Students in red Serve Local shirts and Center for Community Engagement red table cloth

What does it mean for a University to be a good neighbor? At Seattle University, it’s our long-term commitment to the neighborhoods closest to campus including the Central District and the Chinatown-International District (C-ID). The Sundborg Center for Community Engagement (CCE) exists as the hub of this work: connecting campus and community. We believe your learning at Seattle U outside of the classroom is just as vital as learning on campus.  

Hundreds of students actively contribute to the Seattle University Youth Initiative by serving as a mentor to youth from pre-school through high school. As a Center committed to anti-racist practices, students who work with youth are offered trainings to reflect on race and contribute to equity in classrooms and programs.  

  • Seattle U offered 400 Community Engaged Learning course sections across 31 disciplines 
  • 186 instructors taught Community Engaged Learning course sections 
  • 32% of SU students took a Community Engaged Learning course 
  • 63% of SU graduates in the Class of 2019 participated in at least one Community Engaged Learning course while at Seattle University. 

*2018-19 data  

At the 15-year celebration of the CCE in 2019, more than 21,000 SU students have taken a Community Engaged Learning course!