Chatham University

The Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University was founded in 2010 after the tremendous gift of the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus from the Eden Hall Foundation. One of the earliest schools of its kind in the country, the Falk School is a wellspring for leadership and education to overcome current and future sustainability challenges.

Falk School of Sustainability and Eden Hall Campus

The Falk School provides bachelor and master-level academic programs and is now admitting students to four programs: Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS), Master of Sustainability (MSUS), Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS), and the dual-degree Master of Sustainability-Master of Business Administration (MSUS-MBA). These programs are dedicated to producing professional sustainability leaders, with graduates able to apply principles of sustainability in a variety of areas. All of our students, faculty, and staff engage in courses, projects, and careers that promote the professionalization of the fields and afford students experiences that evidence and translate to real-world progress.

Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS)

The Falk School has responded to challenging ecological and economic times with an innovative program: the Bachelor of Sustainability. As a graduate of our program, you can do more than tell employers what you're capable of doing; you'll be able to show them what you've done. Read more »

Master of Sustainability (MSUS)

The Master of Sustainability program in the Falk School prepares students with full-scale thinking to act upon our important local and large-scale global problems and be the agents of change that corporations, governments, and other organizations need to lead their sustainability initiatives. Read more »

Dual Degree MSUS-MBA

Master of Sustainability - Master of Business Administration Dual Degree

The Master of Sustainability program, in partnership with Chatham's MBA program, has developed a dual degree program that positions graduates for sustainability management and leadership in sustainable business sectors.
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A Brighter, Healthier Tomorrow

Eden Hall Campus | A Brighter, Healthier Tomorrow

There's a lot ongoing and planned for Eden Hall, and it all starts with Chatham's work in sustainability. Learn more about Chatham's history of sustainability leadership that has driven plans for our ultra-green campus. Download Booklet »

Eden Hall Campus Master Plan

Eden Hall Campus Master Plan

From the very beginning, the design of Eden Hall Campus was meant to be revolutionary. Each classroom building, venue, residential space, and outdoor area ensures full campus sustainability and functions so that students don't just learn about sustainability, but live it every day. Review that full plans for Chatham's sustainable campus in the North Hills of Pittburgh. Download Master Plan »

Eden Hall Campus Photos

Falk School Alumni

 

Whether in Pittsburgh or beyond, the opportunities for careers in sustainability fields are growing for the types of leaders the Falk School is educating. Graduates from Falk School programs are finding this out as they make impactful careers in a variety of industries. Learn more »

Summer Fellowship Programs

As a Summer Fellow, students will be guaranteed up to $5,000 income for their summer placements. These opportunities may be either student acquired or come from one of the Falk School's developed placements with organizations working on various sustainable projects. The Falk Summer Fellowship program is competitive, with priority given to applicants who express a preference in international and/or community development contexts. Learn more »

Fellowship Funding

Depending on the project, students may receive some payment from the participating business or organization. Should those funds be less than $5,000, the Falk Summer Fellowship Program will cover the difference.

+$5000 Falk Summer Fellowship+3000 Falk Summer Fellowship+$1000 Falk Summer Fellowship

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Sustainability Awards

  • The Princeton Review Green Honor Roll

    Chatham was twice consecutively named to the Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll (2012, 2013) for receiving the highest possible Green Rating score and is currently featured in its “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”

  • Second Nature Climate Leadership Award

    The prestigious Climate Leadership Award (2013) from Second Nature given for demonstrating innovative and advanced leadership in education for sustainability and climate mitigation and adaptation.

  • STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Rating System) Gold Rating (2012) from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in recognition of sustainability achievements.

  • International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Sustainable Campus Excellence Award (2013) in recognition of its efforts to integrate sustainability into and across curriculum and practice.

  • U.S. EPA Green Power Conference Champion (2012-2013) for using more green power than any other school in the President's Athletic Conference.

  • Tree Campus USA (2012) in recognition of the University's commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is the administrative home of all campus sustainability projects, working to move Chatham to full carbon neutrality. We coordinate with University departments, faculty, and student groups to take steps to a more sustainable living, learning, and working campus community. Learn more.

Campuses

Shadyside Campus | Chatham

Shadyside

Chatham's urban Shadyside Campus is located minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and is nestled in the Chatham Arboretum, a 39-acre woodland recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Learn more.

 

Chatham Eastside

Eastside

Chatham Eastside is a LEED-Silver facility home to some of our expanding graduate programs. It's located in developing East Liberty, one of Pittsburgh's fastest-growing and most historic neighborhoods. Learn more.

Rachel Carson's Legacy

The legacy of Chatham graduate Rachel Carson '29 is something we hold very dear. We strive to uphold her ideals every day, from conservation efforts across all of our campuses to the advancement of sustainability in academics with the Falk School of Sustainability and development of Eden Hall Campus. The passion with which we advance these measures reflects the passion she exhibited through her lifelong work in science, sustainability, and social justice. And as her alma mater, we consider the pursuit of our esteemed alumna's vision for the world a proud part of the Chatham legacy.