Chatham University

NEW Leadership™
Summer Institute
2022 Application

June 5-9, 2022

Application deadline: April 15, 2022

NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania is a program hosted by the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University to educate, empower, and encourage college women to become politically active and to take on leadership roles.

The NEW Leadership™ summer institute is an intensive, non-partisan, six-day residential program that will take place June 5 - June 9, 2022 at the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the summer institute, students will meet women leaders, learn about women in American politics, and develop and practice leadership skills through panel discussions, workshops, and hands-on projects. After the summer institute, participants are encouraged to continue to develop public leadership skills and will be invited to return to PCWP for special events, workshops, and programs.


Each participating college and university is asked to pay a $350 program fee per student. Housing, food, and all program materials are provided for the full five days of the program. There is no direct cost to the students.

Applicants are required to provide contact information for a faculty or staff member at their school who will agree to assist them in obtaining funding for the NEW Leadership™ program fee.


NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any Pennsylvania college or university and Pennsylvania residents enrolled in out-of-state schools. PCWP is committed to including students from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds in each NEW Leadership™ program. We strongly encourage students of color, nontraditional college students, students who may be gender non-conforming, nonbinary, or transgender and students majoring in fields outside political science to apply.

NEW Leadership PA requires all students and staff members to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot. Entrance testing will be required.


NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions and live in the residence halls during the entire program June 5 - June 9, 2022 In completing this application, you acknowledge that you are aware of these requirements and agree, if accepted, to make every effort to meet this commitment.


We are offering NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania for credit. If you are interested in earning two credits for this experience the cost is $934/credit. The program fee does not cover the cost of credits for the course. All students interested in earning credit for the experience should contact the PCWP at or 412-365-1878. All students will be responsible for transferring credits to their home institution.