Clubs

You can access all of the clubs on campus on CONNECT SU. It's an online platform that will help you find the right club for you. Find the club that you're interested in and join! 

Below are some of the environmental justice and sustainability-focused clubs on campus.

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.
  • Contact
    • Check out ATJI's ConnectSU page and their website
    • Staff: Email atji@seattleu.edu

American Indian Law Journal

  • The American Indian Law Journal (AILJ) is an academic collaboration among students, faculty, and practitioners and is designed to fill a critical gap in the amount of current scholarship available to those interested in the rapidly developing field of Indian law. 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. Despite these numerous issues, there are only two dedicated Indian law journals in North America. AILJ provides students with a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with some of the most distinguished Indian law practitioners and faculty members in the country.
  • Contact:

Asians & Pacific Islanders for Equity & Critical Engagement

  • Asians and Pacific Islanders for Equity and Critical Engagement (APIECE) is a group from Seattle University dedicated to exploring issues impacting API communities. We strive to share knowledge and resources through quarterly workshops, welcoming on and off-campus community members and organizations. We aim to celebrate API culture while critically examining the pitfalls of anti-Blackness, classism, sexism and other injustices in our communities through meaningful conversations.   
  • Contact:

 

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. APILSA's activities include a professional mentoring program and volunteer opportunities with local non-profit organizations.
  • Contact:

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. SUCC is founded on a common love of bikes and enjoying time spent on two wheels.
  • Contact: 
    • ConnectSU
    • Email President Chris Downing: downingchris@seattleu.edu
    • Advisor: Richard Moyer

 

Criminal Justice Club

  • The Criminal Justice Club at Seattle University is a group of students interested in and dedicated to the criminal justice process, system, workings, and issues. Through engaging with faculty and the community and each other, students can learn about the system nation wide, and especially here in Seattle. The club offers multiple avenues into the professional world through tours, meet and greets, brown bag lunches, speakers, networking events and more. The club also offers social events to get to know your other club members. These include study break movie nights (often with crime drama movies) around finals each quarter and our annual silent auction. 
  • Contact

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. In addition to working on student-initiated projects, we also have guest speakers and go to events as a group to learn more about sustainable initiatives in Seattle and all around the world.
  • Contact:

Environmental Law Society

  • ELS is an organization dedicated to promoting earth justice and environmental protection through the practice of law. The primary goal of the ELS is to promote environmental awareness and activism, with a focus on achieving sustainability and environmental justice at SU and in the greater legal community.
  • Contact:Connect SU

EcoSangha Zen Community1.53x1.53 inches in powerpoint

  • To be a Buddhist is to be both an ecologist and a conservationist. This is the vision EcoSangha strives to promote. It is a vision modeled on the Buddha as the Great Physician who is called to the service of those in pain and suffering, who scientifically investigates the nature of and prognosis for an ailment and then compassionately effects a cure. The progression from symptom to cure is presented by the Buddha in his fundamental teaching of the Four Noble Truths: symptom, diagnosis, prognosis and cure.
  • Contacts:

Food With Spirit

  • Food With Spirit is a Seattle University group intended to foster an inclusive community of individuals passionate about urban agriculture and food justice. Food with Spirit aims to promote healthier and more sustainable consumer choices by reframing agriculture on a local scale to help students be more conscious of their purchasing power and empowering students to grow some of their own food. Every two weeks, we gather for communal dinners which consist of food grown on campus and locally sourced ingredients. We grow and harvest seasonal food crops for local food banks, host garden parties to help maintain the Chardin, Broadway, and Yobi on-campus community gardens, and organize environmentally focused events.
  • Contact:

 

Fashion Club fashion club logo

  • Fashion Club is dedicated to self expression and sustainable fashion. It is comprised of a collaborative community of students generating professional practice in the fashion and entertainment production industries through the creation of an annual runway event, photo shoots, marketing, style origination, and much more! 
  • Contact:
 

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. Please contact us if you are interested in our events or if you are looking for a law student for research or internship positions.
  • Contact:

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. We wish to facilitate interest and access to issues concerning public defense and foster a sense of community service amongst students for the indigent community of Seattle through community engagement, networking opportunities, and education.
  • Contact:Connect SU

Green Team

  • 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.
  • Contact:

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. As a center we are focused on creating a space where anyone can come to learn about current issues/ways to resist and to receive support without facing judgment for not knowing. We seek to strengthen the community through providing a liberating space where folks can grow and make mistakes without judgment. We value collaboration, open-mindedness, love, dignity, and transformative justice. 
  • Contact:
    • ConnectSU
    • Email: genderjusticesu@gmail.com
    • Instagram: @genderjusticesu

MEChA

  • 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.
  • Contact

PERIOD. @ SUtext: PERIOD. The Menstrual Movement

  • 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. We will do this by raising funds and collecting menstrual products to then donate to other organizations in our area.  
  • Contact: 

Reignite the Mission

  • 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. Our intention is that this education will translate into action that furthers equitable and egalitarian practices in our community.  
  • Contact:

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. As part of District 5030, we have connections with Rotary and Rotaract clubs all throughout Seattle.
  • Contact:

Seattle University Students for Justice in Palestine an icon with a dove over a palestinian flag circled by text and a key icon

  • Seattle University Students for Justice in Palestine is a student-led group that advocates for freedom, justice, equal rights, and self-determination for the Palestinian people. 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, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, classism, colonialism, ableism, bigotry, and discrimination of any form. SJP’s vision revolves around peace and will participate in only nonviolent actions. As an advocacy group, SJP will conduct educational events such as film screenings, panels, and discussions to raise awareness about Palestinian liberation and the ongoing Israeli occupation. SJP will participate in and organize peaceful demonstrations to bring attention to the injustices in Palestine and show students and community members how they can get involved.   

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. 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! 

  • Contact:

Serve Local

  • 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

  • Contact: 

 

Vegans and Allies for Sustainable Eating (VASE)

  • Welcome to Seattle University's Vegans and Allies for Sustainable Eating (VASE)! Our mission is to celebrate nature's abundance by creating awareness for the environmental and physical health benefits of living a vegan lifestyle free of all animal products. Each month, our club prepares creative and delicious dishes showcasing the flavors of different regions around the globe. Whether you are a fully transitioned vegan in all areas or an openminded omnivore, you are welcome and loved here! 
  • Contact:

 

CEJS Facebook