»Rape, Sexual Assault and Abuse

P.E.E.R. takes any form of abuse, sexual or not, seriously. Please use the resources below to help take action or educate yourself about sexual and domestic violence.

No one should feel embarrassed or ashamed if they are a victim of abuse. The best way to prepare yourself for any situation that may arise is to know your options and who to contact incase of an emergency. P.E.E.R. and the C.A.R.E.S. coordinator are here to support, educate and prevents violence and help provide a safe college experience for all students.

+-What You Should Know

The Facts
  • Violence, on all levels, must be addressed. Studies vary, but suggest that one American woman is physically abused by a boyfriend or spouse every 9-15 seconds
  • Date and acquaintance rape are generally not reported for a number of reasons. Some of these are that students:
    • fear they won't be believed
    • fear they will be blamed
    • fear they will be hurt by the assailant
    • think that they were at fault.
  • It is important to realize that it is NEVER the victim / survivor's fault. It may have been poor judgment for getting drunk or for other behavior, but the victim/survivor is NEVER at fault for rape or sexual assault.
  • People who rape generally don't stop with one instance. One way to try and stop them from continuing to hurt others is to report - regardless of when the rape occurred.
  • If enough people report, people who rape are more likely to be stopped.

See the following for more information regarding Date Rape Drugs and Resources.

+-What do I do if I am sexually assaulted?

First off, sexual assault is never the survivor's fault. Use the resources to the right to assist you in taking action.
  1. Get to a safe place.
  2. Seek medical attention.
  3. Obtain emotional support or counseling.
  4. Learn about your options (see Student Conduct Code, see Appendix 5, or use the Anonymous Report Form).
  5. Get assistance as soon as possible after the assault. If you DO choose to file a police report, contact the police as soon as possible in the city where the crime took place. If the assault occurred within the past 3 days, and you are filing a police report in Orange County, law enforcement may take you to the hospital for a rape kit. Try not to shower or bathe until after the exam. Seek help. You do have options.

Most rapists have 8-12 victims before one of them files a police report. You probably aren't the first or only victim.

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If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted...

Make sure you are in safe place. Call Chapman University ’s Sexual Assault Information Line:

(714) 744-7000

Important Contacts

General Information:
Sexual Assault and C.A.R.E.S. Coordinators
(714) 744-7080

Medical Options:
Emergencies
911

Chapman University Student Health
(714) 997-6851

St. Joseph Hospital
(714) 633-9111

Emotional Support:
CU Student Psychological Counseling
(714) 997-6778

CSP Sexual Assault Hot Line (24 Hours)
(714) 957-2737

On-Campus:
Chapman University Public Safety
(714) 997-6763

Dean of Students
(714) 997-6721

Office of Student Conduct
(714) 744-7693

Off Campus:
Emergencies
911

Orange Police Department
(714) 744-7444

    Rape Aggression Defense Training

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