Connect With Community

Establish Your SU Home

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.

Ready to jumpstart your Redhawk Experience?

Goals

  • Establish a network of support throughout the intersecting aspects of your life
  • Utilize ConnectSU to enhance your interests with campus involvement and community engagement
  • Get invested in your community during hall or Collegia programs and leadership opportunities
  • Use this time to test, succeed and fail forward
Start New Relationships

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”.

Engage In Service

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.

Identify Support

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!

Commit and Explore

Where do you start?

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.

Grasp Your Opportunities

  • Make new friends in your residence hall or Collegium
  • Learn more about our Jesuit heritage
  • Explore Seattle
  • Volunteer in our neighborhood through the Seattle University Youth Initiative
  • Attend an athletic event
  • Join a club, organization or intramural team by registering for ConnectSU
1.4x
more likely to report a strong sense of well-being after graduation

Becoming invloved 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!

A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people, must get it this soul.

Pope John Paul II