Mission and Vision

MISSION

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is a student-centered, student-driven department dedicated to empowering Seattle University students to explore leadership and contribute to the campus community, which will prepare them to be leaders for a changing world. 

VISION

All people are empowered to lead within themselves and their communities toward a more just and humane world.

PRIORITIES

We value and support the leadership development and engagement of all students while at Seattle University.  We do this by providing welcoming spaces, opportunities to reflect and discern leadership and engage in a club or organization.

Specifically, CSI provides direction, support and advising for:

  • Clubs
  • Dance Marathon (DM)
  • Graduate Student Council (GSC)
  • Leadership Development
  • Pride and Tradition Events
  • Redzone
  • Student Events and Activities Council (SEAC)
  • Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU)

We work in collaboration with the Division of Student Development and campus partners to provide support for our diverse student body, avenues for community-building, and an inclusive environment toward our goal of student retention, success, and excellence.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a result of their work or involvement with the Center for Student Involvement, students will:

  • Identify their leadership style and how to work effectively with others.
  • Develop and apply communication strategies to successfully engage in relationship development, conflict management, and working across difference.
  • Learn how to navigate through complex systems to successfully organize and execute events.
  • Articulate how their work connects with the University’s mission.
  • Articulate how their work connects with their career aspirations.
  • Identify how their role as a student can help to shape communities and local/federal government.
  • Understand the value of providing service in creating a welcoming environment.
  • Understand the role of traditions in creating school spirit and connection.