Nearpod Pilot is Here and Accepting Sign-Ups

Chapman instructors who are looking for a way to make their lessons more interactive, formative and engaging can now use Nearpod, which is being piloted by Educational Technology Services. By incorporating...

Free Flu Shot Clinic at Rinker Campus on Oct. 24

Chapman University’s Student Health Services will offer a free flu vaccine clinic at Rinker Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Visit The Campus Center – Great Room at 14725 Alton Parkway, Irvine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...

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Argyros Family’s $10 Million Gift Elevates Chapman University’s Argyros School into College and Inspires Speaker Series

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$10 Million Gift from Argyros Family Elevates Argyros School to College

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THE ADVOCATE: Louisiana’s population has flatlined, even as neighboring states surge

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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.


Celebrate Latinx and Hispanic History and Communities
Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, is dedicated to honoring the profound impact of Hispanic and Latinx individuals and celebrating their heritage. Join Chapman University as it celebrates the enduring legacy of Hispanic and Latinx culture and its mark on the global community. View Hispanic Heritage Month events at Chapman.


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Assistant Director of Disability Services Brittania Gentis and Director of LGBTQ Pride and Achievement Kevin Nguyen-Stockbridge reflect on Chapman’s commitment to growing a sense of belonging for all.

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.

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Chapman Hires First Director of LGBTQ Pride and Achievement
Kevin Nguyen-Stockbridge, Ph.D. ’17, was appointed Chapman’s first director of LGBQT pride and achievement.

Schmid College of Science and Technology Partners With Achievement Institute for STEM Scholars
Under the guidance of Assistant Professor Oliver Lopez, Ph.D., Schmid College of Science and Technology is partnering with the Achievement Institute for STEM Scholars to select and mentor second-year high school students from the Santa Ana Unified School District for two-year cohorts. These students benefit from STEM application seminars, college preparatory workshops and presentations by Chapman professors, leading to a tradition of at least one student from each cohort matriculating at Chapman since 2005.

Chapman University Reaffirmed as First-Gen Forward institution by First Scholars Network
Chapman University maintained its First-Gen Forward institution status for demonstrating commitment to advancing first-generation student success and meeting the yearly programmatic requirements and active engagement in First Scholars Network’s First-Gen Forward phase.

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.

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