Student Life

Student Life

The Hawks Nest

The Hawk’s Nest is the place to be after finishing an intense game or after class. It has Murf’s Place (snack bar), TVs and several ping pong and pool tables.
The Hawks Nest

The Jenkins Center

The Jenkins Center is the most popular hang-out among students. Many indoor intramurals are played there. It has a basketball court and a gym equipped with weights, treadmills, and other workout equipment.
Student Life - Jenkins Center Gym

Squirrel Park

Squirrel Park, in the center of campus, is a hot spot for outdoor intramurals. Games can start up any time. There’s plenty of room for spectators who can sit on a swing under a shady oak tree.
Squirrel Park Bubble Soccer
Student Organizations

From academic interest to leadership, friendship, and outreach, there are many places to pursue your passions here

Department Clubs

Discover hands-on opportunities to explore your career interests and gain valuable experience.

Performance Clubs

Show off your talents and find your place in front of an audience on the stage or on the field.

Campus Ministry

From worship teams to Bible study groups to service teams, grow in your faith and lead others, too.

Social Clubs

For fun times and a chance to develop new hobbies, connect with students who share your interests

Greek Life

Clubs and Organizations Create bonds of sisterhood or brotherhood through scholarship, service, and character development.

Honor Societies

Achieve outstanding scholarship and join one of the 16 organizations honoring excellence in academics

Service Clubs

Impact your community and grow your leadership abilities through opportunities to serve

Student Government

Participate in university operation sand develop real world skills through active planning in campus life

Game Day

Clubs and Organizations

Explore your interests. Gain career experience. Grow your talents. However you
choose to get involved at Chowan, you’ll find students and faculty eager to share the journey. You’ll build lifelong friendships and discover all kinds of possibilities, together.

Color Run

Student Life Events

The Campus Program Board is a student organization that works in conjunction with the Director of Student Life and Student Government Association. The board meets regularly to discuss, plan, organize and facilitate a varied program of co-curricular activities at the university.

Popular events include:

BINGO Nights
Movie Nights
Pinterest Events
Tournaments with Cash Prizes
Homecoming Week
Hawks Fest Week

Intramural Sport kickball

Intramural Sports

Many students participate in intramurals because they want to play sports, but not at the intercollegiate level. They can compete with their friends, improve their skills, and participate in a wide variety of sports. Many students try to win the “Intramural Champion” T-shirt. Most importantly, intramurals at CU encourage students to show good sportsmanship, develop leadership skills and improve overall wellness.

Some popular intramurals include:

5-on-5 basketball
Outdoor (sand) volleyball
Indoor soccer
Flag football
Powder Puff Flag Football

Trevon Abraham

Student Government

All students are automatically members of the Student Government Association (SGA). The SGA provides students the opportunity to participate in the operation of the university, to gain experience in democratic procedures, and to become actively involved in the planning and implementation of university-sponsored activities.

At Chowan University, students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, organization skills, teamwork, and communication skill by participating in the Student Government Association (SGA). 

The SGA gives students the opportunity to gain experience in the democratic position, understand the operation of Chowan University, and be involved in planning and making university-sponsored activities.

This experience is easily translated to the “real world.” Plus, it looks great on a resume.

2023-2024 SGA President, Trevon Abraham (pictured)

Meet Student Life

Taylor Furlough
Taylor Furlough
Coordinator of Student Life
Meet Taylor Furlough
Rev. Mari Wiles
Minister to the University;
Associate Dean of Students
Meet Rev. Mari Wiles

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