» 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. Have any ideas for additional resources? Contact the Advisory Group on the Status of Socio-economic Stratification to get involved and share your ideas and/or concerns. Contact us!

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Campus Resources


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


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

Lisette Martínez Gutiérrez | Case Manager, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students | (714) 532-6042 | martinezgutierrez@chapman.edu | Argyros Forum 302A


Please fill out this form to begin the process of being able to access Chapman University's Food Pantry in Morlan Hall. 


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.


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. 

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 identitiesLearn more about the Advisory Group on the Status of Socio-economic Stratification. 


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


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. 


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

For additional laptop rental programs, please contact Lisette Martínez Gutiérrez, Case Manager in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students. Lisette can be reached at (714) 532-6042 or at martinezgutierrez@chapman.edu.


Free private, online self-help with your Chapman email address. Questions? Contact spcs@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. If there is an error or inaccuracy with a deal you see here, please contact Ryan Boudreau at boudreau@chapman.edu.


  • Blaze Pizza - $5 for a half pizza and soda. Offer valid Monday through Friday until 4 PM
  • Bruxie - $4 chicken tenders with Chapman ID on Thursdays 
  • Thai Towne Eatery - $7.99 lunch specials with salad, meal, and two cream cheese wontons



  • Free menstrual products are available in most women's restrooms and gender neutral single occupancy 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. 

Off-Campus Resources

Students should be aware that these websites contain information that is provided by a variety of sources external to the University. Chapman University is not affiliated with these entities and does not endorse them or their services. The University does not verify and bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external sources or that of subsequent links and makes no representation or warranty about their work or the quality of any advice or information provided. Contact the external sites for answers to questions regarding their content. This listing is provided strictly as a convenience to our students. No information provided here creates a legal relationship between students, parents, the University or any third party.


  • CalFresh BenefitsThe CalFresh Program is a government program established to improve the nutrition of people in low-income households by increasing their food-buying power so they can purchase nutritious food, such as fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods, for the members of their household. 
  • Cantlay Food Distribution Center (Society of St Vincent de Paul)Offer food distribution on Tues, Weds, Thurs and CalFresh (Food Stamps) Outreach and Application services. Contact Michael Tijerino at mtijerino@ccoc.org
  • Chapman Food Pantry (Morlan Hall) - Students in need of access to the food pantry should contact Annessa Garcia, angarcia@chapman.edu, in the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience. 
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • OC Food Help - Includes a free food map for locations where anyone can receive free food in the community and Cal Fresh signup assistance.
  • Saddleback Church Food Pantry -  The Anaheim location (across from Angel Stadium, near Chapman Grand) offers food pick up the third Wednesday of the month from 9am - 11am. For the first visit, they to see verification of address, a picture ID (or copy) for every member of the household 18 and older who will be receiving food, and ID with Date of Birth for every minor.


  • First Presbyterian Church of OrangeDistributes gently used clothes, personal hygiene kits, toiletries to anyone in need in Orange County. They can be reached at 714-538-2341. 
  • Mary's Kitchen - Clothes are distributed every Thursday. Collects and distributes clothing, household goods, and more to the public. There are also maternity supplies, infant car seats, and other free items.


  • Friendly Center, Inc.Offers more than 20 free programs and services to low-income families through its 6 locations in Orange County; Help families overcome barriers; Programs and services include: Emergency Assistance, Supplemental Food programs, Mental Health Services, Job Development, After-school Tutoring/Recreation, Counseling Services, Domestic Violence Intervention, Utility Assistance. They can be reached at 714-771-5300. 


  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County - Hotline provides free evaluation, advice, and counsel. Free workshops offered and offices are located in Santa Ana and Anaheim. They can be reached at 800-834-5001. 
  • Public Law Center - Pro-bono law firm located in Santa Ana. They can be reached at 714-541-1010. 





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 the required course materials »

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.