Chowan Fellows Program

Welcome to the fellow program

The Chowan Fellows program strengthens students’ leadership skills, prepares students for lives of service, and promotes students’ professional preparations. The program fosters its mission by:

  • working with students who desire to lead in the development of creative, courageous, and compassionate ideas;
  • helping students recognize that successful leaders are driven by a desire to be of service to others;
  • assisting students to discover and embrace cultural similarities and differences in ways that promote meaningful and life-longing learning;
  • teaching students that discipline, tenacity, and resilience are foundations personal development is achieved;
  • engaging students in experiences that develop competence, character, and confidence;
  • mentoring students by University faculty and staff members;
  • helping students understand themselves and the responsibility that comes with that understanding;
  • assisting students to gain the capacity to generate a sense of belonging in others, making them feel valued for their contributions;
  • assisting students in applying for graduation and professional schools, professional internships, and career positions; and
  • allowing students to reflect on their individual strengths and preferences.

Benefits of the Chowan Fellows Program

Fellows will enjoy many special benefits by being enrolled in the program. Some of these benefits are:

  • Gain skills and confidence to achieve a competitive edge with employers
  • Enhanced academic advising
  • Acquire skills to transform self and society
  • Focus on self-awareness and culture
  • Learn to understand the viewpoint and needs of others
  • Learn to articulate your value when preparing for interviews
  • Enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Close-knit community of engaged students and faculty
  • Civic engagement team projects
  • Leadership development
  • Focus on widening perspective and spanning boundaries
  • Participation in the Chowan University Student Research Conference
  • Focus on making a difference
  • Development of new and diverse friendships, a sense of accomplishment, and a wider perspective on issues and life itself
  • Induction into the program to include a pinning ceremony
  • Early registration for courses
  • Invitations to special lectures and cultural events
  • Fellows designation on transcripts and diploma
  • Recognition at commencement to include graduation cord
  • Recognition at awards ceremonies
  • Membership in the Chowan Fellows Association

Find more details in the Academic Catalog here.