Saturday, January 21, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Participation is open to all qualified Sullivan Leadership Award applicants accepted for Early Action admission. Early Action admission letters and Sullivan Leaders' Day invitations will be mailed on or before December 23, 2016. Should you choose not to continue in the Sullivan Leadership Award process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and decline your invitation. Note that attendance is mandatory for award consideration.
Click the link above to download the Sullivan Leaders' Day Schedule
The RSVP for Sullivan Leaders' Day is now closed. Please contact Lisa Smith at email@example.com or (206) 296-5803 with questions.
Sullivan Leaders' Day participants will be welcomed and registered on the third floor of the Student Center (marked STCN on the Campus Map). Please plan to check-in at 8:30 AM with your family members in the Student Center. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants and their guests. The day will conclude by 4:00 PM.
During Sullivan Leaders' Day, prospective students will have the option to learn more about the leadership opportunities and resources available to all Seattle University students through two informational sessions. When submitting your RSVP, please list your three preferred sessions and we will do our best to ensure you are placed in the top two workshops of your choice.
Session Options (students pick 3 from RSVP form):
- Campus Tour: Haven't had a chance to see campus? Take time for a tour of SU! (Due to abbreviated time frame, this tour may not include a residence hall viewing.)
- Life and Leadership after Seattle U: Representatives from Career Services and Office of Fellowships will highlight what proud alumni can do with a Seattle University education.
- Global Engagement: Learn more about how SU emphasizes global awareness through education abroad, international service opportunities, and SU's unique International Development Internship Program (IDIP).
- University Honors Program: Get an in-depth look at SU's innovative Honors program, including scholarship opportunities.
- Center for Community Engagement: Find out out SU engages our community in service, learning and support for our neighborhood.
- The Centers for Student Involvement & Health and Wellness: There are many ways to practice leadership at SU. This session highlights the ways students can get involved through student government or as a peer supporter for the student body.
- The Core Curriculum - The Center of a Jesuit Education: Learn more about SU's unique core curriculum and the ways we education the whole person.
Family members are invited to attend the Family Program in the Pigott Building (though attendance is not mandatory).
Suggested attire for Leaders' Day participants is "business casual" (e.g. button-up shirts, blouses, sweaters, polo shirts, slacks, professional but comfortable dresses or skirts. We recommend students do not wear casual t-shirts, clothing with rips or tears, sweatshirts or jeans). Attendees will be walking around campus, so comfortable shoes are strongly encouraged.
Participants in Sullivan Leaders' Day will be asked to write responses to prompts given at the start of the essay writing. The essay is scheduled for one hour. The prompts for the Leaders' Day writing portion of the day will be based on the three required articles. Any additional reading or research will give you valuable depth for writing your responses and for discussions throughout the day. Come prepared to write from your own perspective and also show that you have considered other perspectives.
Bring your favorite writing tool. The essay prompt, paper and copies of the three required articles will be provided prior to the writing session.
Please read the following articles in preparation for the essay and discussion on Sullivan Leaders' Day:
- "The New Face of Hunger" by Tracie McMillan
- "The Long Shadow of Childhood Hunger" by Elizabeth Grossman
- "Eliminating Childhood Hunger in the U.S. Will Produce Better Adults" by Esther Cepeda
The following articles are not required, but recommended for further understanding of this year's theme:
- "Why the First 1,000 Days Matter Most" by Roger Thurow
- "Four Mothers School Bill O'Reilly on Child Hunger" by Alyssa Peterson
- "How Childhood Hunger Can Change Adult Personality" by Maia Szalavitz
Getting to Campus
Parking is complimentary for Sullivan Leaders' Day attendees and is available in the Murphy Garage or the Broadway Garage. Download a copy of the Seattle University map using the button below, and you can also find driving directions on our website. If using GPS, the address 1001 E James Way will lead you to the Murphy Garage. Once you have parked in the Murphy Garage, take the elevator to the Skybridge and cross to the third level of the Student Center for check-in.