As one of a handful of similar programs in Jesuit universities in the United States, the Student Development Administration is proud of its connection to Jesuit education, a tradition that is over 450 years old. The Jesuit educational tradition is remarkably congruent with the main principles-- socail justice, equity and advocay-- of the student affairs profession.
Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.
Part of being a global citizen is understanding other cultures and structures in other countries. Many of our students have studied abroad and maintain an active interest in international issues.
All of our students are encouraged to become familiar with educational and social issues in other countries. Seattle University offers education abroad opportunities for graduate students across its academic units.
Towards the end of the degree program, SDA students are required to complete and present a professional portfolio of their strengths and areas for continued improvement. This final degree requirement is an opportunity for students to critically reflect on what they have learned and how the program has shaped their practice as student affairs professionals. Students will work closely with faculty to complete this requirement.