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Student Affairs

Center for Community Engagement (CCE)
Center for Cura Personalis (CCP)
Center for Student Involvement
Health & Counseling Services
Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Office of Health Promotion
Resolution Center for Student Conduct and Conflict
Student Affairs
Transfer, Veterans, Returning Adult Services and 1st Generation Initiatives                       
Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC)


Student Affairs

College Hall, Office 120

Student Affairs

Student Affairs: Where Life + Learning Unite 

Student Affairs is the division at Gonzaga University that is responsible for facilitating and supporting the outside-the-classroom learning, living, and thriving. The professionals who work in Student Affairs are committed to helping all Zags create lives of leadership and service for the common good. With our partners in Academic Affairs, we share the responsibility of helping our students learn. As trained professionals in our respective fields, our learning culture encourages a “guided practice,” allowing students to take the lead in their learning, pursuing ideas they are passionate about. We do so by providing our students with challenge and support, advising, counseling, teaching, coaching, guiding, and mentoring through frequent, consistent, meaningful, and fun interactions. This practice provides space for students to unite their formal education with the other aspects of their life. Our team in Student Affairs works hard every day to enhance learning, nurture student success, and foster a secure and inclusive community, helping Gonzaga University to develop into a premiere Jesuit University.

Our organizational structure is divided into three “communities of practice,” each led and supported by a dean, centered around three pillars: (1) Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; (2) Promoting Wellbeing & Flourishing; and (3) Fostering an Integrated Approach to Student Learning Development. 

The professionals who work in Student Affairs are committed to helping all Zags create lives of leadership and service for the common good. The following programs, offices, and departments comprise the Division of Student Affairs:

Resolution Center for Student Conduct and Conflict

Crosby Center 202

Resolution Center for Student Conduct and Conflict

The Resolution Center for Student Conduct and Conflict is responsible for reconciling issues of student misconduct. Our processes provide transformative opportunities as we guide students to engage in ethical discernment, develop enhanced decision-making skills, and learn to accept ownership for actions. The Student Code of Conduct contains the University’s standards of conduct and the accountability processes that address allegations of misconduct.

Gonzaga University’s expectations for conduct go beyond what is minimally required for maintaining public order, both on and off-campus; and our student conduct processes are educational in nature as we actively seek to create an environment conducive to living and learning together. Our processes are not civil or criminal proceedings and our standard for determining a finding of misconduct is based upon what is “more likely than not” to have occurred.

By attending Gonzaga University, you agree to abide by university standards of conduct, expectations, and policies. All students should be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct which is published at:

Conflict Resolution Services facilitated by the Resolution Center empower Gonzaga University students to gain positive interpersonal skills and explore solutions in a low-level, inclusive environment. 

The Center for Cura Personalis (CCP)

Crosby Center 216
Center for Cura Personalis (CCP)

The Center for Cura Personalis (CCP) exists to empower students to be their best selves. Cura Personalis means care for the whole person and our case managers are here to meet one-on-one with students, support them in dealing with life’s challenges and help connect them to useful offices and resources both on and off-campus. Case managers at Gonzaga operate in a non-clinical capacity which means they do not provide counseling or therapy to students, though they will quickly outreach to students who are struggling and connect students to resources for additional support. Case managers aim to build self-advocacy skills and promote personal growth through individualized meetings in a comfortable, private setting. Additionally, CCP offers various support for students struggling with basic needs. If you or a fellow student are struggling, but not sure where to start, CCP is a wonderful place to connect.

Learn more by visiting or calling us at (509) 313-2227.

Health & Counseling Services

704 East Sharp Ave.

Health & Counseling Services

Gonzaga University Health and Counseling Services is here to support the physical and mental healthcare needs of students right on campus. Our expert staff are focused on the wellbeing of students and provide quality care just steps away from residence halls and classrooms.

Health and Counseling Services delivers services in an integrated clinic setting. Providers, nurses, and other healthcare staff help diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. Our psychiatric providers and counselors afford services that are accessible for everyday mental health concerns, medication management, and crises impacting the student experience.

We strive to offer holistic, comprehensive healthcare in partnership with students. We keep students moving toward their educational goals and maintain our focus on the wellbeing of the whole person.  Please see our Health and Counseling Services website for further information.


Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Hemmingson Center 213

Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Guided by the University mission to honor the dignity of the human person, the Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center provides a safe and affirming space for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Through social justice programming – including speakers, artists, films, Out to Lunch with Allies, Lavender Mass, and Lavender Graduation – all Gonzaga members are welcome to participate and build community. The Center also offers Sexuality and Gender Equity (SAGE) Certification for students, staff, and faculty to expand and deepen LGBTQ+ cultural fluency. The Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center uses an intersectional lens to work closely with the Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) and other campus partners to support students from historically underrepresented and traditionally marginalized groups.\  

Center for Community Engagement (CCE)

Hemmingson Center (2nd Floor & Lower Level)

Center for Community Engagement (CCE) 

For over 25 years CCE has been putting Gonzaga’s mission into action through a wide spectrum of volunteer and community engaged learning projects. CCE’s programs offer you the opportunity to develop a personal commitment to service, social justice, and leadership. We take seriously the Jesuit mission of forming “women and men for and with others.” You can find our office in the Hemmingson Center. CCE serves as a resource center for students, faculty, alumni, and community partners. 

Housed within The Center are the following programs and initiatives: 

Community-Engaged Learning 

Gonzaga University has offered community-engaged learning (also known as service-learning) courses for over 25 years. These classes are taught across the curriculum and offered by the various schools, including the Law School. Over 1500 students are actively engaged in community-engaged learning each year. This office coordinates service fairs each semester which invite non-profit agencies to campus to share opportunities and recruit student volunteers. 

Gonzaga's Youth Programs & Initiatives 

For over 25 years, the Center for Community Engagement has paired well-trained and passionate college students together with school-aged youth from the Spokane community. Started in 1995 with the creation of Campus Kids at Stevens and Logan Elementary, CCE's Youth Programs & Initiatives have expanded by leaps and bounds. Today, we run 7 distinct mentoring programs in 13 Spokane Public Schools, with approximately 350 Gonzaga students serving over 700 youth. 

Weekly Student Engagement Volunteering 

We have many ways for you to volunteer alongside other Gonzaga students addressing a variety of local community issues. You can serve meals with Campus Kitchens, form a community with adults with disabilities with Gonzaga University Specialized Recreation, or serve weekly at a local non-profit with your peers through the Zag Volunteer Corps Semester of Service program. 
Zag Volunteer Corps (ZVC) Program 
Zag Volunteer Corps connects members of the Gonzaga community with Spokane area nonprofits for educational and fun service experiences. Zags serve on the same day at the same time with the same group of students each week for the semester. Volunteer opportunities range from 1.5 to 2 hour long weekly commitments. 

Wolff Fellowship Program 

Wolff Fellows co-design projects with local community-based organizations that build community capacity and strengthen partnerships between Gonzaga and the host agency.  Projects are designed around CCE's six Arrupe Engagement Pathways: Advocacy & Awareness, Community-Engaged Learning & Research, Direct Service, Faith & Justice, Philanthropy, Policy & Politics, and/or Social Innovation. Through their unique projects, Wolff Fellows explore the connection between their disciplinary/career interests and public service, learn about community needs and assets, and partner with community organizations to build community capacity. 

Service Immersion Programs 

CCE’s Immersion programs offer week-long trips in local communities where students learn about a variety of social justice issues and reflect on their experiences. During the immersions, students focus on core themes of simplicity, community, spirituality, and Justice and learn alongside community partners. Trips are offered during winter and spring break. 
Our winter break immersion, Justice in January, is a week-long immersion experience where students explore the realities of immigration and border issues along the U.S./Mexico border and enter into dialogue with individuals impacted by immigration, community leaders, non-profits and government agencies. During the immersion, students cross the border to learn from, and serve with organizations that provide assistance to and accompany migrants. 


Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC)

Hemmingson Center 215

Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC)

UMEC provides experiential learning opportunities for all students in their identity development, cultural fluency, and connection to social justice. UMEC is organized around three pillars: (1) mentoring, (2) social justice programming, and (3) intercultural development. Many students first hear about UMEC through BRIDGE, which begins with a Pre-Orientation Social Justice and Leadership Institute and continues as a first-year peer mentoring program for incoming students with underrepresented identities. UMEC also offers social justice programs that feature speakers, films, art and activism workshops, and Diversity Monologues. UMEC’s third pillar on intercultural development encourages students to go even deeper through Intergroup Dialogue courses, Sustained Dialogue co-curricular groups, and Social Justice Peer Education. As part of the department of Diversity, Inclusion, Community, & Equity (DICE), UMEC uses an intersectional lens to work closely with the Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center and other campus partners to support students from historically underrepresented and traditionally marginalized groups. DICE works closely with the Unity Alliance of Cultural Clubs and employs approximately 35 student leaders.


Transfer, Veteran, Returning Adult Services, and 1st Generation Initiatives 

Hemmingson Center 211 (2nd Floor)

Transfer, Veterans, and Returning Adult Services and 1st Generation Initiatives

This office serves as your central point of information and provides you with the opportunity and resources to address any questions or concerns you may have about being a transfer, veteran, or returning adult student at Gonzaga University. We understand that transfer, veteran, and returning adult students face unique challenges when returning to college. We are committed to supporting your successful transition to college and to connecting you to the services available at Gonzaga to support your educational journey. We are also committed to our 1st Generation college students.  We will provide opportunities to meet other first-generation students on campus and build community through programming.  Students can connect with faculty and staff who also identify as 1st Generation college graduates. We value and appreciate the diverse skills, talent, and knowledge that you bring to Gonzaga University.

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is dedicated to inspiring and empowering students! The Department of Student Involvement is home to:

  • The Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA)
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Payne Center for Leadership Development
  • SpikeNites
  • Student Media

The Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA) is committed to helping students. Through programs, sponsorships, events, and other academic and social activities, GSBA strives to meet the student's needs. GSBA partners with student clubs and organizations to offer an array of events, from weekly coffeehouse artists, to guest speakers and lectures, and even big-name concerts like Quinn XCIi and Cordae. GSBA prides itself on a strong relationship with the faculty and administration which helps students voice their concerns and suggestions. Need more information, a GSBA form, curious about GSBA funding or painting the wall? Visit the GSBA website at

Student Clubs and Organizations  Gonzaga currently has over 118 active and recognized student clubs that cover a wide range of interest. GSBA and the office of Student Involvement work together to provide support and services for all student clubs and their members.
Visit the Zagtivities site to view all the clubs and organizations that are available, and to learn how to sign up! If you have questions about guidelines, policies, processes and/or resources for Gonzaga University Student Groups, check out the Gonzaga University Student Group Manual. For more information visit our website here Gonzaga Outdoors strives to keep the outdoors as accessible as possible by providing inexpensive gear rentals, subsidized outdoor adventures, and educational clinics.  Their goal is to give as many students as possible the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful local surroundings. A few of the activities offered by Gonzaga Outdoors focus on: Skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, biking, fishing, rock climbing, and more.
The Gonzaga Outdoors office is located in lower Hemmingson. Contact us at 509-313-4189 or

SpikeNites is the late night programming series in Hemmingson Center. Every Friday and Saturday from 10pm-2am SpikeNites will feature free movies, video game tournaments, comedians, special events and late night food options. Learn more about SpikeNites on Zagtivities.

Office of Health Promotion

The Office of Health Promotion (OHP) fosters the health of students through the use of proactive, non-judgmental, and inclusive public health principles and practices.  Our goal is that all students will cultivate behaviors that contribute to sustainable, life-long well-being. The professional and student staff in this department lead initiatives, create programs, deliver trainings, and identify services and spaces that promote positive, holistic well-being and reduce high-risk behaviors. Contact us if you are interested in consultation for an event, project or idea you have. 

Zags Help Zags – This is a program coordinated by OHP that helps develop students, faculty, and staff members to be active bystanders who step in to make a positive difference in the Gonzaga community. As a Jesuit University, we have a commitment to the dignity of the human person and strive to be in service to others. We aim to find proactive ways to establish healthy community norms, as well as identify strategies for intervening when challenging situations do arise. 

Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) - The CRC's mission is to foster a common, collective sense of purpose that helps students lead meaningful lives with the desire to stop or reduce their use of substances and other potentially harmful behaviors.  This mission is supported by programmatic efforts for recovery, alternatives to alcohol and drug use, strategies and resources for maintaining sobriety and a community of belonging promoting recovery, holistic well-being, and academic success. The space provided by Gonzaga University for the purposes of the Collegiate Recovery Community is known as OUR House.