The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance students' awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. A theme is chosen by CHAP members each school year, and faculty members across the campus are encouraged to integrate elements of that theme into their coursework. Additionally, a variety of field trips, guest speakers, panel discussions and videos are presented throughout the year and are all open to the public. By subtly saturating students with information about the chosen topic throughout the year, the awareness of the entire campus community is elevated.
The members of CHAP would like to thank the Porterville Chapter of the American Association of University Women for their involvement with our program. AAUW has been a key supporter of CHAP since 2007. Their outreach within the community and their involvement with CHAP events has been a wonderful asset. We look forward to continuing our relationship with AAUW, so that each year we may bring the world of culture and history to the residents of Porterville and the surrounding area.