Values & Expectations

Sullivan Leadership Award Recipients 2015-2016

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:

  • An annual Sullivan Leadership retreat
  • Regular meetings with the entire Sullivan Scholars community, members of one's cohort, as well as the Sullivan Program Director
  • Participation in at least one retreat or conference for personal growth and development per year
  • Complete 45 credits per year for four years of undergraduate study at Seattle University with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Live in campus housing for four years
  • Assume on-campus leadership and service roles
  • Encouraged to participate in a service project or study program in another country
  • Assist with on-campus Sullivan Leadership Award events

Yearly Theme

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.


Labor Inequality in the United States of America

22-23 Book, DIrty Work

Book: Dirty Work by Eyal Press




Values of the Sullivan Leadership Program

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: