» Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students

Queer Pages is an online resource for students who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. This webpage was created in collaboration between Cross-Cultural Engagement and The Advisory Group on the Status of LGBTQ Communities. Want to add a resource to this page? Contact us!

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DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

The Dean of Students Office, as with all concerns, serves as a resource for students by assisting in matters that impact the learning of all students.

Contact: Jerry Price | Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students | (714) 997-6721 | jprice@chapman.edu | Argyros Forum 101

DeAnn Yocum Gaffney | Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Associate Dean of Students | (714) 997-6721 | gaffney@chapman.edu | Argyros Forum 101

Chris Hutchison | Assistant Dean of Students | (714) 628-7321 | hutchiso@chapman.edu | Argyros Forum 303F


ALL-GENDER RESTROOMS

To find Chapman University’s all-gender restrooms, click on Restrooms on the drop down menu of the interactive campus map. All-gender restrooms are labeled and identified across campus. 


CAMPUS INCLUSION COMMITTEE

The Student Government Association Campus Inclusion Committee addresses issues of diversity and equity affecting the campus. The committee actively seeks the concerns of underrepresented groups on campus and challenges itself to solve those issues.

Contact: sga@chapman.edu


CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION

Chapman University encourages students of all identities to partake in study abroad. Visit the Center for Global Education’s Diversity, Access, & Identity student resource webpage and scroll down to the LGBTQ+ section to download the LGBTQ+ Study Abroad brochure and learn about questions you should consider when selecting a study abroad location and view many helpful links and resources for the LGBTQ+ community. The Center for Global Education offers semester and year-long study abroad programs, January and summer Travel Courses, and summer International Internships.  

Contact: Jodi Hicks | Assistant Director of Overseas Programs | (714) 997-6629 | jebner@chapman.edu

CHAPMAN DIVERSITY PROJECT

The Chapman Diversity Project, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

ADVISORY GROUP ON THE STATUS OF LGBTQ COMMUNITIES

Chapman’s Advisory Groups evaluate and recommend services, policies and programs for enhancing diversity and inclusion. Each Advisory Group is comprised of students, staff, faculty, administrators and trustees and is open to people of all identities.

Contact: Kris De Pedro | Faculty Co-Chair, Advisory Group on the Status of LGBTQ Communities | depedro@chapman.edu

Nancy Brink | Staff Co-Chair, Advisory Group on the Status of LGBTQ Communities | brink@chapman.edu


CROSS-CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT

Cross-Cultural Engagement offers programs and services that encourage students to explore, celebrate, and share their diverse cultures; further examine and cultivate the multiple aspects of their personal identities; develop an appreciation of and respect for diversity; and hone their skills in cross-cultural leadership and dialogue while creating a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

Contact: Leti Romo, Asst. Director of Student Engagement, Cross-Cultural Engagement | (714) 628-7242 | lromo@chapman.edu

CCE also offers the following opportunities:

STONEWALL DISCUSSION GROUP

Facilitated by staff and faculty, this discussion group seeks to create a confidential supportive social space for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and/or pansexual to connect with a community of peers. In order to best respect this safe space, please contact Leti Romo at lromo@chapman.edu for location, meeting times, accommodations, and more information.

BREAKING GROUND: SAFE SPACE WORKSHOP

The Breaking Ground: Safe Space trainings are open to students, staff, and faculty and are offered as an educational intervention designed to support all members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, and all underrepresented sexual, gender, and/or romantic identities) campus community. The training will assist individuals who wish to become identified allies on campus in exploring and increasing their own knowledge of the LGBTQIA community and its history.


CROSS-CULTURAL INITIATIVES

Cross-Cultural Initiatives provides a series of engaging experiences that expose students to multiple viewpoints on a variety of issues, as well as highlight the many different cultures that comprise the Chapman student community.

Contact: Leti Romo, Chair, Cross-Cultural Initiatives | (714) 628-7242 | lromo@chapman.edu

CCI EDUCATION AND RESOURCE TEAM

CERT is an advisory group comprised of faculty, staff, and students devoted to a stronger, more inclusive community at Chapman. CERT works to empower students following potential bias incidents that affect our campus community.


DISABILITY SERVICES

The Disability Services Office is designed to help students who have average or above average potential for learning and who exhibit significant difficulties due to a disability. We will support students to understand his/her limited abilities and compensate for them with ADA accommodations and alternative resources as well. Here at Chapman, we want to prepare students for the future by practicing self-advocacy. We will help guide the student on that journey by utilizing all available resources.

Contact: Andrea Tedford | Counseling & Disability Services Coordinator | (714) 516-4520 | atedford@chapman.edu |410 N. Glassell Street (House between Public Safety & Student Health


HUMAN RESOURCES

Chapman University is committed to providing an environment which is free of any form of harassment and discrimination. You can report any instances of harassment and/or discrimination to the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer. 

Contact: Misha Martinez | Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer, Human Resources | (714) 997-6847 | mismarti@chapman.edu


FISH INTERFAITH CENTER 

Located at Chapman University, the Fish Interfaith Center assists students in their spiritual journeys and equips leaders for interfaith understanding in the world through the center's award-winning Wallace All Faiths Chapel and interfaith programming. All Interfaith Center staff are Safe Space trained. 

Contact: Rev. Dr. Gail Stearns  | Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel | (714) 628-7289 | 

READING THE BIBLE THROUGH QUEER EYES

Offered each semester, 3 weekly sessions. Rev. Nancy Brink, Director of Church Relations explores the Bible scriptures frequently cited in opposition to LGBTQ rights (often referred to as “clobber passages”). Sponsored by Disciples on Campus (DOC).

Contact: Nancy Brink | Director of Church Relations | (714) 997-6760 | brink@chapman.edu


FRANCIS SMITH CENTER FOR INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY THERAPY

Under the auspices of Chapman University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program, the Center operates as a non-profit clinic for individuals, couples, families, and children.  The dual mission of the Center is to provide high quality and affordable mental health services to the local community and to provide an excellent training and research environment to the graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program at Chapman University. Chapman students will be assessed the minimum fee of $15 per session.

Contact: (714) 997-6746 | 501 W. Palm Avenue, Crean Building, Chapman University, Orange, CA  92866 


STUDENT PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING SERVICES

Student Psychological Counseling Services (SPCS) provides psychotherapy to students at Chapman University and is staffed with licensed and professional psychologists, counselors and counselor interns.

Contact: Andrea Killian | Counseling & Disability Services Coordinator | (714) 516-4520 | atedford@chapman.edu |410 N. Glassell Street (House between Public Safety & Student Health)


OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

The Office of the Registrar is the direct channel for registering a preferred name. 

Contact: Jan McCuen | Office of the University Registrar | (714) 997-6892 | mccuen@chapman.edu | Bhathal Student Services Center


INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY

Information Systems and Technology can help update an e-mail address or ID card with preferred name. 

Contact: (714) 997-6600 | servicedesk@chapman.edu


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ACADEMIC ADVISING

The mission of the Academic Advising Center is to coordinate and support an advising program that consistently provides students with the information and counsel they need to develop sound educational goals, and to make effective decisions about University courses and programs that will enable them to realize those goals. 

Contact: Roberto Coronel | Director, Academic Advising | (714) 744-7959 | coronel@chapman.edu


MINOR IN LESBIAN/GAY/BISEXUAL/TRANSGENDER/QUEER STUDIES

The minor in LGBTQ studies draws on the expertise of faculty members from across the colleges and offers a holistic approach that brings to bear the insights of various fields upon the study of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues.

Contact: Ian Barnard | Director, LGBTQ Studies Minor | (714) 516-5775 | barnard@chapman.edu


UNDERGRADUATE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

If there are complications with your financial aid package or changes in your personal circumstances in connection with your identity, this is an important resource available to you. 
Contact: David C. Carnevale | Director of Undergraduate Financial Aid | (714) 532-6049 | carneva@chapman.edu | Bhathal Student Services Center

+ - Student Organizations

DISCIPLES ON CAMPUS

This progressive Christian student group is an Open and Affirming ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. It is open to anyone in the Chapman community.

Contact: Nancy Brink | Director of Church Relations | (714) 997-6760 | brink@chapman.edu


QUEER STUDENT ALLIANCE

Chapman QSA is an organization that provide a safe space for the LGBT+ community to meet and not worry about prejudices related to their identity. In addition, the club strives to advocate for equal rights, raise awareness of issues involving gender and sexuality, and educate the Chapman Community.

Contact:  ChapmanU.QSA@gmail.com


QUEER TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR COLLECTIVE

The Queer and Trans People of Color Collective serves to create a safe space for students who identify as non-white queer and/or transgender people, advocate for issues that queer people of color face, promote an understanding of intersectionality, create a platform for action, and engage the larger campus in awareness of queer, transgender, and race issues. Together we can gather to understand the issues that queer and trans persons of color face as we engage politics, history, art, and dialogue. All allies welcome.

Contact: ChapmanQTPOCC@gmail.com

+ - Local and Online Resources

ACLU SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The Constitution and Bill of Rights set the ground rules for individual liberty, which include the freedoms of speech, association and religion, freedom of the press, and the right to privacy, to equal protection of the laws and to due process of law. The ACLU was founded to defend and secure these rights and to extend them to people who have been excluded from their protection.

Contact:  (213) 977-5253 | 1313 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA|


CAMPUS PRIDE

Campus Pride serves LGBT and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBT and ally student leaders. 


THE CENTER O.C. & BRAD BAFFORD LGBTQ CENTER ON 4TH

The LGBT Center OC’s mission is to advocate on behalf of the Orange County Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer/Questioning communities and provide services that ensure its well-being and positive identity. 

Contact: frontdesk@thecenteroc.org | (714) 953-LGBT (5428) | 1605 N. Spurgeon Street & 305 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA


OC HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

OC Human Relations provides programs in partnerships with schools, corporations, individuals, cities and foundations to eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. 

Contact: (714) 480-6570 | 1300 S. Grand Ave. Bldg. B, Santa Ana, CA


P.F.L.A.G. ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER

The LGBT Center OC’s mission is to advocate on behalf of the Orange County Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer/Questioning communities and provide services that ensure its well-being and positive identity. 

Contact:  info@ocpflag.org | (714) 997-8047 | 161 S. Orange Street, Orange, CA


LGBTQ+ AND ADDICTION

Information for people who identify as LGBTQ+ about addiction, causes, resources & treatment.

https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq/

Advocates for LGBTQIA+ Student at Chapman

Here you can find a list of staff, faculty and administrators who are advocates for student diversity and inclusion at Chapman. While all staff, faculty and administrators are advocates for students, the people in these lists have committed to being an open door and advocate for students from underrepresented communities.