» Sexual Misconduct, Sex-Based/Gender Discrimination, and Title IX

Chapman University is deeply committed to creating and sustaining an educational, working and living environment that is conducive to learning and scholarship and is supportive of students and employees. Part of this commitment is fostering a campus free of sexual misconduct in all its forms.

Policies Regarding Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct

Sexual harassment is defined differently under federal and state law. The applicable definitions and procedures under these laws also depend on your status in the Chapman community as a student, faculty, staff, volunteer, or third party. Non-sexual harassment based on other protected categories is also treated differently under the law and is processed under separate policies (the University Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Prevention Policy or Student Conduct Code). Please do not let the legal complexities deter you from bringing a concern to the attention of Chapman’s Title IX Coordinator. If you are the subject of a complaint of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, please do not let the legal complexities deter you from asking questions about the applicable definitions and procedures that will apply to you.  Chapman’s Title IX Coordinator can explain which definitions and policies will apply.

Sexual misconduct and gender/sex-based harassment or discrimination can take many forms, including sexual battery, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and abuse, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sex-based or gender-based harassment or discrimination. These types of conduct are prohibited under the Student Policy on Sexual Harassment Prohibited by Title IX, Student Policy on Sexual Harassment Prohibited by Senate Bill 493, Chapman University’s Policy on Sexual Harassment Prohibited by Title IXDiscrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Prevention Policy, the Student Conduct Code, and applicable State and Federal laws.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct and Sex-Based/Gender Discrimination or Harassment

The University encourages individuals to report prohibited conduct to a Title IX Coordinator. They are available to talk if you have a concern you want to share, have questions about the Title IX investigative process or want to report an incident.

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