He aha te mea nui? / He aha te mea nui o te ao? / Maku e ki atu / He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata. (What is the most important thing? / What is the most important thing in the world? / I will say to you / It is people, It is people, It is people.)
Selwyn's strength lies in its community, past, present and future. The College has an illustrious Alumni that maintain connection with and support the College.
These are some of Selwyn College's Alumni.
New Zealand's first home-grown Governor General; former SCSA president; Rhodes Scholar; Personal Physician to the Queen for many years; Olympic medalist.
The First World Cup-winning All Blacks captain; Rhodes Scholar; Former Chief Executive of Fairfax.
Former editor and chief executive of ITN in the UK and founder of News at Ten; war correspondent; First Secretary at NZ Embassy in Washington; took part in Pacific War Council, attended by Churchill and Roosevelt.
Selwyn's second female student president; started out on student television in Dunedin; now the face of Department of Conservation's television documentaries.
Founding Chair of Amnesty International; retired Director of the Centre for International Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral; in 2009 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Otago.
Prime Minister since December 2016
Coached Indian cricket team, having been one of the most successful New Zealand cricket captains; opening batsman during 1980s.
Psychology Department, University of Otago; published work on children's reliability as legal witnesses.
Comedian and TV personality.