together we soar

Every day at Chowan is an opportunity for students to thrive. We believe there’s no limit to how far they can climb and no measure for how far they can fly. At Chowan, each student’s education is personalized—but they’re never on their own. Will you join us in preparing the next generation of students soar to new heights?


alumni relations

Your Alumni Association is comprised of over 15,000 members. Some of Chowan’s alumni may have an associate’s degree while others have a bachelor’s degree or a terminal degree (Master’s). This massive membership is a network of professional contacts who all have the same background – Chowan. This is your opportunity to build long-term relationships through a variety of programs and services, the Alumni Association works with alumni around the world to ensure you carry Chowan pride wherever you go. As a graduate of Chowan, we want to hear how you are making an impact in your community and in your part of the world.

Campus Life

Invest in Chowan

The heart of Chowan is to provide our students an exceptional Christian education—a mission that would not be possible without the help of our generous donors. When you give to Chowan, you’re creating a lifetime of possibility for students.

However you choose to give, you’ll make a difference. Options include giving to a specific cause, establish a scholarship in honor or memoriam of a loved one, give outright to the Chowan Fund, set up planned giving, and more. Our Advancement team is happy to talk with you anytime to create a plan that works best for you.

Campus Life

Major Gifts and Planned Giving

The purpose of the Major Gifts Program is to promote defined priorities of the university ranging from academic, athletic, student affairs, campus ministry, endowment, facility expansion, and beyond. With Planned Giving, your legacy begins today. At Chowan, we prepare students of promise for tomorrow, with faith that this is where their future begins. Through planned giving, you can help ensure that each future is filled with abundant possibilities.

CCSA Retreat

Chowan Christian Service Association

The Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) provides opportunities for students to learn and serve in Jesus’ name through tuition scholarships and missions endowments. Its members form a community of individuals and churches who are partnering in the education and preparation of future ministers. 

Ministerial Board


The Ministerial Board of Associates seeks to strengthen and improve the relationship of the University with the people of the churches, pastors, and the Christian community. Members are elected by the Board of Trustees and must be in good standing with their Christian church.

Ministerial Board Of Associates Scholarship Program
Each member of the Ministerial Board of Associates may recommend a student for the scholarship to be awarded in his/her name. The scholarship is available to first-time Chowan University students, freshmen or transfers, and is for $150 per semester for a maximum of eight (8) semesters. The recommendations must be mailed by July 1 for each fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester to the Director of Financial Aid, Chowan University.


university relations and communications

University Relations builds and strengthens the Chowan University community of alumni, parents, friends, and students. University Relations manages news stories, publications, promotion, advertising, and brand identity for the University.


Student Resources

Make a gift online with our secure online giving portal.


Make your gift over the phone by calling 252-398-1233 any business day between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


To make a gift by mail send your check or money order to:

Chowan University
Office of Advancement
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

In Person

Visit us in person any business day between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m or by appointment at the Early-Meyers Development House.

The Philanthropic Report

The Philanthropic Report is published annually in the fall and recognizes the generous donors to the university. The inaugural issue celebrated the 2020-2021 Honor Roll of Donors.

*In 2023, the Annual Report was renamed to the Philanthropic Report.

Chowanoka magazine for Alumni & friends

Named after the longest-running series of Chowan yearbooks, The Chowanoka is the magazine for Alumni and Friends of Chowan University. It connects the brave roots of our past with the bright wings of our present, uniting all those who love Chowan under one banner. The Chowanoka launched in August of 2017 and is published by the Office of University Relations.



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