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» Sexual Violence, Rape, Harassment Support and Options

The CARES Coordinator and advocate, Dr. Dani Smith can provide support, options, and help students access supportive measures. 

NOTE:  Having a Chapman Staff Advocate guiding and supporting you through ANY reporting process can be very helpful.

Contact Dr. Dani Smith - Chapman's Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor or the Fish Interfaith Clergy.

Resources for Students

 Advocates and Options

Advocates, Dr. Smith and Clergy from our Fish Interfaith Center can offer support, advocacy, and discuss options and available supportive measures.  Advocates are privileged and confidential individuals on campus. 


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What do I do if I am sexually assaulted?

Sexual assault is never the survivor's fault. Use the resources on this page to take action.  

  1. Get to a safe place and seek support.
  2. Seek medical attention if needed. Call 911 if you are in danger.
  3. Obtain emotional support and guidance from a Chapman Campus Advocate.
    • If during business hours, contact Dr. Dani Smith - 714 744-7080 dasmith@chapman.edu
    • If after hours, contact Public Safety and ask for a Campus Advocate - 714 997-6763
  4. Consider obtaining psychological support through counseling. 
  5. Learn about your options (see the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, use the Anonymous Report Form). A Chapman University Advocate can explain your options regarding reporting on and off campus.
  6. If you DO choose to file a police report, contact the police as soon as possible in the city where the crime took place. Numbers for local police departments are listed on the right on this page. 
  7. If the assault occurred during the previous three (3) days, and you are filing a police report in Orange County, law enforcement may take you to the Medical Center (the facility in Orange County) for a forensic examination. If possible, best not to shower or bathe until after the exam. Be sure to seek help. You do have options.
  8. To file a formal complaint with the University, you may contact Dean Colleen Wood, Chapman University's Title IX Coordinator. A Chapman University Advocate can assist with this process. 

Download our Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Brochure »

NEED Help?

What Students Need to Know

If you are in danger, call 911 or Public Safety (714) 997-6763.

Get to a safe place with a trusted person. 

Reach out for support. 

Chapman Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor                 714 744-7080

Local Rape Crisis Hotline: 714 957-2737 (24 hours)

Important Contacts

Contact our Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor:
Advocate and C.A.R.E.S. Coordinator
Dr. Dani Smith                  (714) 744-7080

Medical Options:

Chapman University Student Health
(714) 997-6851

St. Joseph Hospital (for acute care)
(714) 633-9111

On-Campus Counseling:
CU Student Psychological Counseling
(714) 997-6778

Waymakers (formerly CSP) Sexual Assault Hot Line    24 Hours
(714) 957-2737

Chapman University Public Safety
(714) 997-6763

Reporting Options

Colleen Wood - Title IX - Chapman University
(714) 744-7693                  cwood@chapman.edu

Orange Police                     (714) 744-7444

Anaheim Police                   (714) 765-1900

Irvine Police                       (949) 724-7000