» Sustainable Campus Initiatives


The Office of Sustainability creates and posts flyers for use in the Chapman community in order to provide information about sustainable initiatives. 

Green Buildings

Chapman University has always practiced values of conservation and preservation as they relate to reusing existing buildings on campus and as we expand. Over the course of the University's 150+ year history it has worked to restore and repurpose buildings and homes on campus in an effort to reduce raw resource consumption, make use of the embodied energy of already existing structures, and contribute to the historic feel of the Old Towne Orange community.

Sustainable Transportation

Small changes in transportation methods can significantly and directly impact our contribution to air pollution and can lessen our collective use of limited resources. Chapman University wishes to encourage its community to use sustainable commuting options and offers a variety of incentives, discounts and rewards that will make exploring these options worthwhile.

Water Conservation

Because Chapman University is located in Southern California, it is imperative for us to conserve water however and wherever possible. Below are a few ways to conserve your water, as well as drought response resources and statistics.

Recycling and Waste Management

Universities of sizes comparable to Chapman University produce a significant amount of waste on a daily basis. An important step to becoming a more eco-friendly campus is looking for ways to reduce waste production as much as possible. The Office of Sustainability has researched and studied the best ways to do so.


Energy Management

Chapman University’s Facilities Management Department is responsible for creating an energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious campus through the development and implementation of energy conservation practices and programs. While Facilities Management has been given the responsibility to “lead the charge” in energy reduction strategies, ultimate success depends on how we, as individuals, use energy. We strive to reduce our environmental footprint working together as a campus community.

Food Service

Sodexo has been hard at work creating new ways to reduce their environmental impact in everything they do. Below you can find just a few of the programs initiated by Sodexo Restaurant Services that have greatly contributed to maintaining a sustainable campus. For further details on these and other Sodexo initiatives, visit Sodexo's website for Chapman Restaurant Services.