» Campus Opportunities: Get Involved

person holding a poster Join students, staff, and faculty who are just as passionate about sustainability as you are and work together to create a more sustainable campus community. There's something here for everyone, regardless of your skill set and interest. Listed below are just a few of the opportunities available.

Green Department Certification Program

GDC The GDC is a program to educate Chapman University departments on sustainable practices and to evaluate current sustainability efforts. A report is provided for the department at the conclusion of the training so that they can continue their sustainability expansion. They also receive a certificate to display their status as a "green" department. Read more details about the Green Department Certification Program here.

Community Garden

Students gardening

Chapman University's community garden is located in Davis Quad and is open to all students, faculty, and staff. This program is run by Civic Engagement Initiatives. You can reserve a bed for either class or individual use, plus it is free and easy to do! They are always looking for volunteers to help with the garden's maintenance and upkeep, which is a great way to earn volunteer hours.

If you have any questions regarding the community garden or would like to volunteer, please email Civic Engagement.

You can also sign up to reserve a garden bed on OrgSync.

Campus Clubs

Earth Week 2014

Mission Environment is a student club on campus that aims to implement more sustainable practices at Chapman. They also impact the lives of students and the campus community by encouraging everyone to be more environmentally friendly. 



Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

CSA box

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) connects our campus to local farms and growers. Every other week, boxes full of fruits and vegetables arrive at Chapman for those who subscribe to the service. The contents vary from week to week, so it's different every time you open your box! Chapman's current supplier is Tanaka Farms, located in the nearby Irvine.

Sign up to join the subscribers list at Chapman or find additional information about the program from the Tanaka Farms website.