Community Involvement

Community Involvement


Hope Emergency Program

Hope Emergency is a program founded by Sister Miriam, the first Dean of Chatfield College, to serve the underserved residents of the Brown County area.  Food, clothing and some household items were distributed to those in need.  Sister Miriam cultivated a wide circle of donors and volunteers to support her efforts to assist those who requested help.  Chatfield College has partnered with Hope in collecting foods, clothing and at Christmas, gifts for their Christmas giving program.

Student Leadership

Student Leadership is an organization of students interested in assisting with College events, giving tours, and spending time at Hope Emergency during their Christmas giving program.  During the Giving Program, students stock shelves, assist clients and provide a friendly smile.

Student Art Exhibit

Student Art Exhibit is done at the conclusion of each semester.  Art students display two or three of their best pieces in the Library for public display.  These exhibits usually coincide with other public events, such as the Christmas Concert, Baccalaureate or Orientation.

College Book Club

The Chatfield College Book Club is open to students, faculty, staff and community members who want to read thought provoking books in a relaxed environment. Once a month we bring our lunch to the Library and enjoy a friendly, stress-free book discussion. If you are interested in joining the group, sitting in on one of our discussions, or seeing a list of books we have read, please contact Dolores Berish at the Chatfield College Library. Phone: 513-875-3344 ext 123; Email:

Afternoon Tea

Each semester the Library hosts an afternoon tea. As participants enjoy homemade baked goods and refreshments, they are treated to pictures and commentary from staff, faculty or guest speakers who have traveled beyond our corner of the world. Thanks to others’ journeys we’ve been able to visit Japan, Alaska, Thailand, England, Paris, the American West, Istanbul, and Scotland, to name just a few of our “trips”. Keep an eye on Chatfield’s webpage to see where and when we’ll be travelling next.