Sexual Misconduct & Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. The Department of Education has issued regulations in 34 CFR 106 implementing Title IX’s requirements. Programs and activities include, but are not limited to, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, athletics, course offerings, and employment. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. It is the policy of Seattle Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs or activities, as required by applicable law.

Title IX and its implementing regulations require that Seattle Pacific University, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, designate at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, including investigating any complaints of sex discrimination. The name, title, and contact information for Seattle Pacific University’s Interim Title IX Coordinator and Interim Section 504 Coordinator are listed below.

  • Ms. Cheryl Michaels, Director of Safety and Security | Interim Title IX Coordinator: (206) 281-2625;; on campus -- 601 West Emerson; by mail - Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98119
  • Mr. Terry Winn, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources | Interim Section 504 Coordinator: (206) 281-2678;; on campus – 330 W. Nickerson St.; by mail - Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98119.
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