Additional Information

On this page, you'll find information regarding transportation, spending money, and emergency contacts. You'll also learn more about emergency contacts, travel, transportation, spending money, and options for second year SLA participants. For any additional questions, please email Kelly Henderson.

Emergency Contacts

Kelly Henderson, SLA Director

412-365-2416 (office) | 203-536-9918 (mobile)
Available 24 hours/day for entire program

Shadyside Campus Safety


Eden Hall Campus Safety


*Additional contacts will be sent in confirmation emails prior to program start date.

Travel & Transportation

By Car

If turning off Bakerstown Road, drive north on Ridge Road until you pass Kim Lane. After Kim Lane, you will pass the entrance to the old side of campus with the Chatham sign on the left, then a barn and one more driveway on your right and left (by the flagpole). Please pull into the third left on Ridge Road - the large parking lot near the blue water tower. Park here and walk across Ridge Road to check-in and move-in to Orchard Hall. All bags must be carried across the street from the parking lot to Orchard Hall–there is no building-side drop-off area. Please pack accordingly.

By Train, Bus, or Plane

Please allow at least 1 hour of travel time to and from the airport, train station or bus terminal when booking your trip. Forward your itinerary with arrival and departure times to no later than three weeks before session start. A Chatham staff member, wearing a purple shirt and holding a sign with the participant’s name on it, will be at the airport (by baggage claim), Greyhound bus station (by unloading area), Megabus stop, or train station (in station lobby) to pick up the participant upon arrival. At the end of the program, Chatham staff will drive the participant to the airport, bus station or train station as needed and will see the student up to airport security or onto their bus/train. 

Download Eden Hall Campus Map

If arriving early with time to spare, main campus tours can be arranged. For directions to the Shadyside campus and to register a main campus visit with Admissions visit this page.

Spending Money

All meals and snacks are provided by Chatham, with the potential exception of 1 or 2 meals out and about in Pittsburgh neighborhood central business districts (area TBD). Participants are asked to bring personal spending money for these meals,  plus additional spending money if desired to purchase snacks or souvenirs during city excursions. Please do not bring large amounts of money. Participants are expected to keep track of their own cash at their own risk. Spending money for the meals in the city is provided for scholarship recipients.

Photo of SLA students working in a group, in a greenhouse on Eden Hall Campus

SLA 2 (for SLA Graduates)

June 15-16, 2023 for Global Focus program and July 20-21, 2023 for Local Focus program. Have you participated in the SLA in the past? Take your leadership skills to the next level as you train to be a mentor for the SLA week. Leadership II Participants are expected to also register for the full SLA week, when they will actually demonstrate their mentorship with new SLA participants.

SLA 2 Cost

This advanced leadership session costs $375 (in addition to the $1400 for the Global Focus SLA and $1500 for the Local Focus SLA) and includes dialogue facilitation training sessions, mentorship training, team building facilitation training, meals and accommodation.

SLA 2 Schedule

Thursday, July 20

8:00 a.m.

Check-In and Move-In Begins. Breakfast Available.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Icebreaker and Team Building Facilitation Training

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Team Building Facilitation Training Continued

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Friday, July 21

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Intergroup Dialogue: Supporting Positive Group Dynamics and Participant Identities (EBC)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Health and Safety

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Supporting and Facilitating Project Planning

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Open time for questions, concerns, schedule review and anything the group needs!

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner Break (dinner provided)

Saturday, July 22

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Check-In Set-Up, Mentors Set-Up Welcome Icebreaker Activities in Orchard Common Areas

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Check-In Begins for SLA - *SLA2 Mentors Welcome New Participants

4:00 p.m.

Orientation and Icebreakers - *SLA2 Mentors Facilitate Icebreakers

See main SLA program calendar for remaining program schedule.