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Indigenous Peoples Institute
Help IPI support Indigenous student success at Seattle U!

Indigenous Peoples Institute (IPI) supports Native American student success at Seattle University and raises awareness about issues of critical importance to local and global Indigenous peoples.

Gifts to IPI help us achieve our foremost priorities:

  • Indigenous Student Engagement – Providing scholarships, active mentorship and advising, culturally relevant community events and professional development opportunities.
  • Campus Programming and Cultural Events – Public lectures and performances by prominent Indigenous scholars, artists, and community leaders.
  • Community Engagement – Co-sponsorship of campus and regional events and alumni engagement opportunities.

We are grateful for your partnership as we collectively welcome and support the next generations of Indigenous leaders.

Every Gift Matters
$10 assists with class supplies
$25 assists a student in attending a campus or community event
$50 enhances student meal plans providing extra snacks, and provisions IPI makes available for free
$100 assists with educational fees not covered fully by tuition such as printing or text books
$500 assists a student to attend and/or present work at a conference or provides a guest speaker stipend
$2,500+ provides critical scholarship awards for students


Donations to sustain IPI now and into the future may be made to our two endowments: the IPI Endowed Scholarship Fund and the IPI Pat Twohy Endowment. Or select the Indigenous Peoples Institute fund to provide for our most current needs.

$5,000
College of Arts & Sciences Challenge
150 gifts to any CAS fund unlocks $5,000 for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$30,000
OMA Emergency Fund Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy and Melissa Ries, if 600 alumni make a gift today to any fund during Seattle U Gives, it will unlock $30,000 to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Emergency Fund.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Student Mental Health & Wellness Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy & Melissa Ries and an Anonymous donor, 200 alumni gifts to any fund between 6-11:59pm will unlock $50,000 to the Student Mental Health & Wellness Fund.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
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Or you can contact us at annualgiving@seattleu.edu.