» 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.