All employees of Saint Martin's University are responsible for their own actions and for not engaging in behavior that is discriminatory, harassing, or retaliatory in nature, whether physical, verbal or non-verbal.

While we recognize that a report may emerge through many sources, members of the Saint Martin’s community (students, staff, faculty, etc.) who become aware of or believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment are to report it their immediate supervisor, or an executive administrator.

All reports describing conduct that is inconsistent with this Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy will be promptly and thoroughly investigated.

Making a complaint procedure

If you become aware of or believe they have been subjected to sexual discrimination or sexual harassment report it their immediate supervisor, executive administrator and/or to a member of the Title IX Team:

These individuals are charged with ensuring that the behavior is eliminated, preventing its reoccurrence and addressing the effects. These individuals will also provide information regarding grievance procedures, interim remedies, and ongoing emotional support.

Saint Martin’s provides support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to sex discrimination and has a Title IX Coordinator to oversees inquiries regarding Saint Martin's University efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that immediate and appropriate steps are taken to investigate what occurred, prompt and effective action was taken to end the discrimination/harassment, the effects were remedied, and appropriate steps were taken to prevent the action or behavior from occurring again. In addition the Title IX coordinator:

  • Oversees overall Title IX investigations and compliance

  • Supports and selects Title IX investigators

  • Ensures prompt and equitable resolutions

  • Establishes a centralized reporting process for all sexual harassment/misconduct allegations on campus

  • Conducts on-going and annual climate checks/tracking/monitoring of sexual harassment/misconduct allegations on campus

  • Coordinates all training, education and prevention efforts

Saint Martin's University faculty, staff, and students with inquiries concerning the application of Title IX to the university's programs and activities, or for inquiries regarding allegations of discrimination or grievances concerning Title IX are encouraged to contact:

Cynthia Johnson
Associate vice president of human resources/Title IX coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503

Saint Martin's University encourages the pursuit of criminal action for incidents of sexual harassment or misconduct that may also be crimes under Washington State law. In every case of sexual violence, Saint Martin's University, through the Office of Public Safety, will notify the Lacey Police Department of the allegations.

Saint Martin's University will seek to maintain privacy at all times during the process consistent with our responsibility to ensure both individual and community safety and our commitment to providing an environment free from discrimination.