» Chapman Diversity Project

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

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 initiative began in Fall of 2014 and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. Members of the Chapman Diversity Project Advisory Groups, Task Forces and Response Committee are guided by best practices and current research while connecting efforts with Chapman structures, staffing and resources.

Chapman's Advisory Groups evaluate and recommend services, policies and programs for enhancing diversity and inclusion. Each Advisory Group is comprised of students, staff, faculty, administrators and trustees and is open to people of all identities. The Advisory Groups:

  • identify, recommend and support creative strategies for promoting and enhancing campus diversity
  • respond to issues, needs and concerns identified within the community of focus
  • establish effective and collaborative working relationships between departments, offices, committees and initiatives
  • advise the Provost of Chapman University and campus community stakeholders on issues for each respective constituency 

In order to do this, the Advisory Groups bring together information on the climate of the university as well as on the status of each constituency they work to support.

The Five Task Forces:

  • seek to identify pressing issues related to each area of institutional focus
  • research best practices and possible responses to identified issues
  • build strategic recommendations that are both short and longer term
  • communicate with departments that may be involved with any strategic recommendations to develop initiatives that align with existing programs, services, structures, staffing and resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Chapman Diversity Project. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions!

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Contact Us


Joe Slowensky
Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Affairs
Office of the Provost
(714) 744-7882
jslowens@chapman.edu

Kara Ward
Administrative Coordinator, Diversity & Inclusion
Office of the Provost
(714) 628-2720
karaward@chapman.edu

Interested in Participating Virtually?


If you are interested in joining a group but are unable to attend in person, we offer the option to participate virtually in meetings through video or telephone conference calling. To find more information about this, please contact us.

Join the Chapman Diversity Project!


Fill out this form on Engage to share your areas of interest and we will connect you with opportunities to engage with the initiative. 

Chapman Magazine


Read the article on the Chapman Diversity Project, titled A Culture of Inclusion by Dennis Arp.