Division of Student Life Strategy


We aspire to enhance all student experiences.

Mission & Values

Guided by our Catholic, Jesuit values and in support of the Creighton University mission, the Division of Student Life provides programs and services enhancing student experiences.  In partnership with the campus, we foster holistic student development in the Ignatian tradition, to produce students engaged in their communities with compassion, confidence and character.

The Values that Guide our Efforts

In our work for and with students we find inspiration in the Ignatian values of:

  • Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (AMDG):  “For the Greater Glory of God.”
  • Cura Personalis:  “Care for the individual person.” Respecting each person as a child of God and all of God’s creations.
  • Finding God in all Things:  An invitation to spiritually and intimately encounter God in everything we come to know in our lives through an ongoing process of personal discernment.
  • Forming and Educating Agents of Change:  A challenge to lead, to change our world into a better place.
  • Magis:  Literally translated “more.” This is the challenge to strive for excellence.
  • Unity of Heart, Mind, and Soul:  Developing the whole person. Integrating all aspects of our lives.
  • Women and Men for and with Others:  Sharing gifts, pursuing justice, and having concern for the poor and marginalized.

For a detailed description of each value, visit this Core Values description (pdf).

Division of Student Life Strategic Goals

  1. Embracing Inclusion in Thoughts and Actions: Growing intercultural connections, encouraging acceptance, and expecting that everyone be treated with dignity and respect.
  2. Promoting Wellbeing: Developing students holistically - emotionally, spiritually, environmentally, occupationally, financially, intellectually, physically, and socially (www.samhsa.gov 2016) - teaching life skills and preparing them for life after Creighton.
  3. Investing in the Future of On-Campus Living: Stewarding an environment that nurtures self-discovery, builds community and encourages academic success in the residence halls, as a part of our two-year, on-campus living requirement for undergraduate students.
  4. Engaging All Students: Recognizing critical student transitions, developing students as the leaders of tomorrow, and seeking to offer services and programming to all students (undergraduate, graduate, professional, off-campus, part-time, on-line learners and non-traditional students).
  5. Being a Nimble, Learning Organization: Rethink, re-imagine, re-frame, engage, extend and expand our knowledge and expertise (Smith & Glixt, 2015), ensuring that Student Life is enhancing students' experiences.




Division of Student Life - Creighton University
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