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. We led the campaign to divest the University's endowment from fossil fuels for the past six years and finally succeeded at achieving divestment, although it's only partial. We are now working on finding a new focus for SSA. We always welcome new members no matter what your major or experience with student activism, come through and join the movement for environmental justice!
Here at the Center for Community Engagement, we believe that sustained service is the best way for our communities - Seattle University and the broader neighborhood - to grow and change together. Relationships take time to build and social change requires patience, listening and learning, and deep partnership. If you are interested in making a sustained commitment to service, you have come to the right place. Explore all volunteer opportunities here. (When you create an account, be sure to use your SU username and password). Explore Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) opportunities here.