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.
» Clubs and Organizations
+ - Diversity and Cultural Student Organizations
This club serves the purpose of benefiting and creating communication in American Sign Language. You don't have to be fluent in ASL or have any type of previous knowledge to join! Whether you're just starting out, or you've been practicing ASL for years, you are welcome to become a member!
An open social justice club with focus on the sharing, appreciate, and raising awareness of Asian and Pacific Islander culture.
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.
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.
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.
The Chinese Culture Club at Chapman University aims to promote and spread awareness of Chinese culture both on and off campus.
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.
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.
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.
The Latin American Student Association strives to promote awareness for Chapman's Latin American students and their original countries which also provides a sense of diversity to Chapman's community. We try to offer a safe space to any Hispanic/Latino individuals who want to be part of a close-knit community away from home.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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).
+ - Spiritual and Religious Student Organizations
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.
A home for Jewish students on campus.
The Mindfulness club offers you a quiet space to learn how to cultivate an inner environment capable of dealing with the many pressures and stresses of everyday life. Through various forms of meditation and discussions we will develop deeper awareness of ourselves and others--emotionally, physically, and mentally--so that when potential conflicts arise, we can navigate the waters without letting our boat overturn. In partnership with other health, healing, and spiritual clubs, we will promote on-campus events and activities that encourage education, compassion, tolerance, and understanding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts and laws - effectively protect the poor.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We provide a space for Sikh individuals to gather and practice their faith.
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