Hello SDA Prospective Students!

Welcome to our lovely SUSDA website! I know it doesn’t seem much, but that’s because we’re as intentional as we can be for our community.  That means I’m sending out newsletter more than I am updating this website.  However! I realize you’re here to learn more about SUSDA and what we do for SDA.  So here’s the gist of things:   SUSDA is the student organization for the SDA program.  That means it is run by students of SDA.  We provide opportunities for professional development, updates on the field of Student Affairs, and community building amongst your peers.  Check out the Exec Board to see what we prioritize and value as a group.

Till then, if you’re visiting us for Preview Days, great! We’ll see you on campus.  If not, please contact us to learn more about what we do for you as an SDA student.

For fun, I’ve updated this website with all the newsletters sent out this year.  You’re free to peruse them for information and enjoyment.

Good luck on the discernment process!

SUSDA Newsletter October 2, 2015

Click here for the official newsletter!


Whoa.  Is it the weekend already?  It’s a good thing that none of us are busy yet!

That’s a joke.  Hope you all are doing well these first few weeks of the school year and know that we are cheering and rooting for you!  Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for… the RETREAT AGENDA!!

9:00 am Welcome (Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided)
9:20 am Community Standards
9:25 am Icebreaker
10:15 am Professional Identity Workshop
11:15 am Social Media and Events
11:25 am Table Talks
1:00 pm Community Building Activities
2:45 pm BREAK
2:55 pm Reflection Activities
3:50 pm Closing Activities
5:00 pm GO HOME

Dress comfortably!

Other SUSDA Happenings

October 12 – Letters of Intent for First Year Liaison (FYL) Due
October 19, 5:00 pm – First SUSDA Meeting: FYL Speeches (Voting opens) (Location TBD)
October 22 – FYL Ballot Closed

October 31 – Halloween Party! (Location and time TBD)
November 2, 4:30pm – Continuing Student Check-In (Location TBD)
**Worry not, First Years, your FYL will be setting one up soon!
During Thanksgiving – Friendsgiving (Location and time TBD)
December 4 – Holiday Party (Location and time TBD)

Professional Development Opportunity: WACPA One-Day Conference in Tacoma, Nov 13

The Washington College Personnel Association (WACPA) is excited to bring a low-cost professional development opportunity to the Pacific Northwest on Friday, November 13th, 2015 at Pacific Lutheran University.

We will be featuring keynote speaker, Dwayne Todd, Vice President for Student Affairs at Columbus College of Art & Design and who served as co-chair for ACPA on the ACPA/NASPA Joint Task Force on Professional Competencies and Standards.  Additionally we will be featuring a graduate student poster presentation area, and a discussion based round table session so that we can best learn and collaborate with our colleagues.

We are now accepting program proposals at www.tinyurl.com/WACPADriveInProposal

You can register at http://members.myacpa.org/Scripts/4Disapi.dll/4DCGI/events/Register.html?Action=Register&ConfID_W=553

You do not have to be a member to attend, so just register as a guest if you’re not yet a member of WACPA or ACPA.

Please email wash.cpa@gmail.com with any questions.

Welcome SDA 2015-2016!

What an exciting time to be aspiring Student Affairs Professionals!  Your SUSDA Exec Team has been working hard on providing a great experience for you as we enter into this school year, so be on the look out for updates, events, and all things SDA coming your way!  Don’t forget to join us on the SUSDA Community page on Facebook and get your calendar skills ready for synchronization.  It’s going to be quite the discerning year.

Till then, check out some of the updated links on our website and be on the lookout for our calendar.  Sync it and receive the bountiful opportunity of community.


November E-Team Meeting

Hi all,

In an effort to be transparent about what E-Team is working on throughout the year, we will be sharing our E-Team meeting agendas with you all each month. If you have any specific questions about anything on the agenda or have a topic that you would like the E-Team to discuss at the next E-Team meeting, please leave a comment in the suggestion box (located on the right column of this page).

E-Team Meeting
November 2, 2014

  1. Check-in with E-Team
  2. Debrief SDA Orientation
    1. What went well?
    2. What should change next year?
  3. Debrief SUSDA Retreat
    1. Thinking about flow of day, location, feedback
      1. What went well?
      2. What should change next year?
    2. Pulse of SDA Community
      1. What is causing stress?
      2. How can we continue building community?
    3. Community Meetings
      1. November 17 meeting
      2. Brainstorm future meeting topics
    4. Around the table
      1. Committee check-ins

SUSDA Member of the Week: Taylor Dukes


Name: Taylor Dukes

First Year or Continuing Student: Continuing Student

Current Job: Center for Service & Community Engagement Student Leadership Coordinator; South Seattle College Ombudsperson

Why are you passionate about student affairs?
Student affairs has the opportunity and ability to provide a path of affirming, challenging, and transformative education for students.

What is your favorite class that you have taken at SU?
Higher Education Law

What is your favorite place to go or thing to do in Seattle?
I love going to Seattle Sounders & Reign games!

Outside of class and work, how do you like to spend your time?
I like to read, craft, spend time with loved ones, and smash the white, racist, homophobic, patriarchal paradigm in my spare time.

Fun fact: I used to be a marching band nerd and still count my steps when I walk.