Dean of Students

Sexual Misconduct

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    Sexual Misconduct Information and Resources


    Seattle' University's Commitment 

    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.

     

     

    Primary Resources Seeking Info and Support Obtaining Counseling *Interim Actions *Bringing a Formal Complaint Policies and Procedures *Confidentiality  Level
    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    -PAVL 120
    -206-296-6090
    X   X     X Strictly Confidential
    Student Health Center
    (SHC)
    -Bellarmine 107
    -206 -296-6300
    X   X     X   Strictly Confidential
    Department of Public Safety
    -USVC 102
    -206-296-5911 Emergency
    -206-296-5990 Non-emergency
    X   X   X   X   Mostly Confidential
    Title IX Coordinator or Contact Persons

    Helaina Sorey, Title IX Coordinator
    -RINA
    -(206) 398-4627

    Monica Nixon, Assistant VP for Student Development
    -STCN 320
    -(206) 296-6070

    Alvin Sturdivant, Associate VP for Student Development
    -STCN 140B
    -(206) 296-6066

    Darrell Goodwin, Dean of Students
    -PAVL 180A
    -(206) 296-6066

    X   X X   X Mostly Confidential
    Seattle Police
    -911
    X      
      
      Confidential according to state law
     Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress
    -401 Broadway #2027, Seattle, WA
    (206) 744-1600 
    X X    
      Confidential according to state law

    *SEEKING INTERIM ACTIONS


    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


    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.

    *Confidentiality Level

    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 complainant

    Confidential according to state law:

    Exploratory conversations are confidential. Police reports, with identifying information redacted, may be available to the public upon request.