At Seattle University, we understand that our small campus may feel large at times. In response, we have designed smaller theme communities within our residence halls. These communities allow students an opportunity to make immediate connections with their neighbors who are likely to have common interests. The residence hall staff work hard to provide fun and educational programs and activities based around the theme to assist students with connecting to the greater University community.
Debuting in Fall 2017, Theme Communities will be offered in all residential buildings. Students are not required to be in specific majors to participate in any community and have the ability to determine their own level of involvement. In addition, students are welcome to participate in events hosted by communities other than the one to which they are assigned.
When students complete their housing application, they will be asked to preference at least five communities. Brief descriptions of each theme community, and the buildings in which they are located, are listed below. As students consider their preferences, they should also think about their ideal building placement. It is important to note that specific roommate requests will be prioritized over theme community preferences (so if roommates have different preferences, we will first match roommate pairs and then consider theme/building preferences).
|Health and Medicine||The Health and Medicine community is for students interested in health-related professions and global and public health issues.|
|Mind, Body, Wellness||The Mind, Body, Wellness community is for students interested in the integration of mind, body, and spirit to seek holistic wellness.|
|Interfaith Exploration||Interfaith Exploration community is for students interested in exploring different faiths. This community welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds and rather than promoting a particular religious outlook, the community encourages students to develop a global perspective with new ways to reflect on their own faith and values.|
|Outdoor Exploration||The outdoor exploration community is for students who are interested in exploring the outdoors in the greater Seattle area and deepening their understanding of our impact on our environment.|
|Millie Bown Russell Leadership & Civic Engagement||Millie Bown Russell Leadership & Civic Engagement community is for students looking to explore what leadership looks like as a "Redhawk." Millie herself was engaged civically so students will get the chance to explore leadership and consider their role in being engaged citizens in their communities.|
|Social Change & Advocacy||The Social Change & Advocacy community is for students interested in ways to engage in advocacy within our communities. Students will be able to share ideas on how to be a catalyst for social change by putting their understanding of diversity into action.|
|STEM||The STEM community is for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. Students in this community will share their interest in STEM areas and explore questions around the advances that these areas can have in our society.|
|Creative Expression||Creative Expression is a community for students with an interest in the arts and expression. Students will have the opportunity engage in the arts communities in Seattle and share their various interests.|
|Xavier Global House|
|Global Engagement||Global Engagement is a community for students who share a sincere interest in global studies and cross-cultural education, and a desire to live in a culturally diverse and enriching learning environment.|
|Professional & Career Discernment||The Professional & Career Discernment communities are for continuing students interested in exploring their professional and career paths in deeper ways. Students will be able to share their professional interests with each other and learn about various resources on campus and in the community to assist in their discernment journey.|