Wellness Resources for Students

Posted: November 16, 2023

By: Dean of Students

As we approach the end of the quarter and the holiday season, now is a great time to focus on your wellbeing. This issue of SU Today is all about caring for you. Learn about the various wellness resources available to you as a Seattle U student and give them a try! 

Redhawk Wellness Network

Did you know there is an entire network of wellness resources available to you as a Seattle U student?  The Redhawk Wellness Network offers resources for your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.  Learn how these different offices can support you and check out some of their upcoming programs below.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS, located in Pavilion 120, offers short-term psychotherapy, group therapy, and referrals to off-campus mental health providers. 

CAPS Pop-Up Group

Handling Holiday Stress for Students (3 sessions, 90 min/each, November 21, November 28, and December 5 from 1:00-2:30pm).

Handling Holiday Stress is an open, judgment-free group aiming to help students grow in their understanding of stress, themselves, and others, as well as to identify ways to cope with strong emotions. This group is open to all SU students! In the group, members will have the opportunity to process their experiences with holiday stress and how they are experiencing the 2023 holiday season, as well receive feedback from group facilitators and peers. The group will be facilitated by CAPS staff who are supervised by licensed therapists. Handling Holiday Stress will run for three weeks in November. Weekly attendance not required. Contact CAPS to sign up at CAPS@seattleu.edu or just come to any or all of the open sessions.

CAPS Urgent Care/Walk In Hours

CAPS Urgent Care/Walk In Hours Return on November 27!  Urgent Care will be available on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Students can visit CAPS without an appointment during these times for crisis support, client intakes, and referrals to campus and community resources.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center in Bellarmine Hall 107 provides medical and mental health services for Seattle University students. You can schedule an appointment online in the Student Health Center Portal.  

COVID & Flu Vaccine Clinic

You can get your COVID and flu vaccines this Friday, November 17 from 11:00am-3:00 pm in the Campion Ballroom.  To schedule an appointment, visit: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/appointment/en/client/registration?clinic_id=23304Please bring your health insurance information.  If you don’t have health insurance, the cost of your COVID vaccine will be covered at the clinic, then you can visit the Student Health Center for a no-cost flu vaccine.

TimelyCare (Virtual/Online)

Seattle University offers access to 24/7 medical and mental telehealth for enrolled students from anywhere in the United States through our partner, TimelyCare. This service provides a great supplement to our existing on-campus health and wellness services with no out-of-pocket cost or insurance requirement. Download the TimelyCare app so it’s ready to launch whenever and wherever you need it.  Access TimelyCare using your Seattle University credentials at https://timelycare.com/seattleu

Wellness and Health Promotion (Instagram @wellnessatseattleu)

In addition to wellness coaching, the food security program, and resource information offered in-person in Student Center 380, Wellness and Health Promotion also offers several virtual resources available around the clock:

  • Refresh – a 10-week sleep support program
  • Time for a T-Break – a 28-day guided support program for taking a cannabis break
  • Ready, Set, Recharge – a movement-based program designed to understand and improve mental health, including modules on stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
  • RoundGlass Living – An app for mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and other wellness tools. Sign-in with your @seattleu.edu email for free premium access.  

Join a Be REAL Group

REsilient Attitudes and Living (Be REAL) helps Seattle U students navigate life’s challenges. College can feel stressful and overwhelming, but we can learn to navigate these challenges with greater ease. In this six-week program, students will learn to reduce stress, manage and navigate emotions, cope with challenging situations, and build compassion for oneself and others. The Be REAL program has been delivered to over 1,100 students. Studies have shown that Be REAL participants have increased mindfulness, greater resilience, enhanced social connection and self-compassion, and decreased stress and anxiety. In Winter Quarter, we will be hosting an open Be REAL session on Thursdays from 12:30pm – 2:00pm starting on January 11. If you’re interested in joining the open group or if this time does not work for you and you’d like to inquire about other times, please email wellness@seattleu.edu

Be REAL is a collaboration between Wellness and Health Promotion, the MOSAIC Center, and University Recreation.

University Recreation (Instagram @su_rec)

University Recreation inspires, educates, and empowers the Seattle University community to live happier, healthier, more successful lives. Through community based, learning focused programs and opportunities UREC is here for you however you choose to move. Check out our latest UREC report for all our upcoming programs.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry in Student Center 120 offers individual emotional and spiritual support for students processing life experiences. Campus Ministry is available to all students of any non-religious, religious, and spiritual backgrounds. Check out some of Campus Ministry’s upcoming events on our ConnectSU page. Contact Megan Kush kushmegan@seattleu.edu for more information.

Disability Services

Disability Services (DS) in Loyola 100 partners with the University community to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity and to embrace access as a significant component of social justice. The DS office facilitates equal access to courses, programs, and activities through campus leadership on disability access and inclusion issues. Learn about getting started with Disability Services at https://www.seattleu.edu/disability-services/getting-started/.


Wellness & Campus Climate

In his November 7 message on campus discourse, President Peñalver wrote: “As a Jesuit university, we approach questions about campus discourse with the education and holistic well-being of our students as the center of our concern. Name calling and vitriol are permissible in the public square, and on much of social media. But we hold ourselves to a higher standard, even while we aim to preserve ample space for expressive freedom…we encourage you to speak with empathy and to listen to one another with charity and generosity. Even as we discuss divisive issues, the Jesuit principle of presupposition counsels us to honor the humanity—and presume the good faith—of those with whom we disagree.

As a campus community, we are committed to promoting an affirming and inclusive environment for all to learn, work, and live together.  In times of crisis, upheaval, and controversy, it is especially important that we lean into our value of cura personalis – care and concern for the development and thriving of the whole person.  We encourage you to engage in discussion and debate passionately but with care and concern for the wellbeing of others, whether in person, in the residence hall, or on social media. If you have seen, heard, or experienced a harmful incident on the basis of one or more of your or another individual’s actual or perceived identities, you may report that incident to the Campus Climate Incident Response Team using this reporting form.


Alcohol & Other Drug Use Prevention Program

Seattle University’s Alcohol and Other Drug Use Policies and Prevention Program (“AODPP”) reflects the University’s commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of each member of the Seattle University Community. In order to further student learning and development, and to promote the University’s academic mission, Seattle University fosters an environment of personal and collective responsibility. Learn more about Seattle U’s Alcohol & Other Drug Use Policies & Prevention Program here.


Refer Yourself or a Friend to the CARE Team

Concerned about a friend?  Refer them to Seattle U’s CARE Team. The CARE Team receives and responds to referrals by reaching out to students to share information about resources and offering to meet to check in.  Refer a student using this referral form.


Have questions about what resources might be right for you?  Reach out to the Office of the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@seattleu.edu.