Seattle Pacific University was founded by Free Methodist pioneers who valued a non-sectarian approach to education that welcomed all those seeking scholarly excellence rooted in the Christian gospel, and who sought to take the gospel into the world in order to bring about the flourishing of God’s children.
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.
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides the SPU administration a reliable and timely source of data, information, and analysis that supports planning and assessment of strategic initiatives.
One of the best ways to learn is to get involved. That’s why the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is committed to offering you a full range of social, educational, and enrichment opportunities.
Among our outstanding facilities are two cutting-edge science buildings; a four-story library and study center; a restaurant like dining facility with Northwest nouveau décor and made-to-order cuisine; one of the region’s finest small theatres; three coffee shops; five residence halls; and a gem of a gymnasium.
The SPU Library is a member of The Orbis Cascade Alliance of college and university libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Students, faculty, and staff have access to more than 28 million items in the combined collections.
We offer help services accessible via phone, Internet, email, or in person. HelpDesk staff provides support to SPU faculty, staff, and students for technology resources such as SPU online services, email accounts, campus printing, connecting from home to the SPU resources, use of classroom technology, the campus network, and SPU-owned computer equipment.
Our mission is to empower individuals to take responsibility for their health and to complement the academic mission by providing health services that are accessible and result in a healthy campus environment. Services include evaluating, treating, maintaining and promoting optimal physical, mental, and spiritual health for students, staff, and faculty.
Located in a quiet north Queen Anne residential neighborhood, Seattle Pacific University’s 40-acre campus borders the Lake Washington Ship Canal and boasts majestic trees, open lawns, beautiful gardens, and views of the Cascade mountains.
Seattle Pacific University athletics provides an arena wherein student-athletes are guided toward excellence in physical performance and leadership through the integration of Christian principles and values while participating in intercollegiate sport at the highest possible level. In so doing, Falcons Athletics, by its nature, builds a sense of community and fosters pride in the University and creates a window through which the world may witness.
Clubs are a great way to get involved on campus by meeting with other students who share common interests. This year, Seattle Pacific University has over 60 clubs! There are a plethora of exciting opportunities through ASSP clubs: leadership, volunteering, arts, philanthropy, and much more!
The history of the growth of Seattle Pacific University is linked to the educational community of which it is a part. In successive steps from 1921 to 1937, the University was accredited by the Washington State Board of Education. Since 1936, the University has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).