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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Resources
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All University employees (faculty, staff, and administrators) are required to report any gender- or sex-based discrimination or harassment (this is inclusive of all alleged incidents of sexual violence) to a Title IX Coordinator except for those individuals who are designated as privileged and confidential resources. The privileged and confidential resources at Chapman University are as follows.

On-campus privileged and confidential resources

The University has identified individuals and departments on campus who have a professional requirement to maintain confidentiality* of a conversation with a complainant, respondent, or witness who wants someone to talk to, but does not want to report the incident to the University. If a complainant, respondent, or witness discloses conduct prohibited by this policy to a below mentioned individual when that individual is not acting in the role that provides them privilege (such as when a
counselor is serving as a professor rather than in their counseling role), the individual is required to make a report to the Title IX Coordinator. The following are individuals and departments on campus who are privileged and confidential resources when working in the following roles:

Advocate*

  • Dani Smith, Ed.D., Chapman University Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Counselor

Privileged Support People*

  • Reverend Gail Stearns, Ph.D., Dean of Chapel
    • (714) 628-7289
  • Reverend Nancy Brink, Director of Church Relations
    • (714) 997-6760
  • Rabbi Cori Yutkin
    • (714) 628-7260
  • Father Rafael Luévano
    • (714) 532-6098
  • Shaykh Jibreel Speight, Director of Muslim Life
    • (714) 628-2646
  • Reverend Cisa Payuyo, Associate Director of Church Relations
    • (714) 997-6760

Support Services*

  • Student Psychological Counseling Services
    • During business hours: (714) 997-6778
  • Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy
    • (714) 997-6746
*While the individuals listed above have a professionally required duty to refrain from disclosing information reported to them, there are certain, specific situations in which they are not able to keep the disclosure private. Those situations are: (1) if someone may be a danger to themselves or others, (2) information about any minor or elder currently being subjected to abuse or neglect – including intentional access to unlawful sexual images, or (3) in some cases if the information is subpoenaed for court proceedings.

Note on Supportive Measures

The Title IX Coordinator and on-campus privileged and confidential resources listed above can help you connect with opportunities for supportive measures, as applicable. Supportive measures are available for complainants, respondents and witnesses at any time, including outside of any investigation or process, during an investigation, or following an investigation.

Supportive measures are available regardless of whether or not the complainant chooses to report full details (such as the name of the respondent) to the University or to law enforcement. Supportive measures shall be confidential, to the extent that maintaining confidentiality does not impair the University’s ability to provide such measures.

To learn more about interim and supportive measures for student(s)-to-student(s) matters and matters involving student respondents, please click here. Supportive measures for cases involving faculty, employees, or third-party vendors may differ; to learn more about interim and supportive measures for faculty and staff, please contact Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

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