Office of Multicultural Affairs

Continuing the Legacy of Connection & Tradition of Action


The Office of Multicultural (OMA) proudly celebrates our 50th anniversary this year. In 1969, thanks to the activism and advocacy of our black students, OMA was created to support the thriving of our historically minoritized students. The demographics of our campus has certainly become more diverse over our 50 year history. And yet, the mission work of OMA continues to be rooted in the same truths – that all of our students deserve programs, resources, and structures that promote their individual and collective thriving at Seattle University.


Your gift today can resource some of our key initiatives such as our Food Security Initiative – a three-part program that offers tangible support for our students experiencing hunger and food insecurity. Gifts can also support the expansion of leadership programs such as the Connections Leadership Program – a year-long, cohort based experience for students of color. Your gift today can help us actualize the many ideas we have in expanding our support of our LGBTQIA+ students and undocumented students.


We hope you will join us in continuing our proud legacy of connection and tradition of action.

Board of Regents Match: SU Fund
Thank you to the Board of Regents for their generous match that resulted in $10,410 for the SU Fund!
$10,410 MATCHED
Celebrating 50 Years of OMA: Challenge Fund
To commemorate the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) 50th anniversary, a generous alumna has provided a challenge gift of $4,125 to OMA that will be unlocked after 50 gifts are made to any Student Development initiative during Seattle U Gives.
50 / 50 Gifts
New Donor Match
Thank you to the Alumni Board of Governors who sponsored a $1,119 match for first time donors!
$1,119 MATCHED
Parents and Guardians Gift Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of our Redhawk Parent and Family Leadership Council, a challenge gift of $2,700 to the Catalyst Fund for Student Success and Engagement will be unlocked after 100 parents/guardians make a gift to any area during Seattle U Gives. The Catalyst Fund empowers Student Development staff to strengthen existing programs and respond with innovative initiatives to help meet students’ social, intellectual and spiritual needs. Examples are the Emergency Needs Fund for our most financially challenged students and the Food Pantry for students experiencing food insecurity.
100 / 100 Gifts
Affinity Giving
Giving by relationship to Seattle U
What is your relationship to SU?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Friend of the University 525
2 Alum 519
3 Parent/Guardian of Student 445
4 Current Student 367
5 Faculty/Staff 291
6 Parent/Guardian of Alum 121
7 Current Faculty or Staff 88
8 Retired Faculty or Staff 12
Area Giving
Gifts by Seattle U college, area or initiative
Rank College, Area or Initiative Gifts
1 Men's Soccer 259
2 Track and Field & Cross Country 204
3 Women's Soccer 189
4 Softball 164
5 Center for Community Engagement 164
6 Spirit Squad 148
7 Women's Rowing 120
8 Men's Basketball 119
9 Men's and Women's Swimming 114
10 Red Winged Leadership Award 76
11 Men's and Women's Golf 71
12 School of Law 71
13 College of Arts and Sciences 68
14 Center for Science and Innovation 57
15 SU Fund 57
16 Indigenous Peoples Institute 54
17 Baseball 50
18 Women's Basketball 48
19 Volleyball 48
20 Albers Accounting Lab 47
21 Annual Scholarship Fund 47
22 Fostering Scholars 47
23 College of Nursing 46
24 RAMP-up 45
25 College of Education 44
26 Mens and Women's Tennis 42
27 Redhawk Club 33
28 Office of Multicultural Affairs 32
29 Sports Medicine & Strength and Conditioning 26
30 Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability 22
31 Wellness and Health Promotion 20
32 KXSU 102.1 FM 18
33 Women of SU Endowed Scholarship 17
34 Center for Student Involvement 16
35 SU Youth Initiative Scholarship 13
36 School of New and Continuing Studies 12
37 STEM Diversity Fund 10
38 School of Theology and Ministry 6
39 Seattle University Opportunity Grant 6
40 Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons 3
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