SPU’s Mission, Signature Commitments, 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.

Signature Commitments

Seattle Pacific University 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; and
  • values the centrality of character formation in the life of the individual.

University Vision

Engaging the Culture, Changing the World