As an all university committee with a rich history, we are charged with advancing the status of women on campus. We want to make sure that voices on campus are being heard. Therefore committees will be quickly formed this fall and goals will be established.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at StatusofWomen@creighton.edu.
The Committee on the Status of Women is pleased to announce the recipients of the Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Awards. The 2013 recipients are Shayla Covington, College of Arts and Sciences senior, Ann Franco Laughlin, RN, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, and Cathy Weiss Pedersen, Marriage Preparation Coordinator for Campus Ministry.
The awards were presented at the 33rd annual Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Awards Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, February 7, 2013 in the Ahmanson Ballroom in the Harper Center. To learn more about the award and to view the videos of this year's honorees, please visit the Awards page.
The Committee on the Status of Women, along with the Benefits Committee, are pleased to share that Father Lannon has approved our proposal for paid parental leave. This paid four-week leave gives birth mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents the support to be with their children during these vital first weeks of life, or adapting to a new family in some adoption cases. It is also a testament to how Creighton can support the family life of its employees. Parental leave is effective immediately.
Below are the materials that were submitted to Father Lannon on April 12, 2012. A description of how the benefit will be implemented is found on the Human Resources website.