Why Whitworth

Deep Christian heritage encourages dialogue

Affiliated with the Presbyterian church since its founding in 1890, Whitworth's faculty and staff come from a wide variety of Christian denominations and traditions. Our commitment to Christ provides a solid foundation for a campus community with diverse theological views to listen to and respect one another in discussions in and outside the classroom.

As an educational institution first and foremost, Whitworth seeks students from Christian and non-Christian backgrounds who will flourish in the university's challenging academic environment. Our students' varied life experiences and perspectives help guard the university against a fortress mentality and against the acceptance of easy answers to big questions.

Community life at Whitworth is anchored in relationships. The small-group ministry program offers many opportunities for students to explore or to grow deeper in their faith and to establish lifelong friendships. Some groups study scripture, while others focus on prayer or gather for peer support.

All members of the campus community are invited to join bi-weekly chapel services and a student-led contemporary service that create a rhythm of worship throughout the week. Participation in Whitworth's ministry and worship programs is not required, but most students choose to get involved. Find out more at Whitworth Campus Ministry.