»Programs - Cross-Cultural Engagement

The goals and content of these programs center around personal dignity, diversity, equity, civility, and global citizenship. Through experience and knowledge gained from Cross-Cultural Engagement, students will:

  • Engage with one another respectfully and with civility
  • Strengthen their own framework of ethics and values
  • Approach lifelong learning with compassion and open-mindedness
  • Connect with a sense of global  responsibility and unity
  • Build just, caring, and accepting communities

One of the most critical aspects of a student’s college education is being able to live and learn in a welcoming, supportive and safe environment. Chapman focuses on developing and maintaining this valuable facet of student experience through Cross-Cultural Engagement.

 

Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground »

Breaking Ground is a multifaceted program established to provide students a resource for diversity and equity training on campus on a variety of topics. Breaking Ground allows students to access a resource that allows them to become better agents of change through proactive education.
Next Step

Next Step »

The Next Step Social Justice Retreat, which takes place every year in February, nurtures students’ ambitions for positive change through activism by developing their participant and facilitator skills and knowledge on all subjects relevant to social justice work, from racism and religious discrimination to identity and relationships.
Social Justice BBQ

Social Justice BBQ

Cross-Cultural Engagement hosts an annual BBQ in the Fall Semester for all those interested in meeting social justice and sustainability-minded people like themselves for discussion, free food, and prizes!
Ubuntu Community Dialogue Circle

Ubuntu Community Dialogue Circle

One way of defining ubuntu is by saying my humanity is inextricably bound to yours. Important conversations are happening on our campus regarding diversity, and this is a space to build community, express your thoughts and learn alongside other students in a casual weekly conversation. Come join this dialogue circle exploring identity, commonalities and differences and thinking about our potential impact locally and globally – all students are welcome to drop in any time. Sponsored by Cross-Cultural Engagement.
Reel Justice

Reel Justice »

Reel Justice is a documentary film series co-sponsored by Cross-Cultural Engagement, Dodge College of Film & Media Arts and Club Doc that seeks to bring stories about identity, history, community and culture to life for the Chapman community.
VOICES

VOICES »

VOICES is a program focused on bringing socially conscious local performance artists to Chapman for an evening of entertainment. VOICES takes place 2-3 times each semester and will includes artists like comedian Jenny Yang, and spoken word artist Matt Sedillo performing on the Student Union Stage.
Diversity & Equity Awards & Graduation Reception

Diversity & Equity Awards & Graduation Reception

In collaboration with the University Program Board, this event highlights some of the amazing work that’s done by students, staff and faculty at Chapman who are working toward greater inclusivity, sustainability, and positive local and global social change. Graduating seniors connected to the social justice community are recognized in this celebratory dinner in the spring of each year.