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  • In the spring of 2015, believing that the strategic use of space could contribute to a more inclusive campus climate at Chapman, the Dean of Students Office proposed creating a cross-cultural center in Argyros Forum. The proposal advocated for a space for student organizations to hold meetings and activities, as well for students to gather informally to relax and connect. With the support of President Jim Doti and Chancellor Daniele Struppa, a new home was found for the Career Development Center and work began on redesigning space on the third floor of Argyros Forum. Construction began in November 2016, and Chapman's new Cross-Cultural Center opened on Monday, February 27, 2017.

     


  • 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 system. Each room has been assigned a theme that highlights an under-represented identity within the Chapman student body. The room themes are recommended by the student members of the Cross-Cultural Center Advisory Board. In addition, each room has been assigned a name representing an attribute associated with that identity. These themes are expected to remain in place for the Center's first two years; after that, 1–2 new themes will be rotated in each year. The inaugural room names and themes are:

    Perseverance - Asian, Pacific-Islander, and Desi-American

    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 features a comfortable seating area with conference-style work station equipped with Apple TV, PC, and wireless keyboard.

    staff meeting in perseverance room

    Respect - LGBTQIA theme room

    The "Respect" room showcases the intersectionality within the LGBTQIA+ community. It features a conference style meeting area equipped with Apple TV, PC, and a wireless keyboard.

    student in respect room

    Resilience - LatinX theme room

    The "Resilience" room celebrates the LatinX community and features a comfortable seating area as well as a conference-style work table equipped with Apple TV, PC, and a wireless keyboard.

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    Hope - African American theme room

    The "Hope" room features art by African-American artists. It includes a conference-style meeting area equipped with Apple TV, PC, and a wireless keyboard.

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  • While the Cross-Cultural Center is supervised by Student Engagement staff, a Cross-Cultural Center Advisory Board of students, faculty, and staff provides guidance on Center policies, procedures, and resources.
  • The Cross-Cultural Center staff facilitates programs, services, and resources geared to helping students explore their own identities and understand others. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year in the Cross-Cultural Center and around campus.

    Additionally, the Cross-Cultural Center will offer magazines, DVDs, brochures, and other resources which are available to all students. The central lounge area is available for informal use by students whenever the Center is open. A counter along the windows on the back wall is designed for students to study, check email, or surf the internet. Finally, the Center also has a small kitchen with a sink and refrigerator.

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Leti Romo
Assistant Director of Student Engagement Overseeing the Cross-Cultural Center
Argyros Forum 304
(714) 628-7242
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Topper
Program Coordinator of the Cross-Cultural Center
Argyros Forum 304
(714) 628-2744

Contact Us

Argyros Forum 304

Phone: (714) 997-6735

Email: crossculturalcenter@chapman.edu


Summer Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Official Hours

Monday- Thursday 8 a.m.-midnight

Friday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday- Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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