Chapman Students Part of Winning Team at ‘Peds Hack-a-Thon’

Two Chapman University students won CHOC Children’s annual “Peds Hack-a-Thon.” Pria Chawla ’25 and Ria Chawla ’25 were members of a five-person team that won with a pitch to redesign asthma...

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Aspiring Entertainment Lawyers Get Industry Experience at Chapman

Film aficionados have witnessed the work of Chapman University law students, perhaps without realizing it. Before a film is made, submitted to festivals and distributed, filmmakers must make sure they own or...

PeopleSoft HCM System Updates and Downtime

PeopleSoft HCM will be offline starting Friday, May 31, 2024, at 1:00 PM for system updates and will be back online Monday, June 3, 2024. For the full multi-year project overview and details of Year 1...

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ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL: Chapman President Daniele Struppa Announces Retirement

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Chapman University President Daniele C. Struppa Announces His Plan to Retire as President

Today, Monday, May 20, Chapman University President Daniele C. Struppa announced his plan to retire as president. His last day as President of Chapman University will be September 1, 2025, at which time he...

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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.


Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
Chapman University honors the rich cultures and legacies of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDA). Celebrated in May, APIDA Heritage Month is a time to commemorate the contributions of the APIDA community to American culture. Learn how Chapman supports its communities by viewing these resources.


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

The Latina-oriented Omega Phi Beta sorority focuses on the “development of collegiate and professional women through sisterhood, diversity, leadership, service and academic excellence.”

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 Advances Diversity Goals Through Hispanic Student Engagement
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Office of Admission partnered on bringing Hispanic, college-bound students to campus as part of the university’s effort to become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Chapman continues to develop partnerships to amplify our Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution status and celebrate multicultural identities.

View the New Religious Holiday Calendar
The Fish Interfaith Center introduced a new Religious Holiday Calendar for the Chapman community to reference when scheduling events.

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

Bernadine Cortina ’24 spoke at Chapman's Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony.
Town & Gown Scholar Bernadine Cortina ’24 Named Chapman Woman of Distinction
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Chapman’s First Latina Sorority Provides Critical Support to Multicultural Community on Campus
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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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