Indigenous Peoples Institute


Mission Statement

Indigenous Peoples Institute (IPI) supports Native student success at Seattle University and raises awareness about issues of importance to local and global Indigenous peoples. Through on-campus events and activities that include the broader community, IPI seeks accountability to Coast Salish and Urban Native peoples and the lands we now share.

Campus and Community Outreach

IPI collaborates with the Center for Faculty Development to offer workshops for faculty who are interested in enhancing their understanding of Indigenous peoples and in learning more about best practices in working with Native American/Alaskan Native/First Nations students. IPI also collaborates with other members of the SU community to host events that raise awareness about working with or on behalf of Indigenous peoples and communities.

Contact Us

Xavier 160
901 12th Avenue 
P.O. Box 222000 
Seattle, WA 98122



Office Hours 

Monday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday:10:00am - 3:30pm

Wednesday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 3:30pm

Friday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Indigenous Peoples Institute

Seattle U IndigenousPeoplesInstitute front door signage 


To designate gifts to IPI, select “Indigenous Peoples Institute” in the pull-down menu. To discuss a special IPI intention or gift question, please contact Katie Chapman, Director of Development, 206.398.4401. Thank you.