Mission & Values

Chatham University prepares its students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work. Through professional skill development and liberal arts learning, Chatham prepares its graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.

To this end, our work in and out of the classroom prizes our core values of sustainability; women's leadership and gender equity; community engagement; and diversity and inclusion.
Photo of three Chatham University students at Eden Hall, harvesting sunflowers

Sustainability

Inspired by alumna and environmental pioneer Rachel Carson '29, sustainability is a cornerstone of our mission, operations, academic offerings, and impact–impact that has been recognized by a bevy of awards.

Explore Sustainability : Checkerboard 1 - Sustainability

Mission & Values in Action