University Program Board members celebrating new members
University Program Board

» University Program Board Committees

Joining University Program Board is a great opportunity to be involved in planning a variety of different events for the Chapman community. The committee member experience is a unique one where each member becomes a part of an influential community on campus while providing for the needs of the student body. Each committee plans events to meet the different needs at Chapman. If you are interested in joining in on all the fun, UPB recruits new members each semester. You can apply at or email UPB with any questions.

+ - Awareness

Awareness is responsible for programming cultural, political, and sustainability events which educate the campus and support underrepresented groups of the Chapman community. Their main goal is to affirm, celebrate, and educate students. Some important campus traditions include Diwali, Holi, Social Justice Barbeque, One Big Sex Night, speaker events, and other cultural and diversity based programming.

Speaker program with President Struppa and Leslie Odom Jr.

+ - Campus Entertainment & Leisure

Campus Entertainment & Leisure is responsible for coordinating regular, on-campus programs that strive to fulfill the student body's artistic and entertaining needs. Whether it's at an event in between class during the day or at a nighttime movie screening, Campus Entertainment & Leisure provides students a moment to destress and be active members of the Chapman community. Programs may include movie screenings, crafting activities, live music, viewing parties, and traditional programs such as Back to the Union Bash and Stress Less Week.

Students doing Yoga on the Lawn

+ - Explore SoCal

Explore SoCal encourages social interaction and community building between students through off-campus weekend trips, including hikes, amusement park adventures, and season activities. Students get to know Southern California and all that it has to offer in LA, Orange, and San Diego County. Some key events have included Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Balboa Park, and Salvation Mountain. 

Clipper's Game

+ - Marketing

 Marketing Committee is the University Program Board's "behind-the-scenes" team who delivers information about all of the many UPB events to the student community. The committee develops strategies that cater to a variety of platforms to ensure that students are given accurate information about UPB events. These marketing tactics range from graphic design, social media, guerilla marketing, and advertisements to bulletin boards, tabling, promotional materials, and publications for events. 

Back of UPB Shirt

+ - Panther Nights

Panther Nights committee is dedicated to bringing students together and providing an alternative to other late night weekend activities. By planning programs on Thursday ro Friday evenings, Panther Nights works to provide a space for enhancing student life and needs. This committee is responsible for providing events including trivia nights, open mic nights, Chapman's Annual Drag Show, Chapman's Fall Comedian, and Spring Concert. 

Students at UPB's Orientation Dance

+ - Special Events & Traditions

Special Events & Traditions is the heart of Chapman's school spirit. They host the traditional events such as Midnight Breakfast, Fall Concert, Homecoming activities, Midnight Breakfast, and Spring Sizzle. Their events are programs that students look forward to all year and bring the campus together as a whole.

Fall Concert 2018

Committee Directors

Meet the University Program Board Exec Team! They are a fun group who is here for you! Visit them in AF 303 to give suggestions, be a part of the action, or just to chat!