Chapman Student Helps Discover Rare Dinosaur Fossil on Montana Expedition

As a television writing and production major, Chapman University student Sarah Wallace ’22 can spot a clichéd storyline a mile away. Like this one, for example. Student drives with college friends to Montana...

Peter Ly on a research boat off the coast of Appledore Island, Maine

Chapman Connects High School Science Teachers With Summer Research Opportunity

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Chapman University is giving two local science teachers a unique research learning opportunity this summer. Two Orange County high school science...

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Chapman University MSRE Program Launches the Next Generation of Real Estate Professionals

Emily Beasy has long been fascinated with the real estate market in Southern California. “I grew up in a town that started very desolate. As I grew up, a city was built around me,” she says. “Seeing these...

Service Interruption for Concur and Qualtrics

Update: 10:05am, 7/22/21 All affected services are now operational. IS&T can confirm that the service interruption are due to a global internet issue that was affect many different (non-Chapman) sites...

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Chapman Named a Top Film School in U.S. and Canada

Film industry magazine MovieMaker released its annual list of the Best 40 Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada, and Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts has once again joined the ranks...

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 and dialogue about what we want to see tomorrow.

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

Rotimi Fani-Kayode, In Gods We Trust, gelatin silver print

The Life and Work of Escalette Artist Rotimi Fani-Kayode

The Nigerian-British photographer used his art to capture the Black queer experience. His art is featured in the Escalette’s current exhibition, “Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories.”

Strategic Progress Update

This section highlights concrete actions underway across the university based on Chapman’s Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion, the Black Student Union (BSU) 12-point action plan, faculty and staff’s roadmap for diversity, equity and inclusion and other initiatives taking place across the Orange and Rinker campuses.

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

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

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Chapman Accepts Diverse Class of 2025 From Largest Ever Applicant Pool

Chapman offered admission to a remarkable first-year cohort of students for its class of 2025, setting the university on track to potentially welcome its most diverse class ever.

New Therapists Join Student Psychological Counseling Services

In response to the Black Student Union’s 12-point Action Plan, a new therapist has begun working at Student Psychological Counseling Services, in addition to eight therapist interns – five who identify as persons of color and four who provide therapy in languages other than English.

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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

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

View of Chapman University sign and Memorial Hall.

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

art by Rotimi

Celebrating Pride Month with the Life and Work of Escalette Artist Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Pride flag hanging in front of Leatherby Libraries.

New Leatherby Libraries Virtual Book Exhibit Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

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Jesse Gutierrez (MLD ’16) Launches New Business for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion