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Career Development Center

» Specialized Career Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

These compiled resources are provided for students who identify as part of the LGBATQ+ community and/or are a family member/friend/advocate.  Connect to the Chapman on-campus community, as well as a starting search point for local organizations.  An additional set of career, advocacy, and support sites are also listed; please come see a career educator in the CDC during walk-in hours as you search for your next internship/career option.

+ - On-Campus Resources

Resources for LGBTQIA students


Diversity & Inclusion at Chapman

Chapman University is deeply committed to enriching diversity and inclusion through on-going efforts to cultivate a welcoming campus climate for all members of the Chapman community.


Diversity & Cultural Clubs on Campus/Spiritual & Religious Organizations

Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.

+ - Local/Community Resources

The LGBT Center OC

Empowering LGBT Orange County: programs, advocacy, volunteer, arts & culture, support!


DeColores Queer Orange County

Grassroots volunteer run Latina/LGBTQ+ community organization


Viet Rainbow of Orange County

A unified Vietnamese community through empowerment and community engagement, education, advocacy and supportive services


Shift Happens

A place for parents, family, partners and friends of transgender persons

+ - Additional Online Resources

Out & Equal
Workplace Advocates
Trans and queer youth uniting for racial and gender justice 

American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU)
Nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country.

Transgender Law Center: Making Authentic Lives Possible
Civil Rights organization advocating for transgender communities 

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
National network that believes that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow.  There is a local Orange County chapter.

Tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.

Diversity Inc.
Diversity management, jobs, career advice, things NOT to say

Harvey Milk Scholarship Fund
Scholarship was established to help college students financially who have demonstrated a desire to complete school and work in a field that would benefit Orange County communities.