Seattle University affirms respect, responsibility, and care between all persons. Conduct constituting a sexual offense, such as non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation or sexual assault, will not be tolerated. Behavior of this nature is inconsistent with Seattle University values, and is a violation of the Code of Student conduct and University policy. Students committing a sexual misconduct in any form can be disciplined under the Code of Student Conduct. If you are in need of emergency assistance please call (206) 296-5911 to reach our Department of Public Safety or call 911 to reach Seattle Police
Seattle University provides many resources to assist and support students who experience sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or other sexual misconduct, regardless of where or when it occurs, or by whom. This “Sexual Misconduct: Resources for Student Survivors” Handout (pdf) provides information for both on-campus and local off-campus resources.
Seattle University also provides many resources to assist and support students who have been accused of sexual misconduct. This “Sexual Misconduct: Resources for Student Accused” Handout (pdf) provides information for on-campus resources.
Examples of interim actions include: shielding a student from ongoing contact with an individual; taking that individual out of a class or issuing an administrative no-contact order; assigning an individual to a different lab or other clinical setting; asking an administrative authority to speak to the individual to express serious concern about a behavior; reminding the individual of policies and definitions relating to sexual misconduct; offering counseling targeted to addressing sexual aggression; and reorganizing housing assignments so that students can feel safer. Interim actions do not preclude formal discipline.
Bringing a formal complaint will lead to an investigation and a hearing (in most cases), and can result in punitive outcomes. Filing a complaint is often the best way to seek protection from future harm. The student bringing the complaint retains considerable control, although not total, as the process unfolds.
Strictly Confidential:These conversations are confidential and can be anonymous. Except for specific exceptions in accordance with state law, nothing will be shared without your informed written consent.Mostly Confidential:These conversations are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators and a Title IX coordinator so that the University can take action, if necessary, for safety reasons. In planning any response, the University will give consideration to the wishes of the complainantConfidential according to state law:Exploratory conversations are confidential. Police reports, with identifying information redacted, may be available to the public upon request.
Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress 206-744-1600
If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or the Department of Public Safety 206-296-5911
“Sexual Misconduct: Resources for Student Survivors” (pdf)
“Sexual Misconduct: Resources for Students Accused” (pdf)