Human Resources

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Closed for walk-ins, appointments only. 

We are still available via email and phone 206-296-5870.

Return to Campus - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued Executive Order 20-25, “Stay Home – Stay Healthy,” to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  

Seattle University directed all faculty and staff to work remotely unless they have an essential or critical need for being on campus beginning Friday, March 20, at noon. In areas which serve our students or manage public safety, we will move to critical staff only. Each division leader and Dean will make the determination on those staff roles where an employee’s physical presence on campus is critical and will communicate this to the staff in their respective area. Vice Presidents and Deans will be working remotely as well. 

In efforts to ensure compliance with Governor Inslee’s Executive Order, the Office of Human Resources is moving to remote operations and will be closed to walk-in service starting Monday, March 30. Be assured however, Human Resources staff will remain available to serve our campus community.  

The HR team will be working remotely, available on email, phone and Zoom appointments throughout each day. You may call or email us for assistance directly, or for general questions or inquires, you may call or email: 206-296-5870 or We will also be available in the office by appointment only. One administrative staff member will be present on campus between the hours of 10 am-12 pm, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to process and distribute items that come to our group by mail or fax. Our team will ensure that the following tasks will still be addressed promptly in service to our employees: 

  • Employment verifications 
  • Leave of absences applications 
  • I-9 forms for all new hires  
  • Unemployment claims and Fidelity payment requests for former employees 
  • Tuition remission forms 
  • Legal documents or notifications 

We ask for your patience as we work to respond to the inquiries and needs that we are receiving from our community. 

Notice of Compassion:

Seattle University is an inclusive community, and we deeply value the diversity of our community. We are committed to fostering a community that not only values diversity, but also models the principles of inclusive excellence throughout the university. To that end, it is critical that we equip ourselves with facts and each take on the responsibility of dismantling the myths and stigmas that have resulted in rampant ignorance and discrimination. And while we’ve not received any reports of harassment or discrimination on campus related to COVID-19, it is essential that we continue to share accurate information during this time of heightened concern. We must stay committed to our Jesuit values of inclusion, respect and care for the whole person. Important facts to know:

  • COVID-19 does not recognize race, nationality or ethnicity.
  • Wearing a mask does not mean a person is ill.
  • You can interrupt stigma by sharing accurate information.
  • Speak up if you hear, see or read misinformation or witness or experience harassment or discrimination.
  • As always, you may report concerns of discrimination to the Office of Institutional Equity (206-296-2824;