Diversity & Inclusion

From our inception based on access, equality, and opportunity, Chatham has been inspired to respect and promote diversity and inclusion amongst our community members. We provide academic, personal, social, and cultural support to students to promote an environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism, including culturally rich experiences through events and programs on campus and within the Pittsburgh community.
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Chatham's Commitment to Addressing Structural Inequality

While our community strives to live up to Chatham’s core value of Diversity & Inclusion, we recognize that Chatham, like our nation, still has a great deal of work to do in helping to build a more just and inclusive society. 

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Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) leads efforts to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes intercultural multicultural education as well as student success and retention. Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion embraces a social justice and intersectional identity approach to its diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

Learn About DEI : Checkerboard 2 - Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Chatham Worldview Network

This community of faith-based campus liaisons helps connect students with religious and spiritual resources in the greater Pittsburgh area. Members of this network attend Chatham's involvement fair each semester and often meet with students on campus for spiritual support.

Download the Brochure (PDF) : Checkerboard 4 - Chatham Worldview Network
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RISE Retreat for Students of Color

The RISE Retreat provides Chatham students of color with an opportunity for group mentorship, community-building, identity development, and creating a network of BIPOC students and staff at the university. The retreat will take place on August 19-20, 2024. Any student of color at Chatham is encouraged to register by the August 5th deadline. 

Submit Registration : Checkerboard 5 - RISE Retreat for Students of Color
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Women's Leadership & Gender Equity

Chatham University’s commitment to community engagement and education is exemplified by our Centers, which work to promote leadership and gender equity in a variety of arenas. Many of our programs in women's leadership and gender equity are open to the public.

Learn About Centers : Checkerboard 6 - Women's Leadership & Gender Equity
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Diversity & Inclusion Council

The Diversity and Inclusion Council is a university-wide committee comprised of faculty, staff and students. The council empowers Chatham to build a diverse and inclusive community through strategic planning, dialogue, education, research, self-reflection, and engagement.

Learn About the Council : Checkerboard 7 - Diversity & Inclusion Council

Diversity & Inclusion