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.
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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.
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!