GO! Program


GO! - Get Out of your Office; Get Out of your comfort zone; Go Out to the margins.

In the Spring of 2015, the For and With Others Committee (FWOC) met to discuss the Diversity Action Team's (DAT) continuing education program for the Division of Student Life employees.  FWOC reviewed the Initiatives for Diversity Education and Action (IDEA) and proposed updates to the program to Dr. Tanya Winegard, Vice Provost for Student Life.  FWOC proposed the GO! Program to meet the needs of the divisional staff who were calling for more flexibility in the program.  In the spirit of seeking MAGIS (or "more") from ourselves and others, the Division calls its members to promote self-awareness and cultural competency.  In doing so, we are empowered to promote a climate of acceptance and respect, recognizing the dignity of all persons in the University Community, and those served by the University Community.

Event Calendars

 GO! Program Highlights and Logistics

  • Each employee in the Division is required to complete six credits during a year (July 1 - June 30). 
  • Attendance will be tracked by FWOC and provided to managers/directors to be incorporated into Annual Performance Reviews. 
  • Directors will be held accountable for their staff members' participation in the GO! Program in their Annual Performance Review as well.  
  • A calendar of events is located on this website to assist staff members in selecting events and programs that enhance one's cultural competency.
  • Each department will be encouraged to have a point person that will assist in sending out updates of upcoming programs.
  • Each employee will be given a tracking folder that can be used to get track of programs they have attended to assist in guiding discussion in Performance Review meetings. (these folders will be available Fall 2015).
  • All programs/events/opportunities will be worth 1 credit, regardless of duration of event.
  • Programs will be accredited if they fall within the following categories:
    • Race/Ethnicity
    • Religion
    • Gender/Sexuality
    • Ability/Disability Status
    • Socioeconomic Disparities
    • Various cultures and traditions
    • Oppression and Discrimination
    • Programs hosted by Multicultural Student Organizations
  • Off Campus Credit will be given
    • A maximum of two individual credits can be earned by attending outside events if the following criteria are met:
      • Event falls into the accredited categories
      • Share your experience
        • Email to DSLGO@creighton.edu
        • Tweet a picture and brief reaction #DSLGO
        • Post a picture and brief reaction on the DSL Facebook page
      • These reflections will be run on the screens during the DSL staff development meetings
  • Two GO! credits will be offered during the DSL Staff Development Seminars - 1 each semester, planned by the FWOC
  • A GO! opportunity will be held following each DSL Staff Development Seminar.  There will be a set calendar of rotation for which department(s) will plan and host the GO! opportunity for that month.  Each DSL department will be responsible for hosting at least one GO! opportunity per year.  Division of Mission and Ministry staff members be called upon to help facilitate a program.
  • A self-study packet will be developed (date TBA) and available for 1 GO! credit.  This packet can be checked out and read only once per staff member.
  • At the end of each semester, there will be Synthesis Sessions held for staff members to attend, if they wish, to share with colleagues what programs they have attended and to discuss how they have incorporated what they have learned into their daily work within the Division.  (1 GO! credit)


National Recognition for IDEA at Creighton

  • Awarded the Outstanding Campus Program from the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA)

  • Awarded Outstanding Program from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Conference on Multicultural Affairs

  • Awarded Honorable Mention for the 
    National Association of College Auxiliary Services Golden Award

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