About the School of Sustainability and the Environment
Chatham University announced the creation of the School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE) in June 2009 to further expand the potential of new Eden Hall Campus in Richland Township, Pa. and honor the legacy of alumna and environmentalist Rachel Carson. SSE will provide innovative, interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and professional students to better prepare them to identify and solve challenges related to the environment and sustainability.
The School of Sustainability and the Environment will have at its core a focus on research and problem–solving. The University will draw upon its diverse undergraduate and graduate faculty as well as its outreach centers – the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, and the Rachel Carson Institute – to develop academic and co–curricular programming.
The School interacts with each of the University’s three Colleges, allowing undergraduates from its historic Chatham College for Women and women and men from the College for Graduate Studies and College for Continuing and Professional Studies to enroll in its programs. It will provide opportunities for the University’s nearly 2,200 current students to earn certificates and degrees through the master’s level.
Watch this video about the promise of sustainability and our Eden Hall Campus: