Community & Civic Engagement

Students interested in making a difference need look no further than Chatham University. In fact, for several consecutive years since 2011, Chatham has been admitted to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty, and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.
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Community Service Opportunities

Chatham’s signature community service events are the fall semester's Make A Difference Day and spring semester's MLK Day of Service. During both of these service opportunities, students, staff, and faculty complete service projects at non-profits and sites around the local area. Other smaller scale service projects are promoted throughout the academic year.

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Politics & Public Policy

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) offers civic engagement programming for all students, such as election watch parties, advocacy trainings, and public policy competitions. Students also have the opportunity to participate in PLEN, which prepares undergraduates for public policy careers through seminars in Washington D.C., and Project Pericles, a national consortium that supports civic engagement and social responsibility on college campuses.

Learn About PCWP : Checkerboard 3 - Politics & Public Policy