In the midst of finals week, hundreds of Seattle University students are expected to flood their campus Thursday afternoon in order to call attention to a variety of issues, including fossil fuel divestment and faculty unionizing rights.
The “flash mob and Twitter blast,” expected to start at 11:45 AM, could also include some flash nudity as some students have called for a streak through campus after they say administration officials put the kibosh on SU’s annual senior streak.
The event is being billed as #ReigniteTheMission, in a reference to SU’s mission that seeks to empower students to create a “just and humane world.”
“We respect and love our campus, and we’re concerned with the direction it’s gone,” said senior Brooke Burns. “This is a moment of energy to get the administration back on track.”
The SU administration has opposed recent efforts by the school’s faculty to unionize. In recent months students have also rallied to call for the university to divest from fossil fuels. Other grievances listed on the ReigniteTheMission Facebook page include the university’s expansion into the Central District and a lack of emergency planning on campus.