2014–15 Undergraduate Catalog
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.
SPU offers a range of leadership opportunities including the Student Union Board (STUB), student media (including The Falcon, KSPU, Cascade, and Lingua),and the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP), including Student Senate. Additionally, Student Programs offers students the opportunity to be involved at Uni-Com, with the Collegium, during Orientation, or in a leadership practicum (part of the Leadership Studies Minor).
The ASSP office funds free Metro Bus passes for undergraduate students to check out at Uni-Com for five or eight hours at a time. Twenty-four hour bus passes are also available for a $2 charge. ASSP also 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.
Events and Programs
Associated Students of Seattle Pacific
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 students:
Clubs and Organizations
A departmental RSO has a mission/purpose that directly aligns with the core mission/purpose of a University department. These organizations usulaly have a history and tradition within the University department. The leadership model for department affiliated RSOs consists of: 1) a student leader who represents student members, 2) a student leader from the ASSP officer core who represents the student body, and 3) a faculty or staff advisor. Department affiliated RSOs are organized in categories that reflect the department purpose or function.
Clubs are affinity groups organized around a common passion or interest. Clubs are organized and led by students, and are connected the ASSP vice president of campus activities. All clubs are advised by a staff or faculty member who shares a similar interest. Student clubs at SPU may become official ASSP clubs by applying for and becoming registered with the Committee for Student Clubs. Registration shall entitle these organizations to ASSP services, including recognition in student publications and fiscal support from ASSP. Check out the complete up-to-date clubs listing.
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.
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.
Intramural-Recreational Sports Program
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.