» Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office

Chapman University is committed to providing an environment which is free of 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, so that all members of the community are treated at all times with dignity and respect. It is the University's policy, therefore, to prohibit all forms of such harassment or discrimination among University faculty, students, staff, and administration.

The University's administration, faculty, staff, and students are each responsible for creating and maintaining an environment conducive to work, study, learning, and for cooperating with the University officials who investigate allegations of policy violations. Harassment and discrimination, in any form prohibited by this policy, impede the university's mission to provide an education of distinction in a dignified and respectful learning environment. It is the duty of every member of the faculty, staff, and administration to assure compliance with this policy by promptly reporting allegations of policy violations to the University's Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer. Students are also strongly encouraged to report any alleged violations of this policy, and may do so by contacting the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer, the Dean of Students or one of the Title IX Coordinators listed below. The University will strive to review any charges in a confidential, sensitive, and expeditious manner.

In addition to, or in lieu of the procedures set forth in this policy, any individual who feels he or she has been subjected to unlawful harassment or discrimination may contact the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission, or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.


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Resources For You

The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office remains steadfast in our commitment to equity and equality in support of our diverse community. We encourage that you contact the identified resources on the "Health and Wellness Resources" page, if you, or someone you know, would like support with coping and healing, during this very difficult time.

Workplace Accommodations

Chapman University is committed to providing reasonable workplace accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities. Workplace accommodations are intended to assist individuals with disabilities to overcome limitations that interfere with their ability to perform the functions of their job and to enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment. The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office (EODO) administers the university’s disability accommodation process for employees.

This process includes determining whether an employee’s medical condition constitutes a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act (RA), and California Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA) and working to ensure that a qualifying employee has an opportunity to engage in the interactive process. Through the interactive process HR will engage with the employee, their manager, and their physician to provide reasonable accommodations that will enable them to perform the essential elements of their job.

Each request for accommodation is assessed on an individual basis. As an initial step in the accommodation process, please click the "Begin Request" button below to submit an accommodation request. Your responses will help us understand your medical condition impacts your ability to perform the functions of your job and what accommodations you believe would be effective at overcoming those limitations. While the university takes an employee’s specific request for accommodation into account, it may provide a different, effective accommodation.

Please note, employees who may not have a disability and may not be covered by the law but are at high-risk for COVID-19 or have concerns about a household or family member who is at high-risk may also use this form during the pandemic crisis.

Please use this form for requests relating to:

 

The CDC periodically updates the list of underlying health conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. As such, we encourage you to visit their website for the latest categories of high-risk health conditions. (* Requires additional documentation. Please see question #1 in the "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Relating to COVID-19" section below for details.)

 

For requests regarding childcare and/or dependent care and/or personal preference to work from home, please consult directly with your supervisor as this form does not apply.

The form will be used for intake purposes to address concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but please note that employees without disabilities are not eligible for reasonable accommodations or processed through the Interactive Process in the same manner as employees who are disabled under applicable state and federal law.  For employees with disabilities, we encourage you to review the "Interactive Process" and "FAQs for Employees with Disabilities" sections below, prior to starting your accommodation request. If you have problems accessing the form please contact servicedesk@chapman.edu.

Only accommodation requests for Fall 2020 are currently being accepted and reviewed. Accommodation requests for Spring 2021 will start being reviewed in late December 2020/early January 2021.

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Please do not hesitate to contact the Wellness and Leaves Administrator at (714) 997-6979 or by email at accommodations@chapman.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you through this process.

 


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