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Mission, Signatures, & 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 ... 

Masters the tools of rigorous learning and is a vibrant intellectual community.

Embraces the Christian story, becoming biblically and theologically literate.

Understands and engages our multicultural and complex world.

Values the centrality of character formation in the life of the individual.

University Vision

Engaging the Culture, Changing the World


Finding Peace After War

Engaging the culture takes many forms for SPU students, faculty, and alumni. Helping troubled veterans find peace once they return home, SPU doctoral graduates and students in clinical psychology are in demand in VA health care centers nationwide.

The Loop

Strategic Plan for SPU

In November 2013, the SPU Board of Trustees reviewed and affirmed the University’s new Strategic Plan (Through Objectives). See the plan, read the objectives, and discover what’s coming next.