The Philosophy Department sponsors or contributes to a variety of programs and events. Information on these programs may be found below including the Philosophy Club.

Philosophy Club

SU Philosophy Club is excited to send out our formal call for papers for the next annual virtual Philosophy Club conference on April 29-30 in Spring Quarter of 2021. 

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Ronald Sundstrom from University of San Francisco who focuses on political philosophy, critical and social race theory, and African-American and Asian-American philosophy.

We invite all students from any major to submit their academic Philosophy papers to present at this conference! We will be asking students to prepare a presentation of their paper and we invite anything from PowerPoints to distributed visuals to help convey your great arguments. We highly encourage you to submit!  

The requirements for a submission: we ask that you only submit papers written during your undergraduate career at this university. In your submission, please include an anonymized document or pdf of your paper (1500 – 3000 words) for blind review, and a separate document with your full name, pronouns, year, and SU email. These must be submitted to! 

Our deadline for submission is March 29th, 2021!

If you have any specific or urgent questions, feel free to contact one of our officers, listed below, or get in touch via our general email,

Northwest Lonergan Symposium

This forum brings together local area scholars interested in the work of Jesuit philosopher and theologian, Bernard Lonergan. An annual meeting is devoted to discussing selected readings. This meeting draws faculty from multiple Seattle University departments and schools, and from multiple universities in the Northwest region. Its membership includes students, professionals, and independent scholars. The meetings, which occur in January, also seek to serve as an opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with Lonergan's work to be introduced to it. Contact the Department to be added to the e-mail list.