hop to Country Line Dancing! A variety of dance classes are offered that are open to all students. In addition to these one-time dance classes, there is also a Ballroom Dancing series that occurs weekly throughout the semester. Students can bring a partner or get matched up with one and learn to foxtrot, swing dance, and much more!
Diversity Programming and Services
The Office of Student Affairs provides academic, personal, social, and cultural support to students. Through our programs and services, we strive to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism. Chatham offers culturally rich programming experiences through Diversity Awareness Months events and programs on campus and within the Pittsburgh community.
- At Chatham University, this fall a series of Fall Diversity Awareness and Celebratory months were implemented to generate awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures, challenge stereotypical perceptions of diverse populations, and assist Chatham University in embracing the diversity of its campus community. In order to serve a diverse population and maintain inclusivity, each Diversity Awareness month had a planning committee comprised of faculty, staff, community members, and students. These committees were formed to discuss programs for various celebrations of cultures and diversity.
Fall 2011 Months
Hispanic Heritage History Month
Disability Awareness Month
LGBT History Month
Native American Indian Heritage Month
Spring 2012 Months
Black History Month
Her Story - Women of Color Month
Women's History Month
Asian Heritage Month
Jewish Heritage Month
An educational series on a variety of topics that will help multicultural students be successful in college and beyond.
This is a time to for students to "kickback" and enjoy good company and snacks. Students can hang out with friends, work on homework, talk about campus or personal issues. A time just for multicultural students!
Eden Hall Monthly Expedition
Students experience monthly ventures to Eden Hall Campus for light refreshments, networking, and to learn about sustainable living. From local chocolate to environmental movies, students can explore various facets of the environment and sustainability in a gorgeous bucolic setting.
Family and Friends Services
Fit for the Future Remix
This program teaches students to lead a healthy life. Learn about the AFC, how to work out, healthy eating habits, and how to deal with common health issues.
One facet of Fit for the Future Remix is the Boot Camp series, which takes students, faculty, and staff through a "boot camp" style workout to get fit and have fun! This biweekly class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in the AFC Gym.
Get Cultured Series
The Get Cultured Series provides students with the opportunity to experience and enjoy the rich culture of Pittsburgh. Each semester a variety of events are organized to visit art museums, see shows and performances, and take part in other cultural events throughout the city and surrounding area.
The Global Focus program engages students in the purposeful study of peoples and civilizations. Our community of scholars promotes the acquisition of sustainable global competencies through the critical and holistic exploration of one specific country or region of the globe every year.
Graduate Student Activities & Programs
Almost all campus activities and programs are open to both undergraduate and graduate students but there are ones that are designed specifically for graduate students:
The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA)
The Graduate Student Assembly is the governing board for the graduate student body. GSA strives to work with student representatives from each graduate program to represent graduate students with the University administration, initiate social and educational programs, and oversee the GSA budget. Hallie Arena is the GSA Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSA Social @ Shadyside Campus
A monthly social event for all Graduate Students, Faculty, & Staff! A great opportunity to meet other graduate students and members of Chatham University with food, drinks, & fun!
GSA Mug Club @ Chatham Eastside
A monthly social event for students to relax and enjoy pizza & beverages. It's a great way to meet other students and take a break after classes.
The Chatham University Student Health Services emphasizes health promotion, education, and prevention. Health Services is open to all registered Chatham University students. When there is a need for further evaluations or medical care beyond the services Health Services can provide, Health Services can facilitate the process of obtaining appropriate referrals to a select network of providers and hospitals in the medical community. Health Services also offers a variety of free health and wellness workshops and programs throughout the academic year.
Athletics and Fitness Center (AFC)
Students, Faculty and Staff may use the designated day lockers at no cost. Users wishing to purchase semester locker privileges may do so on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $40 per semester for a full locker and $20 per semester for a small locker. The user will be issued a lock from the Director of the AFC.
Contact: Dr. Ron Giles at email@example.com or 412-365-1269.
Carriage House Commuter Lockers
The Office of Student Affairs oversees the use of lockers for commuters in the Carriage House. Commuter students can leave their belongings between classes or overnight in order to lessen the amount they have to carry to class, meetings, or home.
Contact: Stephanie Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-365-1286 or drop by Office of Student Affairs, Carriage House, 1st Floor.
Newsletters: Student Affairs – Your Student Connection Archive
The Student Connection is a monthly newsletter aimed at keeping you informed of Student Affairs happenings at Chatham!
Student Affairs- Your Student Connection Archive
Student Leadership Programs
The Office of Student Affairs is committed to helping students discover and develop their abilities to lead themselves, their organizations, and their community. The Chatham leadership experience is designed to develop leaders who are socially, intellectually, spiritually, and physically self-actualized, who are grounded in ethics, and who will work courageously to improve the lives of others.
Chatham offers a variety of Leadership Programs which give students a variety of experiences and opportunities to develop their skills.
Lead In to Your College Experience Program
The program is designed to ease students’ transition to college, enhance personal development skills, and provide many involvement opportunities at Chatham University.
During the Wilderness Expedition, students go on a guided wilderness adventure that will teach the necessary techniques to survive in the wild. Students will be challenged to work as a team to accomplish tasks and learn the practice of environmental stewardship. Check out Pictures from our Fall 2009 Expedition!
Students will be immersed in the Pittsburgh area for 24 hours! Teams of students will compete to earn the title of Urban Survivor using leadership and teamwork to successfully complete challenges. During this event students will have an excellent opportunity to further develop leadership skills, learn how to work as a group to accomplish tasks, perform community service, and discover Pittsburgh.
W.O.W. (Women of the World) Leadership Retreat
At this retreat, students explore issues of multiculturalism, diversity, and leadership in large and small groups. Teamwork and developing a sense of community is emphasized among the participants as they build skills to be active leaders in developing a vibrant and inclusive multicultural campus.
Chatham University, with the support of the Chatham Interfaith Council, provides services and programs to enhance the spiritual development and intellectual curiosity of students through both curricular and co-curricular programs and services.
All Faith Gathering
The All Faith Gathering is a time for all students, faculty, and community members of all faiths to come together spiritually. This gathering provides opportunities for spiritual reflection and meditation for all participants of varying faiths. The Gathering has evolved from its implementation at the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester. This spring the gathering has grown to include more interactive spiritual exercises including drumming, spiritual dancing, music, poetry, love and marriage, women and religion, and much more! The gathering is held in the Mellon Sunroom every Tuesday from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
The goal of the Multi-Faith Council is to offer services to foster spiritual development in each of our students, as well as religious sensitivity and understanding between different faiths and traditions.
Religious Organizations/Services in the area
The Senior Series helps senior level students learn to be R.E.P.’s, or Refined Exceptional Professionals. Networking with Chatham alums is a highlight of the series as students prepare to graduate. Wine tastings, mock interviews, and networking dinners are just a few of the activities in store.
Social & Recreational Activities
Café Rachel Coffee House
Café Rachel Coffee House is a prime spot for students to hang out with friends, study, or enjoy great music!! Biweekly we bring in a different musical artist or comedian for student enjoyment.
Chatham After Hours
Done with class for the day and don’t know what to do? This series features evening and weekend programs on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. These events include pre-release movies, date nights, dance lessons, dance parties, and other fun campus events. All programs are geared for a coed audience, so invite your local friends!
Chatham's campus is great, but sometimes it’s nice to get away and get active. Students have the opportunity to get off campus and into the great outdoors with our Outdoor Adventure series. From caving to canoeing, students have many opportunities to explore nature.
Tuesday Night Edges
Tuesday Night Edge is a series that brings students from across campus together to participate in a different activity each week. Past activities have included dodge ball tournaments, service projects, and craft nights. Students can learn new skills and make new friends every Tuesday night!
Shuttle Service to Grocery Stores & Shopping Centers
Students have the opportunity to take the Chatham Shuttle to a variety of shopping centers, malls, and local stores each weekend. Every weekend the destination is to a new mall or shopping area! It provides students with a great opportunity to get the essentials, splurge now and then, and explore Pittsburgh!
Student Connections via Targeted Groups
Student Affairs Professional Staff members communicate regularly with the students in their target group with the primary responsibility of serving as a liaison between them and the institution. Each staff member is cognizant of the unique needs of their specific target group and to adequately represent them so their concerns and needs are heard and taken care of accordingly.
Athletes Contact: Zauyah Waite email@example.com Commuter Students Contact: Ruben Henao firstname.lastname@example.org Gateway Students Contact: Sean McGreevey email@example.com Graduate Students Contact: Hallie Arena firstname.lastname@example.org International Students Contact: Hallie Arena email@example.com Minority Students Contact: Sean McGreevey firstname.lastname@example.org Out-of-State Students Contact: Heather Black email@example.com On-Campus Residents Contact: Heather Black firstname.lastname@example.org Transfer Students Contact: Stephanie Reynolds email@example.com