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Community and Civic Engagement


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Throughout Chapman you can find the ideal engagement opportunity to fit your interests, skills, and service goals. Whether you are looking to participate in a one-time volunteer opportunity, to get involved in an extra-curricular service activity or project, or to develop your interpersonal and leadership skills through service, we are here to support your efforts and connect you to the person or project you're looking for. 

Service-Learning Courses

students on a service-learning trip to the wetlands

Engaging in service-learning is an excellent way to enhance your academic understanding of a subject while broadening your social and civic awareness. Taking a service-learning course or getting involved in a co-curricular opportunity also allows you to explore new interests and communities. 

Internships and Independent Studies

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Internships and independent studies allow you to engage in a service activity or project that supplements your academic studies and furthers your career goals. You may design your own internship or independent study, search for an internship in our online database, or work with a faculty mentor to create an independent study project. 

Leadership Opportunities

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Community engagement efforts offer unique avenues for leadership development. Whether you're working to organize students on campus or immersing yourself in an off-campus community, the interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills you develop will carry you into the next phase of your leadership journey. 

Awards and Grants

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Community engagement rewards all those involved through self- and community-development, but individuals and student organizations may also be recognized by the University for their commitment to service. Chapman offers awards, grants, and scholarships that celebrate and support student community engagement efforts. 

Contact Us

Contact Us

Nina LeNoir, Ph.D.

Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education

714-997-6622

lenoir@chapman.edu

Justin Koppelman, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Civic Engagement Initiatives 

714-997-6894

jkoppel@chapman.edu