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» Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In alignment with Chapman University, it is our mission to create an affirming, welcoming, equitable, and inclusive community that values diversity, fosters a sense of belonging, and celebrates individual differences. We strive to provide an environment that makes education accessible to all, both nationally and internationally, where everyone is supported in their pursuit of academic and personal growth. We cultivate a culture of respect, understanding, and empathy through education, scholarship, and community engagement and prepare our students to contribute to and improve the health of a diverse global society.

We envision a future in which diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are not only valued, but are woven into the fabric of our community and curriculum. We aspire to serve as a model for other institutions, where diversity is not just in statement, but is integrated into our programs and embraced by our community. Our vision is to contribute to a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and all voices are heard and respected. 

Advocates at CUSP

Below is a list of staff, faculty, and administrators who are advocates for student diversity, equity and inclusion at Chapman. The people in these lists have committed to being an open door and advocate for students from underrepresented communities. 

Everyone on this list of self-identified advocates has agreed to be an open contact for students for support and advocacy. While not all of the people listed below are a part of the communities they support, they feel passionately that each student should feel welcomed and able to access the resources they need at Chapman. 

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Dr. Brown, Associate Dean at CUSP, leads Chapman in Diverse Faculty Searches

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Pharmacy Programs (APEx) serves Chapman University as the Presidential Advisor on Faculty Diversification, aiming to retain talented faculty identified as another minority in higher education. 

“The Chapman student population continues to get more diverse, and to meet the needs of those students it is important to have a more diverse faculty."


Read: Chapman’s Faculty Diversification Initiative Focused on Recruiting Outstanding Diverse Faculty Members

Walgreens Creates 2 Scholarships for CUSPs to Boost Diversity Opportunities

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The first scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates an interest in community pharmacy while also promoting inclusion initiatives on campus and/or represents an underrepresented group in pharmacy. The second scholarship, the Walgreens Multilingual Scholarship, is awarded to a student who is fluent in speaking in one or more languages in addition to English and who also has an interest in community pharmacy.


Read: Walgreens Donates Thousands in Support of CUSP Diversity Initiatives

Dr. Dintzner Becomes the First Openly Transgender Associate Dean in Pharmacy Education

It has never been more important for the students of today to see their educators be their true, authentic selves. After 20 years of professional STEM experience in somebody else's shoes, Dr. Dintzner let down her hair and is breaking century-old barriers and stereotypes. 


Read: Women in Leadership: Dr. Madeline Dintzner

Student Psychological Counseling Services

The Rinker Campus takes pride in ensuring all student wellness needs are met- Mentally, physically, spiritually, and academically. SPCS services are excellent resources for students to connect with counselors or therapists.