» C.A.R.E.S.

Creating a Rape-free Environment for Students

CARES Members

This website is designed to provide all members of the Chapman Community with important information about support and resources for Chapman students who have been or may be impacted by sexual misconduct.

Sexual misconduct and sex based gender discrimination can take many forms, including sexual harassment, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, domestic or dating violence, interpersonal violence (IPV), stalking, or other forms of sex based or gender harassment.

College students who experience sexual violence must deal with making important decisions such as whether to seek medical treatment, make a police report, notify campus officials, contact parents or family, or obtain help from campus resources. Most individuals who experience sexual violence or assault also have concerns about their personal privacy and safety. 

Dr. Dani Smith is Chapman University's C.A.R.E.S. Coordinator and Rape Crisis Counselor on campus. If you want to know what options you have regarding on and off campus reporting and/or need support, Dr. Dani Smith is a privileged and confidential advocate for you. Her office is a safe space and located in the Argyros Forum 303F. She can also be reached at (714)744-7080 or dasmith@chapman.edu. Fish Interfaith Center Clergy are also Advocates.  

Did you know?

  • We can assist students with housing and academic accommodations as well as provide safety measures after an assault
  • On and off campus resources are available.
  • Victim/Survivors are encouraged to self-report sexual violence to Public Safety and to University Title IX Coordinator.
  • Off-campus confidential resources are available 24/7 at Waymakers Rape Crisis Hotline: (714) 957-2737
If you would like to speak with the Title IX Coordinator, Colleen Wood, you can reach her at (714) 744-7693 or cwood@chapman.edu.

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How To Get Involved

Meetings are on Fridays at noon. Our room this semester is Argyros Forum, 206C.

Help plan events to raise awareness and educate the Chapman community. Take part in our discussions and be a part of C.A.R.E.S. ALL are welcome!

Contact Information


If you are in danger CALL 911 or Public Safety 714 997-6763

More Information and Resources at PEER Advocacy page.

If you have been involved in a sexual misconduct incident, reach out and contact Dr. Dani Smith

Her office is located in the Argyros Forum

AF 303F 

Get support and advocacy. Find out what options you have and the supportive measures available in this safe and confidential office.

Dr. Dani Smith