News and Announcements

News & Announcements

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This Year's Theme

Every year a different theme is selected to provide a focus for the readings, speakers and discussions throughout the competition process and encourage participants to investigate complex issues related to the theme.

Almost Home

 Finding ways to reduce teen homelessness.

Last Year's Theme

 The ubiquity of plastic in our lives.  

Learn more about our current and past themes »

Expectations for Award Winners

The Sullivan Leadership Program is a four-year developmental program designed to cultivate leadership. Sullivan Scholars are expected to: 

  • Participate in the program’s leadership development activities, which include:

    1. an annual Sullivan Leadership retreat
    2. regular meetings with the entire Sullivan community, members of your class, as well as the Sullivan Program Director (see sample schedule)
    3. annual participation in at least one retreat or conference for personal growth and development
  • Complete 45 credits per year for four years of undergraduate study at Seattle University with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • Live in campus housing
  • Assume on-campus leadership and service roles
  • Participate in a service project or study program in another country
  • Assist with on-campus Sullivan Leadership Award events 


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