Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Nonacademic Regulations



Bias 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. 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. James Willette
Associate Vice President/Dean of Students
Student Center 140
(206) 296-6060
willettej@seattleu.edu

Elizabeth (Liz) Trayner
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity
Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator
(206) 220-8515
etrayner@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, Liz Trayner, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator, 206-220-8515; or Jerron Lowe, Vice President for Human Resources, (206) 296-5870, 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 orientation, gender identity, political ideology, 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. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.

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: 
 

Elizabeth (Liz) Trayner
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity
etrayner@seattleu.edu
(206) 220-8515
 

Dr. James Willette
Associate Vice President/Dean of Students
Student Center 140
(206) 296-6060
willettej@seattleu.edu

The Discrimination Complaint Resolution Procedure for Students can be found on the Dean of Students’ website at: 

https://www.seattleu.edu/deanofstudents/policies/non-discrimination-policy/

Sexual Harassment

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule, effective August 14, 2020, Seattle University implemented a new policy, the Policy for Compliance with Title IX Regulations-Title IX Final Rule, which impacts the application of Sexual Offenses, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy.  Please see the policy and the Office of Institutional Equity’s web page for additional information:  https://www.seattleu.edu/media/office-of-institutional-equity/Policy-for-Complying-with-the-Title-IX-Regulations-Title-IX-Final-Rule.pdf; https://www.seattleu.edu/equity/additional/.

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 at: https://www.seattleu.edu/deanofstudents/policies/sexual-harassment-policy/.

If a student has a concern about harassment by another student or group of students, this should be reported to the Department of Public Safety or any of the Contact Persons listed below. If 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. James Willette
Associate Vice President/Dean of Students
Student Center 140 (206) 296-6060
willettej@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 sexual harassment Contact Person 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 the following Title IX coordinator:


Elizabeth (Liz) Trayner
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity
Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator
etrayner@seattleu.edu
(206) 220-8515

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

Sexual Offenses, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule, effective August 14, 2020, Seattle University implemented a new policy, the Policy for Compliance with Title IX Regulations-Title IX Final Rule, which impacts the application of Sexual Offenses, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy.  Please see the policy and the Office of Institutional Equity’s web page for additional information:  https://www.seattleu.edu/media/office-of-institutional-equity/Policy-for-Complying-with-the-Title-IX-Regulations-Title-IX-Final-Rule.pdf; https://www.seattleu.edu/equity/additional/.

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 on the Dean of Students’ website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/deanofstudents/policies/sexual-misconduct-policy/

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 online at: https://www.seattleu.edu/deanofstudents/sexual-misconduct-resources/on-and-off-campus-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 https://www.seattleu.edu/disability-services/

Section 504/ADA Policy and Appeal Procedure

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the policy of Seattle University that no qualified person shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any job, facility, program or activity provided by the University.  Discrimination against a qualified person with a disability undermines the mission and values of the University and affects the careers, educational experience, and well-being of students, staff, administrators, and faculty.  Each and every member of the University community has the responsibility to ensure that this policy because a functional part of the daily activities at the University.

Students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, or that they 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 Disability Services’ website:  https://www.seattleu.edu/media/policies/NEW-ADA-Policy–2013-TOC-and-Cover4780.pdf. Contact Liz Trayner, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Equity and ADA/504 Coordinator regarding this policy and/or ADA/504 compliance at (206) 220-8515 or e-mail etrayner@seattleu.edu

Ownership and Use of Seattle University Trademarks & Copyrighted Material

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 University Marketing Communications. For more information, call (206) 296-2104 or visit https://www.seattleu.edu/marcom/.

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: https://www.seattleu.edu/marcom/licensing/. 

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 https://www.seattleu.edu/policies/copyright-policy/.