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Chatham College





Educational Resources

Libraries

Regional History Collection; Women's History Collection; Wray African American Collection; Rachel Carson Collection.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 80,000 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 384 current serial subscriptions.
  • 22,000 microforms.
  • 458 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

new (2004) athletic and recreation building; new (2000) science building & greenhouse; 32-acre campus is designated as an arboretum; arts facilities include 2 theaters and a media center.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • 48 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 152 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 18 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 61 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills, other

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 44% of housing units are Singles.
  • 26% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 3% of housing units are Triples.
  • 25% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 2% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 6 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 33% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 70% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Chatham Global Focus(event series on a world region); Chatham Traditions: Rea Haunted House, Candlelight Concert/Fickes Eggnog, Spring Fling/Bucket & Blossom Day/Tutorial Bonfire, Opening & Closing Convocations.
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 23 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Mortar Board; Beta Beta Beta; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Phi Sigma Iota; Psi Chi; Sigma Tau Delta; Chi Sigma Iota; Golden Z.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chatham Christian Fellowship; Hillel.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union; International Student Association; Gateway Student Assoc (age 23+).
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chatham Student Government; Chatham Activities Board; Judicial Board; Rea Coffehouse; Green Horizons; Model UN; Political Action Club; Students Against Sexual Oppression (SaSo); Students of Community Service (SOCs).
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Communique (bi-weekly), The Cornerstone (yearbook)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh, PA (23), Pittsburgh, PA (23)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh, PA (6)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh, PA (6)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 50% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 50% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,290
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other






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