Campus Climate

Chatham University is committed to diversity, inclusion, respect, gender equity, and the health and wellness of our entire community.
To support a welcoming and inclusive living, learning, and working environment at Chatham University, we use an intersectional social justice approach that recognizes the interlocking nature of power systems that often must be addressed simultaneously. 
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Chatham Masculinities Project

Engages men and male-identified students and faculty in regular dialogue sessions about masculinity, culture, and the role men can play in creating change around violence. A collaborative project of the Women’s Institute and the Office of Student Affairs.

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Green Dot Program

Green Dot is a national bystander program that aims to reduce rates of personal power-based violence. This is any violence where a person uses power to harm another; including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Green Dot has been proven to reduce rates and raise awareness of personal power-based violence. 

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Programs for Athletes

  • Coaching Boys into Men
  • One Love Project

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It's On Us Week of Action

It’s On Us is a national movement to end sexual assault. Each Fall, Chatham raises awareness about collegiate sexual assault through It's On Us Action Week. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take the pledge and participate in activities to raise awareness.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A student-led committee plans events each April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual Assault Awareness Month includes lunch and learns, awareness campaigns, documentary screenings, and culminates with a speak out, such as Take Back the Night or a #MeToo Rally, to empower survivors and allies.