• Leaders in Sustainability

    Leaders in Sustainability

    Invested in Sustainable Living

    She helped found Zena Farm at Willamette. Now Katy Giombolini '10 works to promote local agriculture. 

  • Intellectual Discovery

    Intellectual Discovery

    Bringing Science to Life

    Through a research trip to Nevada, biology professor Chris Smith enriches his students' learning experience. 

  • Passion & Purpose

    Passion & Purpose

    Speaking Out

    Conner Mertens ’17 was the first U.S. college football player to come out as bisexual. Several months later, he reflects on how his life has changed.  

  • Intellectual Discovery

    Intellectual Discovery

    The Waller Violin Plays On

    Willamette’s mysterious centuries-old instrument gained new life in the hands of Chloe Prendergast ’14. 

  • Noted Professors

    Noted Professors

    Leading by Example

    With the help of a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, biology professor Emma Coddington is teaching students how to navigate the science world. 

  • Class of 2014

    Class of 2014

    Crossing the Stage

    Willamette University ushers the undergraduate Class of 2014 across the commencement stage — and into the next phase of their lives. 

College of Liberal Arts

Fostering Intellectual Curiosity and Achievement

Willamette educates 1,800 enterprising, high-achieving undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts. We are nationally recognized for leadership in sustainability and our focus on social responsibility qualities that reflect our Northwest values and our deeply held motto, "Not unto ourselves alone are we born."

Our rigorous academic program will help you develop your talents in an environment that cultivates creativity, critical thinking and a global perspective. Willamette professors are celebrated teachers and noted scholars who above all else are committed to your success. As a Willamette graduate, you will be equipped to succeed and be accountable to yourself, your community and the future.

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Loos '14 earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship The 10th Bearcat winner since '05, he'll study chemical engineering at Columbia University.

Theatre unveils new season lineup Dramas, comedies and musicals are showing at Willamette from October through early May.

Researchers examine brain development A professor and her students are studying the impact of family training on preschoolers' development.

Farm visit provides hands-on lessons Students at the Summer Institute in Sustainable Agriculture debate food policy as they work on farms.

Track star earns All-America honors Bekah Daniel '14 joins other alumnae named as Capital One Academic America winners.

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Diller describes "home rule"

Oregon Public Broadcasting  (Jul 29)

Field school students in NatGeo

National Geographic  (Jul 23)

Consortium offers first joint course

The Seattle Times  (Jul 21)

Diller addresses legal conflict

The Oregonian  (Jul 13)

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