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Theology & Religious Studies

The Theology and Religious Studies department is

  • Social Justice Oriented, addressing the experiences and realities of oppressed peoples and the integral relationship between religion and social justice in local and global contexts;
  • Intellectual, contributing to students' intellectual growth by helping them develop the skills and knowledge to engage critically and effectively with the multi-religious dimensions of human life; 
  • Catholic and Jesuit, emphasizing an in-depth study of the Catholic tradition in dialogue with other religious and secular perspectives, in keeping with the Jesuit, Catholic commitment of Seattle University; and 
  • Ecumenical and Interreligious, exploring the internal diversity within Christianity and other religious traditions. 

Donations to the Theology and Religious Studies Department fund will be used to help students achieve academic excellence, such as providing students with small grants to cover some expenses they might have when completing projects and research or attending conferences to present their work. Donations can also be made to the Ann O'Hara Graff Lecture Series. 

BONUS: College of Arts & Sciences Challenge
Additional 25 gifts to any CAS fund unlocks an additional $1,250 for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
College of Arts & Sciences Challenge
150 gifts to any CAS fund unlocks $5,000 for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
OMA Emergency Fund Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy and Melissa Ries, if 600 alumni make a gift today to any fund during Seattle U Gives, it will unlock $30,000 to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Emergency Fund.
600 / 600 Gifts
Student Mental Health & Wellness Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy & Melissa Ries and an Anonymous donor, 200 alumni gifts to any fund between 6-11:59pm will unlock $50,000 to the Student Mental Health & Wellness Fund.
200 / 200 Gifts
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