» Resources for Veterans

Explore the different resources, engagement opportunities and support systems for students who are Veterans, ROTC, Reserves, or Military Connected Members.

This is an online resource for students who are Veterans, ROTC, Reserves, or Military Connected Members. This webpage was created in collaboration between Cross-Cultural Engagement and The Advisory Group on the Status of Military Affiliates. Want to add a resource to this page? Contact us!

+ - Frequently Asked Questions

Excerpt of FAQ from Registrar's Veterans Student Services Page:


Is Chapman University a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, Chapman participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program of the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). You can find more information about the Chapman Yellow Ribbon Program here


Does the VA pay my full tuition at Chapman?

No, the VA will pay a benefit based upon your eligibility. You are responsible for any portion of your tuition and fees that are not covered by your VA benefits.


The Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) includes a monthly housing allowance. How much is that?

Students must be registered as more than half-time status to be eligible. This varies from year to year and is affected by your eligibility percentage. It is also affected if you are taking all of your classes online. See the Post 9/11 GI-Bill website for details.


Can the Post 9/11 GI Bill pay for study abroad?

Yes! Visit the Center for Global Education’s Diversity, Access, and Identity website for more information


How often do I need to verify enrollment at Chapman with VA?

Students receiving Chapter 30, 1606, or 1607 benefits must verify enrollment monthly. Chapter 33 students do not need to verify enrollment. The preferred verification method is through the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by Interactive Voice Response (VR). Visit chapman.edu/veterans or email va@chapman.edu for more information.


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+ - Campus Resources

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


AMVETS LEGAL CLINIC

The Institute for Military Personnel, Veterans, Human Rights & International Law is a premiere research and academic Institute. The litigation arm of the Institute is the AMVETS Legal Clinic, which provides pro bono representation to military personnel and Veterans.

Contact: (714) 628-2692 | amvets@chapman.edu | 328 N. Glassell Street, Orange, CA


BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY

Brandman University is a separate, regionally accredited school within the Chapman University system, dedicated to serving the needs of all working students, military and civilians alike. Brandman is widely recognized as a military-friendly institution, offering credits for military experience, one-on-one academic coaching, and flexible enrollment. 


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


CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Resources for transfer veterans. The Career Development Center can offer you more than just resume help. This page is dedicated to providing guidance, resources, testimonies, and advice to help ease the transition.

Contactcareer@chapman.edu | (714) 997-6942 | Argyros Forum 303


CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION

Students who are veterans or dependents of veterans can utilize their Post 9/11 GI Bill toward the cost of studying abroad. Contact us to start your application!

Contact: globaled@chapman.edu | 714-997-6830 | 576 N. Glassell


CHAPMAN DIVERSITY PROJECT

The Chapman Diversity Project 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 MILITARY AFFILIATES

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: Andy Sison | Staff Co-Chair, Advisory Group on the Status of Military Affiliates | sison@chapman.edu

Kyndra Rotunda | Faculty Co-Chair, Advisory Group on the Status of Military Affiliates | krotunda@chapman.edu

Lara McKinley | Alum Co-Chair, Advisory Group on the Status of Military Affiliates | mckin117@mail.chapman.edu

Ryan King | Student Co-Chair, Advisory Group on the Status of Military Affiliates | king252@mail.chapman.edu


CHAPMAN'S YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

The Yellow Ribbon program makes additional funds available to qualifying individuals without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement. For more information, contact the Office of the University Registrar or va@chapman.edu.


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 Killian | 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


OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

The Office of the Registrar office can help with registering for veteran educational benefits. 

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


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 


OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

If there are complications with your financial aid package or changes in your personal circumstances in connection with your veteran status, this is an important resource available to you. 

Contact: Jim Whitaker | Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management; Chief Financial Aid Officer | (714) 997-6741 | Bhathal Student Services Center


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)


TUTORING, LEARNING & TESTING CENTER

The Tutoring, Learning and Testing Center (TLT) offers a variety of tutoring and testing services designed to assist students achieve their academic and career goals.  Services offered include individual tutors for Chapman courses, supplemental instruction, academic mentors, writing center, accommodated testing and more. 

Contacttutor@chapman.edu | (714) 997-6828 |  Cecil B. DeMille Hall Room 130

+ - Engagement Opportunities

CENTER FOR AMERICAN WAR LETTERS

The Center for American War Letters (CAWL) is a unique and extensive manuscript collection of previously unpublished war letters from every American conflict, beginning with handwritten missives composed during the Revolutionary War and continuing up to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan. These personal war-time correspondences are a vital record of the collective memory of the American people, as witnessed and articulated by service members, veterans, and their loved ones, who experienced these wars firsthand.

Contact: Andrew Carroll | Director, Center for American War Letters carroll@chapman.edu


CHAPMAN VETERANS

This is a club designed for military veterans, family, friends, or anyone who has an interest with making veterans quality of life better. The premise is to network to gain information to help veterans with their education needs. Each veteran has different circumstances and the need to have an environment to seek help is why this club exists. It is our duty to support the military and help in any manner we can.

Contact: Cullen Fair | President, Chapman Veterans | fair105@mail.chapman.edu


M.A. IN WAR AND SOCIETY

Chapman offers a M.A. in War and Society, whose scholars expand the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and its consequences.

Advocates for Students Who Are Veterans, ROTC, Reserves, or Military Connected Members

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.