What started as one program in the heart of Illinois, The Chicago School has since expanded to include seven campuses at Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. Additionally, they offer nearly all of their programs online. Their 6,000 almost exclusively graduate students, locally and internationally, are molded into professionals that expand beyond psychology. The Chicago School is committed to building an environment of mutual respect and inclusion where all individuals are valued for who they are and what they can contribute, and in turn, are expected to be participatory members of an active learning community that promotes cultural awareness, competence, and understanding of diversity. They heavily encourage students to participate in volunteerism and community service. In fact, students collectively serve 1.2 million hours annually to their communities, demonstrating a fierce commitment to the people and surrounding environments they serve.