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Chapman University Hosts Segregated Graduation Ceremonies, Separates Disabled Students

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New Guard Staff

July 19, 2023

By: Charlie Jones

Chapman University has announced plans to host segregated “cultural graduations” this summer, according to a tip received through YAF’s Campus Bias Tip Line.

The University’s website states the goal of these ceremonies is “to celebrate the dedication and resilience of students from communities traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education.”

According to the registration page for these ceremonies, the cultures that can sign up are:

– APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American),

-Black,

-Disability,

-Latinx,

-Lavender (LGBTQIA+),

-Middle Eastern

These ceremonies will occur over two weekends in late July and early August, with both a limited in-person gathering and a virtual Zoom call due to COVID-19 protocols. Graduates are only allowed to sign-up for one in-person session to allow as many students to have an in-person event as possible.

Chapman’s Cross-Cultural Center also has other campus initiatives, including “All Gender Restroom Day.” During this initiative, “gendered restrooms on campus” are transformed “into ones which any person, regardless of gender identity and/or expression, will be able to use for that day.”

This is just another example of far-left academia’s belief in dividing people based upon their identities. In May 2020, YAF covered similar ceremonies at California State University Long Beach. It’s shameful that on what is supposed to be one of the happiest days of a student’s life, they are so focused on division, rather than unity.


Charlie Jones is the chapter chairman of Michigan State University YAF,  and serves as a William & Berniece Grewcock Intern Scholar at Young America’s Foundation this summer.

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