Chapman University College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, color, age, disability, national origin, or ethnicity in any of its policies or practices, including, but not limited to admissions, academic requirements, financial aid or any other school-administered program or service.
Freedom of speech, protected by the United States Constitution, is an especially important value within an academic community. Thus, all topics are appropriate for discussion and debate within the framework of academic inquiry. Students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them, and to express opinions publicly and privately. They are always free to support causes by orderly means which do not disrupt the regular and essential operation of the institution. At the same time, it is clear to the academic and the larger community that in their public expressions or demonstrations, students or student organizations speak only for themselves.
Chapman University College is committed to providing an environment which is free from harassment, and every member of the University community must recognize that harassment of any type compromises the integrity of the University and the tradition of free and open inquiry among its members. Chapman also affirms its commitment to providing an environment in which each member of the University community feels free to comment on any issue or topic. It is the University's policy, therefore, to insist that all members of the University community are treated at all times with dignity and respect.
The University has a strict policy which prohibits harassment in any form. This includes, but is not limited to, harassment because of age, disability, race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. The University will not tolerate any conduct which has either the purpose or the effect of interfering with the work or scholastic performance of any member of the University community or creating an intimidating or hostile living, learning, or working environment. The University will also not tolerate any conduct which has the purpose or effect of singling out any specific group within the University community in a manner which leads to harassment or which creates an offensive working or learning environment for that group.
It is a violation of University policy for anyone to engage in any form of harassment or to retaliate against a person who has initiated an inquiry or complaint. The right of confidentiality for any party involved in an alleged harassment incident, including the complainant and the accused, will be respected in so far as it does not interfere with the University's obligation to investigate allegations of misconduct and to take corrective action where appropriate. In keeping with its policies, Chapman University not only fully complies with all local, state, and federal laws concerning harassment, but also provides a means to assure fair treatment to any student or employee who believes the policy prohibiting harassment has been violated. It is the policy of the University that all charges of harassment be reviewed in a confidential, sensitive, and expeditious manner. For further information, please contact the Equal Opportunity Officer at (714) 997-6847.
Students attending Chapman are subject to local, state, and federal laws. Chapman reserves the right to impose institutional sanctions for violations of public laws, even when such violations occur off University property. Students may also be subject to civil and/or criminal charges for offenses on Chapman property, if such offenses are in violation of local, state, or federal laws.
It is expected that students shall be responsible for their financial obligations, both to the University and to the larger community. Students who do not meet their financial obligations may be prevented from further enrollment at Chapman and may be subject to conduct review.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
To provide increased access to high-quality education, Chapman offers an online option for a selection of courses in existing programs. In addition, fully online degrees are offered in many disciplines. These programs provide the opportunity for students who prefer the fully online environment to complete their degree from anywhere in the world. Students should consult their academic advisor for guidance and restrictions. Course programs and select course offerings are available at the Distance Learning website at www.chapman.edu/cuc/online. The class schedule is also available through WebAdvisor.
The mission of Extended Education is to provide high-quality personalized education for those seeking education and training beyond or instead of a degree program. The department provides opportunities for upgrading professional skills to help meet the changing needs of the professional, educational, and technical world. This is done by offering a constantly changing mixture of specially designed courses (non-credit) and facilitating special symposiums, workshops, lectures and online interaction. These opportunities are available through many University College Campus locations. Course styles vary and can include traditional classes, independent study, and online courses. Program offerings focus in three major areas: 1) K-12 Education; 2) Business, Legal, and Technology; and 3) Leadership Services Program. For more information, visit us online at www.chapman.edu/exed.
The library's web page (www.chapman.edu/library) is the starting point for accessing more than 300,000 items, including 10,000 E-books, 135 databases, and 34,000 full-text journals available 24/7. Students and faculty may borrow books and media from the Library's extensive physical collections, sent directly to their home, and supplemented by an efficient document delivery and interlibrary loan service through the Annenberg Satellite Education Information Center. Library instruction is available throughout the academic year, ensuring that students are connected to the information resources they need to succeed in their courses.
Chapman University College has an agreement with MBS Direct to provide textbooks for our students through http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/chapman.htm. Contact your local campus at 1-866-CHAPMAN for questions on textbook ordering for your campus.
Chapman University is committed to making its educational opportunities accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. By providing full access to qualified students with disabilities, Chapman University College demonstrates its belief that the community will benefit from the skills and talents of these individuals. In this regard, Chapman University has implemented the following policies:
The Disabilities Specialist in the Disabilities Services Office administers these policies. Information concerning these policies is maintained in the Disabilities Services Office. Summaries and references to these policies are provided in the University's application and admissions materials.
Any personal learning accommodations that may be needed by a student covered by the "Americans with Disabilities Act" must be made known to the Campus Director or Advisor as soon as possible. This is the student's responsibility. Information about services, academic modifications, and documentation requirements can be obtained from your local Chapman University College Campus Director.
The Disabilities Services Office, located on the Orange Campus, serves as the clearinghouse for all requested accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student requesting accommodations to make these needs known in a timely fashion and to provide recent documentation and medical evaluations as required to the local Campus Director. It is recommended that the student provide these materials prior to the beginning of the academic year or session so that the University may better serve the student's needs and the student may avoid any irreversible academic consequences. Once notification has been made, University College, in collaboration with the Disabilities Services Office and the local campus, will engage in an interactive process in order to identify and provide reasonable accommodations. Services provided will be based on the individual needs of the student, and may include extended test time, notetakers, readers, etc. The granting of any accommodation will not be retroactive and cannot jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of the course.
In accordance with Veterans Administration Regulation CFR 21.4253, Chapman adheres to the Guidelines for Institutions Enrolling Veterans and Eligible Persons: Standards for Maintaining Adequate Records and Policies for Satisfactory Progress, Previous Education and Training, Conduct, and Attendance.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) is a consortium of colleges and universities and functions in cooperation with the Department of Defense (DoD), the Military Services including the National Guard, and the Coast Guard to help meet the voluntary higher education needs of active servicemembers and their family. A Servicemember and their adult family members in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps benefit by participating in a SOCAD, SOCNAV, SOCMAR, or SOCCOAST programs by obtaining a SOC student agreement contract. A SOC student agreement contract provides a student the flexibility to complete degree requirements by transferring courses from SOC network colleges back to Chapman University once they have met the residency requirements.
A SOC agreement with Chapman University College is issued to a student, who has completed a minimum of 6 semester hours at Chapman, is admitted into a SOC 4-year degree program, and has submitted a Request for Student SOC Agreement which has been approved by the student's advisor. A student with a Student SOC Agreement has a 7-year time limit from when he/she is officially admitted to complete a degree in a SOC 4-year program. A degree will not be issued to a CUC SOC student who returns for an academic program no longer conferred by the University (i.e. Bachelor of Science in Electronics). An active servicemember may contact their CUC campus to obtain a Student SOC Agreement.