Conditions of Accuracy

The information within is accurate at the time of publication. Students are responsible for informing themselves of and satisfactorily meeting all requirements pertinent to their relationship with the University. Students and others who use this catalog should be aware that the information changes from time to time at the sole discretion of Chapman University and that these changes may alter information contained in this publication. More current and complete information may be obtained in the appropriate department, school or administrative offices and students are responsible to consult these sources. Some changes can also be found in the addendum or on the Chapman University website. Chapman University reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to make any changes to all rules, policies, procedures and any other information that pertains to students or the institution including, but not limited to, admission, registration, tuition and fees, attendance, curriculum requirements, conduct, academic standing, candidacy and graduation. This catalog does not constitute a contract or terms or conditions of contract between the student and Chapman University.

Non–Discrimination

Chapman University is committed to providing an environment which is free from any form of harassment and discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Harassment and discrimination, in any form prohibited by this policy, impeded the University's mission to provide an education of distinction in a dignified and respectful learning environment. Every member of the University community are each responsible for creating and maintaining an environment conductive to work, study and learning.

Chapman also affirms its deep commitment to enriching diversity and including through on-going efforts to cultivate a welcoming campus climate for all members of the Chapman community. We strive to provide inclusive academic curriculum, promote equity and access in recruitment and retention, and develop meaningful outreach programs and partnerships with diverse local communities. We value diversity and including in the learning environment and believe it vital to the fulfillment of the university mission. It is our conviction that an inclusive learning environment facilitates complex, critical and creative thinking and that differences in identities, values, beliefs and perspectives are fundamental to a comprehensive education.

Chapman University admits qualified students of any race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the institution. Consistent with its obligations under law, Chapman University prohibits unlawful harassment and discrimination on the basis of any race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) (34.C.F.R. Part 103) prohibits gender or sex–based discrimination in educational programs operated by institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Programs and activities which may be included are: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing, extra–curricular programs and employment.

Chapman University prohibits gender and/or sex-based discrimination. Sexual harassment of students is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX and includes acts of sexual violence and misconduct. All students, regardless of gender, are protected from sexual harassment and/or violence in all educational programs and activities operated by Chapman University. More in-depth information regarding reporting on-campus and off-campus resources, and complaint processes and procedures may be found on the Chapman's Title IX (Non–Discrimination, https://www.chapman.edu/students/health-and-safety/title-ix/index.aspx) website at https://www.chapman.edu/students/health-and-safety/title-ix/index.aspx (Non–Discrimination, https://www.chapman.edu/students/health-and-safety/title-ix/index.aspx)

Students who believe that they may have been discriminated against based on their sex or gender or subjected to sexual harassment and/or violence should consult one of the University's Title IX coordinators.

The Title IX coordinators are responsible for coordinating the University's compliance with and responsibilities under Title IX. Major duties include, but are not limited to:

Students who believe that they have been or are the victims of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, by another University student, should freely and without fear of retaliation report such misconduct or file a complaint under Title IX with:

DeAnn Yocum Gaffney

Lead Title IX Coordinator

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and Senior Associate Dean of Students

Argyros Forum 101

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

Tel: (714) 997–6721

Fax: (714) 532–6009

Email: gaffney@chapman.edu

 

Chris Toutain

Program Coordinator for Student Conduct, Title IX Investigator

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and Dean of Students

Argyros Forum 302

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

Tel: (714) 532–6039

Email: toutain@chapman.edu

Kristen Entringer

Program Coordinator for Student Conduct, Title IX Investigator

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and Dean of Students

Argyros Forum 302

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

Tel: (714) 532–6056

Email: entringe@chapman.edu

Students who believe that have been subjected to sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct by University faculty or staff or experience any other form of gender discrimination prohibited by Title IX should freely and without fear of retaliation report such misconduct or file a complaint under Title IX with:

Misha Martinez

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer

DeMille Hall 103

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

Tel: (714) 997–6847

Fax: (714) 997–6901

Email: mismarti@chapman.edu

 

Title II prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with a disability. As such, Chapman recognizes that qualified students with documented disabilities, such as mobility, sensory, health, psychological and learning disorders may need reasonable accommodations to enable successful completion of academic coursework. Chapman will interact with the student and engage in the interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations that may be provided to the extent that they do not compromise the integrity of any degree or certificate, do not fundamentally alter the nature of a program or do not place an undue hardship upon the institution. Students needing assistance should contact Disability Services:

Jason McAlexander

Director of Disability Services

410 North Glassell Street

Orange, CA 92866

Tel: (714) 516–4520

Fax: (714) 628–7940

Email: jmcalex@chapman.edu

Annual Security Report

Chapman University’s annual security and fire safety report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off–campus buildings owned or controlled by Chapman University and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Chapman University–Office of Public Safety or by accessing the following website: www.chapman.edu/campus-services/public-safety/_files/asr3.pdf.