Dodge College Animation Student Preserves Holocaust History

Professors Michael Hass and Amy Ardell

Chapman Professors’ Book Gives Teachers Essential Guidance on Supporting Student Mental Health

44% of high school students surveyed felt persistently sad or hopeless during the past year. A supportive classroom culture fosters relationships that sustain people when they’re struggling mentally and...

President Doti giving economic forecast talk.

2022 Economic Forecast Update Set for June 23

Record-breaking gas prices. Soaring inflation. The war in Ukraine. What does it all mean for the economy? Find out on Thursday, June 23, when Dr. Jim Doti and his team of A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic...

Araceli Martinez

Araceli Martinez Named Executive Director of Chapman’s Cross-Cultural Center and First-Generation Programs

Chapman University’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has named Araceli Martinez, M.A. executive director of the Cross-Cultural Center and First-Generation Programs.  In her role, Martinez will...

2022 Economic Forecast Update Set for June 23

Record-breaking gas prices. Soaring inflation. The war in Ukraine. What does it all mean for the economy? Find out on Thursday, June 23, when Dr. Jim Doti and his team of experts present Chapman University’s...

Our Voices: Diversity Equity and Inclusion @Chapman

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.

nadia murad

Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad Appointed as Chapman

University Presidential Fellow

Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad will speak at Chapman University’s 2022 Commencement, followed by a three-year appointment as a Presidential Fellow.

Strategic Progress Update

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

Reg Stewart

Chapman University Announces First Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Reginald Chhen Stewart, Ph.D., an unwavering advocate for access and opportunity in higher education, has been named Chapman’s first Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

More Updates


Chapman hires its first director of Latinx achievement.


Chapman offered admission to the highest number of students of color in Chapman’s history, including record numbers of Asian students, Black students and Latinx students.


Nineteen percent of Chapman’s admitted students are first-generation college students. This is an increase of 8% from last year.


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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

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

Araceli Martinez

Araceli Martinez Named Executive Director of Chapman’s Cross-Cultural Center and First-Generation Programs

Madyson Montgomery '22 gives a TED-style talk.

Telling Unsung Stories of Black History Provides Breakthrough Moments for Chapman Students