Mission and Ministry


Arrupe Seminar

The Arrupe Seminar on the Foundations and Vision of Jesuit Education is a program for faculty and staff who wish to deepen their understanding of the Jesuit foundations of Seattle University. 

Catholic Heritage Lecture Series

The annual Catholic Heritage Lectures were launched in 2010 to engage Seattle University and the larger community in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. These lectures, three per year, have brought noted scholars to campus to engage us in topics of faith, science, and culture. In 2013, the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture was opened. The Catholic Heritage Lectures, along with several other wonderful programs and resources, may be found on their pages.

Endowed Mission Fund

The Endowed Mission Fund provided small grants to full-time faculty and staff for projects that further the mission of Seattle University. 

Jesuit Mission Orientation Series

This web-based series of orientation sessions describe the various aspects of Seattle University's Catholic, Jesuit mission. Each session contains reading materials, a short video, and reflection questions that may be used as discussion starters for small groups. These sessions began as a 7 part series developed for our trustees, but have expanded to include a much broader audience. 

University Mission Day

University Mission Day is a time set aside for faculty and staff to come together around a topic tied to the mission and vision of Seattle University. Begun in 1999, themes have ranged from our experience of the developing world to how we see ourselves called to environmental justice and sustainability. 

Go forth and set the world on fire.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Founder of the Society of Jesus