Below is a list of justice and sustainability focused-clubs on campus (updated Sep 2021).
For a list of all clubs at SeattleU, please see ConnectSU.
As a home for pro bono, public interest, and social justice activities, the Access to Justice Institute (ATJI) prepares students for a lifetime in law in furtherance of social justice. For more information, see the ATJI website.
Are you an SU alumni wanting to make sustainable changes? Interested in how sustainability is connected to different issues? DM @su.sustainability.co on Instagram to join!
The American Indian Law Journal (AILJ) is an academic collaboration among students, faculty, and practitioners. Indian law concerns a wide range of legal issues, including tax, property, contracts, gaming, and environmental law and implicates a myriad of social justice concerns, including civil rights violations, protection of cultural resources, religious freedom, the loss of land and natural resources, and the regulation of environmental quality. For more information, see the AILJ website.
APILSA's mission is to promote social justice, civic responsibility and professional legal skills through a dynamic, supportive network for both Asian Pacific Islander students and students who have an interest in issues that impact the API community.
The Seattle University Cycling Club began in 2011 and has grown into a community of bike riders and cyclists, welcoming to all types of riding and all skill levels. We take part in casual riding and racing throughout the school year.
To be a Buddhist is to be both an ecologist and a conservationist. This is the vision EcoSangha strives to promote.
Engineers for a Sustainable World offers engineering, science, and ALL interested students the opportunity to collaborate on sustainable design projects in the local community and abroad. For more information, see the ESU website.
The primary goal of the Environmental Law Society is to promote environmental awareness and activism, with a focus on achieving sustainability and environmental justice at SU and in the greater legal community.
The objectives of the Association are to advance the art of passionate representation of victims and social justice prosecution; to encourage legal education and professional development; to provide and promote fellowship and support for social justice-minded prosecutors; to increase camaraderie and networking among prosecutors and defense attorneys; to encourage the recruitment, retention, and promotion of social justice prosecutors within city, county, state, and federal offices; and to uphold the honor and dignity of the bar.
The Gender Justice Center is a student-led organization that provides social support and resources for women, trans folks, and gender-queer students, especially students of color, on SU’s campus. We seek to strengthen the community through providing a liberating space where folks can grow and make mistakes without judgment. Visit @genderjusticesu on Instagram for more information.
Gideon’s Army is a student organization that seeks to cultivate interest in criminal defense work, more specifically public defense. We believe in social and racial justice and dignity of the clients we wish to serve in the Seattle community. Our goal is to facilitate a conversation about how the criminal justice system affects indigent and marginalized clients.
The Seattle University Green Team is a peer-oriented sustainability education group created by students. Green Team focuses on waste management at university and athletic events and provides a space for new sustainability initiatives to receive support.
Her Campus at Seattle U is an international magazine, providing an opportunity for students to express themselves, write about what interests them, and to have a platform for advocacy. With a focus on social justice, we are a supportive and inclusive community dedicated to sharing perspective, learning and growing together.
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.
M.E.Ch.A. is a student organization that works to promote social justice and higher education. M.E.Ch.A also works to educate and serve the surrounding community through community service, cultural and social events, and educational workshops.
NSLS is an honor society centered around collegiate leadership development. The chapter's unique mission is to provide a network for undergraduate and graduate student leaders who are working toward positive social transformation. The NSLS aims to integrate the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 into our campus culture by developing a series of collaborative, educational events.
The Outdoor Exploration community is for students who are interested in exploring the outdoors in the greater Seattle area and deepening their understanding of our impact on our environment. Seattle is a city focused on sustainability. This floor would allow for students to focus on sustainability at SU and the community around it.
This organization's main priority is to work to end period poverty and the stigma associated with it. We will do this through service, education, and advocacy work. This chapter of PERIOD. will primarily focus on service.
Reignite the Mission is a student university reform group that centers direct action, creation of educational spaces, the building of community, and fostering coalition and collaboration in service of myriad social justice issues. We exist in order to educate the student body at Seattle University about the historical and contemporary issues of racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, cissexism, and disaster capitalist practices on SU’s campus and in the greater Seattle community.
The Seattle University Rotaract Club is a great way to not only do service and create change in the community, but to make connections with other like-minded students and business leaders.
The mission of the SJSJ is to promote critical interdisciplinary discussions on urgent problems of social justice, including exploring the often-conflicting meanings of justice that arise in a diverse society. The journal is published twice a year. A peer-reviewed, student-edited, interdisciplinary journal, the SJSJ publishes writings that reflect theoretical, literary and hands-on approaches toward achieving social justice. For more information, see the SJSJ website.
The Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law is a student-run online publication. The Journal's online platform offers authors a rapid yet thorough editorial process that facilitates participation in current debates in environmental law and policy surrounding legal issues in the realm of technology and innovation. For more information, see the SJTEI website.
SJP believes that all struggles for freedom, justice, and equality are interconnected and just as SJP condemns the discriminatory policies and laws of the State of Israel, SJP vehemently condemns and rejects homophobia, misogyny, racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, classism, colonialism, imperialism, ableism, bigotry, and discrimination of any form. We are a safe and respectful space to learn, grow, and heal on the path to liberation.
Sustainability Representatives (previously EcoReps) fulfill the important role of educating Seattle University’s on-campus residents of sustainable behaviors while communicating the ideas and concerns of the residents they represent with Residence Hall Association and the University’s Administration.
We are an environmental justice group that engages in political education, student organizing, direct action, and solidarity efforts. Our framework for understanding and addressing the complicated issue of climate change includes analyses of the science behind greenhouse gas emissions, the interplay of environmental racism and ecological degradation, economic systems that contribute to climate change, and is rooted in democratic rather than hierarchical leadership development. For more information, see the SSA website.
Serve Local Ambassadors are student leaders responsible for implementing programs, recruitment, and outreach efforts for the Center for Community Engagement.
We are a new wave of youth activists drawing on the work of those before us. Nuclear weapon manufacturing, maintenance, and testing disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, leaving a permanent ruin on the health of their people and environments. For this reason, we strive to center frontline community voices in combating the U.S.’ historic and present day legacy of nuclear colonialism.