Willamette University - Guiding Principles

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.

Message from the Dean of Campus Life

Dear Willamette University Community Member,

Willamette University is committed to the ideals of both individual autonomy and community citizenship, balancing the rightful claims of personal freedom and privacy with the needs of membership in the campus at large. The Student Rights & Responsibilities document constitutes a guide to the standards that help maintain and define Willamette as a vital living and learning community. Citizenship flourishes when members of the community live by standards of conduct that reaffirm our motto, "Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” and embody the ideals of honesty, integrity, civility and mutual respect. As a community of learning, dedicated to open inquiry, we must consistently work to put these ideals into practice.

As a citizen of the Willamette University community, you must understand your responsibilities to the whole and your rights as an individual. These rights and responsibilities may be found in the Student Rights & Responsibilities document online. Important policies, procedures and resources include (but are not limited to) the following:

Although the Student Rights & Responsibilities document can be found online, you may also request a printed copy from the Office of Campus Life by e-mailing jlawrenc@willamette.edu or calling 503-370-6447. If you have questions about the Student Rights & Responsibilities document, or your rights and responsibilities as a Willamette University community member, please do not hesitate to contact me.

David Douglass
Dean of Campus Life