Chatham University

Student Leadership Programs

The Office of Student Affairs is committed to helping students discover and develop their abilities to lead themselves, their organizations, and their community. The Chatham leadership experience is designed to develop leaders who are socially, intellectually, spiritually, and physically self-actualized, who are grounded in ethics, and who will work courageously to improve the lives of others.

Wilderness Expedition

Students attend a guided wilderness adventure that teaches leadership and group development. Students are challenged to work as a team to accomplish tasks and learn the practice of environmental stewardship.

R.I.S.E. (Retain. Involve. Strengthen. Excel.)

A retention program designed to increase the academic success, professionalism and leadership skills of women of color at Chatham University. This is a two-year program that provides new (first year, new and Gateway) students of color a mentor, institutional support and a series of co-curricular programming throughout a two-year transition period into college. Through regular monthly meetings, special events as well as semester retreats, members of RISE will have the opportunity to learn and grow as contributing members of the Chatham community.

W.O.W. (Women of the World) Leadership Retreat

An annual leadership retreat developed by the Office of Student Affairs for all undergraduate and graduate women of Chatham University. Each year a different theme is chosen. Students are presented with educational sessions, teambuilding and discussion in large and small groups, and the opportunity to improve the campus through using what they learn to make changes with the campus community.