Seattle University provides several resources related to accessing basic needs. Please check out some of our campus resources below.
CARES Act: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will provide nearly $3.7 million to Seattle University in higher education emergency relief. By law, half of the funds received by institutions must be distributed directly to students in the form of grants to cover expenses related to unexpected financial needs due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that about $1.8 million will be available for Seattle U students.
The expenses can be anything within the meaning of “cost of attendance” as defined in the Higher Education Act, including tuition and fees, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare expenses.
Students can apply for funding using the CARES Act Application form that is now available on MySU. Students who apply by April 21, 2020 should receive a response by May 5, 2020. Requests will continue to be reviewed by members of the Oversight Committee on a rolling basis until the CARES Act funding is exhausted.
Check out some of the resources that may be available to assist Seattle University students in the greater Seattle area below. Please note that these programs and organizations are not affiliated with Seattle University and that access to these resources is not guaranteed. If you know about additional resources that we should consider including on this list, send a tip to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability's food and campus sustainability page.
This section is currently in development. In the meantime, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at email@example.com if you currently need assistance with housing security.
CAPS has compiled a helpful list of community resources related to mental health support, alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, local treatment centers, LGBTQIA+ affirming resources, mindfulness, sexual health, stress management, suicide prevention, and more on their website at https://www.seattleu.edu/caps/resources.
Sanvello App (Download in the iOS or Android App Store)
All Seattle University students get free, premium access to this helpful mobile app that provides research-based tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community. The app includes features that are based on cognitive behavioral therapy & mindfulness meditation.
King County Crisis Connections (Off-Campus Crisis Line)
1-866-427-4747 (Available 24/7)
Crisis Connections connects people in King County with physical, emotional and financial crisis to services that will be of help.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Off-Campus Crisis Line)
1-800-273-8255 (Available 24/7)
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Crisis Text Line (Off-Campus Crisis Text Line)
Text HOME to 741741 (Available 24/7)
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.