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Dean’s Fellows Program

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Fellows Program

The prestigious College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Fellows Program is rooted in the Jesuit traditions of Creighton University. In this four-year program, students work closely with the dean and members of the dean's leadership team, building connections with faculty, staff, alumni and students.

The Dean’s Fellows are passionate and engaged servant-leaders in our campus community. They develop their leadership skills through discussion and experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

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Program Highlights

Fellows in good standing with the program will have access to the following benefits: 

  • Dean’s Office support for internships and leadership opportunities inside and outside of the College 
  • Priority registration for classes 
  • A special section of our Ratio Studiorum Program (RSP) led by the dean and associate deans 
  • A Critical Issues in Human Inquiry class designed specifically for Haddix Dean’s Fellows 
  • Leadership seminars throughout each academic year 
  • The opportunity to build relationships with upperclassmen through Dean’s Fellows Loyalty Circles 
  • Eligible for a $1,000 foreign study stipend and a $250 research/professional development grant 
  • Special invitations to meet and interact with campus speakers and alumni, including the College’s Alumni Advisory Council, which consists of local and national leaders in healthcare, the arts, nonprofits and business

It is the mission of the program to create student leaders who embody the Jesuit Values of Creighton University both on and off campus. Through education, mentorship and outreach, this program seeks to form a community of highly motivated individuals who will learn the skills necessary to go forth and change their community for the better. The program aims to deepen the understanding of the following attributes of Ignatian leadership development: service, Ignatian spirituality, civic and community engagement, inclusion and intercultural awareness, and creativity and the arts.

Incoming CAS students are eligible to apply to the Dean’s Fellows Program if they meet one of the following criteria: 

  • A minimum 3.8 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale  
  • A minimum test score of 28 (ACT) or 1300 (SAT, Math + Critical Reading) 

Interested students must apply to the program and complete an interview. Applications are available in your admissions student portal. 

Eligibility requirements are assessed on a yearly basis; requirements may change from previous years. 

Once admitted, members of the Dean’s Fellows Program must adhere to all policies to remain in good standing with the program. These policies include maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30, attending all program-related meetings and events, and serving as an ambassador to prospective students. 

For questions about this program, email the Dean’s Office at or call the office at 402.280.4009. 

I loved the Dean’s Fellows program because it gave me the opportunity to grow as an individual and inspired me to be a better leader.
— Jacob Benes, Class of 2023