Mission and Vision

Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education

Core Themes
We are a community of faith and discovery committed to
  • Excellence in thought

  • Generosity in service

  • Beauty in expression

  • Faith in God

Walla Walla University is founded on Christian teachings and values as understood and appreciated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Central to these teachings is the belief that every person is created in the image of God as a being of inestimable value and worth, imbued with powers of intelligence, stewardship, and creativity akin to those of the Creator. Walla Walla University, therefore, seeks in its mission to foster the unique gifts of every individual within this Christian community of faith and discovery. Committed to excellence in thought, the University seeks to impart a broad knowledge of the arts, sciences, and professions by careful instruction and open inquiry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Recognizing that God is the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, the University seeks to convey to students a wisdom that translates academic achievement into responsible citizenship, generous service, a deep respect for the beauty in God's creation, and the promise of re-creation through Jesus Christ.

Graduate programs at Walla Walla University support the mission of the university and assist students as they acquire knowledge and expertise in their fields of study within the context of Christian faith. As members of a community of advanced discovery, we are committed to:
  • Excelling in scholarship, teaching, and research,

  • Cultivating ethical social, moral, and spiritual values,

  • Fostering equity and inclusion

  • Integrating learning, faith, and service.