Becoming involved as a student is an essential element for success
in college. Student Programs is committed to helping Seattle Pacific
University students maximize their educational experience through
a full spectrum of opportunities and programs.
Seattle Pacific University is recognized for its quality of student
leaders and leadership programs. Our programs help students
identify personal abilities and foster a supportive environment in
which they can be utilized. Student Programs desires to contribute to the leadership skills of all students, whether the student is in a specific position of leadership or simply wants to develop leadership potential.
SPU offers diverse events and leadership opportunities including the Student Activities Board (STUB), student publications (including The Falcon), and the Student Senate in collaboration with the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP). Also, Student Programs offers students the opportunity to be involved at Unicom, the Pacific Collegium, with Welcome Week/ Orientation, or to take leadership practicum (part of the Leadership Studies Minor for current student leaders).
Student Programs plans and implements Orientation/Welcome Week each year. Orientation/Welcome Week is designed to welcome new students, both
first-year and transfer students, to SPU and to help
them make a successful transition into Seattle Pacificís learning
Uni-Com is a campus information and service desk located on the
first floor of the Student Union Building (SUB). SPU students are
employed to provide various services including directing phone
calls; welcoming visitors; issuing
bus and swim passes, managing the lost-and-found and scheduling room reservations for the SUB.
The ASSP office funds free Metro Bus passes for undergraduate students to check out at Uni-Com for a five, or eight hours at a time. Twenty-four hour bus passes are also available for a $2 charge. Additionally, ASSP sells tickets on campus for community events.
Student Programs publishes Loopy, a weekly e-newsletter to all undergraduate students, promoting SPU programs and events happening on campus. Student Programs also assists in the coordination of the University Master Calendar to ensure concerted programming across campus.
Student Programs is committed to enriching the overall SPU learning
experience through advising and coordinating events and programs
such as Welcome Week/Orientation, commuter programming, and the Student
Leadership Celebration. Whether planning general campus events,
advising ASSP and STUB initiatives, or collaborating with other
offices in developing new programs, Student Programs assists
Seattle Pacific in reaching its educational goals.
All undergraduate students are members of the Associated Students
of Seattle Pacific (ASSP), and volunteers are always needed
in each area of the association. If you are interested in participating,
please visit the ASSP office on the first floor of the Student
The ASSP executive officers are elected during Spring Quarter to
serve a one-year term during the following year. Office positions include president, executive vice president, vice president of intercultural affairs, vice president of campus activities, vice president of ministries, and vice president of finance.
Student Senate is the governing body that represents students to the University administration and provides a voice in many University affairs. ASSP senators are elected each spring to serve a one-year term during the following academic year.
The Senate consists of representatives from residence halls,
academic departments, commuter students, and intercultural and
at-large positions. The body is advised by one representative each
from the faculty and Office of Student Life.
ASSP includes the following major areas of service to
- Activities and Events. Student activities are programmed
by the Student Union Board (STUB). This organization plans
all-campus events such as the annual Talent Show and
Tradition at Christmas. The board consists of an executive
director, publicist, and six main-event programmers. Team
activities personnel (TAPS) serve as volunteers and work on
specific programs and projects that are part of STUB campus
- Leadership Services. Leadership services offered through
ASSP involve programs such as the Fall Leadership Conference and other leadership development opportunities throughout
- Ministry Opportunities. There are many ministry opportunities supported by ASSP both on and off campus. On-campus opportunities include group, Chapel Worship Team, Sharpen, Relinquish Prayer Ministry, and the student ministry coordinator (SMC) program in the residence halls. For more information contact the University Ministries and the Center for Worship. Off-campus and service ministry opportunities include Seattle Pacific Reachout International (SPRINT), Urban Involvement, and Latreia. For more information, contact the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development.
Clubs and Organizations
There are numerous activities and clubs in which students participate. Check out the complete, up-to-date clubs listing.
Royal Brougham Pavilion is located next to the ship canal and
hosts the SPU basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics home events.
Brougham Pavilion is a great place to watch a sporting event.
The building also houses the crew boathouse, physical education
classes, intramurals, weight room, and fitness center (which has
stair-climbers, tread mills, stationary bikes, etc.) and ďThe Cage,Ē
where students can check out a variety of sports equipment.
Wallace Field, located on the east side of Brougham Pavilion,
is the primary training facility for track and field. It includes an all-weather
track, areas for throws and jumps, plus an infield for
intramural softball and football.
Interbay Field is located about a mile west of the main campus
at 17th Avenue West and West Dravus Street. This 900-seat facility
is the site of all home soccer games.
Queen Anne Community Swimming Pool is located one
mile south of the main campus. Classes and open swim times are
offered at this facility. Reduced-rate passes are available for
students at the Uni-Com counter in the SUB.
Seattle Pacific athletics provides an arena wherein student-athletes
are guided toward excellence in physical performance and leadership
through the integration of Christian principles and values while
participating in intercollegiate sport at the highest possible level.
The University is fully committed to the academic success of each
student-athlete, to his or her physical welfare and to the principles
of fair play and amateurism.
SPU is a member of the NCAA Division
II and fields the following intercollegiate teams: menís basketball and
womenís basketball; menís crew and womenís crew; menís cross country and womenís
cross country and men's indoor and outdoor track and field and women's indoor and outdoor track and field; menís soccer and
womenís soccer, and womenís gymnastics and volleyball.
SPUís mascot is the falcon, and the University colors are maroon
Intramural-Recreational Sports Program
All SPU students are encouraged to participate in our comprehensive
program of intramural competitions and recreational sport
activities. Opportunities include organized tournaments and free
play. Recreational facilities are open to students seven days a week
during the academic year.
SPU has a fully equipped recreational
fitness and training facility available to all students, faculty, and
staff. Call 206-281-2881 or use the contact form for more information.
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