Mission, Signatures, and Vision

“Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community.”

--Seattle Pacific University Mission Statement

Signature Commitments

We have adopted four signature commitments to guide us as we engage the culture and help to bring about positive change in the world. 

Seattle Pacific will be a place that ... 

  • Aims to master the tools of rigorous learning, becoming a vibrant intellectual community.
  • Embraces the Christian story, becoming biblically and theologically literate.
  • Understands and engages a multicultural and complex world.
  • Values the centrality of character formation in the life of the individual.

University Vision

Engaging the Culture, Changing the World

Flowers on campus

Our Strategic Plan

Seattle Pacific University’s strategic plan represents our priorities and focus for the coming years — regarding academics, student experience, identity and purpose, resources, and operations.

SPU students in a physics class

Students at the Table

Students are using active-learning classrooms, complete with “smart tables,” to put collaboration at the center of their learning.