About Willamette University

Mission & Motto

Seal

Mission Statement

Willamette University provides rigorous education in the liberal arts and selected professional fields. Teaching and learning, strengthened by scholarship and service, flourish in a vibrant campus community. A Willamette education prepares graduates to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of achievement, contribution and meaning.

University motto

Non nobis solum nati sumus — Not unto ourselves alone are we born

Core Themes

Willamette University is a community

1. Of collaborative educators committed to rigorous education.

2. That cultivates an authentic engagement with place.

3. That promotes transformation of knowledge into action in ways that lead to lives of achievement, contribution and meaning.