Saints and Structures

Mission Orientation Session 6
Saints and Structures

Session 6 on the Catholic, Jesuit character of Seattle University’s mission takes us on a tour of the “Saints and Structures” that surround us as we learn and work together in this unique place. Our Catholic Jesuit heritage is the framework in which we are rooted and nurtured in our development as men and women for others.


This session’s reading, SU Seal, tells a brief history of the seal of Seattle University with an explanation of the symbols it contains. 

Reflection Questions:

  • How important is it for our students and the campus community as a whole to know the stories behind the names of our buildings?
  • How can we make sure these stories and the Catholic Jesuit values they express are known by our students, faculty, and staff?
  • Have we done a good job of highlighting the external expressions of our Catholic Jesuit Character?