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» Chapman University Alumni

Once a Panther, always a Panther. That’s been the spirit since the Chapman Alumni Association was first established in 1923 on the Los Angeles campus of Chapman College. Though it was a small group, members still managed to find ways to support their alma mater, from publishing the college magazine to serving as bus drivers for student trips. These dedicated Chapman graduates began a long tradition of alumni serving, enriching and supporting Chapman with their time, talent and treasure.

Today, the Chapman University alumni network encompasses more than 46,000 undergraduate and graduate alumni from across the globe. Because they know the university best, alumni are a vital part of the campus community and serve an important role in Chapman’s continued success and rise in prominence. Your success and contributions to communities and businesses around the globe are a testament to the power of a Chapman education.

As a gift to our alumni, you are automatically a part of the Alumni Association when you graduate from Chapman. Unlike many other universities, we do not charge an Alumni Association fee because we want you to take advantage of the resources, services, benefits and discounts we have to offer. We want you to get the most out of your Chapman experience as you did when you were a student. The Chapman University Alumni Association is dedicated to helping alumni stay connected with the university and with each other. Alumni benefits and services include career resources and networking opportunitiesregional activities, campus events, young alumni programming, library access and many alumni-exclusive discounts.  

Click here for a complete listing of the many benefits and resources available to you as a Chapman graduate. 

To learn more about the Chapman University Alumni Association and the many benefits associated with being a Chapman graduate and to find out how you can get involved, contact us at alumni@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6681.

+ - The Alumni Compact

Your Chapman story only just begins upon graduation.  It is truly a lifelong journey and connection between alumni and Chapman.  Whether you graduated five years ago or 50 years ago, you are a valued member of the Chapman Family.  

We’re committed to meeting your needs and listening to your feedback about your alumni experience. We’ve recently placed a renewed focus on creating an engaging and rewarding experience for all alumni.  The Alumni Compact is our promise to you.


1. an agreement for mutual benefit between an individual or group and the government or community as a whole. 

Chapman, in order to create a more perfect University community, seeks to strengthen its compact with its alumni. For its part, Chapman pledges to: 

Maintain a lifelong interest in, and affirmation of, the personal, professional and spiritual milestones of its alumni; 

Afford alumni a formal, valued voice in all critical institutional matters;

Engage the alumni in all key facets of university life, including signature events, activities and traditions; 

Offer the means for alumni to discover one another, either to re-form bonds or create new alliances; 

Provide information, programs and services that correspond with the strongest alumni interests and needs;

Welcome them back, through various avenues, and celebrate their return home.

+ - Alumni Fast Facts

How it breaks down…

  • Total alumni: 46,382
  • Alumni in the US: 45,349
  • Alumni abroad: 1,033
  • Degree Types
    • Undergraduate: 23,669
    • Graduate: 9,887
    • Doctorate: 458
    • Law School: 2,463
    • Associate: 49
    • Credential: 4,571 (1,308 with only a credential, no other Chapman degree)
    • Non-degreed: 9,050 (earned 28 credits or more but did not graduate)

Chapman University alumni hold key positions at leading companies, including:

  • Disney
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Oakley
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Taco Bell Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Wells Fargo

… and many more. 

+ - Purpose

As specified in Constitution and Bylaws of the Chapman Alumni Association, its purpose is to promote the welfare of Chapman University by:

  • Being a source of mutually beneficial influence between the university and the alumni.
  • Assisting the University in its growth and development.
  • Providing a vehicle for continuing established relationships.
  • Supporting and advancing the cause of private higher education.

+ - Mission

To build upon the lifelong friendships formed at Chapman in order to reinforce the value of a Chapman education and foster an enduring connection to the University.