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Diversity at Chapman

»Diversity at Chapman


Diversity and equity is rooted in Chapman's heritage, values, and mission. The Disciples of Christ (Christian Church), which founded Chapman University in 1861, is known for its focus on mutual respect and understanding. In the 1920s, Chapman had a multiracial student body, and today, Chapman is building on that unique heritage by creating a diverse curriculum and community with students from more than 60 countries with rich identities and histories.


I am Chapman

Labels are easy, but often times are isolating and incomplete. To get a real understanding of the diversity at Chapman, you need to get to know the individuals that walk the hallways of our campus, and the many identities that each hold. Each student, faculty and staff member at Chapman brings with them a unique story and background which adds to the Chapman experience. Learn a little more about us. 

Ana Ramon Christina-Aguilar Jhossoyln Tostado-Herenandez Hugo Flores
Ana Ramon

Christina Aguilar Jhosseyln Tostado-Hernandez Hugo Flores
Ovidio Sanchez Lotus Thai Leon Lukic Jillian Strong
Ovidio Sanchez Lotus Thai Leon Lukic Jillian Strong



Programs and Education

Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops. Some of the co-curricular programs focused on diversity include the Next Step Social Justice Retreat, Ubuntu Community Dialogue Circle and the Safe Space Program.

Some of the student organizations focused on diversity include Black Student Union, Asian Pacific Student Association, Queer Straight Alliance, American Sign Language Club, Chapman Feminists and many more. The university has also proudly hosted speakers such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Elie Wiesel, Dolores Huerta, Elizabeth Martinez, Tim Wise, Paul Rusesabagina and Sylvia Hurtado.

Learn more about the diversity and cultural programs and education »


Initiative: Our Diversity Plan

Chapman's diversity initiatives strive to:

  • Build compassion through education about diversity, equity and social justice
  • Foster safety and develop a welcoming environment for all members of our community
  • Promote acceptance, civility and respect for everyone

New Plan in Progress, Stay Tuned!

+-Chapman's Diversity Statement

Chapman University is committed to fostering learning and working environments that encourage and embrace diversity, multiple perspectives, and the free exchange of ideas as important measures to advance educational and social benefits. Our commitment and affirmation are rooted in our traditions of peace and social justice and our mission of producing ethical and responsible global citizens.

The term diversity implies a respect for all and an understanding of individual differences in age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, language, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Commitment to diversity throughout the institution includes enhancing and fostering diversity in its curricula, pedagogy, and research as well as creating a campus climate that attracts and retains diverse faculty, students, and staff and serves as a catalyst for academic excellence in all phases of campus life.

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    Talk With Us

    Have a question, suggestion or partnership opportunity related to our diversity efforts at Chapman? Shoot us a message and let start the dialogue.

    Erin Pullin
    Assistant Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    Office of the Chancellor
    (714) 628-2821
    pullin@chapman.edu

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