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 Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator are listed below.

Trista Truemper 
Title IX Coordinator | Section 504 Coordinator
Demaray Hall, Room 253 
3307 3rd Ave W, Suite 104
Seattle, WA 98119
Email: truempert@spu.edu
Phone: (206) 281-2538


Cheryl Michaels
Deputy Title IX Coordinator | Director of Emergency Management and Associate Director of Safety and Security
3307 3rd Ave W, Suite 104
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 281-2625
Email: michac@spu.edu