News & Events


AP Bio and Environmental Science Students Learn About Hydroponics at Cheyney University

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dr. Wendy Roberts' AP Biology students along with Jeff Holton's Environmental Science students, all from Church Farm School, a boys school in Exton, PA, visited Cheyney University's Aquaculture Research and Education Center on September 29 to gain insight into how an aquaponics system works.

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Congratulations to Cheyney's 2015 Homecoming Court

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Homecoming Court. See them parade around the track at the Homecoming game against East Stroudsburg on Saturday, October 10th.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Rennie Harris Puremovement, the preeminent American Street Dance Theatre Company, wowed the crowd at Cheyney University September 24 for the 2nd performance in the University's 2015-16 Arts & Lectures Series.

Class Officers Named for 2015-2016 Academic Year

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Congratulations to the student leaders who were elected as class officers at the September 17 class elections for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Cheyney University to Celebrate Homecoming October 7-11

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Cheyney University students, faculty, staff and alumni will celebrate homecoming October 7-11. The festivities kick off with a longtime tradition on Wednesday, October 7 with the Mister and Miss Cheyney Coronation Ceremony at 7:30 pm in Marian Anderson Music Center. A host of Alumni and Student Government-sponsored activities are planned.

Cross Country Teams Back in Action

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Cheyney Cross Country teams were back in action this past weekend at the Penn State-Brandywine. The men's squad finished eighth out of nine teams and the women garnered a third place finish.

Cheyney University Workshops Focus on Learning Communities

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Dr. Saudra Yancy McGuire, Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success for Louisiana State University and retired Associate Vice Chancellor & Professor of Chemistry, gave three interactive sessions at Cheyney University last Thursday. Sponsored by University College and Title III, sessions were designed specifically for faculty, students and staff.

Deja Vu All Over Again

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In a match eerily similar to last season, the Lady Wolves dropped the first two sets versus arch rival Lincoln (0-1) before rallying to win three straight and claim their first victory of the season.

ZahRe Belle Art Show on Display at Cheyney University's Biddle Hall Art Gallery

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ZahRe Belle, a spoken word artist, singer, painter, teacher, aspiring social psychologist and art therapist, organized Letters to the Survivors, an Art Show and Open Mic Event at Cheyney University's Biddle Hall Gallery that opened September 16. The public can view the art from not until the end of October. Call 610-399-2334 for exhibit times.

Organization Fair & Zipcar Launch Attract Students at Cheyney University

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cheyney students listen to Zipcar Representatives explain the perks and procedures for using the 2 zipcars on campus.

Find Your Inner Artist: Support The Cheyney Foundation Fundraising Campaign

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

On October 8, 2015, The Cheyney Foundation is hosting an “All That Jazz” Paint Night Fundraiser at Pinot’s Palette in Chadds Ford, PA to raise money for Cheyney University's Fine Arts Program and its students. The Paint Night Fundraiser is open to the public. Tickets cost $45.00 which includes paint supplies and light refreshments. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible.

Cheyney Professor Studies Arabic in Morocco

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dr. Virgilette Nzingha Gaffin is back in the classroom at Cheyney University after doing what she's wanted to do for years--learn Arabic.

Cheyney University Receives TRIO Student Support Services Grant

Friday, September 11, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has received a five-year TRIO Student Support Services grant totaling $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will be used to provide programs and services that address retention, GPA and graduation rates among 140 low income first-generation students.

Rennie Harris Puremovement Takes Hip Hop to New Heights at Cheyney on September 24

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) will perform at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center on Thursday, September 24. The program showcases a vibrant collective of classic work from the past twenty years including “P-Funk” which focuses on the individuality and group dynamics of Harris’ athletic male dancers.

Cheyney University Launches Learning Communities Program

Monday, September 7, 2015

There has been quite a buzz around campus as Cheyney University kicked off the Learning Communities initiative. With its ambitious goals of enhancing the freshman experience, uniting the campus community, and improving student retention, this comprehensive program has garnered quite a bit of excitement.

Cheyney University Honors Scholar Releases New Song & a Children's Book isn't Far Behind

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania senior Lugene "Rihki" Kennebrew has just released a new song, I Can’t Breathe from the forthcoming musical short film series The Philosopher King. The Scholar, Author, & Composer is using the timely and highly relevant message of the song in his senior thesis which looks at the pervasive racial disparities and human injustices faced by many within today's culture.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cheyney's team has competed eleven times in the fast-paced Honda Campus All-Star Challenge that pit the best of 48 HBCUs against each other. Last year Cheyney advanced to the playoffs and came in second in the nation.

Cheyney's 2015 Free Student Leadership Symposium, LEADING & ACHIEVING, Set for Saturday, September 12

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

LEADING & ACHIEVING, Cheyney University's free 2015 Student Leadership Symposium, offers an opportunity for students from Cheyney or nearby colleges to acquire tools and develop leadership skills which will stay with them for life. Register for the September 12 program at the Student Activities office in Marcus Foster Student Center or by calling 610-399-2250.

Keystone Scholar Devin Randall to Participate in "Liberty: Unplugged! Twitter Town Hall" in Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Devin Randall, a Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) scholar, was selected to participate in the "Liberty: Unplugged! Twitter Town Hall" in Philadelphia, PA on September 12.

Black Violin Brings Energetic Musical Mix to Cheyney University September 9

Monday, August 31, 2015

Black Violin, a perennial favorite at Cheyney University, opens the 2015-2016 Arts and Lectures Series on campus September 9 at 7:00 pm in Marian Anderson Music Center. Tickets, available online, will not be sold at the door.

The Cheyney University Alumni Class of 1966 ALL WHITE PARTY

Monday, August 31, 2015

On Saturday August 29th, 2015, The Cheyney University Alumni Class of 1966 held an ALL WHITE PARTY in the Harvey Schmidt Garden in Duckrey Social Science Center. The pre-50 year anniversary celebration doubled as a class fundraiser to benefit scholarships for Cheyney University students.

Cheyney University Class of 2019--Ready for the Challenge

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Cheyney University Class of 2019 is ready to embrace life at the Nation's 1st HBCU. They arrived on campus this week a little nervous, anxious and excited.

Let's Get Zipping! Zipcars Arriving on Cheyney University's Campus

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cheyney University students, faculty and staff have new options to get off campus. Besides carpooling with friends or catching the #119 and #120 SEPTA buses, they can grab (on a first-come basis) one of the two Zipcars parked in specially designated parking spaces at the Marcus Foster Student Center parking lot.

Cheyney's C Club Hosts Sixth Annual Wade Wilson Golf Tournament and Silent Auction

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Cheyney University C Club hosted its annual golf tournament and silent auction on August 17 at Penn Oaks Country Club in West Chester, PA. As in past years, there were also events for non-golfers including a pinochle tournament and a tour of nearby Penn Woods Winery. A majority of the money raised goes toward athletic scholarships for Cheyney students.

SGA Officers Bond in Two-Day Retreat at Cheyney University

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cheyney University's Student Government Association (SGA) officers are excited to start the 2015-16 academic year. The leadership spent the weekend in a two-day retreat on campus that brought them together on one accord.

2015 Summer Teamtogether Basketball Academy a Success at Cheyney

Friday, August 14, 2015

The second annual Teamtogether Basketball Academy on the campus of Cheyney University was a success.

Upcoming Events

KHA - Focus 2 Assessment & Followup
Tuesday, October 6
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LaSalle University MBA Program Visit
Tuesday, October 6
12:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Honda Practice
Tuesday, October 6
6:00 PM

Cheyney University Volleyball Game - CU vs. West Chester University
Tuesday, October 6
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cypher Mentoring Program - Game Night Social
Tuesday, October 6
7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 6
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Anticipation Form for May Graduation Due in the Registrar's Office
Wednesday, October 7
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Self Service "OPEN" for Fall (15wks) Midterm Grades input
Wednesday, October 7
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Power Hour - Bible Study
Wednesday, October 7
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Student Loan Workshop: Responsible Borrowing
Wednesday, October 7
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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