Wellness and Health Promotion

We focus on keeping our students well so our students can focus on changing the world.


Student success and wellness are inextricably linked. This idea is at the heart of the Jesuit commitment to Cura Personalis, the care of the whole person. Wellness and Health Promotion is dedicated to ensuring that our students stay healthy and well so that they can fulfill our institution’s mission to be “leaders for a just and humane world.”


Wellness and Health Promotion provides services ranging from online screening and individual consultations to wellness clinics and large events within our four focus areas: mental health, alcohol and other drugs, healthy relationships, and physical well-being. While students most frequently recognize us for our quarterly “de-stress with dogs” program which boasts an average attendance of over 375 students, we also host stress management and relaxation clinics, sleep hygiene programs, flu clinics, sexual assault awareness month programming, and much more. In support of these efforts, Wellness and Health Promotion educates and trains our Heath and Wellness Crew (HAWC), a group of nationally certified peer health educators, who work within the SeattleU community to improve the health and wellness of their peers. 


In the end, our primary goal is to help students make choices that support their personal well-being. By contributing to Wellness and Health Promotion, you enable us to provide valuable education and personal support to future.


$5 provides an appreciation gift bag for a therapy dog and handler that participates in de-stress with dogs.
$25 allows a student to attend our bystander intervention and empowerment training.
$50 distributes 10 cold and flu kits.
$100 trains a nationally certified peer health educator.
$250 allows 40 students to participate in the REFRESH sleep hygiene program and distributes sleep hygiene kits to each student.
$500 trains 25 students, faculty, and staff in Mental Health First Aid, a program that helps communities to understand and respond to people in distress.
$1,000 subsidizes the cost of sexual assault awareness month programming.
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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