» Clubs and Organizations

Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops. The university has also proudly hosted speakers such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Elie Wiesel, Dolores Huerta, Elizabeth Martinez, Tim Wise, Paul Rusesabagina and Sylvia Hurtado.

To see a list of frequently updated diversity and cultural student organizations, go to chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/. Don't see the club you're looking for? You can start your own!


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+ - Diversity and Cultural Student Organizations

American Sign Language

The American Sign Language club is for the community of hearing, hard of hearing, or deaf people who are interested in improving their American sign language skills and learn about Deaf culture.

Armenian Student Association

The mission is the connect Armenian students on campus, support and spread the Armenian culture, engage in the ethnically diverse community on campus, and educate the community in past and present Armenian events.

Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA)

An open social justice club with the mission of creating an open space to share, educate, and spread Asian Pacific cultural awareness and diversity throughout Chapman and the community. 

Becoming a Global Citizen

The purpose of this organization is to disseminate knowledge to the Chapman community about the global crises transpiring in today’s society. Our mission is to spread awareness of important issues in our local and international communities and ultimately, make a difference. Some of our goals include taking action in programs that help current refugee crises, campaigning for access to quality education, helping communities end hunger and improve nutrition, and much more.

BEmpowered

The purpose/mission of the BEmpowered Club is to empower and support students of all backgrounds by providing professional and educational opportunities for those students. We truly hope that students will be inspired to empower others and themselves.

Black Student Union (BSU)

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to empower the Black community at Chapman University by providing fundamental support, resources, and information, and by fostering connections with the other communities on campus.

Chapman Feminists (ChapFems)

This is an organization with a passion for social justice and equality! ANYone who believes EVERYone deserves equal rights regardless of sex, gender, age, sexuality, race, color, disability, religion etc. is a feminist. ChapFems want to set out to prove feminism is a relevant, important movement through events, discussion panels, screenings, community outreach, etc.

Chapman Veg*ns

Chapman Veg*ns offers vegans, vegetarians, those with other dietary restrictions, and those that are simply curious a place to gather, form a community, and discuss relevant issues. The club aims to raise awareness and educate on animal rights and welfare, positive and healthy living, environmentalism, and more, throught the guise of plant-based living. We aim to reach out to Chapman and the wider Orange community about these lifestyles and their benefits through meetings, events, outings, fundraisers, and screenings. 

Chapman Veterans

We are a diverse community of Chapman University Student Veterans and Veteran Supporters that provide Student Veterans with the resources and services needed to succeed in higher education and employment.

Chinese Students Association

Chinese Students Association is a cultural organization which is dedicated to provide a platform to connect Chinese students with the Chapman community. Providing opportunities, fun activities and more for members as well as all Chapman students to enjoy. We aim to help Chinese students to make easier transitions into the Chapman community and enhance their overall experience. 

Food and Culture Club

Every person, every culture, and every cuisine is unique and incredible in their own way. Recognizing this, the Food and Culture Club has made it our mission to go out and explore one region of the world at a time. We accomplish this by bringing a piece of it to Chapman and by going on food trips to restaurants that represent the region's cuisine. There is only one catch, you need to bring an open mind and an empty stomach.

I AM THAT GIRL (IATG)

A nonprofit organization helping women and men discover their innate worth while learning to love themselves and their natural beauty. The goal of I AM THAT GIRL: Chapman is to build a tangible community, inspire conversation, encourage self-confidence, and create healthy media.

Indonesian Student Association of Chapman University

The organization will focus mainly to introduce Indonesian cultures and languages to Chapman University students, through cultural exhibition, music, film and food festival. The member of the organization will be Indonesian students and other students who interested to learn more about Indonesia. The organization also may conduct charity event and community gathering, such as cross cultural meetup, cultural discussion, interreligious dialogue and other activity that develop community understanding about Indonesia. The organization also will actively participate on campus organization activity and also actively engage with other organization under Chapman University. 

International Students Association

Our mission is to foster new relationships between the international students community and American students. Moreover, ISA will provide an environment for all international students to share about their cultures and meet others from their homeland.

Iranian Student Cultural Organization

Our mission as a student lead organization is to provide an inclusive union for students of Persian/Iranian descent, along with anyone who is interested in learning about the Persian culture and community. Through the establishment of a Persian Student Union at Chapman University, students that identify as Persian/Iranian (a minority group on campus) will have a safe space to share their heritage with like minded students. Our union will join in conversations, gatherings, activities, and planning of events surrounding the Persian/Iranian culture and identity. Our final hope being that PSU can add to the diversity and inclusion our school strives to support.

Kapamilya

Chapman Kapamilya is the university's Filipino club. We want to add to Chapman’s cultural diversity by creating a safe space to share the Filipino culture while also welcoming other cultures to educate us as well. Our purpose is to share, educate, and spread the Filipino culture to the rest of the Chapman community and to provide a second home for those who want to embrace their Filipino culture. Chapman University Pilipino-American Student Association Est. 2017

 Korean-American Student Association

KASA strives to maintain three main goals for our members.  To heighten the awareness of the Korean culture at Chapman University.  Second is to provide an educational and safe space for social opportunities where students (Korean and non-Korean) can learn more and engage with the Korean culture and history.  And last point is to network with other Southern California Korean Student Associations on other campuses to be part of a larger Korean community.

Latin American Filmmakers Association

The  mission of the club will be to empower the abilities of Latin American students to create films that reflect their view points in a cinematic way. Through this association, students will be able to better show their cultural differences and appreciations by the creation of films.

Latino Business Student Association

The purpose of LBSA is to advance the educational and professional careers of its members. We will achieve this goal through networking opportunities, leadership promotion, and development of skills to strengthen each individual. The Latino Business Student Association (LBSA) also strives to promote community engagement through community service. In alignment with our organization’s central goal, it is the Latino Business Student Association’s (LBSA) desire that the members of the Latino Business Student Association (LBSA) will leave with a greater confidence, established network, and an augmented sense of community.

Latinx Club

LatinX facilitates activities such as fundraisers, holiday celebrations, outings, and networking events in which every student could learn about Latin American culture and have a great time.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztln (M.E.Ch.A. de Chapman)

M.E.Ch.A. strives for educational, cultural, economical, political, and social empowerment within the Chican@ community in order to liberate nuestra gente, and undertakes the responsibility of retaining identity and furthering cultural awareness. M.E.Ch.A also uplifts and mobilizes Chican@s through higher education and implements plans of action concerning Chican@s, while also advocating for other social justice issues that are impacting the Chapman community, nation, or elsewhere.

Nikkei Student Union

The main purpose of the club is to create a place for the Japanese American community at Chapman to gather and share experiences. It will help international students from Japan transition into the Chapman community, connect with their own Japanese background by learning about Japanese culture and language, and will promote international career opportunities by creating a network for students.

Pua’ikeana

Pua'ikeana is Chapman University's Hawai'i Club. It is our goal to add to the cultural diversity at Chapman by sharing the Hawaiian culture with the community, and through service, perpetuate and embody the "Aloha Spirit."

Queer and Trans Persons of Color Collective

The Queer and Trans Persons of Color Collective serves to create a safe space for students who identify as non-white queer and/or transgender people, advocate for issues that queer people of color face, promote an understanding of intersectionality, create a platform for action, and engage the larger campus in awareness of queer, transgender, and race issues. Together we can gather to understand the issues that queer and trans persons of color face as we engage politics, history, art, and dialogue. All allies welcome.

Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA)

This organization provides a safe and welcoming space for anyone who identifies as an ally or identifies with the LGBTQQIA community. Through social, educational, political, and community serving programming, QSA is here to support you.

Queercappella

Exactly what it sounds like. 

Students for Justice in Palestine

Students for Justice in Palestine aims to inform and educate students on Israeli apartheid and military occupation, as well as the disinheritance of Palestinians from their homeland. We will work to educate members of our community specifically about the plight of the Palestinian people, a group that has tremendously suffered for almost 70 years now. This organization envisions a world where humans are treated equally with respect and dignity; where people live without the oppression of foreign occupation. We will also work to provide a comfortable environment where students and faculty can discuss and debate their diverse views on the various aspects of Palestinian politics and society. We believe that our mission as students living in a free democracy is to promote the cause of justice and speak out against oppression and racism.

Taiwanese American Student Association

The purpose of TASA is to promote cultural awareness and appreciation related to Taiwanese/American identities through social gatherings and/or educational programs. The TASA at Chapman shall serve as the Chapman University branch of the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association (ITASA).

The First Generation Mentor Program

The First Generation Mentor Program works to increase high school student graduation rates and college readiness throughout the Orange County area. This organization is open to any and all Chapman University students who are interested in mentoring a high school student aspiring to be the first person in their family to attend college. The Chapman University students who are chosen as mentors will guide their mentees in the college application process and help them develop college readiness skills. Through this program, mentees develop professional skills such as interview preparedness, leadership, and resume building. Mentees have the opportunity to receive academic help and learn study skills throughout the program. Multiple workshops are given throughout the academic year through group and one-on-one interactions. Mentors empower mentees to affirm confidence in their abilities, set goals for the future, create plans to achieve them, and develop a positive outlook for their future.

Vietnamese Student Association

Chapman's Vietnamese Student Association is a social club bringing people together in celebrating Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American heritage, culture, and people. Open to any in the Chapman community, we strive to create a welcoming space where students can find and form authentic and lasting connections, contribute to the greater community at Chapman and Orange County, and find pride in their unique cultural experiences.

+ - Spiritual and Religious Student Organizations

Acts College Ministry

The vision of Acts College Ministry is to “To become a family that loves God and loves people” through the love of Jesus Christ, as our goal is to see people grow by developing and establishing Christian values, morals, and decision-making skills.

BUD Ministries

BUD is a ministry seeking to unite, disciple and equip college men to Be Unshakably Devoted (BUD) in their pursuit of Christ. BUD provides materials and resources for men to lead groups and organizations at their respective campuses and in their daily lives to further the Kingdom of God. These resources include but are not limited to leadership materials, workbooks, prayer, personal discipleship, conferences, and a variety of opportunities to connect leaders that share the same heart for Christ. BUD supports men from all walks of life including fraternity chaplains, athletic team bible study leaders, small group leaders and ultimately men all over the world who are seeking to grow their spiritual journey alongside their community.

 Campus Crusade for Christ

Cru exists to help students on their spiritual journey. We are students who want to help other students discover how they can have a real, personal connection with God and we work to help them strengthen that relationship. After all, the best way to take a journey is with a bunch of friends, right? We provide opportunities for students to become part of a tight, supportive community.

Chabad

Chabad at Chapman University seeks to be a "home away from home" for Jews on campus and offers a wealth of social, educational and spiritual programs at campuses across America and around the globe. At college, students are exposed to new ideas and experiences and Chabad seeks to ensure that students graduate as stronger and more empowered Jews than when they entered! We have weekly Shabbat dinners, holiday meals and events, as well as fun, cultural, and learning programs!

Chapman Hillel

Hillel is a home for Jewish students on campus. It is a place to celebrate culture, learn about tradition, and to provide a sense of belonging to the Chapman Jewish community and campus at large.

Chapman NGU

Chapman Next Generation Unity is a new club on campus here to be a place for intercultural and interfaith exploration. Our goal is to bring students from all faiths together to share their experiences and provide a spiritual space for people from all walks of life to come together on campus. 

Chapman Pagan

This is an on-campus support, discussion, and celebratory organization for Pagans or those interested in learning about beliefs considered Pagan strongly emphasizing Wicca. This is a safe space and a confidential space for education and self-discovery. With an emphasis on studies concerning Wicca, it must be stated that Wicca is a diverse practice with no central authority figure defining it. The belief system is divided into various lineages and denominations, referred to as traditions, each with its own organizational structure and level of centralization. The work of Wicca is typically geared towards the positivity, the natural world, and giving back what we take. There is no one way to be Wiccan. All practitioners of any faith are welcome.

Christians on Campus

At Christians on Campus, our mission is: To study and learn the truths of the Bible (1 Tim 2:4), develop a personal relationship with the Lord, foster spiritual growth (Col 2:19, 1 Pet 2:2), and provide companions (2 Tim 2:22) through small group Bible studies, dinners, and fellowship.

Delight

Delight is a college women's community that grows together, serves together, learns together, and does life together all while chasing the heart of God. We gather on Tuesday nights underneath a canopy of twinkly string lights with other women of Chapman. There are no boundaries between different sororities, or majors- we are just a bunch of ladies who gather and talk about our lives and how we can make God be right smack dab in the middle of it.

Disciples on Campus (DOC)

This Christian group is made up of students from the tradition that founded Chapman, and is open to all students. DOC is an Open and Affirming ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, seeking to support LGBTQIA students who are looking for a welcoming spiritual community. Disciples On Campus is a progressive Christian community that invites people of all faith, spiritual, and secular backgrounds regardless of gender, race, sexual identity/orientation or status into a safe and welcoming place.

Epic Movement

Epic Movement at Chapman is a caring, intentional and Jesus-centered community that invests in one another, seeks to share the gospel, and experiences the Word through the lens of Asian-Americans.

Grace Anchored

The mission of GRACE ANCHORED shall be two-fold: 1) to connect Christians at Chapman University with other students of a like-minded faith on campus at Chapman University, and 2) to involve these Chapman students with a multigenerational, Bible-believing body at a local church, Grace Church of Orange. The club seeks to create a Christ-centered community in which the Gospel is proclaimed and students are equipped and sent out with the purposes of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and sacrificially serving the Lord and those around them. The club seeks to encourage those on campus to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and provide a supportive community of believers that fosters that purpose.

Etcetera College Ministry

The vision of ETC College Community is to “Love God and Love people" through the love of Jesus Christ, as our goal is to see people grow by developing and establishing Christian values, morals, and decision-making skills.

Health and Healing

The Health and Healing Club is an open space where all Chapman students are welcome to learn and explore with some like-minded people. We talk about all things health and healing related, and get down with activities like yoga, meditation, sound healing and health workshops. This club has a spiritual component as we discuss and participate in activities that manifest meaningful spirituality in our lives.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Welcome to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Chapman University. We are an active student movement committed to knowing and experiencing God, reaching the entire campus with the love of Jesus Christ, and raising up leaders who will change the world.  We are multi-ethnic, interdenominational and socially diverse. We encourage you to come and visit us at one of our gatherings.

Latter Day Saint Student Association

Chapman LDSSA is here to provide a place for young LDS adults to get together, have fun, and participate in institute classes here on campus.

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association at Chapman University serves as unifying entity to bring together all Muslims at Chapman and anyone interested in Islam to unite and reinforce their relationships. Mission statement: Members of the MSA seek to establish a community of Muslims and supporters at Chapman University that will inspire each other to grow in faith, spread accurate knowledge about Islam, and will work together for the betterment of humanity and the entire world.

Newman Catholic Fellowship

Our Mission Statement: The Newman Catholic Fellowship (NCF) is an organization of Catholics and catechumenates that promotes the Catholic community at Chapman University and spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible and the Traditions of the Church are the main tools used to spread the Word of Christ. We meet to grow and learn about our faith, and build lasting friendships through discussion groups and celebration of the holy mass. We welcome all people!

Ratio Christi

The mission of Ratio Christi is to equip university students and faculty to understand historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons why Christians believe and practice what they do. Proposed activities include regular discussion meetings and other possible social get-togethers during the school year and potentially campus events open to the school and perhaps public. Ratio Christi is unique in its focus on showing the reasons for theistic and Christian belief rather than just reinforcing religious practice. We discuss the issues others may not want to or may not be equipped to tackle. And we do this both honestly and graciously.

SGI Chapman

SGI-Chapman offers students the unique opportunity to learn about Nichiren Daishonin's philosophies and engage in Buddhist teachings. With the support of our parent organization, Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI-USA), SGI-Chapman will help enable students to realize their full potential and contribute to world peace on a local and global scale. In upholding SGI-USA's core value of education, SGI-Chapman will encourage and support members by teaching the importance of study and the cohesiveness that exists between Nichiren Buddhism and the pursuit of higher education. 

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Chapman

SGI-Chapman offers students the unique opportunity to learn about Nichiren Daishonin's philosophies and engage in Buddhist teachings. With the support of our parent organization, Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI-USA), SGI-Chapman will help enable students to realize their full potential and contribute to world peace on a local and global scale. In upholding SGI-USA's core value of education, SGI-Chapman will encourage and support members by teaching the importance of study and the cohesiveness that exists between Nichiren Buddhism and the pursuit of higher education. 

Sikh Student Association

We provide a space for Sikh individuals to gather and practice their faith.

Young Life

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide a nondenominational Christian environment for all students who wish to participate and to support students and aid in the building of friendships and spiritual growth, as well as impact the Chapman campus and surrounding community. This will be accomplished through weekly club meetings, small group Bible studies, weekly activities, community service and monthly events on campus.