All University employees (faculty, staff, administrators, and student employees) 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. The following are individuals and departments on campus who are privileged and confidential resources when working in the following roles:
- Student Psychological Counseling Services
- During business hours: (714) 997-6778
- Dani Smith, Ed.D., Chapman University Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Counselor
- (714) 744-7080
- Chapman Sexual Assault Information Line
- (714) 744-7000
- Reverend Gail Stearns, Ph.D., Dean of Chapel
- (714) 628-7289
- Reverend Nancy Brink, Director of Church Relations
- (714) 997-6760
- Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy
- (714) 997-6746
Please note: If a complainant, respondent, or witness discloses sexual violence to a above 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.
*While the individuals listed above have professionally required confidentiality, there are certain, specific situations in which they are not able to maintain information confidentially. Those situations are: (1) if you may be a danger to yourself or others, (2) you have knowledge about any minor or elder currently being subjected to abuse or neglect – including intentional access to unlawful sexual images, or (3) if the information is subpoenaed for court proceedings.
Note on Interim and Supportive Measures
The Title IX Coordinator and on-campus privileged and confidential resources listed above can help you connect with opportunities for interim and supportive measures, as applicable. Interim and 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. Interim and 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 Human Resources.