Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

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The University holds that all persons are created in the image of God and possess intrinsic dignity and worth. The University is committed to cultivating and celebrating diversity within the learning community. It is the policy of Seattle Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or genetic information in its programs or activities, as required by applicable laws and regulations. In addition, the University is committed to providing a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment. As a Christian educational institution affiliated with the Free Methodist Church - USA, Seattle Pacific University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees on the basis of religion, including the right to expect the University’s employees to hold certain religious beliefs, to participate in certain religious observances, and to refrain from certain conduct (including conduct described in the University's Employment Lifestyle Expectations) based on the University’s religious beliefs. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact any of the following persons:

  • Dr. Laura Hartley, Provost: (206) 281-2125; lhartley@spu.edu; on campus – Demaray Hall, Room 210; by mail – Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98119-1997.
  • Dr. Jeff Jordan, Vice Provost for Student Formation and Community Engagement: (206) 281-2123; jordaj2@spu.edu; on campus - Room 209, Student Union Building; by mail - Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 212, Seattle, WA 98119.
  • Ms. Trista Truemper, Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator: (206) 281-2538; truempert@spu.edu; on campus – 330 West Nickerson Street; by mail - Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98119.
  • Mr. Terry Winn, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources: (206) 281-2678; winnt@spu.edu; on campus – 330 West Nickerson Street; by mail - Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98119.

Concerns of Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, or VAWA Offense may be submitted to members of the Response Team in person, by phone, email, or through the online Report a Concern form. To learn more about the university's grievance procedures, please refer to the Nondiscrimination and Title IX webpages.

If you have a question regarding the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities, you may contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator or the U.S. Department of Education’s Officer for Civil Rights, or both.