The awards celebrate various levels of involvement reflective of multiple facets of Seattle University's mission. Below you'll find a description of each award. More questions? Check out our FAQ and Answers page.
As Seattle University's most prestigious honor, the Archbishop G. Raymond Hunthausen Award recognizes the culmination of our most treasured values. Awarded to two outstanding graduating students, one undergraduate and one graduate, it embodies integrity, faith, leadership and passion for learning. Most importantly, recipients live the Seattle University mission of being a "person for others". We celebrate their gifts of service, justice, collaborative leadership and academic excellence to the University and global community.
Presented to up to five people and recognizes graduating students whose outstanding contributions have spanned their time at Seattle University. Their commitment to service, involvement, and academic excellence within the campus community exemplifies their ability to transform future communities and their willingness to work for a better and just world. Seniors, graduate and law students graduating Winter - Fall are eligible.
Recognize students who have made outstanding contributions to the university community in areas central to the values in the Seattle University Mission Statement. There are six separate awards each honoring one recipient. Students who are non-graduating are eligible for these awards.
The Saint Peter Faber Integrity Award is presented to up to two individuals who demonstrate a commitment to fostering citizenship, integrity, and ethical behavior. Recipients must be involved in activities that promote integrity through social justice, peace, religious, racial, and/or cultural harmony, have the ability to inspire and lead others to distill their values, actively display principles and ideals translating into actions, and are committed to the ethical dimensions as related to the core values fostered at Seattle University.
This award is presented to up to three students who demonstrate both care for others (cura personalis) and care for the legacy of Seattle University (cura apostolica). Recipients have made a significant impact by cultivating a sense of belonging and instilling pride in the campus community.
Presented to a club, departmentally-sponsored organization, or individual that has contributed to the overall education and betterment of the Seattle University community through a program, event, exhibit, performance, or initiative. The initiative should be outstanding in cultivating one (or more) of the following: educational/academic excellence, inclusivity, creativity, collaboration, SU pride, and/or a meaningful impact on students.
Presented to a student club that cultivates a sense of community and collaboration within the campus community. Its members willingly share their time, talent, and resources with other clubs or organizations in order to elevate the experience of SU students.
Presented to a student club that has demonstrated a deep commitment to service and solidarity within the community. Its members may not only average a high number of service hours per person, but have intentionally developed authentic, reciprocal partnerships with community group(s).
Presented to a student club that has had a significant impact in the SU or broader community. Whether seeking to change hearts and minds, to shift policies, or for solutions to big problems, club members have left a meaningful legacy on those impacted by their work.