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.
Awards for Individuals
The Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen Award: 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.
The Distinguished Graduating Student Award: 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 2015 are eligible.
The University Mission Awards: 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 Blessed Peter Faber Integrity Award: The Blessed 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
Spirit of Seattle U: Presented to up to three people have had a significant impact on the campus community, and have enhanced the Redhawk spirit.
Outstanding Organization Award: Presented to a student club that has excelled in one or more of the following areas: community engagement, campus awareness efforts, inclusion, collaboration, and/or building lasting connections with other campus entities
Best Program/Event Sponsored by a Club or Organization Award: Presented to a club or organization that has contributed to the overall education and betterment of the Seattle University community through a program or event. The event should be outstanding in one (or more) of the following: educational/academic focus, inclusivity, creativity, collaboration, instilling SU pride, and/or the impact of the event on students.