Campus Life and Facilities
Puget Sound Students Say...
The “stunning” campus is located “in a unique part of the country” and is in a “nice neighborhood” that is both close to the waterfront and major metropolitan areas. “Classes take up a lot of time” but students make time for pleasure on the weekends, and like “to hang out at the cellar, the...
All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
Special housing for disabled student
Apartments for single students
Coed by floor; coed by door; academically-themed programs; campus houses;suite style
GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
International Student Groups
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Social Services Group
Student Film Society
Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies
Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
Athletic Division :Division III
Men's Sports Team Name :Loggers
Women's Sports Team Name :Loggers
Team Mascot :Grizz
# of sports for women, varsity
# of sports for men, varsity
Women's Athletics List, Varsity
Men's Athletics list, Varsity
BGLAD, the campus gay-straight alliance, is one of the most active groups on campus, and the As Is support group, co-facilitated by counseling and student development staff, provides a confidential space to queer and questioning students. Students in BGLAD annually sponsor the observance of Queer History Month on campus, bringing together an impressive series of programs for the community. Alumni participating in the first LGBT reunion recently endowed an LGBT Leadership Scholarship, which funds awards of $3,000 each year to student leaders involved in the campus LGBT community. The Safe Zone Project involves public display of stickers designating LGBT-friendly spaces and workshops addressing heterosexism and resources to support LGBT students, faculty, and staff; and the Lavender Graduates Celebration during Commencement Weekend celebrates LGBT and ally students. Out and ally faculty and staff are very involved in these programs; a faculty member in the English Department teaches Studies in Lesbian and Gay Literature regularly.
Minority Support Groups
The Student Diversity Center, established in 1997, is a gathering place for several multicultural organizations. The Multicultural Student Services Office is another place to find resources. MCSS coordinates the Students of Color Leadership Institute (SOCLI), which gathers first- and second-year students for seminars exploring identity development and leadership skills; Diversity Theme Year programming; and a Graduates of Color Celebration during Commencement Weekend.
Several organizations exist to serve students of color and educate the campus about various cultures, including Asian Pacific American Student Union (APASU); the Black Student Union (BSU); the Community for Hispanic Awareness (CHispA); Hui-O-Hawai'i; Mixed Race Generation (MIRAGE); and Empowering People of Color (EPOC). Other Student Diversity Center groups that address diversity include: Understanding Sexuality (US); Jewish Students Organization (JSO); Sexuality Issues, Relationships, and Gender Exploration (SIRGE); Vagina Anti-Violence Alliance (VAVA); and Women's Voices, a discussion group for women.
The Diversity Theme Year, an annual exploration around a particular issue of cultural awareness and identity, is a major campus programming effort. The Student Diversity Center coordinates monthly book discussions centering on some aspect of diversity. Student leader training coordinated for various groups by the Division of Student Affairs includes examinations of culture and privilege. Multicultural Student Services collaborates with the Office of Admission to examine recruiting strategies, and the President's Retention Committee has recommended strategies to ensure that students of color are successful. Two committees, the Faculty Diversity Committee and the ASUPS Diversity Committee, examine and take action on a range of important issues.
Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100%
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 75
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 25.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: No
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: Yes
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 99%
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: Dell; Apple
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: No
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities: Art gallery, natural history museum, concert hall, transmission and scanning electron microscopes, spectrometers, exercise science lab, observatory, paleomagnetic and X-ray lab, physiology labs, and DNA Sequencer
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