» Resources for Students Facing Financial Challenges

This page was created by the Advisory Group on the Status of Socio-economic Stratification to serve as a resource for students who are facing financial challenges. Know of a resource you would like to see on this page? Contact us!

+ - Campus Resources

Office of Financial Aid

If you are struggling financially the Office of Financial Aid can review special circumstances. 

Outside Scholarships

Another resource for students facing financial challenges is the Financial Aid Facebook page. All outside scholarship opportunities are posted here.

Contact: (714) 997-6741 | finaid@chapman.edu

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. Students needing access to food should contact the Dean of Students office for access to the food pantry.

Food Pantry for Students in Need

For several years Chapman has offered a food pantry assistance program to any students who have a need for additional resources. If you or a student you know could benefit from this assistance or would like more information on the food pantry program, contact the Dean of Students.

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

DeAnn Yocum Gaffney | Associate Vice President 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

Diversity Affairs Committee

The Student Government Association Diversity Affairs 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.

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 a meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

Advisory Group on the Status of Socio-Economic Stratification

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.

Cross-Cultural Center

The mission of the Cross-Cultural Center has always been about student learning. Specifically, our work is guided by the following Student Affairs Learning Outcome: A Value and Respect for Differences - students will learn to recognize, respect, and value diverse experiences, ideas, backgrounds, and identities.

Contact: Argyros Forum 304 |  (714) 997-6735 | crossculturalcenter@chapman.edu

Official Hours: Monday- Friday 7 a.m.-midnight; Saturday- Sunday 8 a.m.-midnight

Cross-Cultural 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.

Interactive Campus Map  (Bike racks, microwaves, lockers, showers)

Bike racks located across campus can be found on the interactive campus map under parking. Microwaves and lockers can be found under the campus amenities. 

Laptop Rental Program

If you’ve ever had your laptop misplaced, run out of battery, or temporarily broken, don’t panic, because the Student Union now offers Laptops-to-Go! This is a fully automated laptop rental kiosk, designed to get you onto a computer instantly and hassle-free. This service is free to all Chapman students with a valid ID. Just swipe your card, take a laptop, and return I within the 4-hour time limit. There are (6) Dell Latitude laptops and (6) Macbook Pro laptops available to rent. Laptops can be taken anywhere on campus including classrooms and dorms.

Contact: studentunion@chapman.edu

+ - Campus Amenities


Bike racks located across campus can be found on the interactive campus map under parking. Microwaves and lockers can be found under the campus amenities. 

+ - Deals in the Chapman Community

Below is a list of deals and discounts in the Chapman community. If you would like to submit your own deal not seen on this list, please visit the deals in the Chapman community submission form.


  • Blaze Pizza - $5 for a half pizza and soda. Offer valid Monday through Friday until 4 PM.


  • Aikido Dojo offers a 25% discount on any class package to anyone with Chapman ID who mentions this list
  • Blaze Pizza offers 10% off total with Chapman ID
  • Green Tomato Grill on Tustin offers 10% off with Chapman ID
  • Pie Hole offers 20% off total with Chapman ID
  • Pizza Press in the Plaza offers 10% off pizza or a free drink with Chapman ID
  • Subway Cafe on Walnut & Glassell offers a free small drink, bag of chips, OR cookie with purchase of 6-in regular sandwich with Chapman ID (not included with other deals)


  • Free menstrual products are availble in most women's restrooms on campus.
  • Farmer's Market on West Palm Avenue between Cypress and Lemon every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EBT accepted for fresh locally grown food!
  • OHG Education Farm at 356 North Lemon Street, Orange, CA 92866 offers a "Volunteer at the Farm" opportunity every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers can take home food harvested that day. 

+ - Relevant Articles

The hunger crisis in America’s universities

Ned Resnikoff, 2014

Hungry, Homeless and in College

Student food insecurity: The skeleton in the university closet

Roger Hughes, Irene Serebryanikova, Katherine Donaldson, & Michael Leveritt, 2011

Advocates for Students Facing Financial Challenges

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.

Required Course Materials: Considering Socio-economic Stratification

The handout below is intended to be a guide for faculty to consider the impact that required course materials may have on students who are facing financial challenges.

Read more here»

Textbook Price Match

The Bookstore will match the lowest advertised price on college textbooks. If you find an identical in-stock textbook for rent or purchase priced lower elsewhere, let them know and they will match it right at the register (some exclusions apply). For more details, visit the Bookstore in Bhathal Student Services Center.