Town & Gown at Chapman University was founded in 1968 to help foster a collegial spirit that would integrate the campus into the surrounding community, as well as to provide scholarships for deserving students. This not-for-profit group comprises community residents, business leaders, alumni, parents and grandparents of Chapman students, Chapman faculty and staff, as well as other friends of the university.
The organization serves as a vital link between the university (gown) and the community (town) by sharing information about Chapman and offering academic and social programs, such as the group’s popular Lunch at the Forum, which features Chapman faculty speakers, to both on- and off-campus groups. Town & Gown offers opportunities for its members to enjoy the campus, meet administrators and faculty and attend academic programs, as well as participate in social and cultural functions.
Town & Gown is also one of Chapman University’s most active and dedicated support groups, providing scholarships and making generous contributions to many other projects and initiatives. Learn more about Town & Gown’s contributions to Chapman University.
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