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Seattle University sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I level: baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, men's golf, women's golf, men's indoor track and field, women's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, women's outdoor track and field, women's rowing, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's swimming, women's swimming, men's tennis, women's tennis, and volleyball. All sports except for women's rowing, which competes as a Division I independent, are members of the Western Athletic Conference.

The Athletics Department champions the values expressed in the Mission Statement of Seattle University and views athletics as a key component of the Jesuit philosophy of educating the whole person - body, mind, spirit. Through participation in intercollegiate athletics, student-athletes will learn critical life lessons and values.


  • To provide high academic achievement, strong leadership capability, a concern for others, self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence in athletic performance.
  • To provide the entire university - students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends - with a common bond and a source of community pride.
  • To generate positive visibility in the public media and use this visibility to communicate Seattle University's mission, vision, and core values.
  • To create a working environment within the department that encourages the coaches and staff to thrive.
  • To foster school spirit and generate fun and excitement, enriching the life, character, and vitality of the campus and local community.


Athletic coaches, staff and administrators will provide student-athletes with an experience in their sport that is challenging and rewarding while maintaining an environment where the pursuit of higher education is the top priority. We will serve as role models for student-athletes by being assimilated into the campus culture. We are also committed to complying with the rules and guidelines dictated by Seattle University's membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).


Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices.

All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University's Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University's Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity Officer.

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:

Helaina Sorey
Director of Professional and Organizational Development
Equal Opportunity Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources Department - Rianna Building
(206) 398-4627

Michele Murray, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development
Title IX Contact Person
Student Center 140B 

Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.


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