- Class: Alum
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: F
- High School: Newport Senior High
- Transfer Student: Y
The school is losing sight of the all around mission that is stated as the cornerstone of Seattle University. Teachers are not treated with the respect that they should be, specifically adjunct teachers, who are an integral part of the programs that are offered. In the effort of diversity, there are quite a few students accepted into Seattle University that are in way over their heads academically. That being said, many are given scholarships where they are not truly warranted, and others who would utilize and appreciate assistance are left to their own devices. One should not be embraced because of their race, creed, or religion any more than one should be rejected.
All of my professors throughout my time at SU knew me by name, and for the most part, took out time for me both in office hours as well as in going over my work. My conversations with other students have been inspirational. For the most part, they have given me hope for the future. As much as my classes within my major (psychology) have been incredible, two of my core classes are standouts: Philosophy 210 with Sven Arvidson, and History 121 with Father Strickland. Both have made tremendous impact on my life that I am eternally grateful for. They are examples of the educating the whole person.
It would be wise to embrace the non-traditional students more than is currently the norm.
The Best Things
The commitment to academics (but not for very much longer)
The Worst Things