» Meeting Rooms

One of the central features of the Cross-Cultural Center is its four meeting rooms, each of which is equipped with a flat screen television and Apple TV.  Each room has been assigned a theme that highlights a social identity that has traditionally been underrepresented in higher education and is present within the Chapman student body.  Each room has also been assigned a name, determined by students, that represents an attribute associated with that identity.

Perseverance Room Asian, Pacific-Islander, and Desi American theme
The purpose of the Asian, Pacific-Islander, and Desi-American themed room is to showcase the various cultural enclaves that these communities have built and sustained for themselves in the United States. The Perseverance Room also features photographs from the 1950s to present day of APIDA cultural heritage sites in the greater Los Angeles, California area.

Respect Room LGBTQIA theme
The Respect Room showcases intersectionality within the LGBTQIA community and highlights historical and current advocates including Frida Kahlo, Judith Butler, Paula Gunn Allen, and Sean Safia M. Walker.  Student artwork in the Respect Room received a first place award from the American College Unions International (ACUI).

Resilience Room (المرونة) - Middle Eastern theme
The Resilience Room represents Middle Eastern communities at Chapman University through both traditional and contemporary lenses. This room is new to 2019-2020 and features artwork, literature, and cultural furniture representative of various Middle Eastern identities.

Hope Room - Black/African American theme
The Hope room features unique artwork from San Diego artist, Michael Massenburg, who provides educational opportunities for various organizations and has served as President of the Inglewood Cultural Arts, Inc.  Michael's artwork depicts imagery of class, race, and culture in their relationship through rituals.

Reservations within the Cross-Cultural Center are primarily facilitated through the Center’s four meeting rooms.  Reservations for the lounge may be available on a limited basis for student organization and department events that meet the following criteria:

  • The event will take place on a day/time that the Cross-Cultural center is open and staffed.
  • The event is created for and open to the general student population at Chapman - student organizations and departments are not able to host private events in the Cross-Cultural Center during operating hours.
  • The event is not a student organization or department meeting.
  • There are no prior reservations/events scheduled in the main lounge or adjoining meeting rooms for the entire duration of the requested event.
  • The request is submitted at least two weeks in advance of the intended event date.
  • The event will contribute to at least one of the following purposes of the Cross-Cultural Center.  Cross-Cultural Center programs, services, and resources are intended to cultivate students’:
    • knowledge of their own identity, culture and biases
    • empathy for individuals different from themselves
    • understanding of the positive influence of a diverse campus on student learning and growth 
    • capacity for allyship

To request a lounge reservation:
To request a reservation for the lounge, email crossculturalcenter@chapman.edu.  

To request a meeting room reservation:
  - Student organizations receive priority when requesting space and can do so through 25Live
  - Faculty/staff should email crossculturalcenter@chapman.edu to inquire about availability.