Chatham University

Student Organizations

Student Organizations at Chatham

Chatham University recognizes that learning is accomplished beyond the formality of the classroom through organized academic activities and the activities of student organizations. The university provides opportunities for students to organize and to participate in group activities intended to broaden the scope of general learning, to extend knowledge of specialized areas, and to serve their professional, cultural, social and recreational interests.

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The Office of Student Engagement serves as the main contact for all the student organizations at Chatham University and provides services to help students excel in their organizations. 

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There are currently over 50 student organizations at Chatham that bolster student life through leadership opportunities, hosting on-campus events, and organizing to create meaningful change within our community. Our list of active student organizations changes often, and students can create new organizations to follow their passions.

Click here for a listing of current student organizations at Chatham.

Student Organization Policies & Procedures

  • Student Organization Policies & Procedures Manual: A complete guide to all the policies and procedures related to student organizations (how to reserve a room for an event, request food services, publicize your event, and much more) can be downloaded from myChatham.
  • Student organization officers are encouraged to participate in ongoing officer training workshops hosted by the Office of Student Engagement throughout the academic year.
  • Student organization officers participate in regularly scheduled Student Organization Forum meetings led by the Chatham Student Government’s Vice President. These meetings allow for student orgs to collaborate, promote their events, and advocate for the needs of their organizations.


All undergraduate students receive a weekly e-mail from the Office of Student Engagement called the Screaming Squirrel. This newsletter provides announcements, event details, and other pertinent information.

Engagement Fair

The Student Engagement and Employment Fair occurs during the first week of classes during the fall semester and is a great opportunity for new students to learn about active student organizations and for student organizations to recruit new members.

Student Leadership & Student Organization Recognition Program

Each April, we celebrate the accomplishments of student leaders and student organizations through a leadership awards dinner. Student organizations and individuals can apply for these awards for the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and contributions to the Chatham community.

To learn more about how to get involved in student organizations at Chatham, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (412) 365-2990.