Dean of Students

Sexual Misconduct Information & 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.

All Seattle University faculty and staff are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator (see Guide for Faculty and Staff).  A list of exceptions and off campus confidential resources is provided below. 

We Are Here to Help

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 SM 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 SM Resources for Students Accused Handout (pdf) provides information for on-campus resources.

Primary ResourcesSeeking Info and SupportObtaining Counseling*Interim Actions*Bringing a Formal ComplaintPolicies 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

Andrea Herrera Katahira,Assistant Vice
President for Institutional Equity
Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator,
and ADA/504 Coordinator

-RINA
-(206) 220-8515


Darrell Goodwin, Dean of Students
-STCN 320
-(206) 296-6060

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.  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.