» Student Opportunities

Civic Engagement Initiatives offers a variety of learning opportunities to support Chapman students' aspirations for global citizenship by supporting the development of students' civic identity; understanding of our local, national, and global communities; and civic skill set necessary for effective advocacy and engagement in public issues.

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CU at the Booths

CU at the Booths is a non-partisan voter education and registration initiative to support students' engagement in local and national politics.
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LEAD 485/MLD 585: Leadership Through The Eye of the Storm

This 4-credit leadership course explores leadership and civic responsibility through analysis of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that disaster continues to have on New Orleans. LEAD 485/MLD 585 includes a nine-day service learning trip to New Orleans to work with Rebuilding Together on home rebuilding projects.
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Alternative Break Program

Impact your world! The Alternative Break program provides students with an opportunity to work with community agencies, needs, and populations in a week-long service and immersion experience during spring break.
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Campus Community Garden

Chapman University’s community garden program includes raised beds in the Davis Quad. It is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
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Chapman Day of Service

Make a difference in less than a day! The Chapman Day of Service is a community-wide event. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to work with other members of the Chapman family to address immediate needs in our local community!
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Do you want fresh, local, seasonal produce delivered to you? Subscribe to CSA! Community Supported Agriculture connects you to local farms and food.
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Deliberative Dialogues

Deliberative dialogues involve diving beneath dichotomies of right and wrong to consider both the benefits and shortcomings of solutions to public problems. Previous dialogues have addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, immigration in the United States, gun legislation, and climate change.
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The Global Citizens Wall

The Global Citizens Wall, located in the Student Union, encourages the development of well-informed and engaged students through critical thinking and civil discourse on civic ideas and issues. Use this space to deliberate with your peers on things that matter to you!
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Next Step

Next Step gives students a forum in which to further develop knowledge, skills, and motivations for becoming better change agents in their communities around social justice issues, including issues of identity, environmental justice/sustainability, animal-rights, advocacy, and more.
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Roots Native Habitat Restoration

Roots is all about restoration: the restoration of habitat, wildlife, sustainability, and a connection to place through restoration work at Upper Newport Bay, one of California’s largest remaining coastal wetlands.