Mission Week Videos

Imagine Our Magis: Mission Week 2019

For the inaugural University Mission Week, we asked Creighton community members to reflect on the University’s mission statement. Listen to how they have made meaning of the mission, how they have witnessed it alive and how they live it themselves.

Leah Georges, PhD, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Reflecting on the first two stanzas of Creighton mission statement, Leah Georges, PhD, explains how the Creighton mission is alive and found in classrooms to parking lots.

Our Mission
Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in its selected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
As Catholic, Creighton is dedicated to the pursuit of truth in all its forms and is guided by the living tradition of the Catholic Church.

The Rev. Larry Gillick, SJ, Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Creighton participates in the tradition of the Society of Jesus. The Rev. Larry Gillick, SJ, shares how our relationship with Jesus nurtures us like the sun.

Our Mission
As Jesuit, Creighton participates in the tradition of the Society of Jesus, which provides an integrating vision of the world that arises out of a knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.

Christopher Whitt, PhD, Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

As a comprehensive university with schools and colleges, Christopher Whitt, PhD, reflects on how Creighton’s mission calls us to work for justice and inclusion.

Our Mission
As comprehensive, Creighton’s education embraces several colleges and professional schools and is directed to the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and recreational aspects of students’ lives and to the promotion of justice.

Angie Ngo, Student, Heider College of Business

Creighton exists for students and for learning. Senior Angie Ngo says we are called to use our passion to enact the mission in our communities.

Our Mission
Creighton 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.

LaShaune Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Called to create learning environments to better society, LaShaune Johnson, PhD, reflects as a researcher how her engagement with the community fosters rich learning experiences for her students.

Our Mission
Creighton faculty members conduct research to enhance teaching, to contribute to the betterment of society, and to discover new knowledge. Faculty and staff stimulate critical and creative thinking and provide ethical perspectives for dealing with an increasingly complex world.