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Service in the Community

Join Our Ongoing Volunteer Efforts to Help Fulfill Our Mission

At Creighton University, our students, faculty and staff are committed to a spirit of service on campus and beyond.

Students alone logged more than 1.1 million total student service hours.

Stat 4,799

Creighton students engaged in academic, co-curricular or community service

Stat 3,470

(72%) of those Creighton students engaged in some form of academic service-learning

Stat 3,736

students participated in more than 20 hours of service in a given semester

Our Schlegel Center for Service and Justice coordinates many of these volunteer opportunities, which include helping food pantries, seniors and victims of domestic abuse, as well as family outreach and youth tutoring. Students also serve abroad or at places in need across the U.S. through service and justice trips (check out the video).

The Creighton mission energizes our faculty and staff too. Each year, a staff group collects school supplies and helps stuffs over 2,500 backpacks as part of the Salvation Army’s annual backpack distribution program.

Caring for the well-being of others and advancing science are important parts of the work of Creighton faculty-scientists. Renowned for scientific research that has advanced public health—particularly in at-risk populations—our researchers work in such areas as cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, neurosciences, cardiovascular disease and more. 

At Pixan Ixim, the Mayan people share their stories of struggle and joy. I listen and serve with empty hands, and I leave incredibly full.
— Anna Ferguson | Journalism and theology student