Dean of Students

Bias-Related Harassment

  • Seattle University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community. By encouraging and protecting diversity, we create an environment that promotes freedom of thought and academic excellence. It is a violation of University policy and the Code of Student Conduct to engage in bias-related conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational, living, or working environment.

    The term "bias-related" conduct refers to language or behaviors that demonstrate bias against persons or groups because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, national origin, political orientation, or sexual orientation. These categories are examples and are not an exhaustive list of attributes or characteristics protected under this policy.

    A student feeling unsafe or threatened because of bias-related harassment should always seek help from a responsible member of the University community who is trained and able to assist. The University offers informal and formal procedures for processing and responding to concerns of hostile or unwelcome behavior.

    The following individuals are available to assist students:

    Darrell L. Goodwin
    Dean of Students

    Monica Nixon
    Director of Multicultural Affairs

    Ryan Green
    Director of International Student Center

    Kathleen Baker
    Director of Housing and Residence Life

    Mary-Antoinette Smith
    Associate Professor,
    English Department,
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Jacquelyn Miller
    Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

    Students may also make formal or informal complaints using the procedures contained in the Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure for Students or in the case of allegations involving a member of faculty, staff or administration, students may also contact the Office of Human Resources at 206.296.5870 to make a complaint or discuss a concern.