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Chapman’s First Latina Sorority Provides Critical Support to Multicultural Community on Campus

Three first-generation students charter the first multicultural Greek organization at Chapman.

Longtime Chapman supporters Donald and Deedee Sodaro

$1 Million Gift from Donald and Deedee Sodaro to Name the South Wing of the Hilbert Museum

As the Hilbert Museum of California Art enjoys its grand expansion opening on Feb. 23, one wing of the museum now has a new name: Thanks to a $1 million gift, the Sodaro South Wing of the Hilbert Museum is...

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Chapman University Alumni Shine on the 2024 Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Continuing the tradition of Panther excellence, five Chapman University alumni made the 2024 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, highlighting a legacy of achievement across industries that showcases the exceptional...

The Panther Network’s Mentoring Program Sign-Up Deadline is Feb. 25

Sunday, Feb. 25 is the last day for students to sign up for this semester’s virtual Mentoring Program on the Panther Network. Encourage your students to connect with alumni in the industry of their interest...

IS&T Open House – Thank you and Raffle Winners!

Dear colleagues, We are filled with gratitude as we reflect on the incredible day of the recent IS&T Open House on February 8, 2024. Thank you to all of you for taking the time to join us, share in...

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The fabric of the Chapman community is made up of diverse faces, identities, thoughts, experiences, perspectives, ideas and dreams. Each of us has a unique story to tell and experiences that we can all learn from to keep Chapman moving forward. The best way to create real change is to understand who we are today, and have honest conversations about what we want to see tomorrow.

Our Voices: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Chapman is an effort that helps share the experiences of the Chapman community and builds more transparency on the actions being taken to advance a culture of inclusion and equity at our campuses. As part of this initiative, and in the spirit of both the Chapman Diversity Project and the longstanding “I Am Chapman” campaign, we introduce new platforms to hear from our own community.

Black History Month

Celebrate the Pivotal Figures and Milestones of Black History
Black History Month, which runs from Feb. 1 to Mar. 1, is an annual observance recognizing and honoring the achievements of African Americans in U.S. history. Chapman University celebrates these pivotal contributions through Black History Month events aimed at fostering purposeful environments for the campus community.



Pictures and Stories: Elevating Black Students’ Stories of Trial and Resilience

Aided by participant photography, Quaylan Allen gets young Black men talking about their struggles and successes, illuminating pathways to culturally relevant practices.

Strategic Progress Updates

The university is taking concrete steps in its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. These steps forward include:

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Driven by Diversity: Chapman Class of 2027 Sets Milestones for DEI Enrollment

Hispanic/Latinx enrollment grew 2% from last year to reach 19%. Forty-eight percent of incoming first-year students identify as people of color, and almost 21% of incoming first-year students are first-generation college students.

More Updates

Attallah College of Educational Studies Sponsors Faculty Diversity Training
Attallah College sponsored faculty leadership to attend diversity training from the Chronicle of Higher Education and Pennsylvania State University’s Supporting Racially Minoritized Faculty Program.

Chapman University Founded Its First Multicultural Greek Organization
Chapman founded its inaugural multicultural Greek organization, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, which focuses on Latina-oriented sisterhood.

Chapman Reaches Milestone for Events in Fall 2023
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Cross-Cultural Center and Fish Interfaith Center hosted 229 programs and events in fall 2023.

Our Voices Video Series

Our Voices Video Series

The Our Voices Video Series offers a space for members of our campus community to share their stories and their experiences. Each video will be honest and unscripted, giving participants the opportunity to talk candidly about their experiences at Chapman and in their lives

Christine Fugate, assistant professor in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and an award-winning film producer and director, shares her inspiring story of living with an invisible disability and the supportive community she has connected with at Chapman.

Samantha Jimenez Garcia ’22  reflects on finding a community that finally made Chapman feel like home.

Global Education Advisor Daniel Garcia and graduate alumnus Juan Bustillo ’19 (’20 M.A.) discuss the study abroad experience among Latino students and their own journeys abroad.  

Graduate Assistant Program Coordinator Clarissa Cordova (’20, ’23 M.A.) and Assistant Program Coordinator Jacqueline Aparicio (’21, Ph.D.)  reflect on the first-gen identity and offer advice to incoming students.

Special Collections & Archives Librarian Annie Tang and Archives Technician John Carlo Encarnacion discuss a special and very personal highlight of their Chapman career – curating a library exhibit on the history of Filipino/a and Filipino/a-American students in California and at Chapman.

President of Chapman’s Latinx Staff & Faculty Forum Gabriela Castañeda, Ed.D., and Associate Professor at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Sally Rubin discuss the importance of celebrating Women’s Herstory Month in a way that recognizes all women and the range of identities they hold.

Chapman Professors Keith Howard, Ph.D, and Desirée Crèvecoeur-MacPhail, Ph.D, who also serve as president and vice president of the new Black Staff and Faculty Forum, sit down to discuss the importance of Black History Month in light of the present political and social climate.

Associate Director of Student Community Support and Development Justin Riley and student Natalia Ventura engage in authentic dialogue on issues related to identity, race, the Chapman experience and more!

Our Voices

Our Voices offer a glimpse into the heartbeat of Chapman – our students, faculty and staff. Separately, these images depict personal experiences, but collectively, they will illustrate the larger story of the Chapman experience.

News and Stories

Omega Phi Beta
Chapman’s First Latina Sorority Provides Critical Support to Multicultural Community on Campus
MLK Awards 2024
Chapman University Honors Dedicated Changemakers at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Award Reception
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Leatherby Center Awarded $1 Million Grant to Foster Entrepreneurship and Inclusion
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Creating Global Citizens: Empowering Underserved Students to Explore the World