Chapman Title IX Coordinators:
Matters concerning students*
DeAnn Yocum Gaffney, Ed.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Senior Associate Dean of Students
Lead Title IX Coordinator
Argyros Forum 101
Chris Toutain, Program Coordinator for Student Conduct
Argyros Forum 302B
Kristen Entringer, Program Coordinator for Student Conduct
Argyros Forum 302A
Other Reporting Options:
Public Safety Department - (714) 997-6763
Available 24 hours 7 days a week
Dean of Students Office - (714) 997-6721
Office of Human Resources - (714) 997-6686
Available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
* Generally, the University designates that Title IX matters concerning students be addressed and investigated by student affairs professionals and those concerning faculty/staff matters be addressed and investigated by human resources professionals. However, individuals may discuss Title IX concerns with any of the coordinators listed above – depending on with whom they would feel most comfortable.
Any one of these individuals can help get you to the appropriate person to handle your specific concern. However, incidents involving gender discrimination or sexual misconduct in education programs – including rape, sexual harassment, and sexual assault – have specific regulations prescribed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”).
While incidents of sexual misconduct, 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 or you may make a report directly to a Title IX Coordinator.
While it is not required, it is suggested that you complete the Chapman University Complaint Form as it will assist the University in handling your concerns more efficiently. Should you prefer to submit an anonymous report form, you may do so here.
Note: As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)), the incidents included in an anonymous report will be reported by Public Safety in its annual report of campus crime statistics, as well as in their weekly crime and communication log. It is important to note that the weekly crime log is published in the Panther Newspaper (as is required by the Clery Act). When circumstances warrant, the Clery Act also requires timely warning to the campus community through crime alert bulletins. These are distributed throughout the campus, sent out via email, and posted on the department web site. Depending on the information included in an anonymous report, a timely warning to the campus community about the incident may be appropriate. Additionally, anonymous reports must also be forwarded to a Title IX coordinator for investigation; the coordinator will reference the report in determining the scope of the investigation based on the information contained in it. Depending on the circumstances described in the report, maintaining the anonymity of the reporter may not always be possible.