Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential short-term group and individual psychotherapy for students and referral services for those requiring specialized longer-term care. These services are provided free of charge to enrolled students. CAPS has transitioned partially to tele-counseling options for students who currently reside in Washington State. CAPS staff are licensed to practice in WA state only. For students who reside outside of WA, CAPS can assist you with tele-counseling referrals in your area. All clinical services are confidential.
Campus Ministry is a resource for people of all faith and non-faith identities. Campus ministers are available for one-on-one conversations about experiences of sexual misconduct.
In support of Seattle University's mission, the Office of the Dean of Students is committed to helping all students at Seattle University be fully engaged and successful in their educational experiences inside and out of the classroom. Our office connects students with support services, such as referrals to emergency resources for food, housing, and wellness.
The Student Health Center is a confidential medical clinic available to all students.
Wellness and Health Promotion along with the student-based Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) empower healthy decision-making through education, prevention, and peer support. We think about wellness holistically with physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social components central to how we approach our work.
The Office of Institutional Equity oversees and coordinates the university's response to all complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation - including monitoring outcomes, identifying and addressing patterns, and assessing effects on the campus climate. The Office of Institutional Equity also partners with other key resources at SU to ensure that the university's support resources, training, policies, and procedures are effective, fair to all involved, and consistent with the university's mission and values.
Disability Services (DS) partners with the University community to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity and to embrace access as a significant component of social justice. The DS office facilitates equal access to courses, programs, and activities through campus leadership on disability access and inclusion issues.
The Outreach Center is a community and resource space for members of the Seattle University community who identify with the first-generation college student experience and the student veteran experience. Our mentor and academic outreach programs provide students and professionals opportunities to expand their professional networks and learn from the experiences of our diverse community.
The Department of Public Safety provides security for the University campus community and its facilities 24 hours each day. Public Safety Staff are trained professionals who are available to assist the community in a variety of safety and security-related areas.
Phone: 206-296-5911 (24 hr. emergency) | 206-296-5990
Find answers to frequently asked questions about programs, services, and resources available to support you at the Virtual Student Support Center. You can find answers related to distance learning, financial aid, housing, wellness resources, commencement, and many other topics on this page.
All Seattle University students get free, premium access to this very helpful app that provides daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community. The app includes features that are based on cognitive behavioral therapy & mindfulness meditation. Available 24/7
Seattle University has partnered with TimelyCare to offer students 24/7 access to virtual medical and mental healthcare from anywhere in the United States. This exciting new service, funded by the student wellness fee, provides a great supplement to our existing on-campus health and wellness services with no out-of-pocket cost or insurance requirement. Services include medical appointments (24/7 and scheduled appointments), TalkNow (24/7 access to a mental health professional), scheduled counseling appointments (up to 12 visits per year), health coaching, psychiatry, and group sessions (meditation, yoga, and other specialized discussions).
CAPS has compiled a helpful list of resources related to mental health support on their website.
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.
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.
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.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) | TTY 1-800-787-3224
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps, and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages. The Hotline is free, confidential, and anonymous.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, accessible 24/7 by phone (800.656.HOPE) and online (online.rainn.org). RAINN works closely with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers to offer confidential support services to survivors regardless of where they are in their recovery. Programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice are also offered.
Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS)
401 Broadway, Suite 2075, Seattle, 98104 | 206-744-1600
Through Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, survivors of sexual assault can receive follow-up medical care, evidence-based counseling to assist survivors to recover from the trauma of sexual assault, and other relevant services.
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center
200 Mill Avenue South, Suite 10, Renton, WA 98057 | 1-888-998-6423
KCSARC is a victim-advocacy organization that provides critical support, tools, and direct services - including legal advocacy - to children, teens, women and men who are victims of sexual assault.
The NW Network
206-568-7777 | M-F 9am-5pm
The NW Network provides services by and for the LGBT community by offering skilled support for survivors of domestic, dating, and sexual abuse, Their services include advocacy-based counseling, support groups, safety and support planning, and basic legal advocacy.
Consejo's Sexual Assault Program
3808 S Angeline Street, Seattle WA, 98118 | 206-461-4880
Consejo has been providing sexual assault services for the Latino community and people of color since 1978. Their Sexual Assault Advocacy Program provides culturally and linguistically competent, and confidential sexual assault services to survivors and their families in their primary language. These services include: medical/health advocacy, legal advocacy, client support groups, family support services, and individual & family counseling.
El programa de Consejo sobre la agresión sexual
3808 S Angeline Street, Seattle WA, 98118 | 206-461-4880
El programa de Consejo sobre la agresión sexual ofrece asesoría individual confidencial y de grupo impartida por intercesores especializados en víctimas de delitos. Los servicios de consejería están disponibles para los niños, las mujeres y los hombres que son víctimas de abuso sexual, agresión, incesto o violación.
For additional information and resources specific to sexual misconduct, please see SU's Sexual Misconduct page.
325 9th Avenue (at Jefferson)
Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill
500 17th Avenue (between Cherry and Jefferson)
Swedish Medical Center-First Hill
700 Minor Ave (between Cherry and Marion)
Toll Free 1-800-553-7798 | TTY 1-855-684-5661 | Local 206-654-4144
On-Line Access at http://www.wellspringeap.org/login - Username: "Seattle University"
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an employer-paid resource available to use anytime you are experiencing personal or professional problems or need a resource. The purpose of the EAP is to help you (or a family member) identify and address your challenges in a confidential, non-threatening, effective and positive way. Counseling and assessment benefits include face to face visits with a therapist.
The Faculty Ombudsperson is a designated neutral or impartial facilitator whose major function is to provide confidential and informal guidance to the university's faculty to assist them with their complaints, concerns, and issues; to assist faculty in identifying appropriate offices, committees, and university rules and policies; and serve when appropriate as an informal mediator of early-stage complaints and to mediate as an impartial party.