Graduate Student Identity & Affiliation Support

Seattle University is proud of the diversity of our graduate students and grateful for the talent, ideas, community, and challenge that you bring to our programs.

We want you to feel at home at SU and to find support, friendship, consolation, and joy while you are here.  

Office of Multicultural AffairsOMA works with students to co-create an inclusive campus culture by creating an environment that promotes curiosity and learning through programs, organizations, events, training and student success supports.

Indigenous Peoples Institute: Supports Native American student success at Seattle University and raises awareness about issues of critical importance to local and global Indigenous peoples. Provides students with one-on-one mentorship opportunities with SU alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as community members beyond the campus. 

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Black Student UnionThis is a group dedicated to creating a safe space for Black and Brown students at SU, to connect with and support other Black students as they navigate a predominantly nonBlack university by means of critical discussion, active listening, organizing, and personal reflection.  

Indigenous Student OrganizationProvides a support network for Indigenous students and creates awareness and authentic presence of Indigenous peoples at SU.

LGBTQ+SU offers support resources, clubs and community connections for LGBTQ+ students. 

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First Generation College StudentsSU’s Outreach Center brings together first-generation graduate students to support and celebrate. 

Gender Justice Center: This student-led organization provides social support and resources for women, trans folks, and gender-queer students, especially students of color, at SU. 

Military-Connected StudentsCheck out the array of supports and resources available to military-connected graduate students: The Outreach Center, VA education benefits, and helpful contacts. 

ParentingSU welcomes graduate students who are parents and offers pregnancy and health support at the Student Health Center, lactation rooms, changing tables in all-gender restrooms, counseling, connections to childcare supports, and free access for kids to all SU home sports events through Rudy’s Kids Club.  

International Student Center: The ISC provides resources for a variety of immigration-related issues to remain in compliance with federal policy. The ISC also creates community, helps students navigate employment, getting a social security number, driver's license, and health insurance. 

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DACA/Undocumented Students: Seattle University welcomes graduate students no matter their documentation status. Student financial services also offer guidance on accessing financial supportIf an undocumented graduate student has DACA, they are eligible for Academic Student Employee positions, including staff assistantships (GAs). 

Cultural ShowcasesAnnual student-led programs highlight the diversity at SU through traditional cuisines, live performances, and dances, from cultural to drag shows. 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Promoting inclusive excellence at SU, ODI is led by Natasha Martin, VP of Diversity and Inclusion. ODI guides SU on issues of racial equity and the future of the university through its LIFT SU plan, annual Racial Equity Summit, summer reading lists, and annual honoring of Black history, AAPI history, and celebrating Pride.  

Natasha Martin, the director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, stands in front of a window