Carmichael Peters teaches.

Chapman Honors Class Takes on Institutional Racism by Bridging Five Decades of Activism

It was the late ’60s, and 10 college students wanted to challenge the racist norms they saw all around them. At the heart of their activism was a powerful declaration – one they were moved to place squarely on...

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Fowler Engineering Dean Andrew Lyon Named to National Academy of Inventors

An artificial platelet technology designed to help the body heal from traumatic injury is just one of the innovations that has earned Fowler School of Engineering Dean Andrew Lyon membership in the National...

natalie moser and family in huntington beach council chamber

Natalie Moser (MBA ’05) Elected to Huntington Beach City Council

Natalie Moser (MBA ’05) was recently elected to the Huntington Beach City Council. Prior to being elected, she served as the Chairperson of the City of Huntington Beach Human Relations Task Force.   Who was...

Wild fire in California hills

Can California Policy Makers Unite Around Climate Change Solutions?

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Chapman’s Staff Climate for Diversity Survey to Be the Focus of Mar. 11 Staff Town Hall

Chapman University’s climate for diversity for staff will be the key topic at the Staff Town Hall – 2020 Climate Survey Discussion to be held virtually on March 11 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Chapman...

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.

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Chapman University Honors Black History Month

We’re celebrating the history, lives and culture of the African American community with a variety of virtual events planned in honor of Black History Month. We encourage our entire community to participate and celebrate Black history not only in February, but all year long.

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Strategic Progress Update

This section will highlight 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.

Recent Updates

  • The university launched the search for the newly-created role of vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • More than $1.5 million has been set aside for faculty diversity efforts.
  • This academic year, five new Black faculty joined the university.
  • The new Black Staff and Faculty Forum was established.
  • A new Africana Studies minor launched, and Ethnic Studies has been approved.
  • Dodge College has hired 16 new part-time professors of color, including 11 Black professors (nine of whom are women), and significantly increased the number of full-time Black professors from one to three.

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

A Conversation with Justin Riley ’11 and Natalia Ventura (student)

A Conversation with Dr. Desiree Crevecoeur-MacPhail & Dr. Keith Howard

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

Carmichael Peters teaches.

Chapman Honors Class Takes on Institutional Racism by Bridging Five Decades of Activism

Dusan Brown in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

“Ma Rainey” Breakthrough Both Meaningful and Bittersweet for Chapman Film Student

Alumna on the steps of Memorial Hall

Chapman Alumna and Speech Language Pathologist Fights for Underserved Students

Leah Aldridge

Preparing Chapman Filmmakers to Reshape Hollywood Culture