Campus Sustainability

Sustainability is a core value at Seattle University


As stated in SeattleU's Strategic Directions 2020-2025, it is SU's vision "to be a leader in environmental sustainability that is socially just, recognizing the centrality of environmental justice to our mission and values and infusing the science, economics and ethics of this issue in our programs, operation and investments."

Aligned with Seattle University’s mission, vision and values, we define sustainability in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. We use the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and STARS reporting tool as a framework for measuring our progress and identifying our contributions towards taking action for people, planet and prosperity.

For a quick overview of SeattleU's sustainability practices, please view the SUstainability Infographics page.


Find out more about SU’s sustainable practices in the following areas: