Virtually every aspect of Seattle University is critically analyzed and addressed by a university committee. These groups—made up of faculty, staff, students, and administrators—meet and form initiatives to improve our campus, our education, and our student experience. These committees value student perspective. It is the responsibility of SGSU's University Affairs Committee, a sub-group of SGSU, to find and appoint student representatives to university committees. These appointees represent the student voice and are responsible for corresponding with SGSU to ensure continuity between University initiatives and the student body. If you are interested in an opportunity to develop leadership, management, and communication skills, view the list of University Committees below and consider applying.
The primary purpose of the Committee is to assist
the Board of Trustees (through the University President) in its fiduciary
responsibility for the University’s Catholic, Jesuit identity. The Committee
will assist the Board in exercising its responsibility in the following areas: (1) opportunities and challenges for the University in fostering its identity;
(2) University’s programs to maintain and promote its identity; (3) hiring of
faculty and staff for mission; (4) education for mission; (5) trustee education
for mission; (6) direction and guidance of the university’s articulation and
promoting of its identity.
The student representative should have an active interest in the current and developing Jesuit Catholic Identity of the University. The Committee will meet at least three times a year or more frequently as circumstances require. Meetings will normally take place within two weeks before a scheduled full meeting of the Board meeting.
Requirements: The representative should provide a student
perspective and act as a conduit of communication between students and
administrators. Time obligations outside of the meetings will be limited to
periodic review of materials. This committee will have approximately two
meetings per month; 1-1.5 hours per meeting.
Requirements: The student representative on this committee must
have an interest in advising SU athletics and cannot be a student athlete.
AAB student representative will be expected to attend three or four two-hour
meetings per year (tentatively scheduled for December 13, February 28, and May 2), participate actively in discussions, and prepare for meetings beforehand by
reviewing documents and information provided by AAB chair.
As the only revenue generating entity on campus, the Campus Store has a unique role in serving students with lower cost textbook options and maintaining a profitable status. Participate first hand in the decision making process which will determine the operating policies of the Campus Store. Board members will engage with students, faculty, administration and Bookstore staff in board level discussions about current and future operations, priorities and opportunities.Requirements:
Students serving on this board are required to serve one year; however, a multi-year commitment is encouraged. Students will meet at least once a quarter. We are looking to appoint two students from each undergrad year, a graduate student, and a law student.
University Core committee makes executive decisions for the University Core, maintaining and improving the general education learning of SU students. The committee will consider policies, curriculum, other education issues, and operational concerns. This is a new committee, composed to guide the new Core curriculum to be as effective in providing students with a comprehensive education. Confidentiality is a must.
Requirements: Student members should be familiar with the Core and interested in learning more about how the Core works. Willingness to participate in discussions about how to support and improve student learning is essential. The student representative should be a student who has taken or is taking the Core, which includes all undergraduate students (except students in University Honors and the Matteo Ricci College). Students who entered Seattle University as first year students (as opposed to transfer students) are preferred because of their greater range of experiences with the Core.
The student representative serving on this committee must have a genuine passion for Seattle University. The student representative must care deeply about the student experience at our University and must be engaged with student needs.
This committee reviews recommendations of the Deans and colleges/school, and recommends promotions and tenure awards for faculty. Meetings are weekly for one quarter and special meetings are called at the direction of the Chair, or upon request of a simple majority of the members. Meetings are closed to non-members.