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4 College Senior

Athletics: Chatham is an academic school first and foremost, but the women in the athletics program are dedicated and hardworking. The facilities provide a great space for them to practice in and is also a great space for non-athletes (like me) to work out in a fun way (aerobics room, indoor pool, etc.)

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College Freshman

Athletics: I do not know anything about the athletics.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Their available for all students and the facilities are up to date and is well maintenance.

5 College Senior

Athletics: I work at the AFC and it's a fantastic facility for everyone regardless of how athletic they are. The Outdoor Recreation program is probably the most popular attraction hosted by the athletic department.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Athletics at Chatham University are great. Student involvement, as well as team performance, is very high. I know that the student body take pride in our athletic teams on campus and support them greatly. Our Fitness and Athletic Center is extremely well-maintained and beautifully built.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 831st
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1183rd
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Dorssom
Redondo Beach, CA
Women's Studies
Grad Year
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Student opinion on Chatham athletics varies, although all agree that anyone who enjoys sports will find that they can be a vital part of their campus life. The University is a member of Division III's Presidents' Athletic Conference, or PAC, and offers nine varsity sports, including hockey, softball, soccer, swimming, and water polo, to name a few. Intramural sports are more varied, and while some say they aren't an essential part of campus life, others say they are a blast. Student athletes, save for a few sports, can do almost all of their training in the Athletic & Fitness Center's weight room, dance studio, swimming pool, and basketball court. In addition, student athletes at Chatham are able to balance sports and school. The swim team, for example, was on the Team Scholar All-American list in 2009 with a collective GPA of 3.33.

Students who are big on school spirit or who are looking for sport scholarships might not be a fit for Chatham. The sporting events here don't attract large crowds, but rather, have small, dedicated fan bases. And, as an NCAA Division III institution, Chatham does not offer scholarships for student athletes. However, students who love their sports will love what Chatham University has to offer.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Presidents' Athletic Conference
School Colors
Purple and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
114 - 17%
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field/cross country
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Bowling
  • Indoor soccer
  • Kickball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Athletic & Fitness Center
  • Chatham softball/soccer field
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, hockey, swimming
Most Overlooked Teams
Cross country, water polo
School Spirit
School spirit at Chatham can be very sadly apathetic. At "Cougar Fanatic" games, a series sponsored by Student Activities to encourage fan participation, as well as "Purple Reign" fundraising games, student participation is few and far in between. Most students who come to watch athletic competitions are either other athletes or friends and roommates of the athletes. There is the rare student who comes just to support the teams, but attendance at games is usually low, even though the student population in general is supportive of the athletes. Student Activities, however, constantly looks for ways to increase attendance at games!
Getting Tickets
Students get free admission, and no tickets are required for athletic events. Occasionally, fundraising events are held at athletic competitions, and even in those cases, donations are suggested but not required.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Frick Park and Schenley Park, especially Bridle Trail and Panther Hollow, are some good walking spots. The Chatham mile loop is also great for walks and is safe since it's on campus!
Did You Know?
The University's colors are green and white, but the athletic teams for the undergraduate college wear purple and white since only the undergraduate women's college has athletic teams.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 34 responses

  • 6% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 56% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 35% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 34 responses

  • 3% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 53% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 26% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 18% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 37 responses

  • 5% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 14% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 65% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 16% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.


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