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Consumer disclosures provide students and families information on a range of topics including general information, the University’s facilities, campus safety and financial aid information.

CARES Act Information

Chapman University has received emergency grants for students funded by the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds are available to students with expenses directly related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some students have already received funding related to the closure of campus housing and other known expenses.  Read Chapman's CARES Act Memo here. 


The page has been divided into distinct sections. Each tab provides a summary description of the disclosure as well as helpful links to more information. The following sections are:

  • General Institutional Information
  • Information for Students
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Outcomes
  • Health and Safety
  • Additional Resources

If you’d like a paper copy of each disclosure, visit the Additional Resources section at the end.

General Institutional Information

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Admission to Chapman University

Students interested in learning more about admission eligibility requirements, application filing periods, deadlines and the application process can visit the Office of Admission and select the appropriate student level and student group.

Students interested in learning more about admission to the Fowler School of Law can visit the Law School Office of Admission.

Notice to Undergraduate Students: In addition the standard application requirements, some departments may require additional application materials

The Office of Admission can be reached via email at admit@chapman.edu or by calling (714) 997-6711 or (888) CU-APPLY.

Athletic Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)

This annual disclosure provides information on the number and gender of full-time undergraduates participating in the intercollegiate athletic competitions and on each team. Also included is information on coaches, coach salaries, and the revenues and expenses associated with each sport.

A paper copy of the report is available upon request.

Chapman University is a member of NCAA Division III, a division that does not offer athletics-based financial aid but provides a well-rounded collegiate experience that involves a balance of rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and the opportunity to pursue a multitude of other co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities offered.

EADA 2018-19 Report (PDF)

EADA 2017-18 Report (PDF)

EADA 2016-17 Report (PDF)

More information about athletics at the University can be found on the Chapman Athletics website.

College Navigator

The College Navigator is provided by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences and is designed to assist students in choosing the college or university that is right for them.  In addition to searching for and viewing profiles of Universities across the country, the College Navigator website features additional resources designed to assist students as they prepare for college.  All colleges and universities receiving federal financial aid are required to contribute data to the College Navigator.

Please visit College Navigator and search for Chapman University to view our profile.

Faculty Personnel

The faculty members of Chapman University are listed online in the faculty directory:

Chapman University Faculty

Immigration Requirements for Licensure

At Chapman University, if a student is required to have a professional or commercial license from a local, state or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the University may be training them, they must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure.

Institutional Information for Chapman

Instructional Facilities

Chapman University's Orange Campus and Fowler School of Law are located in the city of Orange, California just steps away from the Orange Plaza Historic District.

Visiting Campus

Guided Campus Walking Tours

Interactive Campus Map and PDF Map

Chapman University Campus Webcam

Chapman University Fowler School of Law Admission Office and Viewbook

The Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science campus is home to Chapman University's School of Pharmacy and several graduate health science programs in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. The Rinker Health Science campus is ideally situated in Irvine, California where students can pursue research and internships with renowned pharmaceutical companies, healthcare organizations, and facilities right in their own backyard. 

Read more about Rinker Health Science Campus

Additionally, Chapman University is committed to providing support services to achieve equal access to the education experience. Disability Services (DS) approves and coordinates accommodations and services for students with disabilities at Chapman to help students acquire skills essential to achieve academic and personal success. 

Read more about Disabilities Services


Mission Statement

Chapman University's mission is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens. Chapman University's mission and campus reflect our commitment to the Four Pillars: Intellectual, Physical, Social and Spiritual.

Information for Students

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Constitution Day

Every year, on or around September 17, the University celebrates the founding document of the United States of America: The U.S. Constitution. It is important to note that activities are open to all students.


  • September 17 – Students can learn more about the U.S. Constitution and take pocket-sized constitutions by visiting the Civic Engagement Initiatives table in the Attallah Piazza between 10:00am and 1:00pm.  The Global Citizens Wall question will also focus on a topic related to the U.S. Constitution.


  • September 17 – Students can learn more about the U.S. Constitution and take pocket-sized constitutions by visiting the Civic Engagement Initiatives table in the Attallah Piazza during the lunch hours.  The Global Citizens Wall question will also focus on a constitutional topic.


  • September 18: As part of our Constitution Day celebration, Civic Engagement is hosting a civil rights tour of Old Towne Orange revisiting sites and stories of Latinx segregation. A portion of the tour will include information regarding Mendez v. Westminster, a case that helped pave the way to the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education seven years later.
  • September 23: Commemorate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a panel discussions addressing current threats to the constitutional system sponsored by The Claremont Institute at Fowler School of Law.


  • September 17: The Fowler School of Law is celebrating Constitution Day with an all-day workshop and series of speakers and panels.
  • September 14: The Office of Civic Engagement Initiatives will be distributing pocket-sized Constitutions at the annual Student Involvement Fair.  Students will also notice posters on lawn-stakes throughout campus highlighting Constitutional Amendments and offering questions for reflection.


  • September 17: The Fowler School of Law celebrated Constitution Day with a panel of speakers.  Students, Faculty and Staff in attendance received cupcakes and pocket Constitutions.


  • September 17: A celebration of the 227th anniversary of the Constitution was held in Atallah Piazza with information about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers distributed.  Students received a pocket copy of the Constitution.

Students can learn more about Constitution Day by visiting these websites:

Copyright Infringement

The purpose of this section is to establish uniform policies and campus-wide procedures that assure campus compliance with all state and federal laws applying to copyrighted material.

Legal Affairs and Student Conduct communicate regularly to combat copyright infringement.


Housing - Residential Life

The Office of Residential Life and First Year Experience assists students with both on and off campus housing and provides a variety of services to students and their families. Students and families may wish to review several resources related to Residential Life:

Annual Crime Awareness & Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) (PDF)

Public Safety Crime Alert Bulletins

Chapman University Conduct Code

Chapman University's Guide to Moving into the Residence Halls

Housing Emergencies

Services in the Residence Halls

The Office of Residential Life and First Year Experience can be contacted at (714) 997-6603 or via email at reslife@chapman.edu

Student Activities

With the goal of removing the phrase, "I'm bored" from a student's vocabulary, Chapman University fosters robust opportunities for involvement that serve to enhance students' college experience.

To learn more about opportunities for involvement and student resources, please feel free to explore these areas:

Student Life

Campus Life

Residential Life and First Year Experience

Student Government

Greek Life

Civic Engagement

Student Leadership Opportunities

Discounted Tickets Program

Fitness and Wellness Programs

For more information about student engagement, activities and well-being, please visit the Chapman University Student Affairs Website and the Dean of Students Website.

Textbook Information

Students and guests may view required, recommended and supplemental course materials schedule for a given class via the Campus Bookstore Online. By clicking on the department, course number and section the following information is available: textbook title, the International Standards Book Number (ISBN), and the price for the book if purchased new or used (if available) or is utilized as a rental (if available) for required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials.

Students are not required to buy their textbooks from the University Book Store.

The University Bookstore can be reached at (714) 997-6718.

Transfer of Credit Information

Chapman University's General Transfer Credit Policies are indicated below. Additional important information about transfer of credit is available on the Registrar's Office's Transfer Credit Policies and Guidelines Webpage.

  • Only credit from regionally accredited institutions is evaluated for transferability.

  • Credit is given for baccalaureate courses excluding preparatory level, technical, vocational, professional, and work experience/co-op credits.

  • Minimum grade of C-.

  • A maximum of 70 semester credits of community college credit will be applied toward the bachelor's degree.

  • No limit is placed on the number of transferable credits from regionally accredited four-year colleges or universities. A student, however, must meet all the credit, grade, and residence requirements as stated in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of the current Chapman University catalog.

  • No internship or practicum credit is accepted in transfer.

  • Independent Study and special topics credit in transfer are not automatically accepted. Materials detailing the content studied may be submitted for credit consideration.

  • Coursework may not duplicate or overlap other course credits.

  • CSU transferability does not guarantee the course will be transferable to Chapman.

Voter Registration

The Secretary of State's Office has worked with colleges from across California to develop a system that can be used by each campus to give students the opportunity to register to vote. Please visit RegisterToVote.ca.gov to easily access an online voter registration application to register in California.  To register in a different state, visit www.chapman.turbovote.org to be directed to the necessary registration forms.  

In addition to this convenient resource, voter registration cards are available in the Bhathal Student Services main lobby and at the Student Union Information Desk.

For more information on ways to become more engaged with elections, such as serving as a poll worker, please contact the Orange County Registrar of Voters.

Additional Resources:

Withdrawal from the Institution

Undergraduate Students are considered withdrawn from the Chapman University if:

  • The student drops all courses in which they are enrolled during a semester.

  • After completing a semester the student does not return for the subsequent semester.

Undergraduate students who plan to return after interrupting their enrollment at Chapman University must review the Interrupted Enrollment policy.

Current Undergraduate students who are uncertain whether or not to withdraw from the university are strongly urged to contact the campus Dean of Students prior to withdrawing. Graduate students should contact the Provost's Office.

Graduate Students are considered withdrawn from the Chapman University if:

  • The student drops all courses in which they are enrolled during a semester.
  • The student does not return after more than one semester of non-attendance.

With the exception of Law students, the University Registrar is the Official withdrawal office.  Students wishing to withdraw should contact the Registrar to complete the withdraw process.

Law students should contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration.

Graduate students who plan to return after interrupting their enrollment for more than one semester must review the Leave of Absence policy.

View additional information about the University's withdrawal policy.

It is important for students to understand that withdrawing from the university before the end of the term may impact your financial aid offer, even if you are only offered student loans.  Information about withdrawing from the University and its impact on financial aid can be found in the Financial Aid Information Guide.

Students enrolled in the Fowler School of Law should consult section 4.1.7 of the Student Handbook available online (pdf) for specifics about withdrawal as a Law student.

Financial Aid

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Costs and Consumer Information

Chapman University and the U.S. Department of Education provide several resources to assist students and families in calculating the cost of attendance. Please note that, once enrolled, each student will receive a personalized bill from the Student Business Services Office detailing all charges for the term.

Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Students

Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students

Chapman University's Net Cost Calculator

Chapman University's Tuition and Fee Schedule

Chapman University's College Scorecard

College Navigator

Students and families with questions about Cost of Attendance should contact the Financial Aid Office. Undergraduate Students: (714) 997-6741; Graduate and Law Students: (714) 628-2730.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Chapman University is committed to the protection and confidentiality of student educational records, adhering closely to the guidelines established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - a federal legislation established to regulate access and maintenance of student educational records.

Chapman University's FERPA Policy

U.S. Department of Education FERPA Guide

Chapman University's Annual Notification to Students

Special information for students studying abroad

For more information about FERPA, or to obtain a paper copy of this policy, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (714) 997-6701.

Federal Student and Parent Loan NSLDS Disclosure

Students and parents who borrow through a Federal Loan program including the PLUS Loan, Grad PLUS, Perkins Loan and Direct Loan programs will have information about your loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Information in NSLDS is accessible to schools, lenders, and guarantors for specific purposes as authorized by ED.

Borrowers can access their own information via NSLDS for Student Access.

Financial Aid Office Code of Conduct

Both the Undergraduate and Graduate Financial Aid Offices believe in and maintain a commitment to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator's Code of Conduct.

1. No action will be taken by financial aid staff that is for their personal benefit or could be perceived to be a conflict of interest.

  1. Employees within the financial aid office will not award aid to themselves or their immediate family members. Staff will reserve this task to an institutionally designated person, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
  2. If a preferred lender list is provided, it will be compiled without prejudice and for the sole benefit of the students attending the institution. The information included about lenders and loan terms will be transparent, complete, and accurate. The complete process through which preferred lenders are selected will be fully and publicly disclosed. Borrowers will not be auto-assigned to any particular lender.
  3. A borrower's choice of a lender will not be denied, impeded, or unnecessarily delayed by the institution, even if that lender is not included on the institution's preferred lender list.
  4. No amount of cash, gift, or benefit in excess of a de minimis amount shall be accepted by a financial aid staff member from any financial aid applicant (or his/her family), or from any entity doing business with or seeking to do business with the institution (including service on advisory committees or boards beyond reimbursement for reasonable expenses directly associated with such service).

2. Information provided by the financial aid office is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.

3. Institutional award notifications and/or other institutionally provided materials shall include the following:

  1. A breakdown of individual components of the institution's Cost of Attendance, designating all potential billable charges.
  2. Clear identification of each award, indicating the type of aid, i.e. gift aid (grant, scholarship), work, or loan.
  3. Standard terminology and definitions, using NASFAA's glossary of award letter terms.
  4. Renewal requirements for each award.

4. All required consumer information is displayed in a prominent location on the institutional website(s) and in any printed materials, easily identified and found, and labeled as "Consumer Information."

5. Financial aid professionals will disclose to their institution any involvement, interest in, or potential conflict of interest with any entity with which the institution has a business relationship.

Financial Aid Office Statement of Ethical Principles

Both the Undergraduate and Graduate Financial Aid Offices believe in and maintain a commitment to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator's Statement of Ethical Principles.

Financial aid administrators shall:

Advocate for students 

  • Remain aware of issues affecting students and continually advocate for their interests at the institutional, state and federal levels.
  • Support federal, state and institutional efforts to encourage students, as early as the elementary grades, to aspire to and plan for education beyond high school. 

Manifest the highest level of integrity 

  • Commit to the highest level of ethical behavior and refrain from conflict of interest or the perception thereof.
  • Deal with others honestly and fairly, abiding by our commitments and always acting in a manner that merits the trust and confidence others have placed in us.
  • Protect the privacy of individual student financial records.
  • Promote the free expression of ideas and opinions, and foster respect for diverse viewpoints within the profession.

Support student access and success 

  • Commit to removing financial barriers for those who want to pursue postsecondary learning and support each student admitted to our institution.
  • Without charge, assist students in applying for financial aid funds.
  • Provide services and apply principles that do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or economic status.
  • Understand the need for financial education and commit to educate students and families on how to responsibly manage expenses and debt.

Comply with federal and state laws 

  • Adhere to all applicable laws and regulations governing federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.
  • Actively participate in ongoing professional development and continuing education programs to ensure ample understanding of statutes, regulations, and best practices governing the financial aid programs.
  • Encourage colleagues to participate in the financial aid professional associations available to them at the state, regional, or national level and offer assistance to other aid professionals as needed.

Strive for transparency and clarity  

  • Provide our students and parents with the information they need to make good decisions about attending and paying for college.
  • Educate students and families through quality information that is consumer-tested when possible. This includes (but is not limited to) transparency and full disclosure on award notices.
  • Ensure equity by applying all need-analysis formulas consistently across the institution's full population of student financial aid applicants.
  • Inform institutions, students, and parents of any changes in financial aid programs that could affect their student aid eligibility.

Protect the privacy of financial aid applicants 

  • Ensure that student and parent private information provided to the financial aid office by financial aid applicants is protected in accordance with all state and federal statutes and regulations, including FERPA and the Higher Education Act, Section 483(a)(3)(E) (20 U.S.C. 1090).
  • Protect the information on the FAFSA from inappropriate use by ensuring that this information is only used for the application, award, and administration of aid awarded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, state aid, or aid awarded by eligible institutions.

Financial Assistance

This disclosure provides information on all available federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial need-based and non-need-based assistance programs.

Financial Assistance Available to Students

Financial Aid Planning Resources

Direct Loan Entrance and Exit Counseling

Entrance Counseling is required before a student's Direct Loan will be disbursed on their account.  In some cases, a Parent may be required by the Department of Education to complete Entrance Counseling before the PLUS Loan will disburse.  Entrance Counseling may be completed online at www.studentloans.gov.

Exit Counseling: Information About Federal Loan Exit Counseling is available on the Financial Aid website with more detailed information including information about repayment plans available at www.studentloans.gov.

Please contact the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office at (714) 997-6741 or the Graduate Financial Aid Office at (714) 628-2730 should you have questions.

Loan Repayment Example

There are many tools available to assist students in determining which repayment plan is best and what payments may look like with each of the available options.

The U.S. Department of Education offers a comprehensive Loan Repayment Estimator.

As an example, a student who borrows $3,500 in subsidized Direct Loan with an interest rate of 3.76% will be paying $50 per month under the standard repayment plan.  Additional examples are below:

Plan Summary
Plan Name Standard Months Actual Months Monthly Payment Total Repaid
Standard 120 80 $50 $3,968
Graduated 120 120 $20-$59 $4,388

Under the Standard repayment plan, the final payment, month 80, would be less than $10. Months 1-79 would have monthly payments of $50.

Private Education Loan Self-Certification Form

Students and parents borrowing through a private or alternative loan program may be required to complete and submit to the lender a copy of the Private Education Loan Self-Certification Form. This form asks basic demographic and financial aid information of the application which the lender may choose to access electronically instead of via the paper form. Should you need assistance completing this form, please contact the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office or the Graduate Financial Aid Office in person. Forms are available in the office as well.

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Required Reports: Completion/Graduation and Continuation/Retention Rates

The Office of Institutional Research has created a Datamart to provide the community with the accurate data about the University and its enrollment.

Reports that may be of particular interest to prospective students and families include:

Completion/Graduation Rates

Continuation/Retention Rates

Student Headcount and Required Reports 


Job Placement for Graduates


Teacher Preparation Programs

Chapman University offers multiple teacher preparation programs that prepare students in becoming credentialed teachers.

Title II Reports for passage rates of license examination completers

Chapman University complies with all federal government reporting requirements pursuant to Section 207 of the Higher Education Act Title II passed by congress in 1998. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires a link to the most current year passing rates of the license examination according to AB 2086. Please see the Annual Report Card on CA-TPP 2016-2017 (PDF) data and scroll to Appendix A Pass Rate by Assessment to review Chapman University's program pass rates.  The 2015-16 Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs - Excel Data Files are available on the CTC Title II webpage.

Last updated: September 2019

Health and Safety

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Annual Crime Awareness & Security Report (ASR) & Annual Fire Safety Report (Clery)

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASR)

Every year, Chapman releases a security report prepared by the Department of Public Safety in cooperation with Residence Life, Student Life, and the judicial affairs staff, along with information provided by the Orange Police Department, Anaheim Police Department and Irvine Police Department.  

The report includes:

  • Crime statistics
  • Institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention report of crimes, sexual assault, fire safety and other matters
  • An annual notification of the report

The full text of this report can be obtained a number of ways:


Fire Safety

 Chapman’s Public Safety department publishes an annual fire safety report, including policies and procedures for on-campus student housing. There are a few ways to access this information:

For additional resources on fire safety, view the Fire Safety and Policy Information

Campus Security Personnel

The Department of Public Safety, headed by Chief Randy A. Burba, is staffed by a professional staff of highly trained officers committed to facilitating a safe environment conducive to learning, working, and personal growth through education, engagement, and the development of community partnerships.

Chapman University's Department of Public Safety has an authorized staff of 1 Chief, 1 Deputy Chief, 1 Captain, 5 Sergeants, 11 Public Safety Officers, 6 Dispatchers, 1 Community Service Officer, 1 Administrative Operations Coordinator, 1 Assistant Director of Parking/Transportation Services, 1 Parking/Transportation Supervisor, 3 Parking/Transportation Officers, 1 Fire & Life Safety Manager/Emergency Manager,  and 1 Fire & Life Safety Officer. The Department provides a variety of public safety functions and related services as well as ongoing programs in safety (R.A.D. – Rape Aggression Defense), disaster, crime and fire prevention on and around the campus community.

Additional information about the Department of Public Safety and their staff may be found on their website.

Chapman University Department of Public Safety can be reached at (714) 997-6763.

Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

At Chapman University, all students, faculty and staff have the right to an inclusive learning and work environment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

More information about Chapman University's Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation policy including the complaint procedure and information about Title IX can be found on the Human Resources website.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention

Chapman University is in compliance with Title 34 CFR 86 which requires notice to all students, faculty and employees concerning its drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require that institutions of higher education certify that they have adopted and implemented a drug and alcohol prevention program as a condition of receiving funding under any federal program. The Secretary of Education has, as required by the Amendments, issued regulations to enforce the law. These regulations, are known as the “Drug Free Schools and Campuses”.


In addition, Human Resources publishes a Staff Handbook outlining in 2.11.8 information about substance abuse in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.

Drug Violations and Consequences

A state or federal drug conviction can disqualify a student from receiving financial aid. Financial aid recipients are only held accountable for convictions that occurred during a period of enrollment.

The period of financial aid ineligibility for a drug possession or sale conviction is as follows:

For possession of illegal drugs

  • First offense: one year from date of conviction
  • Second offense: two years from date of conviction
  • Three or more offenses: indefinite period

For sale of illegal drugs (including conspiring to sell drugs)

  • First offense: two years from date of conviction
  • Second offense: permanent ineligibility

If a student is convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs, he or she will be disqualified for the longer period of ineligibility.


Please note: A conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from the student's record doesn't count, nor do juvenile convictions, unless the student was tried as an adult.

Emergency Management

Campus guides and resources regarding immediate emergency response and evaluation procedures

Questions? Please contact the Public Safety Department at (714) 997-6763.

Health Center

The Chapman Student Health Center is located at the corner of Sycamore and Glassell and provides students with first aid care, care for acute illness, health maintenance including immunizations and testing and health screenings.

The Health Center is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-In hours are 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. during regular semesters.

An appointment is usually needed to see the doctor or gynecological nurse practitioners. Please call to schedule an appointment with a health care provider. Appointments are needed in the afternoons. Doctors' hours vary according to their availability.

Please note: All students are required to submit the Health Record Form. This form is available online and is maintained by the Chapman Student Health Center. Students will not be allowed to register for classes if they have not completed and submitted this form.

Call 911 for any life threatening emergency

More information about the Chapman Student Health Center and services provided as well as the required Health Record Form can be found on the Chapman Student Health Center website.

Identity Theft

In accordance with federal regulations, the Chapman University Undergraduate and Graduate Financial Aid Offices have systems in place to identify and resolve discrepancies in information received from different sources including the use of false identities. Suspected violators will be referred to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education.


Chapman University requires the following immunizations:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus

Student Health Services will put a hold on student's who have health forms that indicate they are not up-to-date on the required immunizations. For questions or more information about required immunizations or student holds relating to health records, please contact  Student Health Services at (714) 997-6851.

Information Security

The Chapman University Information Security Program is managed by the Information Security Office. The program ensures the security and confidentiality of information and aims to protect the University against any anticipated threats to the security or integrity of such information and against unauthorized access to or use of information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any customer, faculty, staff or student.

Key components of the Chapman information security program are:
• Audit committee responsibilities for oversight
• Identification and assessment of the risks that may threaten customer information
• Written programs, policies, procedures, and standards to control risks through prevention (including security awareness training), monitoring, and response controls.
• Security-related oversight of service provider arrangements
• Adjustments to the program on a continuing basis for changes in technology, the sensitivity of customer information, internal or external threats to information, and the University’s business arrangements.

Visit our Information Security website.

Missing Student Notification

Consistent with the Higher Education Act of 2008 (HEOA), Chapman University has adopted the following policy and protocols regarding the investigation of and response to reports that a student’s whereabouts are unknown.

How to Report

Chapman University takes student safety very seriously. To this end, individuals having reason to believe that a student has been missing should immediately notify the Chapman University Department of Public Safety at 714-997-6763.

These reports may also be made to Residence Life and First Year Experience in the Davis Community Center or the Dean of Students Office in Argyros Forum 101. If the missing person report is made to staff or organizations other than Chapman University Department of Public Safety, the entity must contact Public Safety immediately.

A student residing in on-campus housing is determined to be missing when the Chapman University Department of Public Safety or other law enforcement agency determines that:

  • The student has been missing for more than 24 hours without any known reason,
  • The reported information is credible, and
  • The circumstances warrant officially declaring the student to be missing.

Unless there is evidence to the contrary, a student residing in on-campus housing will not necessarily be considered missing if the student provided information about their intended whereabouts to the Residence Life and First Year Experience or if the student is absent during recognized University holidays or breaks.

A student may be considered to be missing if his or her absence is contrary to their usual pattern of behavior and/or if unusual circumstances may have caused the absence. Such circumstances may include, but not be limited to, a report or suspicion that the missing student may be the victim of foul play, has expressed suicidal thoughts, is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, is in danger, or has been with persons who may endanger the student’s welfare.

Contact Procedures

All enrolled students at Chapman University, regardless of their living circumstances, should designate a Confidential Contact.

A Confidential Contact is an individual(s) that the student prefers Chapman University officials contact in the event that the student is determined to be missing for a period of more than 24 hours. The information provided for the Confidential Contact is confidential and accessible only to authorized campus officials. The contact information may not be disclosed to any party except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of an official missing person investigation. The University suggests that students notify their Confidential Contacts that they have been designated as such.

All enrolled students at Chapman University living on campus are required to designate a Confidential Contact during the housing application process. It is suggested that students living off campus also designate a Confidential Contact. Every student (resident and non-resident) has a student account on PeopleSoft where they may designate contact information for their selected Confidential Contact. Students should update their personal information at the beginning of each academic year. Students are solely responsible for the accuracy of the information provided and updating the information when needed.

In the event that the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not emancipated, the custodial parent or guardian on the student’s file at the time that the underage student is determined to be missing will also be contacted within 24 hours in addition to the student’s Confidential Contact. If at any time for any reason the custody or guardianship of the student changes during his or her time at the University, the student must update their records immediately.

When a Report is Made

When a report is received that a student’s whereabouts are unknown, Chapman may employ such steps as are appropriate in determining the student’s whereabouts; these step may include some or all of the following:

  • Check of the student’s campus residence.
  • Attempt to contact the student via phone or internet.
  • Interview roommates or other students, as appropriate, to gather additional information about the student’s location and recent activities.
  • Access the student’s class schedule and try to contact them in class.
  • Investigate the students’ ID card usage to determine which room the student last used their ID card to enter and when they last used their ID card to purchase food on campus.
  • Should the above measures be unsuccessful in locating the student, the university shall deem the student as “missing” and within 24 hours notify appropriate law enforcement agencies and the student’s Confidential Contact.

When Public Safety makes a determination that a student who is the subject of a missing person report has been missing for more than 24 hours and has not returned to the campus, the Department of Public Safety will initiate the emergency contact procedures in accordance with the student’s Confidential Contact designation and will also notify local law enforcement that has jurisdiction in the area the student went missing. This will be done within 24 hours, regardless of whether or not the student had a Confidential Contact, is above the age of 18 or is an emancipated minor.

Additionally, Public Safety may release a photo of the missing student as a tool to assist in locating the individual and may seek information and/or assistance from a variety of campus resources during the course of the investigation.

Policy updated July 2016.

State Law Violation Complaint Procedure

An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint.

California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: (916) 431‐6924
Fax: (916) 263-­1897


Title IX - Prohibiting Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Chapman University prohibits gender and sex-based discrimination in academic, educational, co-curricular, and athletic programs and activities. Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sexual harassment and sexual violence, which are forms of sex discrimination.

The policies regarding Title IX related matters are part of the University’s Harassment and Discrimination policy and Appendix Five of the Student Conduct Code which are accessible through the University website.  The University also has a webpage that is inclusive of Title IX related policies, reporting processes, resources, and programs.

Chapman’s Annual Security report can be found on the Public Safety website under "Statistics".

The University has designated a Title IX Coordinator to oversee the implementation of Title IX, including the administrative responsibility of reviewing Title IX complaints. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX to university programs and activities may be referred to: DeAnn Yocum Gaffney, Ed.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Senior Associate Dean of Students, Lead Title IX Coordinator.

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General Consumer Information Contacts

In addition to the sections of this webpage, individual sections may direct students, employees and others to specific Chapman University webpages. Paper copies of all disclosures and additional information can be coordinated by requesting them from the specific Departments or by requesting them from either the Director of Undergraduate Financial Aid or the Director of Graduate Financial Aid.

Notice of Required Disclosures

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA)—along with amendments by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA)—includes many disclosure and reporting requirements intended to assist current and prospective students and their families in accessing information about higher education institutions.

Official disclosure and reporting requirements can be found in:

These disclosures will be regularly updated on this webpage and available to obtain via paper copy. Federal regulations also mandate that a notice be provided to enrolled students on an annual basis as well as to all prospective students.


Updated: July 13, 2020