Chowan Campus Life

Chowan University is strongly committed to educating the total person - mind, body, and spirit. Student activities and residence life complement the student's classroom experiences and lead to one's personal growth and development. Campus life enables each student to develop social and interpersonal skills, foster leadership skills, cultivate sound ethical and moral principles, deepen spiritual commitments, formulate a philosophy of life, and explore career opportunities.

The University encourages and supports student life through a variety of student services provided by trained professionals in the Department of Student Affairs. The department consists of the following areas: Student Life, Housing, Campus Ministry, Wellness Center, University Counselor, Special Programs and Services, Public Safety, Residence Life, and Recreation and Intramurals. In addition to the Department of Student Affairs several other university departments sponsor programs that enhance the quality of student life at Chowan.

Life on campus is more exciting than ever before.

Murfs is the  place to hang out on campus, featuring five big-screen HDTVs, a stage for karaoke and jazz, and an all-new menu for you to enjoy the entire day. The Jenkins Center is the place to be for intramural sports and exercising. 5-on-5 basketball is the biggest intramural sport on campus, and it is just one of over ten intramural sports. Win money at weekly gaming events. Spades tournaments, game shows, and more highlight what the Campus Programming Board has to offer. Come out and watch a movie before it is released nationwide. Almost every week, a new movie is premiered in one of our major auditoriums. Not to mention, it's free.

Be a leader. Get involved. 
With a population of about 1,400 students, it is easy to be active. If you're interested in government and politics, try the Student Government Association. If you love to act, try the Chowan Players. If you want to show off your writing, write for our on-campus publication, Creative Juices. So you think you can dance? Join Code Blue, Chowan's exclusive dance team. Want to join a sorority or fraternity? Become a member of one of our eight greek life organizations. There are so many different things to get involved in at Chowan.

There are things to do off-campus, too.  
Have fun at the beach. The Outer Banks and Virginia Beach are not far away. Go bowling or skating in nearby Franklin, where students visit all the time. Eat at the many restaurants in downtown Murfreesboro. With many cuisines to choose from, you're sure to have fun with friends out on Main Street. Simply put, there is a lot for students to do at Chowan University.

Campus Life Staff

Derek A. Burke
Chief of Campus Police
Bradley Cash
Director of Student Life
Kelsey Colvin
Jenkins Center Coordinator
Christy Hull
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Yolanda Majette
University Counselor
Alan Scott
Assistant Director of Residence Life, Careers and Programs
Mari Wiles
Minister to the University and Associate Dean of Students
Brandon Zoch
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs