Safety & Emergency Preparedness

The Seattle School is rooted in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Our location provides access to the vibrance and diversity of an urban community, but undoubtedly, the reality of crime is pertinent. We seek to increase awareness and prevention and create access to safety, emergency preparedness, sexual assault prevention, and Title IX policies and procedures toward the end of ensuring the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests.

Safety & Emergency Preparedness Resources and Reports

Nondiscrimination & Title IX

The Seattle School commits to protect the civics rights of our students toward the end of ensuring that their access to education is not impaired by discrimination, harassment, or assault.

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. 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.

Nondiscrimination & Title IX Policy and Reporting Procedure

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA)

Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating/Domestic Violence & Stalking
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Examples of the types of discrimination that are prohibited under Title IX include sexual harassment, sexual assault/sexual violence, discrimination based on pregnancy and the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics. The Violence Against Women Act provides protections to individuals who are the target of sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, and stalking.

Complaints of violations under Title IX or VAWA may be directed to The Seattle School’s Title IX Coordinators. Reports of sexual assault/violence may also be reported to:

Seattle Police Department, West Precinct
810 Virginia Street, Seattle WA 98101
(206) 684-8917
The West Precinct lobby is open and their patrol and 9-1-1 response services operate 24/7.

The Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress
401 Broadway, Suite 2075 Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 744-1600

Safety, Nondiscrimation, & Title IX Team

Heather Barnes

Institutional Support Manager
Campus Safety & Emergency Prepardness Coordinator

Linda Ruthruff

Student Life Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator

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