Dean of Students

Dean of Students

  • Welcome to your Seattle University Experience! As a Catholic and Jesuit University, Seattle University is a learning community that values the dignity and worth of all persons. Consistent with its values, the University fosters the respect needed for students to live, work, study, and socialize together as a community. All members of the University community are expected to observe standards that reflect personal accountability and responsibility for the common good; demonstrate regard for the safety, security and health of others; maintain the atmosphere needed for study and reflection; showing respect for individuals; and valuing truthfulness and personal integrity.

    This website will provide helpful information about our University Policies, Redhawk Commitment and Code of Conduct, Integrity Formation Process and Students of Concern Committee for parents, students, faculty and staff. You will also find useful links to programs and services offered through other departments in the Division of Student Development. We are committed to the well being of all students that attend the University.

    Our goal is to provide you with information related to the Seattle University student experience. Please contact us, if the answers you seek are not available here.

    Rev. Darrell L. Goodwin

    Dean of Students

     

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the office of integrity formation is to promote and create opportunities for awareness, dialogue, and critical engagement with integrity, justice, and ethical decision-making. Through a holistic educational approach students will model community standards, clarify their personal integrity and actively develop their role as global citizens.

    Goals of the Integrity Formation Process

    • To educate students by explaining the reasons and purpose for community standards.
    • To help student's clarify and articulate their personal values.
    • To aid students in aligning their personal integrity with community standards.
    • To assist students in making conscious choices that will enable them to lead as global citizens.

    Philosophy & Purpose of the Integrity Formation Process

    As a Catholic and Jesuit University, Seattle University is a learning community that values the dignity and worth of all persons. All members of the University community are expected to observe standards that reflect personal accountability and responsibility for the common good; demonstrate regard for the safety, security and health of others; maintain the atmosphere needed for study and reflection; showing respect for individuals; and valuing truthfulness and personal integrity. This policy is referred to as the "Code of Student Conduct" or "Redhawk Commitment."

    The Redhawk Commitment is intended to be developmental, educational, and restorative in nature. Standards of conduct assist each student in the formation of their own integrity. Conduct that evidences good intentions, mature consideration of the foreseeable consequences, and respect for the rights and property of others, generally will not conflict with University and Community Standards. Students are expected to exercise responsibility and to show appropriate regard for the Catholic and Jesuit traditions and the mission of the University. There is no replacement for active participation in the life of the community and we encourage our students to claim their place and their voice in our community.

    Since the integrity formation process is designed to be developmental, educational, and restorative, sanctions for inappropriate conduct are assigned to help students develop individual responsibility, to encourage self-discipline, to foster respect for the rights of others, and to encourage full and active participation in campus life. The purposes of the conduct process are:

    • To educate students about community standards and expectations.
    • To promote the development of individual integrity;
    • To protect the rights of all members of the community
    • To provide a fair process for the accountability of student integrity formation; and
    • To uphold the non-academic rules and regulations of the University
  • One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.

    Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist, professor, and poet