Who We Are

Mission Statement of SGSU:

As the elected representatives of the Seattle University undergraduate student body, the Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU), formed in harmony with the University's mission, is the official voice and advocate for students. SGSU communicates with students regarding their collective and constituent interests, promotes opportunities for student leadership and involvement, assists in the development of a cohesive undergraduate community, and provides the undergraduate community with political and financial support.

Virtually every aspect of Seattle University is critically analyzed and addressed by a university committee. These groups––made up of faculty, staff, students, and administrators––meet and form initiatives to improve our campus, our education, and our student experience. An SGSU appointee on a university committee represents the student's voice and is responsible for corresponding with SGSU to ensure continuity between University initiatives and the student body.

Seattle University boasts about having a student body that is extremely involved, socially just, and politically active. And yet, in the process of “empowering leaders for a just and humane world”, we often overlook the responsibility we have to become involved on our own campus. If you are looking for an opportunity to become a leader on campus, please consider seeking a position on SGSU. As a member of SGSU, you will have the unique opportunity to represent your fellow students to the University. In addition to the networking benefits of being on SGSU, representatives and executive board members receive a scholarship for their work.

  • Executive Members, the Student Body President, and three vice presidents.
  • Representatives, those elected to represent a particular constituent group, such as a class.
  • Staff, those hired by the Student Body President.

Additionally, SGSU is advised by a team of dedicated and passionate Seattle University staff and graduate coordinator.