The Collegia Program creates caring and diverse learning communities of commuter students that provide a broader educational experience steeped in the Jesuit values of Seattle University. Faculty associates, student staff and a variety of educational and social programming opportunities integrate learning, present leadership opportunities, and promote a sense of belonging.
Five Collegia provide beautiful and welcoming "home away from home" environments that support the day-to-day needs of the complex lives of commuters through study space, kitchen facilities and snack system, access to campus resources, computers, books and newspapers.
The Collegia Program is committed to
'Collegium' is from the Latin root meaning 'gathering place.' The Collegia (plural) Program was the inspiration of a former president of Seattle University, Fr. William J. Sullivan, SJ. ('78-'98) Fr. Sullivan envisioned groups of commuter students having a place of belonging, a "home away from home," that would support a sense of connection to the wider University community, and provide a broader overall educational experience.