Student Clubs

Below is a list of justice and sustainability focused-clubs on campus (updated Oct. 2022).
For a list of all clubs at SeattleU, please see ConnectSU.

Access to Justice Institute

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.

Advocates for Migration Justice - JRS

Advocates for Migration Justice is dedicated to organizing the community to support displaced people around the world through raising awareness, advocacy, fundraising, and other programming centered on refuge.

American Indian Law Journal

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.

Asian Law Students Association

ALSA's mission is to promote social justice, civic responsibility and professional legal skills through a dynamic, supportive network for both Asian students and students who have an interest in issues that impact the Asian community. For more information, see the ALSA website.

CCE Ambassadors

CCE Ambassadors are student leaders responsible for implementing programs, recruitment, and outreach efforts for the Center for Community Engagement.

Club Cycling

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.

EcoSangha Zen Community

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

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.

Environmental Law Society

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. 

Family Law Society

Family Law Society is dedicated to the promotion and support of the family legal community at the SU School of Law.

Future Prosecutors for Social Justice

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

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.

Her Campus at Seattle University

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.  


If/When/How envisions a transformation of the legal systems and institutions that perpetuate oppression into structures that realize justice, and a future where all people can self-determine their reproductive lives free from discrimination, coercion, or violence.

Indigenous Peoples Institute

Indigenous Peoples Institute (IPI) supports Native American1 student success at Seattle University and raises awareness about issues of critical importance to local and global Indigenous peoples. For more information, see the IPI Website.

Indigenous Students Association

The purpose of this organization shall be: to create a stronger awareness and authentic presence of Indigenous Peoples within the Seattle University community and its academic partners. To provide a "home away from home" and support network for all members of the Indigenous Student Association. For more information, see the ISA Website.

International Refugee Assistance Project 

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. 

Justice in Employment and Labor Law Organization

The Justice in Employment and Labor Law Organization (JELLO) of Seattle University School of Law is dedicated to promoting workers' rights and to building the pipeline of future attorneys seeking opportunities in labor and employment law.


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.

National Lawyers Guild

NLG's mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people. The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.

Native American Law Students Association

NALSA aims to provide an organization for Native American law students and other law students interested in the field of Indian law that will promote academic excellence, cultural fluency, and serve as a basis from which actions can be taken to advance the field of Indian law and affect positive change in the Native American community. NALSA aspires to provide a forum for discussion of legal issues effecting Native Americans or relating to the field of Indian Law. NALSA also seeks to help advance the Indian law program and curriculum at Seattle University School of Law. NALSA hopes to assist Native Americans and individuals interested in studying the field of Indian law with the preparation and application to law school, and NALSA will also assist in the recruitment of Native American students and individuals interested in the field of Indian law to Seattle University School of Law.

Pacific Islander Law Student Association

The Pacific Islander Law Students Association is an organization created to foster a sense of community within Seattle University School of Law and provide a space to discuss issues relevant to our community’s personal and professional well-being and identity. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, and legal workers who identify as Pacific Islander, and foster a community whose desire is to learn, network, and advocate for the Pacific Islander Community within the legal field. For more information, see PILSA Website.

Rotaract Club 

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.

Seattle Journal for Social Justice 

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.

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

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.

Society of Women Engineers

Seattle U Society of Women Engineers advocates for engineering and technology fields to be more representative of the society we live in! We are a chapter of an international organization that aims to support and guide those underrepresented in engineering and technology disciplines through mentorship, professional development, and community. We also hope that this club can provide a safe space and support network for all underrepresented genders including non-binary, transgender and gender non-conforming in engineering and technology.

StokeSU - Outdoors

We are an informal community group for SU students to connect with one another and find or create opportunities to get outside! Whether you're looking for hiking recommendations, a ride to the climbing gym, or some friends to share adventures (and gas money) with, we're stoked to invite everyone to get outside together. For more information, see the StokeSU Website.

Sustainability Representatives 

 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.

Sustainable Student Action 

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.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Seattle University Law School SALDF is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, outreach, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system.