Residential communities, Collegia, student organizations, mentors, and key events throughout each quarter provide opportunities to form lifelong friendships with peers, staff, and community members. Your expanding community will challenge you to find comfort in discomfort, explore the intersections of Seattle's unique culture, identities, and interests, and broaden your understanding of the Capitol Hill neighborhood's symbiotic relationship with the university; all shaping your Redhawk Experience.
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Students continually share that theme communities, service-learning, and internships are at the core of creating communities. Over 95% of students participate in one of these areas before graduation. Communities formed through online courses, social media groups, athletics, and spirituality will also allow you to form support networks regardless of how often you're on campus.
Put yourself out there and meet new people! Introduce yourself, whether in class, grabbing lunch, your Collegia, or residence hall. Making new friends can start with a simple, “Hello”.
Jesuit education is all about improving the community for a more just and humane world. Often, this journey leads to finding friends with common values whom you wouldn't have otherwise met. Creating a healthy community starts with establishing healthy relationships.
No one expects you to journey through this new experience alone! By finding individuals and offices to help carry you through the smooth and rough moments, you'll be setting yourself up for success. Remember that it's ok to ask for help!
No journey worth taking is completely mapped out in advance. It unfolds as you commit. Making a commitment is a signal to yourself and to the world that illuminates the path toward your destination. Stretch your boundaries, develop new skills, and become your best self. Gain clarity and confidence by making connections at SU.
Becoming involved on your campus increases your likelihood to seek out resources in times of need and helps you feel invested in your education (Gallup-Purdue Study, 2014). Start getting involved by joining a club via ConnectSU!
You can connect with classmates across all sorts of shared interests and identities. Whether it's student government, sharing a major, or your preference for the best teriyaki on campus, building community starts with an introduction. The more you expand your circle, the greater your opportunity of creating a fulfilling university experience.