SDA Student Organization

SUSDA Matters!

Graduate students in the Student Development Administration program are all a part of the student-led group: Seattle University Student Development Association (SUSDA) ! The organization strives to develop community, provide professional development opportunities and advocate on behalf of the SUSDA community to the academic program, College of Education and university. 

There is a nine-person executive team that manages events and programs throughout the academic year. All SDA students are welcome to attend all events and programs! SUSDA strives to partner with SDA faculty, the Division of Student Development staff, the Graduate Student Council and local community resources and businesses. 

For information on current SUSDA activities, check out the website/blog and calendar. Current SDA Students can get up-to-date information by joining the SUSDA Community Facebook Group. SDA Alumni can stay connected via the SUSDA Alumni Network Facebook Group .

Events and Programming

  • A welcome BBQ (early fall quarter)
  • The annual community retreat (early fall quarter)
  • The Careers in Student Affairs Month event (mid fall quarter)
  • Supporting tabling at the NASPA Region V conference (mid fall quarter)
  • A holiday social (end of fall quarter)
  • The Internship & Networking Fair (mid-winter quarter)
  • Planning the reception at the NASPA national conference (late winter quarter)
  • Publication of the Magis Journal (mid spring quarter)
  • The end of the year BBQ (end of the academic year)
  • The culminating SDA graduation celebration (end of the academic year)
  • Table talks focus on various populations within the SUSDA community (throughout the academic year)
  • Community meetings (throughout the academic year)
  • Panels (throughout the academic year)
  • Social events (throughout the academic year) Mentoring matching (first year and continuing students)


Check out our SUSDA In-The-Know Blog featuring posts from current SDA students, alumni, and area student affairs professionals as well as some of the most recent happenings in higher education.


Contact the 2018-2019 SUSDA Executive Team, Bianca Galam, Chair ( and Willa Kurland, Vice-Chair (