Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or
intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting
party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency
of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. For the purposes of this definition—
(1) Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.
(2) Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence: A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed—
(1) By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
(2) By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
(3) By a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
(4) By a person similarly situated to a spouse or the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the
jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred, or
(5) By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the
domestic or family violence laws or the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to—
(1) Fear for the person's safety or the safety of others; or
(2) Suffer substantial emotional distress.
(3) For the purposes of this definition, "course of conduct" means two or more acts, including, but not limited to,
acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means
follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about, a person, or interferes with a
person's property. "Reasonable person" means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar
identities to the victim. "Substantial emotional distress" means significant mental suffering or anguish that may,
but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
Seattle University is also required to report statistics for bias-related crimes (i.e., hate crimes) by the types of bias
defined below for the following classifications: murder, manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery,
aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson (see definitions above), as well as larceny-theft, destruction/
damage/vandalism of property, intimidation, and simple assault (see definitions below):
Larceny-Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft): The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the
possession or constructive possession of another. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games,
forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded.
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure
real of personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
Intimidation: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening
words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
Simple Assault: An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon,
nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible
internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.
If a hate crime occurs where there is an incident involving intimidation, vandalism, larceny, simple assault or other bodily
injury, the law requires that the statistic be reported as a hate crime even though there is no requirement to report the
crime classification in any other area of the form.
Under the Clery Act, a Hate Crime is a criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally