Learning Communities

Across the Academy

Our Mission

Across the Academy offers residents the opportunity for self-discovery while developing a deeper, interdisciplinary understanding of the world around them. Through this supportive, trusting, and vibrant learning community, students make connections between our diverse interests and the places where our aspirations intersect with society.

Our Direction

Across the Academy will consider three profound questions as we build a thriving learning community that broadens students’ perspectives in a social, academic and global context:

WHAT DO YOU LOVE? | HOW DO YOU LOVE IT? | WHO ARE YOU SHARING THIS LOVE WITH?

Learning Community programs in each quarter will combine fun with thought-provoking inquiry; for example, participating in a forum on social justice then sharing our thoughts over pie and coffee or learning about Ignatian discernment amid the natural beauty of the Cascade Mountains:

  • In fall quarter, we will explore what the members of our community are passionate about and what motivates us to make change
  • In winter quarter, we will investigate how to translate our passions into action
  • In spring quarter, we will create a bridge between who we have become as individuals and where we will make our mark on the world we have come to understand more deeply.

As a community we hope to explore the ways we can translate our passions into meaningful action. We seek self-discovery and self-awareness, and strive as a community to offer a supportive and caring environment in which to grow. We intend to search for the ways that we can translate our education into meaningful relationships with the communities around us. Ultimately, we aspire to live the Ignatian spirit, which invites us to “go forth and set the world on fire.”

Location: Floors 2 & 3 in Bellarmine Hall

 

Faculty Director

Audrey Hudgins
Matteo Ricci
hudginsa@seattleu.edu

Staff Director

Meaghan MacDonald
Resident Director
macdonme@seattleu.edu

Academic Mentors

Elsa Magness
Karena The