From the mission statement: " ... Creighton University exists for students and learning. Members of the Creighton community are challenged to reflect on transcendent values, including their relationship with God, in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry, belief and religious worship. Service to others, the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity are core values of Creighton."
The University describes five ways in which it carries out its mission of service for and with others:
- Professional Education - more commonly called "field education/clinicals" is skill-based with emphasis on the student's professional development. Conducted under the close supervision of faculty and/or community professionals, students apply course work to real life situations.
- Service-Learning - is a holistic, educational partnership between the instructor, community and students that integrates service into an academic course in a context of personal growth, shared reflection, and moral and social responsibility.
- Community Service - enables members of the Creighton community to carry out the Jesuit mission of service for and with others through a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from one-time projects to commitments involving significant time and reflection.
- Faculty/Staff Outreach - describes the many presentations and time devoted to service on boards, commissions, and committees that faculty and staff give to the community - locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
- Community Resource - includes incidences when the University provides venues for the education and personal enrichment of the larger community.
Creighton seeks to educate women and men who are not only proficient in their professions, but who are enlivened with a spirit of service and emboldened to create a more just world. To find out more, click here.