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Student Programs

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.

Student Leadership
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 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).

Student Programs plans and implements Orientation each year. Orientation 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 community.

Information Services
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, and receiving lost-and-found items.

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
Student Programs is committed to enriching the overall SPU learning experience through advising and coordinating events and programs such as 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.

Associated Students of Seattle Pacific University (ASSP)
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 Union Building.

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

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:

  • 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 action personnel (TAPS) serve as volunteers and work on specific programs and projects that are part of STUB campus programming.
  • Leadership Services. Leadership services offered through ASSP involve programs such as the Fall Leadership Conference and other leadership development opportunities throughout the year.
  • Ministry Opportunities. There are many ministry opportunities supported by ASSP both on and off campus. On-campus opportunities include group, Chapel Worship Team, Relinquish Prayer Ministry, and the student ministry coordinator (SMC) program in the residence halls. For more information contact the University Ministries. Off-campus and service ministry opportunities include Sharpen, 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
A recognized student organization (RSO) at Seattle Pacific University is organized by students, led by students, and funded by students. All RSOs are advised by a faculty or staff advisor, who offers support and resources.

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.

Athletic Facilities

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.

Intercollegiate Athletics
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 and white.

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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