Seattle University students, faculty, and staff who have concerns of protected class discrimination or harassment, sexual misconduct, or related retaliation, are encouraged to contact the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) or one of the other options listed below.

  • For additional information and reporting options specific to sexual misconduct, including reporting to law enforcement, please see SU's Sexual Misconduct page.   

The course of action taken by OIE when notified of protected class discrimination or harassment, sexual misconduct, or related retaliation will depend on the particular facts and circumstances involved. Possible steps include:

  • Providing assistance with accessing support and safety resources;
  • Facilitating supportive or protective measures, which may include changes in work situations or academic and residential accommodations;
  • Providing information about or coordinating assistance with external reporting options;
  • Conducting a prompt, effective, and equitable investigation; and
  • Coordinating the university's efforts to address the concerns, with the intent to end the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

At OIE, you can expect to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity, and know that we will make all reasonable efforts to ensure privacy and confidentiality, sharing information only with those who have a legitimate need to know.

When considering making a report, please be assured that the university prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes a report or otherwise provides information about discriminatory conduct. When considering seeking support and/or making a report related to sexual misconduct, please also be assured that the university prohibits discrimination based on one’s status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

You can file a report here

If you are unsure whether OIE is the appropriate office to address your concerns, please contact us. We are happy to assist with making the determination and connecting you with other resources as appropriate.  


To raise a concern or make a report of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or related retaliation - whether it involves a student, faculty member, staff member, or third party, contact OIE:

Elizabeth Trayner
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity
Title IX Coordinator || ADA/504 Coordinator
206-220-8515 |

To make an anonymous report, contact EthicsPoint:
EthicsPoint - a secure reporting tool, with the option to file anonymously
1-888-393-6824 or   

For incidents involving students, you may also contact the Office of the Dean of Students:
The Office of the Dean of Students
206-296-6060 | STCN 320  

For incidents involving a faculty or staff member, you may also contact Human Resources:
Human Resources
206-296-5870 | RINA 200   

For emergency and after-hours assistance, contact:
Department of Public Safety
206-296-5911 (emergency) or 206-296-5990 (non-emergency) 

For additional information and reporting options specific to sexual misconduct, including reporting to law enforcement, please see SU's Sexual Misconduct page.  


Office for Civil Rights - U.S. Department of Education (OCR)
915 Second Avenue, Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Telephone: 206-607-1600

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
909 First Avenue, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Telephone: 1-800-669-4000