»Graduate Student Clubs and Organizations

Chapman University's wide array of graduate clubs and organizations provide opportunities for networking and hands-on learning outside of classroom. The clubs and organizations currently available to graduate students are listed below by college. For more information on a particular club or organization please follow the link to the club or organization's web page, when available, or contact the College or Program with which the club or organization is associated.

If you would like your graduate club or organization added to one of the lists below, please contact Rodè Cramer at cramer@chapman.edu or (714) 516-5030.

+-Argyros School of Business and Economics

  • Chapman MBA Project
  • MBA Student Association
  • Graduate E-Club
  • Finance Club (student chapter of the Financial Management Association); a joint graduate-undergraduate club
  • Marketing Club (student chapter of the American Marketing Association); a joint graduate-undergraduate club
  • Turkish Student Club; a joint graduate-undergraduate club

+-College of Educational Studies

  • The Counseling and School Psychology Program has the Chapman University Association of School Psychologists (CUASP). CUASP manages the mentoring program, has regular meetings, provides peer to peer help with preparing conference proposals, produces a newsletter, and sponsors talks and workshops.

  • The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) students have a Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) which is led by 8 officers that are elected once a year. The LSSLHA organizes and conducts approximately 8 major community projects per year, conducts other projects on campus and in the community, puts on events and has guest speakers, hold meetings once a month, assist students with housing, and attend events on campus that are related to graduate student activities. They are in the top five NSSHLA chapters in the nation, have GOLD status, and won the CU Homecoming Chili Cook-off in 2011 and 2012! The LSSLHA collects $40 in dues annually from each of their student members to cover expenses.
  • The membership of the Association of School Counselors at Chapman (ASCC) consists of all school counseling students, which are automatically enlisted. The club’s professional development comes from students who have attended conferences and want to pass the information on to the rest of the students. The club aspires to provide community service to local schools as well as professional development opportunities.

+-Schmid College of Science & Technology

  • The Food Science students have the Chapman Food Science and Nutrition Student Association (FSNSA). The FSNSA is composed of undergraduates and graduate students who love to learn about and explore the many aspects of food science. Fun activities, community service, and fundraising events are planned throughout the year to engage the student community and enhance their knowledge of food science and technology.

  • Schmid Computational Sciences Club (SCSC) is an organization focused on providing a nurturing graduate community where the sharing of knowledge is encouraged. The SCSC hosts a variety of events each year including seminars, dinners, coding nights (where the club provides a productive study environment for students), and other social activities. The goal of the SCSC is to create a well rounded and balanced community of individuals.
  • The Physical Therapy graduate students have a newly formed Physical Therapy Club.

+-School of Law

Chapman University School of Law boasts an impressive array of student organizations that offer the best combination of camaraderie and legal exploration including:

Cultural Law Societies

  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
  • Iranian Law Student Society
  • Minority Law Student Association (MLSA)
  • Outlaw (LGBTQ)
  • South Asian Law Student Association
  • Vietnamese American Law Students Association

Legal Fraternities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Delta Phi

Philosophy of Law Societies

  • Chapman Law Christian Society
  • Federalist Society
  • J.Reuben Clark Society
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • Muslim Law Students Association (MuLSA)
  • National Lawyers Guild

Practice Area Societies

  • Animal Law Society
  • Business and Investment Law Society
  • Criminal Law Society
  • Employment Law Society
  • Entertainment and Sports Law Society
  • Environmental Law Society
  • Family and Children's Law Society
  • Health Law Society
  • Immigration Law Society
  • International Law Society
  • Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)
  • Real Estate Transactions Student Association
  • Second Amendment Association
  • Tax Law Society

Professional Organizations

  • Queen's Bench (Female law student and attorney organization)

The Student Bar Association

  • The Chapman University School of Law Student Bar Association is the official student organization for the law school. All registered students are members of the Student Bar Association at large and pay annual dues. The SBA Board consists of student representatives from each class and both day and evening programs and an Executive Board composed of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian. Elections take place in the Spring and Fall semesters.
  • The Student Bar Association is a multi-functional organization. First, the SBA Board serves as a liaison between the student body and administration and faculty. To facilitate this communication and to address student-specific needs, Board members serve on several committees. The SBA is also responsible for funding student activities and organizations. Finally, the SBA Board provides social opportunities for students at several school-wide functions annually.

Other Organizations

  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team
  • Chapman Law Courier
  • Entrepreneurship Law Society
  • Honor Council
  • Intellectual Property Law Society
  • Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
  • Chapman Law Review
  • Mock Trial Honor Board
  • Moot Court Honor Board
  • Nexus Journal of Law and Policy
  • Student Bar Association
  • Trial Attorney's Group

+-Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society with over 750 active chapters located in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States; more than 1,000 faculty sponsors; and approximately 8,500 members inducted annually. Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. The Sigma Tau Delta chapter at Chapman University is a unique entity that opens the doors of opportunity for its members and facilitates academic, professional, and personal growth.

  • The Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Studies, Delta Mu Chapter, was established primarily as a means by which to honor those students who have excelled academically and who have shown extracurricular achievement. The purpose of the Society is to promote and reward scholarship and service among students of International Studies, and to foster integrity and creative performance in the understanding of world affairs. Members are comprised of undergraduate students with junior or senior from related fields (anthropology, economics, foreign languages, history, peace studies, political science) and M.A. International Studies candidates who have achieved and maintain a GPA above 3.3.
  • Chapman International Studies Student Association (CISSA) is committed to facilitating networking between professionals, professors, and students who share an interest in International Studies. CISSA encourages its members to enhance their academic engagement in International Studies, learn about careers in the field, and participate in networking opportunities in order to create connections for students' futures. CISSA provides a forum for students to meet international studies/relations professionals, engage in guest lecture events, and learn more about specific topics through discussion panels. CISSA is made up of students from various majors who have an interest in international studies/relations and organizes events in which students may interact socially with their international studies/relations peers. In addition, the organization serves as a liaison for all students who may potentially be interested in applying to the Chapman's MAIS program.

+-Start a Graduate Club or Organization

The policies and procedures for the formation and operation of graduate student organizations are handled by each College individually, not the Dean of Students Office. Please contact your College’s administrative assistant, or your College’s Dean or Associate Dean to learn about the organizational and operating rules that apply to graduate student organizations in your College.  

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    Planning an event for your club or organization?

    The Dean of Students Office is happy to advise and assist graduate students in planning and organizing any event that your organization would like to sponsor! For event assistance, please contact Kayla Wiechert at banion@chapman.edu or (714) 628-7384. 

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