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    Seattle University
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Nonacademic Regulations



Bias-Related Harassment

Seattle University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community. By encouraging and protecting diversity, we create an environment that promotes freedom of thought and academic excellence.

It is a violation of University policy and the Code of Student Conduct to engage in bias-related conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational, living or working environment. The term “Bias-related” conduct refers to language or behaviors that demonstrate bias against persons or groups because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, national origin, political orientation or sexual orientation.

These categories are examples and are not an exhaustive list of attributes or characteristics protected under this policy.

A student feeling unsafe or threatened because of bias-related harassment should always seek help from a responsible member of the University community who is trained and able to assist. The University offers informal and formal procedures for processing and responding to concerns of hostile or unwelcome behavior. The following individuals are available to assist students:

Dr. Tim Wilson
Interim Dean of Students
Student Center 140
(206) 296-6066
wilsont@seattleu.edu

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

Students may also make formal or informal complaints using the procedures contained in the Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure for Students, or in the case of allegations involving a member of faculty, staff or administration, students may also contact Andrea Herrera Katahira, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator, 220-8515; or Michelle Clements, Vice President for Human Resources, 296-5869, to make a complaint or discuss a concern.

Discrimination Complaint Resolution Procedure and Options for Students

At Seattle University we value and celebrate a diverse educational community. We are united in the common goal of teaching and learning, educating for values, preparing for service and fostering the holistic development of persons. Consistent with our mission and the law, Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual or political orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs and employment related polices and activities.

A student who has a concern about possible discriminatory treatment experienced in connection with University programs, services, facilities or activities is encouraged to discuss those concerns with a member of the University community who is trained and able to assist, including Andrea Herrera Katahira, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator, 220-8515; and Dr. Tim Wilson, Interim Dean of Students, 296-6066.

It is a violation of the University’s non-discrimination policy to discriminate or retaliate against any student because he or she has opposed any discriminatory practice proscribed by University policy, or because the student has filed a complaint, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in any University procedures designed to resolve an allegation of discrimination.

The Discrimination Complaint Resolution Procedure for Students can be found in Section 4.3 of the Code of Student Conduct: http://seattleu.edu/deanofstudents/policies/code-of-conduct/

Sexual Harassment Policy

Seattle University seeks to promote and maintain an environment free from harassment of any type. Sexual harassment can interfere with a student’s academic performance and emotional and physical well-being. Preventing and remedying sexual harassment at Seattle University is essential to ensuring a nondiscriminatory environment in which students can learn. A complete copy of the Policy and Complaint Procedure Relating to Sexual Harassment of Students by Students is available in the office of the Vice President for Student Development and can also be found in Section 4.5 of the Code of Student Conduct:  seattleu.edu/deanofstudents/policies/code-of-conduct/.

If a student has a concern about harassment by another student or group of students, this should be reported to the Office of Public Safety, or any of the Contact Persons listed belowIf a student has a concern about harassment by a member of the faculty, staff or administration, or by anyone in an employment or teaching situation, this should be reported to Human Resources and is governed by the Seattle University Policy on Sexual Harassment.

Contact Persons

Students may consult informally or make a complaint with one of the following designated contact person:

Dr. Tim Wilson
Interim Dean of Students
Student Center 140 (206) 296-6066
wilsont@seattleu.edu

Because sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, it can be a violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. In addition to the Contact Persons listed above, the University has designated individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students with concerns or complaints about harassment on the basis of sex in an education program or activity may also contact any one of the following Title IX coordinator:


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

Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

Sexual Offenses, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy

Seattle University affirms respect, responsibility, and care between all persons. Conduct constituting domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or a sexual offense whether forcible or non-forcible 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 the University’s Sexual Offenses, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy. Students committing a sexual offense in any form can be prosecuted under the Washington State Criminal Code (RCW 9A) and/or disciplined under the Code of Student Conduct.

The University’s Sexual Offenses, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy can be found in Section 4.6 of the Code of Student Conduct:  seattleu.edu/deanofstudents/policies/code-of-conduct/.

Sexual Misconduct Information and Resources

Additional information about sexual misconduct and the resources available to survivors and students accused of sexual misconduct can be found on the University’s Sexual Misconduct Information and Resources website: https://www.seattleu.edu/deanofstudents/sexual-misconduct-information–resources/

Students with Disabilities

Seattle University’s policy and practice is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements relating to students with disabilities. Under these laws, the university cannot deny a qualified individual with a disability access to or participation in the university’s services, programs and activities. Students seeking reasonable accommodation, services, adjustments or modifications on account of a disability should contact Disabilities Services at (206) 296-5740. More information about policies, procedures and services for students with disabilities is available on the Disabilities Services website at http://seattleu.edu/disabilities-services/

Section 504/ADA Policy and Appeal Procedure

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in administration of its education-related programs and activities, and has an institutional commitment to provide equal educational opportunities for disabled students who are otherwise qualified.

Students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, or have been denied access to services or accommodations required by law, have the right to use the university’s Section 504/ADA Policy and Appeal Procedure. A copy is available at the University’s policies website: http://seattleu.edu/policies/. Contact the Chief Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator regarding this policy or ADA/504 compliance at (206) 220-8515 or e-mail katahira@seattleu.edu.

Ownership and Use of Seattle University Trademarks

Seattle University trademarks and service marks, and other names, seals, logos and symbols that are representative of Seattle University may be used only with written approval of Seattle University. The university graphic identity is copyrighted and may not be used on publications or products originating outside of Seattle University without express written permission of Marketing Communications. For more information, call (206) 296-2104.

Licensing Program

Seattle University has established a Licensing Program that seeks to protect and promote the Seattle University brand and ensure that the public can properly identify and associate Seattle University’s name and logos with officially licensed products bearing Seattle University’s marks.

All University departments, clubs and organizations are required to use a licensed vendor to produce products bearing Seattle University’s marks. 

Additional information is available at the University’s Licensing Program website: http://seattleu.edu/marcom/licensing/

For more information, contact the campus store at (206) 296-5822; http://www.seattleu.edu/campus-store/

Copyright

Copyright laws protect original works of authorship and give copyright holders the exclusive right to: copy, distribute, publish, prepare derivatives or revisions of, perform, or display works in public.

Each student is responsible for complying with applicable copyright laws and with the university’s Copyright Policy and Guidelines. Violation of copyright laws may result in civil or criminal liability, and violation of the university’s copyright policy may result in disciplinary action, including dismissal. To review the copyright policy and guidelines and view general copyright information, visit http://www.seattleu.edu/policies/copyright-policy/.