About SPU

Tiffany Loop in the spring, with flowers blooming in the foreground

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

Seattle Pacific’s Christian identity is central to its mission as a university. We believe that without faith, knowledge is incomplete. We work hard to maintain and strengthen the Christian academic community at SPU. This effort includes selecting faculty and staff members who are unapologetically Christian, share the same essentials of faith, and exhibit a vital concern for the education and faith development of students.

What does that mean to you? It means that as a graduate student, you’ll be challenged to think, to grow, and to act. SPU seeks to create a community that will provide you with both freedom and support as you grapple with difficult questions. You’ll be taught by world-class scholars who approach their academic disciplines from a Christian perspective. You’ll also participate with your professors and classmates in active learning and engagement. Our goal is to help you emerge with knowledge and skills for leadership and service in Seattle and around the world.

Learn more about Seattle Pacific University’s Enduring Commitments.

University Leadership

Meet the SPU leadership — including the provost, vice presidents, and Board of Trustees.