» Clubs and Organizations

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 and the Breaking Ground Program. 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.

To see a list of frequently updated student organizations, go to chapman.orgsync.com, and search for Diversity/Cultural Organizations. Don't see the club you're looking for? You can start your own!

+ - Diversity and Cultural Student Organizations

Active Minds

A student run mental health organization focused on changing the conversation about mental health and promoting a positive sense of well-being.

Association of Cultures, Countries, Ethnicity, Nations, Traditions, and Solace

This club will be different in that rather then singling out any cultural group, the club will be focused on the different cultures on campus. It will also create a safe space for students to express their diverse backgrounds.

Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA)

An open social justice club with focus on the sharing, appreciate, and raising awareness of Asian and Pacific Islander culture.

Black Student Union (BSU)

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to empower the Black community at Chapman University by providing fundamental support, resources, and information, and by fostering connections with the other communities on campus.

Chapman Feminists (ChapFems)

This is an organization with a passion for social justice and equality! ANYone who believes EVERYone deserves equal rights regardless of sex, gender, age, sexuality, race, color, disability, religion etc. is a feminist. ChapFems want to set out to prove feminism is a relevant, important movement through events, discussion panels, screenings, community outreach, etc.

Chapman's Top 20

The purpose of the club is to spread awareness of cognitive diversity. We would like to create a safe place on campus for students with dyslexia to learn tool and techniques in the classroom. The club will also start a mentoring program for students in elementary school with dyslexia, this account will allow us to gauge interest and organize such events. The club participated in the 2nd annual Dyslexia Summit, which was organized by Professor Lisa Cupolo. The club will also host a writing workshop for students around midterms and finals to assist dyslexics and those who would like to support them or benefit from the workshop, such events and other fundraisers will use orgsync to schedule days, assess availability of students and provide a logistical platform for operations. We will also conduct monthly meetings to review the club's proceedings.

Chapman Veterans

We are a diverse community of Chapman University Student Veterans and Veteran Supporters that provide Student Veterans with the resources and services needed to succeed in higher education.

Chinese Cultural Club (CCC)

The Chinese Culture Club at Chapman University aims to promote and spread awareness of Chinese culture both on and off campus.

Chinese Students Association

Chinese Students Association is a cultural organization which is dedicated to provide a platform to connect Chinese students with the Chapman community. Providing opportunities, fun activities and more for members as well as all Chapman students to enjoy. We aim to help Chinese students to make easier transitions into Chapman community and enhance their experience during their academic career in Chapman University.

I AM THAT GIRL (IATG)

A nonprofit organization helping women and men discover their innate worth while learning to love themselves and their natural beauty. The goal of I AM THAT GIRL: Chapman is to build a tangible community, inspire conversation, encourage self-confidence, and create healthy media.

International Students Association

Our mission is to foster new relationships between the international students community and the American students. Moreover, ISA will provide an environment for all international students to share about their cultures and meet others from their homeland.

Japanese Club

A group for those interested in learning more about Japanese language and culture. Our primary goals are to add a extracurricular and social component to students in the Japanese department as well as make the culture and language available to the greater student body.

Korean Student Association (KSA)

The purpose or mission of KSA is to heighten the cultural awareness of Korean culture at Chapman University, provide educational and social opportunities for students to be engaged with Korean culture and history, and network with other Southern California Korean Student Associations on other campuses.

Latin American Filmmakers Association

The purpose or mission of the club will be to empower the abilities of Latin American students to create films that reflect their view points in a cinematic way. Through this association, the students will be able to better show their cultural differences and appreciations by the creation of films.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztln (M.E.Ch.A. de Chapman)

M.E.Ch.A. strives for educational, cultural, economical, political, and social empowerment within the Chican@ community in order to liberate nuestra gente, and undertakes the responsibility of retaining identity and furthering cultural awareness. M.E.Ch.A also uplifts and mobilizes Chican@s through higher education and implement plans of action concerning Chican@s, while also advocating for other social justice issues that are impacting the Chapman community, nation, or elsewhere.

Nikkei Student Union

The main purpose of the club is to create a place for the Japanese American community at Chapman to gather and share experiences. It will help international students from Japan transition into the Chapman community, connect with their own Japanese background by learning about Japanese culture and language, and will promote international career opportunities by creating a network for students.

Pua’ikeana

Pua'ikeana is Chapman University's Hawai'i Club. It is our goal to add to the cultural diversity at Chapman by sharing the Hawaiian culture with the community, and through service, perpetuate and embody the "Aloha Spirit."

Queer Student Alliance (QSA)

This organization provides a safe and welcoming space for anyone who identifies as an ally or identifies with the LGBTQQIA community. Through social, educational, political, and community serving programming, QSA is here to support you.

Queer and Trans Persons of Color Collective

The Queer and Trans Persons of Color Collective serves to create a safe space for students who identify as non-white queer and/or transgender people, advocate for issues that queer people of color face, promote an understanding of intersectionality, create a platform for action, and engage the larger campus in awareness of queer, transgender, and race issues. Together we can gather to understand the issues that queer and trans persons of color face as we engage politics, history, art, and dialogue. All allies welcome.

Taiwanese American Student Association

The purpose of TASA is to promote cultural awareness and appreciation related to Taiwanese/American identities through social gatherings and/or educational programs. The TASA at Chapman shall serve as the Chapman University branch of the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association (ITASA).

Vietnamese Student Association

Chapman's Vietnamese Student Association is a social club bringing people together in celebrating Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American heritage, culture, and people. Open to any in the Chapman community, we strive to create a welcoming space where students can find and form authentic and lasting connections, contribute to the greater community at Chapman and Orange County, and find pride in their unique cultural experiences.

+ - Spiritual and Religious Student Organizations

Campus Crusade for Christ

Cru exists to help students on their spiritual journey. We are students who want to help other students discover how they can have a real, personal connection with God and we work to help them strengthen that relationship. After all, the best way to take a journey is with a bunch of friends, right? We provide opportunities for students to become part of a tight, supportive community.

Chapman Hillel

A home for Jewish students on campus.

Chapman Wicca

The on-campus support, discussion, and spellcraft organization for Wiccans or those interested in Wicca. This is a safe space and a confidential space. Wicca is a diverse practice with no central authority or figure defining it. It is divided into various lineages and denominations, referred to as traditions, each with its own organisational structure and level of centralization. Wicca is a combination of the practice of witchcraft, spellwork, and belief in eclectic forces or deities. The work of Wicca is typically geared towards the positivity, the natural world and giving back what we take. There is no one way to be Wiccan. All practitioners are welcome.

Christians on Campus

At Christians on Campus, our mission is: To study and learn the truths of the Bible (1 Tim 2:4), develop a personal relationship with the Lord, foster spiritual growth (Col 2:19, 1 Pet 2:2), and provide companions (2 Tim 2:22) through small group Bible studies, dinners, and fellowship.

Delight

D E L I G H T // is a college woman's community that grows together, serves together, learns together, and does life together while chasing the heart of God.

Disciples on Campus (DOC)

This Christian group is made up of students from the tradition that founded Chapman, and is open to all students. DOC is an Open and Affirming ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, seeking to support LGBTQIA students who are looking for a welcoming spiritual community. Disciples On Campus is a progressive Christian community that invites people of all faith, spiritual, and secular backgrounds regardless of gender, race, sexual identity/orientation or status into a safe and welcoming place.

Etcetera College Ministry

The vision of ETC College Community is to “Love God and Love people" through the love of Jesus Christ, as our goal is to see people grow by developing and establishing Christian values, morals, and decision making skills.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America whose vision is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. We focus on combining people's love for sports and their love for God. Everyone's invited, so you do not have to be a Christian or an athlete! We meet every the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month!

Health and Healing

The Health and Healing Club is an open space where all Chapman students are welcome to learn and explore with some like-minded people. We talk about all things health and healing related, and get down with activities like yoga, meditation, sound healing and health workshops. This club has a spiritual component as we discuss and participate in activities that manifest meaningful spirituality in our lives.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Welcome to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Chapman University.   We are an active student movement committed to knowing and experiencing God, reaching the entire campus with the love of Jesus Christ, and raising up leaders who will change the world.  We are multi-ethnic, interdenominational and socially diverse.  We encourage you to come and visit us at one of our gatherings.

Latter Day Saint Student Association

Chapman LDSSA is here to provide a place for young LDS adults to get together, have fun, and participate in institute classes here on campus.

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association at Chapman University serves as unifying entity to bring together all Muslims at Chapman and anyone interested in Islam to unite and reinforce their relationships. Mission statement: Members of the MSA seek to establish a community of Muslims and supporters at Chapman University that will inspire each other to grow in faith, spread accurate knowledge about Islam, and will work together for the betterment of humanity and the entire world.

Newman Catholic Fellowship

Our Mission Statement: The Newman Catholic Fellowship (NCF) is an organization of Catholics and catechumenates that promotes the Catholic community at Chapman University and spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible and the Traditions of the Church are the main tools used to spread the Word of Christ. We meet to grow and learn about our faith, and build lasting friendships through discussion groups and celebration of the holy mass. We welcome all people!

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Chapman

SGI-Chapman offers students the unique opportunity to learn about Nichiren Daishonin's philosophies and engage in Buddhist teachings. With the support of our parent organization, Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI-USA), SGI-Chapman will help enable students to realize their full potential and contribute to world peace on a local and global scale. In upholding SGI-USA's core value of education, SGI-Chapman will encourage and support members by teaching the importance of study and the cohesiveness that exists between Nichiren Buddhism and the pursuit of higher education. 

Sikh Student Association

We provide a space for Sikh individuals to gather and practice their faith.

Young Life

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide a nondenominational Christian environment for all students who wish to participate and to support students and aid in the building of friendships and spiritual growth, as well as impact the Chapman campus and surrounding community. This will be accomplished through weekly club meetings, small group Bible studies, weekly activities, community service and monthly events on campus.