When asked to describe the spirit and energy of Chapman’s Cross-Cultural Center, communication studies student Beatrice Lam ’20 chose the words, “vulnerability” and “reassurance.” “When I walk into this room, there’s no negative vibes and judgment goes out the door,” Lam elaborates. “That makes it very easy to be yourself.” Lam’s experience with the Cross-Cultural
A graduate student from Cameroon will join family and friends for Thanksgiving bearing a turkey marinated in a special blend of spices she brought from her homeland. “You wouldn’t find it here,” said Joele Atonfack (M.S./MBA ’18), who is pursuing a joint master’s in food science and business administration. “It just has a different flavor.
Positive social change happens in many ways at Chapman University. Whether it’s through one’s academic efforts or through co-curricular activities or even through allyship and having everyday conversations about diverse ideas and perspectives, there are change-makers on campus that strive to make Chapman a more just and inclusive space for people of all identities. Often, their actions are
After two years of planning, surveying hundreds of students and revamping an office suite in a central campus location, Chapman University unveiled its Cross-Cultural Center on Monday in a ceremony shaped by personal reflections, dance and even some tears. “It’s a dream come true. It’s definitely a shared dream and it was definitely a group