“This effort is absent even a hint of artifice. The relationship between Seattle U and its neighbors works both ways. A community gets to tap into the considerable resources of the private university on the hill and Seattle U gets to sharpen the Jesuit philosophy of public service that helps distinguish it from other schools.” - The Seattle Times
The U.S. News and World Report and many other national publications have recognized Seattle University’s expansive commitment to providing students with community engagement experiences in Seattle and throughout the world. Every year, Seattle University faculty engage students in hundreds of community engaged learning courses and students participate in dozens of out-of-classroom community projects. Because of its commitment to connecting campus and community, Seattle University attracts students interested in expanding and deepening their commitment to justice.
By concentrating resources and partnerships in several neighborhoods adjacent to campus, the Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) builds upon this widespread commitment to community engagement by offering students, faculty and staff intensive opportunities to more fully understand and participate in the pursuit of equitable and just communities. Through the Youth Initiative:
Learn more about Youth Initiative stories, impact and lessons learned.