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A complete understanding of education recognizes that learning occurs both in and out of the classroom. Seattle Pacific University seeks to graduate people of competence and character who can lead the way for meaningful change in our world. Together with students, faculty, and staff, the Office of Student Life (OSL) strives to unite learning and living in a grace-filled community as we seek the uncommon path to a good life as described below:

  • A life that harmonizes mind with heart, reflection with action, scholarship with celebration, and our own needs with the welfare of others.
  • A life of wisdom that transforms ourselves, our students, our neighbors, and our world.
  • A life restored to wholeness by the grace of a loving God.


Vice President for Student Life
The Office of Student Life (OSL) is dedicated to enhancing a vital campus community through dynamic curricular and co-curricular opportunities. To unite these functions, OSL oversees the co-curricular education of students in partnership with academic life.

To further strengthen this relationship, the Vice President for Student Lfe provides a liaison between academic work under the Provost and various Student Life programs. In addition to managing all the units that comprise OSL, the Vice President for Student Life acts as ombudsperson to all students to assist in resolving problems in the matter of community standards and expectations, discipline issues, and appeals.

Students may request the services of the University ombudsperson as a neutral party who can assist in resolving problems that arise with respect to academic and student life policies. The ombudsperson will help students understand procedures, including both their rights and responsibilities as students, and the rights and responsibilities of University officials. The ombudsperson role does not substitute for the University judicial and appeal channel, but may assist students in understanding and navigating processes. Students wishing the services of a University ombudsperson should contact the Vice President for Student Life by calling 206-281-2481.

To resolve problems related to enrollment services, such as admissions, financial aid, student accounts, or registration and records policies, students may contact the Office of the Vice President for Administration and University Relations by calling 206-281-2650.

To appeal a decision to the Vice President, a student must first complete the office or area process of appeal. This process is typically a written appeal to the department head. If the student is not satisfied that his or her interests were properly served by the area appeal process, an appeal may be directed to the Vice President for Administration and University Relations. The appeal should include all information that was submitted through the area appeal process.

According to Federal regulations, please note that after all internal processes have been exhausted you may contact the following agencies to seek resolution to your concerns: 


Washington State Office of the Attorney General

1125 Washington St SE

P.O. Box 40100

Olympia, WA 98504-0100




Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

8060 165th Avenue NE

Suite 100

Redmond, WA 98052


425-376-0596 (fax)



Washington Student Achievement Council
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430

Phone: 360-753-7800

Email:  info@wsac.wa.gov


Professional Educator Standards Board

PO BOX 47236

Olympia, WA 98504-7236

Telephone: 360-725-6275

Email: PESB@k12.wa.us


Washington State Department of Health (Nursing Commission)

HSQA Complaint Intake

P.O. Box 47857

Olympia, WA 98504-7857

Local: 360-236-4700

Email: HSQAComplaintIntake@doh.wa.gov


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