Campus Resources

Seattle Pacific University offers a wide array of services to current students.

Below are some highlighted services and programs of particular interest to international students.

International students at Orientation 2016

The Center for Career and Calling (CCC) has professional career counselors, peer career advisors (PCAs), job and internship postings, events, classes, and more to help students attain a promising future. Students are encouraged to attend employer events including Meet Ups, Treks, and Career Fairs to learn about U.S. employers and potential opportunities.

CCC can also help you with:

  • Choosing a major
  • Finding a job or internship
  • Reviewing your résumé and interview skills
  • Finding a graduate school

International students can contact the Center for Career and Calling at:

Phone: 206-281-2485
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

The Center for Learning provides guidance and resources to support students’ academic success. They offer:

  • Tutoring: Connects students to tutor-led study tables or provides private tutors for challenging classes.
  • Study Skills: Offers resources to improve study skills through individual learning consultations, workshops, and classes.
  • Writing Center: Helps current undergraduate students at any stage of writing a paper.

Phone: 206-281-2475
Office: Lower Moyer Hall, Suite 214

The Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics offers “Language for Specific Purposes” to support international students with their English skills.

Phone: 206-281-2617
Office: Marston Hall 227

Disability Support Services provides a variety of services for eligible students with disabilities. Any student with a documented physical, medical, psychological, or learning disability can schedule an intake interview with a staff person to determine the level of accommodation needed.

Phone: 206-281-2617
Office: Lower Moyer Hall

Multi-Ethnic Programs supports the academic, social, and cultural adjustment and success of students from diverse backgrounds (domestically and abroad). The office promotes and supports the exploration and development of racial and ethnic identity and cross-cultural competence for all students through programs and events in collaboration with other departments across campus.

Phone: 206-281-2598
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

SPU’s Office of Safety and Security is a private security organization that patrols campus buildings and grounds by foot and in cars 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the evenings, a security officer is available to escort you around campus or to SPU buildings outside the main campus. Just contact OSS at 206-281-2922.

The Student Counseling Center is dedicated to student well-being and providing services collaboratively with compassion, respect, and sensitivity to students’ unique challenges and cultural backgrounds. They provide free mental health and nutritional counseling for SPU undergraduate students.

Phone: 206-281-2657
Office: Watson Hall

Student Health Services is SPU's on-campus health clinic and provides low-cost, comprehensive medical care  to students, faculty, and staff.

Phone: 206-281-2231
Office: Watson Hall

Yasuko Hino Grate

Meet Yasuko Hino Grate ’90

Newly arrived from Japan, this international student faced a formidable language barrier that could have held her back from pursuing her goals… until an SPU professor noticed.