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Chapman University Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

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. We strive to provide an inclusive academic curriculum, promote equity and access in recruitment and retention and develop meaningful outreach programs and partnerships with our diverse local communities. We value diversity and inclusion in the learning environment and believe it is vital to the fulfillment of the university mission. It is our conviction that an inclusive learning environment facilitates complex, critical and creative thinking and that differences in identities, values, beliefs and perspectives are fundamental to a comprehensive education.

At Chapman the term diversity implies a respect for all and an understanding of individual differences including race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information and any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law, so that all members of the community are treated at all times with dignity and respect.


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+ - Fall 2019 Chapman Diversity Project Open Forums

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman. This year, the CDP is comprised of eight advisory groups, two task forces, and a steering committee. Each Chapman Diversity Project advisory group or task force will be hosting an Open Forum this fall to allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations. 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by clicking here (an RSVP is required as lunch will be provided).

+ - Fall 2019 Professional Development Series

A strong campus partnership between the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resources, Facilities Management, the Dean of Students Office, the Fish Interfaith Center, Fire & Life Safety, Disability Services, IS&T, the Advisory Group on the Status of Disability & Accessibility, and Fowler School of Engineering, is pleased to announce professional development opportunities available this fall. Please click here to view and RSVP to the professional development offerings for this fall.

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