Join the Conversation on Issues Related to Socio-Economic Status in the Chapman Community

Every other Tuesday, Chapman’s Diversity Project Advisory Group on Socio-Economic Stratification meets to discuss and advocate for issues related to socio-economic status. The group has worked on numerous projects for the Chapman community, including the creation of a food pantry on campus, reducing textbook costs for students facing financial challenges and cataloging and distributing deals for the campus community. However, the success and growth of these projects are largely dependent on the input and advocacy of students, faculty and staff. Whether you’re passionate about issues on student food insecurity or student homelessness, bring your ideas on how the university could provide support to these students to their next meeting on Tuesday, April 2nd at 1pm in the Cross Cultural Center (Respect Room). If you have any questions please contact Ryan at or Kara at

Green Panther Spotlight: Leah Thomas ’17

Our next Green Panther Spotlight is on Leah Thomas ’17, who majored in Environmental Science and Policy with a cluster in Comparative World Religions. Leah advocates for greener living and sustainability on her wellness blog and Instagram, Green Girl Leah. She is also currently on the Communications team at Patagonia.

“I’m so happy my full-time job allows me to dive deeper into sustainability, but I also like using my Instagram blog: @GreenGirlLeah to explore other areas of environmentalism and diversity + inclusion. That platform has allowed me to have a voice and practice my writing, while also engaging with a community of people also interested in their own sustainability journey.”

To read more about our Green Panther Spotlight, visit our Sustainability blog!

Chapman Campus Recycling and Composting Survey

Help the Sustainability Department and Facilities Management better understand the Chapman community’s attitudes and current knowledge of waste and recycling processes on campus. Take the brief survey here!

Earth Day is April 22nd!

With Earth Day 2019 approaching, the Sustainability Department is excited for a week of environmentally focused events, giveaways and panels. Keep an eye out for our newsletter in the following weeks for all the details of what we have planned! In the meantime, learn more about this year’s Earth Day theme—protecting our species.

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