The Sullivan Leadership Program is a four-year development program designed to cultivate ethical leadership.
Sullivan Scholars are expected to participate in all of the program’s leadership development activities, which include:
As a way to bring relevant topics into our scholarship process, each year a theme and book is identified for the Sullivan Leadership Community to explore.
Book: The Velvet Rope Economy by Nelson D. Schwartz
Seattle University’s Sullivan Scholars exemplify the values of our institution—where students are supported to grow academically, professionally and personally. Below are the five pillars of the Sullivan Leadership Program and how they reflect the priorities of Jesuit education:
Sullivan Scholars are students of distinguished academic achievement. We employ a holistic definition of academic excellence, one that focuses on your intellectual curiosity and the educational challenges you have embraced. We consider the academic opportunities available to applicants and how you have taken them beyond the classroom. A Sullivan scholar seeks academic achievement while incorporating parallel experiences in such activities as athletics, the arts, student government and community service.
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Sullivan Scholars seek fulfillment from helping others, while acknowledging education is a privilege that brings with it a responsibility. Our Jesuit educational approach prepares you for a successful and fulfilling career while inspiring you to share your gifts and talents in the service of a better, more just world. Sullivan Leaders view service and leadership as going hand in hand. We seek students who bring a range of leadership styles to their service commitments.
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Sullivan Scholars understand the importance of developing cultural competency and being open to different ways of thinking about the world and society. Great leaders in business, education, medicine, government and the arts must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds. This requires becoming familiar with different cultures and understanding other perspectives. Global awareness pervades the educational experience and distinguishes Seattle University graduates in any field as both culturally competent and academically prepared.
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Our Sullivan Scholars represent a wide variety of religious traditions. Our Jesuit identity informs our practice of sharing beliefs to create an environment where all students feel comfortable to seek deeper meaning, gain understanding of their own spirituality and challenge perceptions of faith. Our Core Curriculum theology classes offer an academic approach to the study of spirituality and diverse faith traditions, while our campus offers a multitude of opportunities to invest in your spirituality.
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Sullivan Scholars understand that education extends beyond the individual experience. They incorporate a commitment to serving others on both a local and global scale—embracing the value of diversity in both thought and action to engage with others and affect positive social change. Sullivan Scholars involve themselves widely with student organizations and community groups, knowing they have a responsibility to the communities and cultures of which they are a part. They also maintain an involved interest in issues of national and international importance–engaging other cultures through education abroad and working for candidates and causes that support a just and humane world.
Look at just how many more opportunities you’ll be able to explore at Seattle University: