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Diversity & Inclusion

» Diversity & Inclusion

Talk is easy, action is hard. 

Over the last year, many of the faculty and staff have been exploring how we can enhance diversity and inclusion at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. 

Here are some of the things you’ll see as we make this a top priority:

  • In the summer of 2020, we announced the hiring of more than 16 new professors of color. This follows exceptional work by a task force specifically charged with bringing in diverse talent. It’s a giant step that will have a huge impact on our community and culture. Finalists for all faculty positions are expected to include people of color, along with women and members of the LGBTQ community.

  • Dodge is currently developing a mentorship program for underrepresented young men and women in Los Angeles and Orange County high schools, a joint venture with the nonprofit College Access Partnership. This will launch in Fall 2021.

  • Spotify and Chuck Lorre (executive producer of THE BIG BANG THEORY) have provided two full scholarships for incoming students from the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program. The university has also created a scholarship fund that will provide up to 10 full scholarships per year for underrepresented young men and women in the local community. 

  • Dodge College has formed a partnership with Morehouse College to create a pipeline for students from the HBCUs (the Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to attend graduate school at Chapman. Students from the HBCUs have been invited to attend Dodge's Master Classes; and a select number will take place in a special-created summer program in 2022.

And this is just the beginning!

For questions about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Please contact Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at dodgecollege@chapman.edu.