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 Pacific Islander Law Students Association 

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.

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.

Gideon's Army: Future Public Defenders

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.

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 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.

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. 

Labor Employment Law Action

The Labor and Employment Law Association (LELA) 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. We plan events, organize in our community, and share opportunities for students to get experience working in labor and employment law. Join LELA to learn more!


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.

National Society of Leadership and Success

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.

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.

Outdoor Exploration Theme Community in Campion Hall 

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. 

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.

Seattle University Students for Justice in Palestine

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. 

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.

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.