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 are listed below.
Ms. Trista Truemper
Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator
Demaray Hall, Room 253
3307 3rd Ave W, Suite 104
Seattle, WA 98119
Individuals with inquiries about the application of Title IX or 34 CFR 106 may contact Seattle Pacific University’s Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Seattle Pacific University has adopted a grievance procedure to address formal complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment (the Discrimination and Harassment Grievance Procedure), a specific grievance process to address formal complaints of sexual harassment within the scope of 34 CFR 106.45 (the Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Process), and a formal complaint procedure to address other forms of sexual misconduct committed by students (see the Sexual Misconduct Policy). Formal complaints of sex discrimination or sexual harassment may be filed with the University’s Title IX Coordinator. The University will respond to formal complaints as described in the applicable procedure and as outlined on the “Responding to Reports of Sexual Misconduct” webpage.
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