A called community
At Seattle Pacific University, we believe we are a community called to be the body of Christ. We believe that every person who steps foot on our campus is made in the image of God and is called according to God’s purpose. Both in the Old Testament and in the New, Scripture commands each of us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
A guiding mission
At Seattle Pacific, we take our mission statement seriously:
Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university fully committed to graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community.
We know this commitment must be realized in the midst of a complex, diverse, and ever-changing world. We put our mission to work in the classroom, the city, and around the globe.
A signature commitment
One of SPU’s signature commitments is to be a place that “understands and engages a multicultural and complex world.” A treasured partner and mentor in this work is renowned civil rights leader Dr. John Perkins, cofounder with Seattle Pacific of the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development.