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. Working in close coordination with the
Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP), we offer classes and
a diversity of leadership activities. Specific programs include various
clubs and organizations, leadership practicum, the Student
Activities Board (STUB), student publications, and the Student
Senate. 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.
Student Programs plans and implements each year’s New Student
Orientation. Orientation is designed to welcome new students, both
first-year and transfer students, to the SPU community and help
them make a successful transition into Seattle Pacific’s 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; assisting with vending machines; issuing
bus, swim, and Seattle Art Museum passes when the ASSP offices
are closed; and managing the lost-and-found.
Student Programs also assists in the coordination of the
University Master Calendar to ensure concerted programming
across campus. Current campus events and programs are also
regularly communicated through To The Point, a weekly email
In the 21st century, a new kind of global, urban, and multicultural
world is coming into being in which people from increasingly
diverse cultures and faiths must learn to work together to thrive in
peace. The diversity of the church is also being recognized, as
Christians from non-European cultures now outnumber those from
the West. To prepare students to lead and serve in this new world,
Intercultural Programs seeks to do the following
- Provide support services for ethnic minority and international
- Create experiences designed to build community between
students from a variety of backgrounds.
Student Programs is committed to enrich the overall SPU learning
experience through advising and coordinating events and programs
such as Family Weekend, 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 to reach its educational goals.
Student activities abound at Seattle Pacific University, giving students
many opportunities to pursue personal interests, challenge
creativity and leadership skills, and to meet new people. It can be
difficult to balance academics with extra-curricular involvement,
but by carefully identifying priorities, students are able to make the
most of their time at SPU.
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, or call (206) 281-2126.
The ASSP office sells tickets to campus and community events;
it also offers Metro bus and Seattle Art Museum passes for five hour
checkout to any undergraduate 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 campus
activities, vice president of campus ministries, and vice president
of finance. More information about most ASSP services and
programs can be found at www.spu.edu/depts/assp.
Student Senate. Student Senate is the governing body of
students 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
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 Retreat
and other leadership development opportunities throughout
- Campus Ministries. Ministry opportunities supported by
ASSP include GROUP, Seattle Pacific Reachout International
(SPRINT), Urban Involvement, Chapel Worship Team, Latreia
(a service-opportunity referral service), and the student ministry
coordinator (SMC) program in the residence halls. For
more information, contact the Office of Campus Ministries at
(206) 281-2966, or visit the Campus Ministries Web site at
- Christian Faith Exploration. For a full description of the
CFE program and requirements, see Our Christian Community on page 5 of this Catalog.
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 “The Cage,”
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 allweather
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.
Langley Tennis Courts are located adjacent to Queen Anne
Bowl, which is located a few blocks south of the main campus.
Seattle Pacific has access to this facility, owned by Seattle Parks
and Recreation. It includes a soccer field and running track.
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: men’s and
women’s basketball; men’s and women’s crew; men’s and women’s
cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field; men’s and
women’s soccer, and women’s gymnastics and volleyball. For a
complete overview of Falcon athletics, visit www.spu.edu/depts/
SPU’s 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. Phone (206) 281-2881 for more information, and for a complete
overview of the SPU intramural program, visit www.spu.edu/
Clubs and Organizations
There are numerous activities and clubs in which students participate.
For a complete, up-to-date listing, please visit www.spu.edu/
depts/assp and click “Campus Activities” and then “Campus
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