Diversity & Inclusion Resources for Our Campus Community

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion embraces an intersectional framework of equity, defining diversity and inclusion broadly. Among other characteristics, this definition includes differences in gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. ODI envisions a welcome, open and inclusive campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.

These resources are intended to support that vision. They are not exhaustive or comprehensive; rather they're intended as a starting point for engaging with important topics.

Reaching Out

Seattle University offers a wealth of entry points for accessing resources. The offices and departments listed below are accessible to the entire university community, and can assist in identifying next steps where the path forward may be unclear.

  • The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). The Office of Institutional Equity is part of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion. Concerns of discrimination or harassment may be reported to Assistant Vice President Elizabeth Trayner at the OIE. This centralized resource is available to all faculty, staff, and students.
  • The Office of the Ombudsperson. The University Ombudsperson, Sue Theiss, provides informal, independent, impartial, and confidential conflict management services to all employees of the university.
  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This Office offers numerous services, including professional development, to enhance inclusivity in the university climate.
  • Campus Ministry. This office is a resource for people of all faith and non-faith identities.

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Resources for Members of Identity Groups and Communities