Seattle University students, faculty, and staff who have concerns of discrimination, 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 discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or related retaliation will depend on the particular facts and circumstances involved. Possible steps include: 

  • Providing assistance with accessing on- and off-campus resources;
  • Facilitating interim 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.  

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.  

View these reporting options as a pdf.

On-Campus

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:

Andrea Herrera Katahira
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity
Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator
(206) 220-8515 | katahira@seattleu.edu

To make an anonymous report, contact EthicsPoint:
EthicsPoint - a secure reporting tool, with the option to file anonymously
1-888-393-6824 or https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/23241/index.html   

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.  

Off-Campus

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

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