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 Vice President of Campus Life

Dear fellow Bearcat,

Willamette University is committed to the ideals of both individual autonomy and community citizenship. This Student Rights & Responsibilities document is a guide to the standards that define Willamette as a 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 member of the Willamette University community, please understand your responsibilities to our community and your responsibilities as an individual. Important policies, procedures and resources are found in the Student Rights & Responsibilities document.

Although the Student Rights & Responsibilities document can be found online, you may also request a printed copy from the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life by e-mailing jlawrenc@willamette.edu or calling 503-370-6447. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Edward G Whipple, Ph.D.
Vice President of Campus Life