» PEER Events

P.E.E.R. (Proactive Education Encouraging Responsibility) is about providing awareness and education of health and safety issues. To bring attention to issue such as domestic violence and sexual assault, we have developed several events to provide students with opportunities to get involved and spread the word. 

Chapman University Walk Against Violence

Each Year, the students, staff, and faculty of Chapman University walk from the Attallah Piazza to Old Town Orange and back as a way of speaking out against rape, sexual assault, and other violent acts that target women. They take a public stand against violence that occurs every day. We invite all to come and walk (wearing high heels, flats, or whatever shoe you desire). The important thing is that you come, walk, and take a stand.

Clothesline Project

This outdoor exhibit displays t-shirts designed by survivors of violence and the people it has impacted, with the goal of breaking the silence surrounding violence against women and to illustrate the impact. The Clothesline Project is a visual depiction of the prevalence of interpersonal violence in our society. All are invited to design a shirt to contribute to Chapman University’s Clothesline Project. This years event will be on March 6, 2019

Women of Strength, Courage and Action

If you know a student who deserves to be recognized for contributions in regard to reducing sexual violence/misconduct, we invite you to nominate the student receive the Woman of Strength, Courage, Action Award. Please check back soon for the Nomination Form!

Men of Integrity

If you know a student who’s actions consistently demonstrate respect for women, we invite you to nominate the student to receive the Men of Integrity award. This award is about behaviors that actively promote a safer environment for women. Please check back soon for the Nomination Form!

Take Back The Night

This four-part evening, held in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel, gives students and the community the opportunity to 'Take Back the Night.' The event consists of a reading of sexual assault accounts submitted by Chapman survivors, an open microphone, a candlelight march, and a reception following the event. All are welcome to attend. This year's event will be held on April 2, 2019

Denim Day

The campaign was originated by a ruling handed down by the Italian Court of Appeals where a rape conviction was overturned. The hearing official felt that since the victim was wearing very tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Please join us in solidarity to speak out against survivor-shaming by wearing denim for the day. This year's event will be held on April 24, 2019


This program offers students useful tips and skills regarding how to develop healthy relationship habits, as well as, how to identify some of the indicators of a unhealthy relationship. All are welcome to attend.

Red My Lips

Wearing red lipstick in April allows us to speak out against these damaging myths and victim-blaming attitudes providing an opportunity to stand in solidarity with survivors. This year's event will take place on April 9, 2018

SAVS (Sexual Assault Victim Services) Drive

Survivors of Sexual Assault who undergo a forensic examination are often at the hospital for hours. CSP, Orange County's sexual assault unit, sends an advocate to support survivors through the process. Five dollar food vouchers are one way to help survivors during the process.