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 one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.


  • 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.