Mission Statement

Through nationally distinctive programs connecting liberal education to professional practice, Willamette University prepares graduates to turn 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.

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