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Office of

Institutional Equity


We are a centralized resource available to all students, faculty and staff


  • Respond to complaints of: discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation
  • Provide University Assistance, including: academic and work accommodations, housing modifications, no communication orders and obtaining off-campus assistance
  • Provide consultation and training related to policies on discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation
  • Partner across campus in related prevention efforts

If you are unsure whether OIE is the appropriate office to address your concerns, please contact us. We are happy to assist with making the determination and connecting you with other resources as appropriate. 

Welcome to the Office of Institutional Equity at Seattle University.

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), in support of the university's efforts to promote and maintain an equitable, safe, and inclusive working and learning environment, oversees and coordinates the university's response to all complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation; and partners with other key resources at SU to ensure that the university's support resources, training, policies, and procedures are effective, fair to all involved, and consistent with the university's mission and values. 

As you explore our website, you will find information about OIE, as well as information about related resources and reporting options available to students, faculty, and staff.  

We encourage you to bookmark this site and check back, as we are continuing to develop these pages and add helpful information.


Seattle University prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, genetic information, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex includes sexual misconduct.  In addition, Seattle University prohibits retaliation against any individual who makes a good faith report or otherwise provides information about discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct.