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Leadership Opportunities

  • Service

    Center for Service and Community Engagement

    Student Leaders for the Common Good

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description Students lead various programs (Labor of Love, Immersion leaders, and Seattle University Youth Initiative) and projects offered through the CSCE. They receive ongoing coaching from CSCE staff, participate in biweekly leadership skills trainings and reflections, and attend two retreats.

    First Generation Project

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description Tutoring and mentoring program that pairs undergrad students with high school students who may be the first in their families to attend college. Once per week, tutors work with college-bound high school students to support their academic success, provide positive role modeling, and offer support to prepare them for college.

    Jumpstart

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description Undergrad students are paired with preschool children in caring and supportive one-to-one relationship. These members work in teams to help low- income children build language, literacy, social and initiative skills. The program allows students to explore the world of early childhood education and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the community.

    Children's Literacy Project

    Duration One quarter to one year
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description Program recruits, trains, and places volunteer tutors in local Seattle schools. The aim is to foster the academic support and encouragement youth need to succeed and thrive. Tutors work on-site in schools to help youth become better readers, meet academic performance standards, build basic skills, and increase their self-esteem and motivation to learn.

    Shinnyo-En Summer Fellowship for Vocational Exploration

    Duration 3 months (in summer)
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description Paid fellowship designed to increase student capacity for community and campus leadership while also increasing their capacity to discern their vocational path.

    Shinnyo Fellowship for Community Leadership

    Description One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description Fellowship which engages two students per year in an integrated experience of direct service, community leadership, reflection, and ongoing professional development. Fellows create individualized learning plans that integrate these elements with their coursework and activities.

    Advocacy Skills Trainings

    Duration One weekend (offered two [2] times per year)
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description This training helps participants develop a shared understanding of social justice advocacy, the dynamics of political power, advocacy methods and tactics, and community organizing strategies.

    Labor of Love

    Duration One day (offered three [3] times per quarter)
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description Labor of Love (LOL) is a student-led day of service, where all participants engage with the community by serving on a team with other students.

    Campus Ministry

    St. James Cathedral Kitchen

    Duration Every Friday afternoon, as available
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact campusministry@seattleu.edu
    Description St. James Cathedral Kitchen exposes participants to the issues facing the homeless and working poor and the effects of poverty on families through preparing, serving and sharing a hot meal.

    Juvenile Detention Outreach

    Duration Every Friday evening, as available
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact campusministry@seattleu.edu
    Description Juvenile Detention Outreach is a chance to visit incarcerated children and youth and explore with them the complex issues facing young people in the criminal justice system.

    Providence Hospitality House

    Duration As available
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact campusministry@seattleu.edu
    Description Providence Hospitality House provides a safe place for women and children in transition from homelessness. Students help with childcare and other practical needs.

    Multifaith Works AIDS Care Teams

    Duration As available (approx. 5 hours per month)
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact campusministry@seattleu.edu
    Description AIDS Care Teams offer people of all faiths a common volunteering experience by providing practical support and friendship to people and families with HIV/AIDS.

    StreetFeed

    Duration Every Friday evening, as available
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact campusministry@seattleu.edu
    Description StreetFeed introduces participants to the struggles and hopes of young people living on the streets of Seattle’s Capitol Hill area by preparing burritos for dinner and dining with them on Friday evenings.

    Service Immersion Trips

    Duration Approximately one week plus weekly pre-departure meetings
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact campusministry@seattleu.edu
    Description Service immersions challenge students to exercise compassion, social analysis, and faith reflection in developing world conditions, in a community of learners. Participants will travel well grounded in an understanding of the political, social, environmental, and justice concerns of that region. Immersion trips offered are Mexico Mission Trek and Appalachian Service Trip.

    College of Education

    Treehouse Tutoring Corps

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description This unique program is part Seattle University’s partnership with Treehouse, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that serves the educational needs of youth in foster care. The TTC is designed to provide consistent academic support, encouragement and positive modeling by college students to youth in Treehouse programs.

    Campus Advocacy/Representation

    Associated Students of Seattle University (ASSU) Executive/Representative

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact ASSU at 206.296.6050
    Description Elected positions with undergraduate student government of Seattle University. The purpose of ASSU is to represent the needs and views of SU’s undergraduate students, engage students in university decisions, support student involvement on campus, and promote university spirit. Leaders learn effective advocacy, communication and project management. Positions available are four (4) Executive positions, fourteen (14) Representative positions, and three (3) Cabinet positions.

    University Committee Representatives

    Duration Varies
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact ASSU at 206–296–6050
    Description There is a number of committee positions open each year, which allow student voice to be brought into university decisions. Some examples of such committees are Anti-Sweatshop Committee, Core Renewal Committee, Community Engagement Committee, Branding, & Licensing Committee.

    OMA Advisory Board

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contactcsce@seattleu.edu
    Description Positions provide an opportunity for OMA to share and receive information from key areas on campus and to solicit feedback and advice related to the department’s strategic directions.

    Integrity Board (IBoard)

    Duration One year
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact Integrity Formation at 206.296.6269
    Description IBoard members develop life-long skills in facilitating and resolving conflicts through direct involvement in the adjudication of cases. IBoard members learn about the university conduct system, hear cases of alleged misconduct as it pertains to the Redhawk Commitment, and work to promote dialogue on ethics, citizenship, and student accountability through programming and event planning.

    Residence Hall Association (RHA)

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact RHA@seattleu.edu
    Description RHA is comprised of SU residents focused on creating a seamless living and learning environment. They accomplish this through social and educational programming that fosters student learning and development through community living in individual halls.

    Residence Hall Councils (RHC)

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact RHA@seattleu.edu
    Description A Residence Hall Council resides in each hall as a branch of RHA,providing residents with active, educational, and social programs. The council composed of residents meets weekly to develop, collaborate, and coordinate events for building community and creating a social environment in the residence halls.

    Board of Trustees Student Representatives

    Duration One or Two year positions available
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact ASSU at 206–296–6050
    Description Student representatives to the Board of Trustees convey the student perspective to university leadership. Depending on the year, positions that are open for application are Board of Trustees Committees on Investment, Facilities & Land Use, Finance, Jesuit Identity, and Student Development.

    Peer Mentorship

    Orientation Advisors (OAs)

    Duration Spring Quarter and the following Fall Quarter, plus summer sessions
    Audience Undergraduate Students
    Contact newstudent@seattleu.edu
    Description Undergraduate students serve as mentors and a resource to incoming first year students. OAs work with first year students during Summer in Seattle in July, Welcome Week in September, and during their first quarter at Seattle University.

    Orientation Coordinators (OCs)

    Duration One year (from Winter quarter to the following Winter)
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact newstudent@seattleu.edu
    Description After serving as an Orientation Advisor (OA) for at least one year, one can apply to be an OC, who coordinates and facilitates orientation events at Seattle University. OCs work as peer mentors for the Orientation Advisors
    and provide support for incoming students.

    Resident Assistants (RAs)

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact housing@seattleu.edu
    Description Undergraduates act as live-in student staff who ensure that each floor is a safe, friendly, and supportive for residents. They are trained in everything from responding to emergencies, mediating roommate conflicts, accurately referring students to campus support services, and planning social/academic programs. RAs receive room and board as compensation for the position.

    Collegium Community Assistant (CCA)

    Duration One year
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact transfers@seattleu.edu
    Description Provide a welcoming presence for commuters who use the Collegia to study, socialize, eat and relax. Help form relationships with and among students, initiate programs that support student needs and perform tasks for the smooth operation of the Collegium.

    OMA Connections Leadership Program (CLP) Peer Mentor

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact csce@seattleu.edu
    Description Mentors support the transition of first-year and transfer students. CLP aims at the development of committed, connected leaders of color who possess an awareness of self and community, and who are empowered to create sustainable change. CLP begins with a three-day immersion prior to Welcome Week and continues with cohort gatherings during Fall and Winter Quarters.

    Peer Health Action Team (PHAT)

    Duration One year
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact Health and Wellness Promotion at 206.296.2593
    Description PHAT Members serve as peer health educators to raise awareness about health issues and educate students on wellness through programs, educational campaigns and events.

    Diversity and Equity Education Program (DEEP) Peer Educators

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact oma@seattleu.edu
    Description Year-long position in which peer educators host a series of programs and dialogues that invite students, faculty, and staff to engage critically with issues of social justice and inclusion.

    Transfer Student Orientation Advisor

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contacttransfers@seattleu.edu
    Description Assist new transfer undergraduate students as they transition to university life. Transfer advisors work at fall orientation activities, and attend winter and spring welcome events to provide support, guidance and connection to our new transfers.

    Event Planning

    Student Events and Activities Council (SEAC)

    Duration Varies, quarterly and yearly positions available
    Audience Undergraduates
    Contact seac@seattleu.edu
    Description Student-run organization that plans over 60 events through the academic year for the SU community. Events range from speakers, to films and concerts, or outdoor activities. Positions available are quarterly committee positions or yearly executive member and program chair positions.

    Media/Arts

    KSUB (Student Radio)

    Duration Varies, quarterly spots available
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact ksub@seattleu.edu 
    Description KSUB is SU's own independent, student-run, school and listener supported station, broadcasting 24/7 from the Campion basement.

    The Spectator (Student Newspaper)

    Duration One year
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Contact advertising@su-spectator.com
    Description SU’s student newspaper offers students staff positions such as Business Manager, Advertising Manager, and two Advertising Sales Reps. For those with journalism or photographic experience, staff writing and photography positions are available.

    Retreats (open to students of all faith backgrounds)

    Agape Retreat

    Duration One weekend
    Audience Juniors and Seniors
    Description Offers space to reflect, share in small groups, and discern where you are being invited. Inspired by Ignatian Spirituality, the retreat talks and activities are designed and offered by your peers. There is time for communal prayer, sacraments, and personal reflection – all in a beautiful northwest wooded setting.

    “In the Middle of Life” Lenten Retreat

    Duration One weekend
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description An opportunity to experience communal evening prayer and reflection without leaving campus. This retreat is offered during spring quarter and includes personal spiritual direction sessions and suggested daily reflections along with the evening activities. This is a nice way to pause and renew right in the “midst of” this busy spring quarter.

    Ignatian Silent Retreats

    Duration 5-day (Fall Quarter) or 3-day (Winter Quarter) retreats available
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Decription Silent retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The retreats include thematic talks, daily liturgy, quiet time for prayer and rest, as well as sessions with your own spiritual director. Both retreats are located in beautiful water-side settings and offer private rooms that invite you to deeper beauty and contemplation.

    New Student Retreat

    Duration One weekend
    Audience First-year and Transfer students
    Description On the retreat you will hear returning student’s stories about making a home at SU, meet in small peer groups, and have free time for reflecting, hiking, and late night bon fires. The weekend is geared to help new students find a home at SU as well as connect students and build community.

    New Student Retreat Leaders

    Duration One weekend (plus preparation for retreat)
    Audience Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
    Description An opportunity for students returning to SU to share their experiences when they were a new student and lead a small group.

    Passover Retreat

    Duration One weekend
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description An opportunity for people of all faiths to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover. Students share laughter and knowledge while preparing and celebrating the Passover dinner together.

    Search Retreat

    Duration One weekend
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description Search provides an environment that promotes exploration of self within community. The weekend is highlighted by presentations, group sharing, journaling, free reflection, and community celebration. Overall, it is an opportunity for you to better understand where you are in your life, develop closer relationships with many members of the campus community, and continue your own journey of self-exploration.

    Freedom & Fullness

    Duration One weekend
    Audience Senior Undergraduates
    Description A retreat opportunity for Seniors which offers reflection and discernment opportunities with other seniors. We'll explore values, beliefs and decisions in the context of faith and spirit.

    Spirituality

    Jewish Student Union

    Duration Varies, depending on involvement
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description Group for anyone who is Jewish or is interested in Judaism and Jewish culture. One of the main goals of the JSU is to provide space and programs for Jewish students to meet and make connections with one another. Another goal is to help people on the SU campus celebrate Jewish holidays and to educate others in order to promote understanding about Judaism and Jewish culture. The JSU sponsors activities such as Friday Shabbat dinners, a Hanukkah party, Passover Seder, and Passover Retreat.

    Muslim Student Association

    Duration Varies, depending on involvement
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description Seattle University’s Muslim Student Association meets regularly throughout the year, and is advised by Dr. Faizi Ghodsi. Islamic prayer is held in the Multifaith prayer room. The Eid dinner at the end of Ramadan is one of the most memorable events of the year.

    Interfaith Coordination Team

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Description Interfaith Coordination Team coordinates opportunities for interfaith dialogue, education, and events, such as the Interfaith Prayer for Peace, the Interfaith Retreat, and Days of Interfaith Youth Service.

    Student Campus Minister

    Duration One year
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description Help with worship, liturgical music, community service, public relations, liturgy, social justice, retreats, leadership, office support, administrative support, and care of the chapel.

    Chapel Choir

    Duration Varies, depending on availability
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description Provides music at the Sunday masses in the Chapel of St. Ignatius, and also at special university liturgies throughout the year. The Chapel Choir also offers participants a small faith community with whom to pray and develop meaningful friendships.

    Academic

    Global Awareness Program (GAP)

    Duration Two years
    Audience Undergraduates
    Description Cohort-model specialization program that focuses on global awareness by linking multicultural elements and service learning across the academic disciplines. Over the two year program, there are several requirements to be filled by students, eventually culminating in a degree specialization that is recognized and marked on one’s transcript and diploma.

    Math Lab Tutor

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Description Students majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics who are available to assist fellow students in need of further augmentation of the assistance given by their professor.

    Writing Center Tutor

    Duration One year or more
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description Tutor work one-on-one in hour-long sessions to help students complete individual assignments in the context of becoming a better writer. Tutors are required to take a 5-credit course that provides training in writing center theory and practice.

    Learning Cnter Tutor

    Duration Varies – quarterly to one year
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description Tutors meet regularly with students either individually or in small groups to assist them in understanding course concepts. Share strategies for learning and studying the subject to help students become more successful in learning independently. Maintain tutor logs and meet monthly with the tutoring coordinator to discuss student progress and related issues.

    Miscellaneous

    Student Alumni Ambassador

    Duration One year
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description Represent SU at special events for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University. Network with esteemed alumni who are leaders in their communities and professions, and contribute to the university’s efforts in promoting Redhawk pride and tradition.

    Student-To-Student Representatives

    Duration One year
    Audience Undergraduates
    Descriptions Undergraduate students who work at the front desk, greet all who visit the Admissions Office, and work personally with families in order to coordinate campus visits. These students give campus tours and are on-hand at events such as Fall Preview Days in order to act as a valuable resource.

    Club Involvement

    Duration Varies
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description There are a number of clubs and organizations that are established on campus and there are always more being founded. Get involved with a club or organization and figure out what your passions are. Club information can be rd found by contacting the Student Events and Activities Council (SEAC) on the 3 floor of the Student Center.

    On-Campus Jobs/Internships

    Duration Varies from quarterly positions to year-long positions
    Audience Graduates and Undergraduates
    Description Various on-campus employment opportunities are available on the Redhawk Network