Sexual Harassment Policy

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule, effective August 14, 2020, Seattle University implemented a new policy, the Policy for Complying with the Title IX Regulations-Title IX Final Rule, which impacts the application of the Sexual Offenses, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy. Please see the policy and the Office of Institutional Equity’s web page for additional information.

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Seattle University seeks to promote and maintain an environment free from harassment of any type. Sexual harassment can interfere with a student’s academic performance and emotional and physical well-being.

Preventing and remedying sexual harassment at Seattle University is essential to ensuring a nondiscriminatory environment in which students can learn. A complete copy of the Policy and Complaint Procedure Relating to Sexual Harassment of Students by Students is available in the office of the Vice President for Student Development.

If a student has a concern about harassment by another student or group of students, this should be reported to the Department of Public Safety, or any of the Contact Persons listed below. If a student has a concern about harassment by a member of the faculty, staff or administration, or by anyone in an employment or teaching situation, this should be reported to Human Resources and is governed by the Seattle University Policy on Sexual Harassment.

Click through the sections below to learn more about this policy, or download the full Sexual Harassment Policy (PDF).