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Seattle University

Mission, Vision and Values


Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.


We will be the premier independent university of the Northwest in academic quality, Jesuit Catholic inspiration, and service to society.


  • Care
    We put the good of students first.
  • Academic Excellence
    We value excellence in learning with great teachers who are active scholars.
  • Diversity
    We celebrate educational excellence achieved through diversity.
  • Faith
    We treasure our Jesuit Catholic ethos and the enrichment from many faiths of our university community.
  • Justice
    We foster a concern for justice and the competence to promote it.
  • Leadership
    We seek to develop responsible leaders committed to the common good.