Sexual Misconduct

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.

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 downloadable Sexual Misconduct Resources for Survivors handout (PDF) provides information for both on-campus and local off-campus resources.

For specific resources and information for staff and faculty who have experienced sexual misconduct, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity.

On- and Off-Campus Resources
Primary ResourcesSeeking Info and SupportObtaining Counseling*University Assistance*Bringing a Formal ComplaintPolicies and Procedures*Confidentiality Level
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

PAVL 120
206-296-6090
X X       Confidential
Student Health Center

Bellarmine 107
206-296-6300
X X     X Confidential
Campus Ministry

Student Center 120
206-296-6075
X       X Confidential
Department of Public Safety

Columbia 002

Emergency
206-296-5911

Non-Emergency
206-296-5990
X   X X X Private
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
Title IX Coordinator or Contact Persons
Andrea Katahira

Assistant Vice President for
Institutional Equity,
Chief EEO Officer,
Title IX Coordinator,
& ADA/504 Coordinator

Loyola 300
206-220-8515
X   X X X Private
Dr. James Willette

Associate Vice President &
Dean of Students

STCN 140
206-296-6066
X   X X X Private

University Assistance/Interim Measures

The University offers assistance to all students who experience sexual misconduct, whether or not they pursue formal reporting. 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

A formal report can be filed with the University and/or through law enforcement for any criminal behavior. If you would like more information before deciding whether or not to make a formal complaint with the University, you are welcome to meet with someone from the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) who can provide information about Su's policy and process and answer any questions you have

Confidentiality

Privacy concerns are often at the forefront when someone has experienced sexual misconduct. It is useful to know the degree of confidentiality that individuals can expect from each of the University resources.

Resources identified as “confidential” will not share any information without your informed, written consent, unless there is an imminent risk of harm to self or others.

All other faculty and staff are expected to maintain information about sexual misconduct as extremely private, and to notify the University’s Title IX Coordinator who ensures that each individual is appropriately supported with resources and options that empower them to make informed decisions.

Students can always ask about an employee’s responsibilities before sharing information and have the right to speak with confidential resources.

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

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