The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical, and productive lives as global citizens.
During its 154-year history, Chapman University has evolved from a small, traditional liberal arts college into a comprehensive university distinguished for its extraordinary blend of liberal arts, science, and professional programs. Film and television production, business and economics, theatre, dance, music, education, and the natural and applied sciences Chapman boasts a breadth of fields usually only found at larger institutions. Chapman University's mission is to develop global citizen-leaders who are distinctively prepared to improve their community and their world.
With beautiful grounds and stately buildings, Chapman is one of the oldest schools on the West Coast, yet its park-like campus is also one of the most modern. More than a dozen buildings have been built or renovated in just the last two decades, with several more currently under construction or in the approval process. Architecturally impressive residence halls and apartment buildings offer students exciting lifestyle amenities within a vibrant Southern California setting.
With its central Orange County, California, location and just under 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students, the University environment is alive with activity. In addition to the temperate climate, Chapman students enjoy a dynamic, eclectic, and outdoor-oriented lifestyle, both on campus and off. Students come from all walks of life; from across the country and from all over the world, each student brings his or her own unique view of what makes a true global citizen. In recent years, Chapman students have been named Fulbright Scholars, Soros Scholars, Truman Scholars, Coro Fellows, USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, NCAA All-Americans, and NCAA Academic All-Americans.
Chapman's academic preparation and wide breadth of excellence is evidenced by the University's accomplished alumni, some of whom include the Hon. Loretta Sanchez ('88), member of Congress; the Hon. David Bonior ('85), former member of Congress and house minority whip; the Hon. Jose Gomez ('75) member of the Panamanian National Assembly; television and film producers John Copeland ('73), Jon Garcia ('90), and John David Currey ('98); cinematographer Gene Jackson ('70); fashion designer and founder of Ambiguous Clothing, Frank Delgadillo ('96); St. John's University men's basketball coach Steve Lavin ('88); Tony Award nominee and Broadway star of Showboat Michel Bell ('68); Indy car racing star Jacques Lazier ('93); Major League Baseball umpire, the late Emmitt Ashford ('36); former major league baseball stars Tim Flannery ('80), Marty Castillo ('80), Gary Lucas ('76), and Randy Jones ('72); and the Hon. George L. Argyros ('65), developer, philanthropist and former U.S. Ambassador to Spain.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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