Who We Are

Who We Are

Founded by the Ursulines of Brown County, Chatfield College is a private liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in St. Martin and Cincinnati.  Chatfield is an open enrollment college—whether you just graduated high school or have been in the workforce for years—students just like you call Chatfield home. We are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, meaning your credits will transfer virtually anywhere. Just bring your high school diploma or GED and we will guide you through the enrollment and financial aid processes.

At Chatfield College, students obtain a solid foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for succeeding in a rapidly changing world. Through practical programs and student-college collaboration, Chatfield graduates are empowered to make the most of their abilities and achieve a better future for themselves and their families.

Vision Statement

At Chatfield College, students obtain a solid foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for succeeding in a rapidly changing world. Through practical programs and student-college collaboration, Chatfield graduates are empowered to make the most of their abilities and achieve a better future for themselves and their families.

Mission Statement

Chatfield College is an open-enrollment Catholic college, rooted in the Legacy of the Ursuline Sisters, believing in the potential of every person, and accepting of people of all faiths. We offer a small collaborative learning environment with a deep sense of community, and personalized support. Chatfield meets students where they are and empowers individuals to better themselves, their employability, and their futures.

Core Values

Faith & Community
Create an academic community that fosters moral and spiritual development, along with educational success.

Empowerment & Accountability
Empower students to rely on their own skills and abilities to build productive, successful lives.

Learning & Growing
Inspire a lifelong commitment to learning, growing and succeeding in a changing world.


Through education at Chatfield, graduates will be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:

    • Analyze and Synthesize by examining and distinguishing constituent elements and combining parts or elements into the whole.
    • Communicate Effectively by exchanging ideas, thoughts, opinions, or feelings among multiple cultural groups, including one’s own, using language, symbols, signs, or gestures appropriate for everyday living.
    • Demonstrate intercultural Knowledge by engaging in behavior that encourages effective relationships in both one-to-one and group situations while respecting intercultural and cultural differences.
    • Make Decisions Based on Values by discerning what the individual prizes as ethical, socially worthwhile, good, beautiful, and true.
    • Cultivate Understanding of Human Expression by integrating individual spiritual, cognitive, and effective responses to the experience of the arts.
    • Solve Problems by finding solutions to complex questions or situations that present uncertainty or difficulty

Ohio Department of Higher Education: The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) is responsible for responding to formal complaints against public, independent non-profit, and proprietary institutions of higher education in Ohio. While the ODHE has limited authority over colleges and universities, and cannot offer legal advice or initiate civil court cases, the Chancellor’s staff will review submitted complaints and work with student complainants and institutions. Learn more about the ODHE complaint process.

Distance Education Programs: Student complaints relating to consumer protection laws offered under the terms and conditions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), must first be filed with the institution to seek resolution. A complaint or grievance may be filed by any member of the Chatfield community, including students, faculty, or staff. After receiving a complaint or grievance, the Academic Dean, or designee, will notify all involved parties of the charges and specify whether an informal resolution procedure, formal judicial review, or academic misconduct review will be implemented. These procedures are secondary to the use of example, guidance, advising, and mentoring in the development of student conduct. In many cases, Chatfield College encourages direct dialogue between concerned parties prior to the decision to file a complaint since this may remove the need for formal disciplinary intervention. The process for filing a complaint is fully described in the Student Handbook, accessed on the Chatfield College Website.

If a resolution is not found, the student should contact the institution’s home state SARA Portal Entity. SARA consumer protection provisions require the institution’s home state, through its SARA Portal Entity, to investigate and resolve allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity by the state’s SARA-participating institutions, including the provision of false or misleading information. Should a student complaint regarding a distance education program escalate to the state level for resolution, it is ultimately resolved by the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) state portal entity for Ohio.  While the final resolution of a complaint rests with the SARA portal entity in Ohio, the portal entity in the complainant’s home state may assist as needed.  Learn more about the SARA and ODHE complaint process.

 

 


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