Prevention & Education

What other actions will the University take to prevent sexual offenses, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking? 

The University will have education programs for incoming students and new employees plus ongoing campaigns for student and faculty designed to promote awareness and prevention of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking. Those programs will provide information about the following: the University’s prohibition of sexual offenses, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking; how to file criminal complaints;  relevant definitions used in the criminal process, including the definition of consent; safe and positive options for bystander intervention whenever there is a risk that a sexual offense, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking will occur; risk reduction and strategies to avoid potential attacks; and  warning signs of abusive behavior. 

The University will also provide information about the following: disciplinary procedures and sanctions, including protective measures it may impose; procedures for survivors to follow;  how the University will protect a survivor’s confidentiality including when a crime might be reported if a victim is unwilling or unable to make a report; services available both on and off campus for survivors; and options and assistance in providing accommodations to survivors, regardless of whether a report is filed with campus or local law enforcement.

More information about specific prevention and education initiatives can be found below. For more information about these programs and/or to suggest other programming, contact Wellness & Health Promotion at wellness@seattleu.edu or (206)296-2593, or stop by Student Center 380.  We encourage all community members to get involved in making our campus safer for everyone!