Critical Race Training in Education

Seattle University


Mailing Address
901 12th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98122
(206) 296-6000
Email address
School Information
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 8,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. The Wall Street Journal ranks Seattle University as the #1 private university in the Northwest. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2018" ranks Seattle University among the top ten universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs for the 17th consecutive year. Seattle University has 78,000 living alumni world wide with just under 52,000 living in the state of Washington, 48,000 in Puget Sound and 18,000 in the Seattle Metro area.
General Information
Leading faculty at Seattle University signed a letter committing to racial equity and antiracism. The University founded a program called “LIFT SU” to advance these causes through summits, events, reading lists, bias prevention taskforces, and reading recommendations. There is no evidence Seattle University mandates critical race theory or antiracist training among students or faculty.


  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    The University President, along with each Cabinet member and Dean signed a pledge of "Commitment to Live and Lead for Racial Equity and Antiracism."

  • Resources

    "LIFT SU" was founded as an "action plan for racial equity and antiracism." It "offers a beginning response further evolving our university commitment to inclusive academic excellence."

  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    LIFT SU "takes strategic action to address systemic racism." It prioritizes "affirmation of and allyship with our Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community at Seattle University."

Last updated July 22nd, 2021