Mission, Vision and Values 

The Center for Community Engagement is a mission-driven organization, connecting campus and community through programs and partnerships that align with Seattle University’s values and strategic goals.  

Our Values


We act with humility and a sense of gratitude.


Community defined needs and strengths guide and inspire our work.


We make the best use of our resources through work that is data driven, efficient and effective.


We are committed to engaging with others with compassion, creativity, and care.


Acknowledging the dignity of all individuals, we seek a world in which all people thrive.



The Center for Community Engagement connects campus and community to pursue a more just and humane world.


By building a seamless web of interconnection between the educational programs of Seattle University and the needs and assets of the local community, the Center will positively transform our university and our communities.

Our Strategic Goals

Successful Youth & Families

Build capacity for social change in our local community.

Engaged Campus

Engage SU students and faculty to serve, learn and lead for a just and humane world.

Advance the Field

Advance the field of community engagement in higher education.

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