Getting Support

At Seattle University, we strive to develop and care for students as whole people. Your academic and personal success are of the utmost importance. If you're ever feeling like you might need some help, there are many people on campus to reach out to including Student Persistence, professors, advisors, and staff.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact Public Safety at 206-296-5911, visit CAPS during urgent care hours Monday-Friday 10-11am and 3-4pm, or call the 24 Hour King County Crisis Line at 206-461-3222. 

Contact Us!

Need some support, but not sure where to start? Reach out to one of us, or submit info through the form below and we will reach out to you as soon as we are able to. You can submit for yourself, or for a friend or student.

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Yvette Gutierrez-Morfin

Student Persistence Specialist

Phone: 206-296-2426

Building/Room: Bellarmine Advising Center

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Joelle Pretty

Ed.D.

Assistant Provost for Student Academic Engagement

Phone: 206-220-8525

Pronouns: she/her/hers

As an undergraduate, I didn't understand the increased level of difficulty college would require. It was a shock to learn after my first year that because my grades didn't meet minimum requirements, I would lose my scholarship. I didn’t do as well in my major classes as some others, and didn’t know I could change my major – no one ever asked me to reconsider my options. I did graduate, but learned many lessons along the way. Part of why I wanted to work in higher education is to both help students avoid the mistakes I made and take advantage of opportunities I missed out on.

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Andrea Vargas

M.Ed.

Advising Services Coordinator

Phone: 206-296-5429

Building/Room: Bellarmine Advising Center

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I was going through both personal issues and discovering some of my own identities in undergrad at UC Santa Barbara. As a first-generation student from a working class background, I didn't know how to navigage the educational system and didn't know how to fully take advantage of the importance of accessing resources. I was put on academic probation and was dismissed from the school and lost my financial aid in my third year. It took me being able to tell my story to the right staff member, and then appealing and being successful after accessing the resources I needed for me to graduate. I went on to graduate with honors in my major, and went on to do my Master's degree. I got into this field in order to support students going through their own educational and personal journeys and am grateful that I get to do that through advising and Student Persistence.

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Bailey Walther

Graduate Coordinator

Building/Room: Bellarmine Advising Center

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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I proudly graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011 thanks to the love and support of wonderful friends and campus community.  I attended college on an academic scholarship, so I worked hard to maintain a good GPA while also working part-time to support myself.  I made sure to use my professors’ office hours to get help when I needed it, and when I was struggling with family issues outside of school, I spent some time with the Dean of Students.  When I felt out of balance, I leaned on strong friends and asked for help.  Now, I’m getting my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling so I can be that helpful resource for future students.

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