Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Consumer Information and Privacy Laws


As part of Seattle University's compliance with the reporting requirements of federal consumer information regulations, the University produces and delivers to students reports on a broad range of areas, including retention and graduation rates, campus security, student privacy, drug and alcohol issues, financial assistance, and athletics. For more information, see the University's web page on "Student Consumer Information and Privacy Laws," at https://www.seattleu.edu/about/student-consumer-information-and-privacy-laws/.

For inquiries about the content of the reports or to obtain printed copies, contact the following offices:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ("FERPA") Annual Notification

 
This notification describes Seattle University's compliance with FERPA and students' rights therein.  For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (206) 296-2000/ https://www.seattleu.edu/registrar/. The University's FERPA policy is available at: https://www.seattleu.edu/redhawk-service-center/academic-policies/.
   

The Student Right-to-Know Act

 
The Student Right-to-Know Act requires schools to disclose completion or graduation rates for degree seeking, full-time, first-time undergraduate students. The University's reports published in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know Act are available at: https://www.seattleu.edu/ir/student-success-and-experience/retention-and-graduation/. For additional information contact University Institutional Research at (206) 296-2802 or visit the Institutional Research web page at: https://www.seattleu.edu/ir/su-data-and-facts/.
   

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (the "Clery Act")

 
In accordance with the Clery Act, the University publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which discloses crime statistics as well as crime prevention policies and security measures on campus.  For additional information and to access the report, visit https://seattleu.edu/safety/clery-report/ or contact the University Department of Public Safety at (206) 296-5900. The University Department of Public Safety is open 24-hours a day and located in the 1313 Columbia Building (CLMB), room 002.
   

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

 
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. For Seattle University, this information is contained in the University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  For additional information and to access the report, visit https://seattleu.edu/safety/clery-report/ or contact the University Department of Public Safety at (206) 296-5900.  The University Department of Public Safety is open 24-hours a day and located in the 1313 Columbia Building (CLMB), room 002.
   

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

 
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act is designed to make prospective students aware of a school's commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its male and female students.  To view this report, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website (http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/) and search for Seattle University. For more information, contact the University Athletics Department at (206) 296-6000 or visit https://www.goseattleu.com/.
   

The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1994

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires institutions of higher education, as a condition of receiving federal funds, to certify that they have adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on campus as part of its activities and programs.  In compliance with this Act, the University's Substance Abuse Policies and Prevention Brochure, available at https://www.seattleu.edu/deanofstudents/policies/other-university-policies/, describes substance abuse prevention information, resources and standards of conduct for students relating to drug or alcohol use.  For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at (206) 296-6066 or office_of_student_development@seattleu.edu/. 
   

Financial Assistance Information

 
Detailed information about the financial assistance available to students at Seattle University can be found online and from Student Financial Services. Visit https://www.seattleu.edu/sfs/ or call (206) 296-8020 for more information.
   

Gainful Employment Disclosures

 

As of July 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education published a new Gainful Employment rule in the Federal Register rescinding the existing Gainful Employment regulation. In accordance with this guidance, Seattle University has chosen to early implement the rescission of the Gainful Employment rule. The university provides program disclosures published in June 2019 on Gainful Employment eligible certificate programs for archival purposes only.  Those disclosures are available online at: https://www.seattleu.edu/academics/gainful-employment-disclosures/.