University Mission Day

Mission Day for Faculty and Staff

Thank you very much for joining us on our Mission Day on April 11, in which our our university engaged the theme:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Heart of Jesuit Education.”

We welcomed as our speaker that day nationally known Georgetown University sociologist 
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, best-selling author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America and most recently, What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation about Race in America. We were joined by our students for the address, heard perspectives from some colleagues and had an opportunity over lunch to continue the conversation.

With your SU credentials, you can now access the complete address:

Mission Day 2019 

We were grateful for colleagues who shared brief responses to Dr. Dyson’s address:

AyeNay Abye, Deputy Director, Center for Service & Community Engagement

Azrael Howell, President, SGSU, Alfie Scholar

Amber Larkin, President and Board Chair, Graduate Student Council, Strategic Planning Steering Committee Member

Joelle Pretty, EdD, Director of Student Academic Services

Christina Roberts, PhD, Associate Professor of English, Women and Gender Studies and Director, Indigenous People’s Institute



Prior Mission Days


April 12, 2018

Creating the Commons, Living the Tensions: Ignatian Tools for our Times, Consolations, Desolations and Hopes for moving forward as a Seattle University community.  

April 6, 2017

Honoring our Past to Inform our Future: Seattle University's Mission at 125

April 7, 2016

The Promise and Challenge of Racial Justice

April 16, 2015

Global Engagement and the Nicaragua Initiative

April 10, 2014

The Call to Environmental Justice and Sustainability at a Jesuit University

April 11, 2013

The Jesuit Mission at the Frontiers: Past and Present

April 26, 2012

The Faiths that Do Justice: Seattle University’s Mission and Interfaith Dialogue

April 14, 2011

A Fire that Ignites Other Fires: Igniting Wonder, Pursuing Justice

April 29, 2010

Seattle University and Our Neighborhood

November 19, 2008

Empowering Leaders for a Just and Humane World: A Dialogue

April 24, 2008

Integrated Jesuit Education/Strategic Directions: Implementing the Strategic Plan-Six Initiatives

April 26, 2007

Jesuit Education in a Broken World

April 27, 2006

The Arts and Jesuit Education

April 28, 2005

Educating the Whole Person - the Spiritual Dimension

May 1, 2003

The Developing World and Seattle University - What does our experience of the developing world as of Seattle University?

May 3, 2002

Award of Honorary degree to Corazon Aquino


Seattle University Gathering IV: Implementing Education for Justice


Seattle University Gathering III: Developing a community that Models and Educates for Justice


Seattle University Gathering III: Deepening our Commitment to Education for Justice


First Annual Mission Day of Reflection on Our Mission


Seattle University Gathering II: Exploring our Commitment to Justice Education


Seattle University Gathering I: Enhancing our University Mission for Service and Justice

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