If there were a place on Seattle University campus where I could build friendship across disciplines, that would be McGoldrick Collegium. A lounge on the end of the hallway on the 1st floor of Hunthausen Hall where the School of Theology and Ministry is located, McGoldrick Collegium is part of the Collegia Program. This program was run by the Department of Commuter and Transfer Student Life (CTSL) of Seattle University; the department has merged with other department and is renamed Center for Orientation and Transition Programs (COTP).
The Collegia Program of Seattle University is an award-winning program and nationally recognized. It is a space in which commuter and transfer students can relax or build community. Each collegium is supervised by a coordinator and four to five staff members. Lots of exciting activities happen in each community space.
In August 2013, I was appointed coordinator of the McGoldrick Collegium. It was my great honor to work with five wonderful colleagues in McGoldrick. We called our community the “Mighty McG.” We successfully built a “joyful” community, a community in which all our members could actively take parts in various programs in our space. This was my first experience of working on campus in the US; and I stopped working for McGoldrick per July 2014.