The Arrupe Seminar on the Foundations and Vision of Jesuit
Education is a program for faculty and staff who wish to deepen their
understanding of the Jesuit foundations of Seattle University.
The annual Catholic Heritage Lectures were launched in 2010
to engage Seattle University and the larger community in the Catholic
Intellectual Tradition. These lectures, three per year, have brought noted
scholars to campus to engage us in topics of faith, science, and culture. In
2013, the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture was opened. The Catholic
Heritage Lectures, along with several other wonderful programs and resources,
may be found on their pages.
The Endowed Mission Fund provided small grants to full-time faculty
and staff for projects that further the mission of Seattle University.
This web-based series of orientation sessions describe the various aspects of Seattle University's Catholic, Jesuit mission. Each session contains reading materials, a short video, and reflection questions that may be used as discussion starters for small groups. These sessions began as a 7 part series developed for our trustees, but have expanded to include a much broader audience.
University Mission Day is a time set aside for faculty and
staff to come together around a topic tied to the mission and vision of Seattle
University. Begun in 1999, themes have ranged from our experience of the
developing world to how we see ourselves called to environmental justice and
Go forth and set the world on fire.