About Seattle University

Mission, Vision and Values

  • Mission

    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.