Chatham offers 16 NCAA Division III Varsity Athletic teams in eight women's sports and six men's sports. There are many ways to cheer on the Chatham Cougars whether you are an athlete or a fan!
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Chatham has over 40 student organizations and honor societies. When you complete your new student form on myChatham you will have the opportunity to select organizations you are interested in learning about.
Visit the Student Organizations page, and SAVE THE DATE for Tuesday, August 28th for the Student Activities & Involvement Fair. This will be a chance for you to meet organization leaders and sign up to join.
Community Service, Civic Engagement & Leadership Opportunities
Chatham provides a plethora of opportunities that allow students to explore and develop a personal leadership style, promote social change and gain meaningful experiences within the Pittsburgh Community. Programs include Emerging Leaders retreat, the Women of the World (WOW) retreat, the Social Activism Institute as well as regular community service events. For more information, contact Emily Fidago, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at 412-365-1527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Development & Student Employment
Start looking for an on campus job! There are many opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience right here on campus. Follow the directions below to start learning about on campus positions:
- Using your Chatham username and password, log in to Handshake, Chatham's Career Management Portal: https://chatham.joinhandshake.com/login
- Click on Jobs, and under "What" type in "Chatham University Student Employment"
- Create your profile, upload your résumé, and apply for positions.
- Students with a Federal Work Study (FWS) Award may begin applying for open positions August 1st
- Students not receiving FWS may begin applying for open positions September 15th
Career Development is available to help you update your résumé or prepare for interviews. Contact Career Development at email@example.com or visit us on the web at https://www.chatham.edu/careerdev/ or schedule an appointment via Handshake.
COMMUTER, TRANSFER & GATEWAY PROGRAMS
COMMUTER ORIENTATION Commuter students are highly encouraged to attend all of the orientation programs. Please keep in mind that there are many programs that are required - please check the orientation schedule for more information. To help specifically address the needs of commuter students, there are a few commuter-specific events. During these events, you'll have time to get to know your fellow commuters, the Chatham staff who work specifically with commuter students along with upper class commuter students. We will also take the time to address information such as campus amenities and programs for commuter students as well as transportations and on-campus parking.
TRANSFER ORIENTATION Transfer students are highly encouraged to attend all of the orientation programs and there are a few required programs. During Orientation Week, transfer students will be assigned to specific orientation groups with an orientation leader who is also a transfer student. This will help you to meet other transfer students and to get information that is relevant to you. There will also be a transfer specific meeting where we will review transfer programs and resources. While this may not be your first orientation week, it is very beneficial to be as active and involved as possible.
GATEWAY ORIENTATION As a Gateway student you are welcomed and encouraged to attend any and all orientation programs that are of interest to you. However, we understand that there may be many programs and events that are not relevant to you. To specifically address the needs and interests of Gateway students, Gateway Orientation will take place on Sunday, August 26th from Noon to 4pm. During this time, you will be able to meet your fellow Gateway students, hear from your upper-class peers as well as meet the staff who will be working with you as a Gateway Student.
Chatham's Commuter-Transfer Network hosts events throughout the year for commuter students. This organization offers leadership opportunities through the Commuter-Transfer Network Committee, which helps to plan events and provide feedback on issues related to commuter and transfer student experiences on campus. Events hosted by the Commuter-Transfer Network include:
- Commuter-Transfer Network Lunches
- Commuter-Transfer Nights Out
- Commuter-Transfer Appreciation Day
Be sure to check out MyChatham Happenings and the Chatham U Mobile app for info about these and other events!
For more information about Commuter, Transfer & Gateway Programs, please contact Dr. Mary Utter at mutter@Chatham.edu or 412-365-1482.