To report an incident or complaint regarding a University department, employee, or fellow student, there are many places you can start, including the following:
- Student Psychological Counseling Services (714) 997-6778 – CONFIDENTIAL**
- Dani Smith, Director of PEER and Health Education (714) 744-7080 – CONFIDENTIAL**
- Public Safety (714) 997-6763
- Dean of Students Office (714) 997-6721
- Human Resources (714) 997-6686
- Resident Director (phone numbers for resident directors can be found at Residence Life Staff)
- Resident Advisor
- Campus clergy:
- Gail Stearns, Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel (714) 628-7289 – CONFIDENTIAL**
- Nancy Brink, Director of Church Relations (714) 628-6760 – CONFIDENTIAL**
Any one of the above can help get you to the appropriate person to handle your specific concern. However, incidents involving sexual discrimination in education programs – including sexual harassment and sexual assault – have specific regulations prescribed by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. While incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault still can be reported to any of the persons or departments mentioned above, please note that Title IX regulations require that these reports then be referred to one of Chapman’s designated Title IX Coordinators for investigation.
Chapman Title IX Coordinators
- DeAnn Yocum Gaffney, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean of Students
Argyros Forum 101
- Deborah Miller, Director of Housing and Residential Life
Davis Community Center, 2nd floor
- Eduardo Monge, Equal Opportunity Officer
DeMille Hall room 103E
- Mia Basic, Director of Employee Relations and Performance Management
DeMille Hall room 103C
The Title IX Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the University’s compliance with and responsibilities under Title IX. Major duties include, but are not limited to:
- Being available to meet with students who believe sexual harassment or assault has occurred
- Ensuring that complaints are handled in accordance with established practices and standards
- Personally investigating the incident or overseeing the investigation.
The Title IX responsibilities of colleges and universities were clarified recently in a “Dear Colleague Letter” sent to all higher education institutions in April 2011. A copy of this Dear Colleague Letter and other Title IX information is available at OCR Title IX information.
**All persons receiving a report understand the desire to keep the information confidential; however, it is important to understand that maintaining confidentiality is not always possible. State and federal regulations may dictate a course of action that will require making portions or all of the report known to others – including possibly the alleged offender – during the course of the investigation. The only persons permitted to guarantee confidentiality are licensed counselors and clergy. These confidential reporting options are denoted with an asterisk**.