Brain Institute Team Gets Grant to Study Consciousness

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Virtual Retirement Savings Counseling Sessions for July 2022

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The Grammy Awards Names Chapman University Assistant Professor a Music Educator Award Quarterfinalist

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Shaping Our Future.

Our strength is our commitment to progress. We are true to our mission of personalized education, no matter the challenges. This is where teaching and research intersect. Where students can be deeply involved. Where global citizens prepare to take their place as the leaders of
tomorrow and make a difference.


A History of Forward Momentum.

Breaking ground and building up are in Chapman’s DNA.


Strategic Legacy

Progress is at the heart of Chapman’s 160 year journey. Our strategic vision propels that progress.

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“We continue on a trajectory and transformation unlike any other in the country. Chapman leaders are committed to being more than the knowledge we discover and impart, but to creating a place that inspires the next generation of leaders.”

– Daniele C. Struppa

Changing Our Student Profile

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Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reghhen Stewart discusses Chapman’s strengths and areas for growth.

Contemporary DEI efforts span the enterprise, touching upon everything: faculty advancement, supply chain, public safety, community engagement, research, information technology, marketing and communications, senior leadership development, intercollegiate athletics and human resources, just to name a few. This is the goal for the DEI ecosystem at Chapman.

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Slightly more than half of the admitted students of the Class of 2025 identify as African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander or of multiple ethnicities.


Fowler School of Law set the record for its most diverse class with underrepresented populations comprising 52% of the class, including the highest percentage of first-generation college students at 36%.


Increased Hispanic/Latino and Black enrollment 30.4% over four years.


Appointed our first Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Expanding Our Research Agenda

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What Are the Signs of a University on the Rise?

Multiple research metrics help Chapman chart its upward trajectory, but the focus remains on the people driving global impact.

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1,250+ faculty publications from 2015-2019


16 Chapman professors rank among top 2% for the volume and impact of their research

Expanding Our Campus Footprint

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Creative energy inspires new collaborative spaces in historic buildings.

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Hilbert Museum of California Art expansion will nearly triple the museum’s exhibition space.

Building projects are underway to create an academic arts corridor connecting student experiences to California industries such as film, digital media, fine art and dance.

33,000 Square Feet

The adaptive reuse of the historic packinghouse will provide nearly 33,000 square feet for dance teaching studios

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Among the research projects at Chapman University’s Brain Institute is one that uses noninvasive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to study the sense of ownership of our actions.

Chapman’s Brain Institute Applies Modern Tools of Neuroscience to Answer Age-Old Questions of Free Will