Civic Engagement in the State Capitol: Willamette University
Creativity, global perspective and critical thinking
May 31, 2012Willamette University, a premier liberal arts university in the Pacific Northwest, educates 2,800 enterprising, high-achieving students in an undergraduate college of arts and sciences and graduate schools of law, management and education.
Willamette graduates pursue advanced professional degrees at some of the best schools in the nation and beyond; embark on careers at places like Nike, Intel, Microsoft, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House; teach at inner-city schools; practice law and medicine; create and lead businesses; and invent products and services that enhance modern life.
Teaching and learning, strengthened by scholarship and service, flourish in a vibrant campus community located across the street from the Oregon Capitol. Willamette’s small campus environment allows students to work closely with professors noted for their love of teaching and expertise in their fields.
Willamette is also recognized nationally for a commitment to sustainability and civic engagement, reflecting the university motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born.”
Whether interning with a business or nonprofit, pursuing innovative research, studying abroad or leading a campus organization, Willamette students hone their creativity, global perspective and critical thinking as they learn to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of achievement, contribution and meaning.