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 Student Code of 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 Resources||Seeking Info and Support||Obtaining Counseling||*Interim Actions||*Bringing a Formal Complaint||Policies and Procedures||*Confidentiality Level|
|Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
|Student Health Center
|Department of Public Safety
|Title IX Coordinator or Contact Persons
Andrea Herrera Katahira,Assistant Vice
Darrell Goodwin, Dean of Students
|X||Confidential according to state law|
| Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress
-401 Broadway #2027, Seattle, WA
|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.
These conversations are confidential. Except for specific exceptions in accordance with state law, nothing will be shared without your informed written consent.
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.