Students in red Serve Local shirts and Center for Community Engagement red table cloth

Recognition of Student Commitment to Community

CCE graduation cords will be sent to graduating seniors in packages due to COVID-19. 

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What does it mean for a University to be a good neighbor? At Seattle University, it’s our long-term commitment to the neighborhoods closest to campus including the Central District and the Chinatown-International District (C-ID). The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) exists as the hub of this work: connecting campus and community. We believe your learning at Seattle U outside of the classroom is just as vital as learning on campus.  

Hundreds of students actively contribute to the Seattle University Youth Initiative by serving as a mentor to youth from pre-school through high school. As a Center committed to anti-racist practices, students who work with youth are offered trainings to reflect on race and contribute to equity in classrooms and programs.  

  • SeattleU offered 400 Service-Learning course sections across 31 disciplines 
  • 186 instructors taught service-learning course sections 
  • 32% of SU students took a service-learning course 
  • 63% of SU graduates in the Class of 2019 participated in at least one service-learning course while at Seattle University. 

*2018-19 data  

In the 15-year celebration of the CCE in 2019, over 21,000 SU students have taken a service-learning course!