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Centers and Institutes

Engage in issues you care about, collaborate across academic areas and develop skills that lead to a successful and meaningful career.

Working for a Better World

Seattle University centers and institutes advance justice and equality through forward-thinking initiatives and community-focused projects.

Explore how university centers can help you evolve as a leader and develop significant professional skills while making a real difference in Seattle.

Access to Justice Institute

The Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University School of Law is dedicated to advancing equity, fairness and access to legal services for all and serves as the law school’s social justice hub.

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Center on Corporations, Law & Society

The Center on Corporations, Law & Society facilitates the study of the constantly evolving American and global economic system, the ongoing struggle for power between and among corporations, governments, individuals and society and the role of law in mediating and shaping the nature of our economic relations and institutions. 

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Center for Business Ethics

The mission of the Center for Business Ethics is to inspire people to build business cultures that respect and support persons, relationships, communities and ecosystems. 

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Center for Change in Transition Services

The Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS) is a Washington State Needs Project funded annually with federal resources from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The goal of CCTS is to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities in the state. 

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Sundborg Center for Community Engagement

The Sundborg Center for Community Engagement serves as the main entry point for students, faculty and staff who want to serve and learn in the community. 

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Center for Digital Learning and Innovation

The Center for Digital Learning and Innovation helps faculty explore strategies for incorporating technology into online, hybrid and web-facilitated courses. 

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Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) will inspire and prepare a generation of leaders to meet the unprecedented ethical challenge facing humankind in the early 21st century—forging a sustainable relationship between humankind and planet Earth and doing so in ways that foster justice within and between societies. 

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Center for Faculty Development

The Center for Faculty Development promotes the professional formation of all faculty through a scholarly and interdisciplinary approach to learning and teaching, research practice and professional development. 

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Center for Jesuit Education

The Center for Jesuit Education offers programs and services that foster an understanding of the Jesuit, Catholic mission of Seattle University. 

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Center for Indian Law and Policy

The Center for Indian Law and Policy serves as the home and focal point for Indian law programs, projects and activities at Seattle University. The center seeks to assist students, tribes and practitioners in areas of law unique to Indian country, to monitor developing areas of Indian law and policy and to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives practicing law. 

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Center for Leadership Formation

The Center for Leadership Formation (CLF) oversees all executive programs and provides innovative, world-class education to mid- to senior-level professionals with an emphasis on leadership, business expertise and a commitment to social responsibility.

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Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement

The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement highlights spiritual and religious insight and wisdom, inviting people to enact the change they wish to see in the world. This is done through ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, scholarly projects and free resources for community and classroom use.

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Center for Social Transformation and Leadership

The Center for Social Transformation and Leadership (CSTL) is within the College of Education. A primary goal of CSTL is to create social impact by fostering peer and professional exchanges of ideas, engage in collaborative work and foster learning through shared experiences.

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RoundGlass India Center

The RoundGlass India Center, based at Seattle University, was founded by School of Law Professor Sital Kalantry. The RoundGlass India Center builds academic, business and cultural bridges between Seattle and India through events, collaborations with educational institutions, scholarships and by supporting faculty scholarship on India. The center also creates connections among the Indian diaspora community in the greater Seattle area.

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Indigenous Peoples Institute

The Indigenous Peoples Institute supports Native student success at Seattle University and raises awareness about issues of importance to local and global Indigenous peoples.  

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Albers' Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center builds and nourishes the entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurship is more than a collection of courses. It's a philosophy, a mindset that inspires innovation, risk-taking and seizing opportunities in any form of business venture.

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Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

Seattle University's Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture creates opportunities to explore of the intersection of religion and culture, of faith and reason and of church and the world. The institute cultivates a culture of interdisciplinary, intercultural and interreligious dialogue rooted in Catholic intellectual and wisdom traditions. 

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International Student Center

The International Student Center is the home away from home for our diverse international campus population. The center is the main resource for creating a bridge between U.S. and international students. 

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The MOSAIC Center

The MOSAIC Center creates Meaningful Opportunity for Student Access, Inclusion and Community at Seattle University. The center plays a critical role in supporting intercultural learning and the development of students. 

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