Our Mission

Indigenous Peoples Institute (IPI) supports Native American student success at Seattle University and raises awareness about issues of critical importance to local and global Indigenous peoples.

Student Outreach and Support

IPI affirms Native American/Alaskan Native/First Nations youth and students:

  • Quarterly opportunities to interact with Native American/Alaskan Native/First Nations artists, writers, scholars, and elders
  • One-on-one mentorship opportunities with SU alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as community members beyond the campus
  • Relevant and timely programming that addresses strategies for college success

Campus and Community Outreach

IPI collaborates with the Center for Faculty Development to offer workshops for faculty who are interested in enhancing their understanding of Indigenous peoples and in learning more about best practices in working with Native American/Alaskan Native/First Nations students. IPI also collaborates with other members of the SU community to host events that raise awareness about working with or on behalf of Indigenous peoples and communities.

Indigenous Student Association

ISA is here to create a stronger awareness and authentic presence of the Indigenous peoples within the Seattle University community. ISA provides a "home away from home" and support network for students on and off campus through weekly meetings, events, and more. Check out what the club is currently up to on their instragram @su_indigenousstudentassoc and get more involved by checking out ISA's ConnectSU page


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To designate gifts to IPI, select “Indigenous Peoples Institute” in the pull-down menu. To discuss a special IPI intention or gift question, please contact Katie Chapman, Director of Development, 206-398-4401. Thank you.

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Seattle University

Indigenous Peoples Institute

901 12th Avenue 

P.O. Box 222000

Seattle, WA 98122-1090