The Strategic Priorities
The furtherance of academic
excellence is the first and most important strategic goal of Seattle
University. Over the next five years,
the university will establish itself as the outstanding independent university
in the Pacific Northwest and a top-tier national master’s comprehensive
university. Curricular renewal, enhanced
research and scholarship productivity, effective student recruitment, advising
and retention practices, and improved instructional facilities, including a new
science building, are all critical components in this strategy.
Education at Seattle University
is characterized by a deep and respectful engagement with our global and local
communities. SU programs will develop practical intercultural skills and
lifelong commitments to social justice. We learn from people and cultures
around the world even as we seek to understand our global responsibilities.
Through the Seattle University Youth Initiative and international partnerships,
we will engage with local communities in service and solidarity.
Seattle University is Catholic
and Jesuit in its origins, mission, and vision.
Animated by Ignatian spirituality and the apostolic vision of the
Society of Jesus, Seattle University will prepare leaders who strive for a more
just and humane world. Through academic
and co-curricular programming, campus ministry, and the development of the
Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture and a Center for Ecumenical and
Interreligious Dialogue, the university will play a leadership role regionally
and nationally in the understanding of Catholic thought and the promotion of
ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.
Through a combination of
academics, co-curricular programming, and social activities, Seattle University
will create an outstanding student experience that draws prospective students
to the university, fosters student engagement and retention, and supports a
lifelong connection to our alumni. The
great student experience will involve strong campus traditions including
athletics, residential life, exceptional career development, and educational
programs that engage all parts of campus life, address the whole person, and
form leaders for a just and humane world.
in the Excellence of Our Faculty and Staff
The goals of Seattle University
are ambitious and will be accomplished only through the recruitment, retention,
and development of an outstanding faculty and staff. The university will invest in their
excellence through a strong total rewards program, including competitive
salary, benefits, and professional development.
The university will implement policies, procedures, and practices that
promote operational effectiveness and will provide faculty and staff with environments
and tools that foster success.