Campus Climate Survey

Campus Climate Survey

Share Your Voice - Climate Survey graphic

Campus Climate Survey is Live.

The Creighton Campus Climate Survey is officially live. It takes about 20 minutes to complete, and is anonymous and administered by our third-party partner, Rankin and Associates. Take the survey now!

Share your voice.

This coming fall, Rankin & Associates Consulting – a nationally renowned university climate study firm – will be conducting a comprehensive campus climate survey at Creighton. The survey will be administered Sept. 14 through Oct. 8.

The findings will be instructive as we seek to celebrate and further an environment that is welcoming and inclusive – one that recognizes and honors individual needs, abilities and potential and is grounded in mutual respect, nurtured by dialogue and evidenced by a pattern of civil interaction.

But we can’t do it without YOU. Your voice is not only encouraged – it’s essential!

Rankin & Associates has been brought on board to ensure full transparency in this important process and to provide a more complete perspective. But this is a Creighton initiative, and they will collaborate closely with our Climate Survey Committee.

This website will serve as a source of information as we move forward.

Let’s join together. Let’s share our voice. And let’s do our part to ensure that our University is a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant community for all.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do we mean by “campus climate”?

  • Rankin & Associates Consulting defines “climate” as the current attitudes and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students, as well as institutional policies and procedures, that influence the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potential. The climate is often shaped through personal experiences, perceptions and institutional efforts.
     

Why is a positive climate important?

  • Research maintains that positive personal experiences with campus climate and positive perceptions of campus climate generally equate to successful outcomes. Examples of successful outcomes include positive educational experiences and healthy identity development for students, productivity and a sense of value for faculty and staff, and overall well-being for all.
  • At Creighton, providing a welcoming and inclusive campus also is part of our Jesuit, Catholic mission. The University’s mission statement specifically states: 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.
     

What do we hope to achieve through this climate survey?

  • Creighton will add to its knowledge base in regard to how students, faculty and staff currently experience the campus climate.
  • Creighton will use the results of the assessment to inform current and ongoing work regarding issues of campus climate for students, faculty and staff.
     

What is the timeline?

  • Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, announced that the University would partner with Rankin & Associates on a comprehensive campus climate survey, and the formation of a University Climate Survey Committee, in September 2020. The Climate Survey Committee began meeting in January 2021, and has been working with Rankin & Associates to customize the survey for Creighton.
  • The survey will be administered Sept. 14 through Oct. 8. All current Creighton faculty, staff and students are highly encouraged to participate.
  • Data analysis and reporting is scheduled to begin in December 2021, with an action plan developed by spring 2022.

Creighton Climate Survey Committee

Chair

  • Joshua Fershée, JD, Dean, School of Law
     

Tri-Chairs

  • Eileen Burke-Sullivan, STD, Vice President for Mission and Ministry
  • Erika Dakin Kirby, PhD, A.F. Jacobson Chair in Communication; Professor of Communication Studies
  • Sarah Singletary Walker, PhD, Professor of Marketing and Management; Interim Vice President for the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Committee Members

  • Melissa Bertelsen, Associate Vice Provost for Analytics and Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Kristin Buscher, EdD, Director, Analytics and Institutional Research
  • Shawn Davis II, undergraduate student, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Adrian Dowell, Assistant Vice President for Athletic Development
  • Joe Ecklund, PhD, Senior Director, Academic Success and Disability Services
  • Heidi Grunkemeyer, Vice President of University Communications and Marketing
  • Janique Hayes, Administrative Coordinator
  • John Jesse, Associate Vice President for Finance
  • Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences; Professor of Surgery (Ophthalmology); Professor of Preventative Medicine 
  • Sangeetha Kumar, Assistant Director, Student Care and Outreach
  • Erika Moreno, PhD, Professor of Political Science and International Relations
  • Nicole Murry, Senior Human Resources Generalist
  • Becky Nickerson, Director, Creighton Intercultural Center (CIC) 
  • Kayode Oshin, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Roland Onwona-Agyeman, undergraduate student, Heider College of Business
  • Nicole Piemonte, PhD, Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Peekie Nash Carpenter Endowed Chair in Medicine; Assistant Professor in Medical Humanities 
  • Ken Reed-Bouley, Director, Schlegel Center for Service and Justice
  • Sarah Richardson, Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment; Director of Admissions and Scholarships
  • Fr. Nicolas Santos, SJ, PhD, Rector, Creighton Jesuit Community; Associate Professor of Marketing
  • Derek Scott, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
  • Regina Taylor, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
  • Beth Thomas, Interim Associate Vice President, Human Resources
  • Wayne Young Jr., PhD, Associate Vice Provost for Student Development

Creighton University Resources

There are a number of campus and community resources available for Creighton students and employees who need someone to talk to if they are experiencing discomfort with the topics covered in this survey.

CAMPUS RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Campus Ministry

  • 402.280.2779
     

Creighton Intercultural Center

  • 402.280.2459
  • Contact: Ms. Becky Nickerson
     

Creighton Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs Department

  • 402.280.2332
  • Contact: Dr. Sade Kosoko-Lasaki
     

Disability Services

  • 402.280.2195
  • Contact: Ms. Jacque Knedler
     

Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • 402.280.2618
  • Contact: Interim Vice President, Dr. Sarah Singletary Walker
     

Global Engagement Office

  • 402.280.2221
  • Contact: Dr. Rene Padilla
     

Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance

  • 402.280.4120
  • Contact: Allison Taylor
     

Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life

  • 402.280.2775
  • Contact: Dr. Wayne Young, Jr.
     

Phoenix Medical and Nursing Students

  • 602.604.9440
  • The Anxiety Resource Center
    4425 N. 24th St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
     

Schlegel Center for Service and Justice

  • 402.280.2754
  • Contact: Ken Reed-Bouley
     

Student Counseling Services

  • 402.280.2735
  • Contact: Dr. Jennifer Peter
     

Student Counseling Services After Hours Crisis Line

  • 402.280.2735, Choose Option for After Hours Crisis
  • This is for any student, staff, or faculty needing assistance after business hours.
     

Vice President for Mission and Ministry

  • 402.280.3285
  • Contact: Vice President, Dr. Eileen Burke-Sullivan
     

Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center

  • 402.280.3794
  • Contact: Dr. Jennifer Peter
     

CAMPUS RESOURCES FOR FACULTY, STAFF, and ADMINISTRATORS

Campus Ministry

  • 402.280.2779
     

Creighton Intercultural Center

  • 402.280.2459
  • Contact: Ms. Becky Nickerson
     

Creighton Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs Department

  • 402.280.2332
  • Contact: Dr. Sade Kosoko-Lasaki
     

Disability Services

  • 402.280.2195
  • Contact: Ms. Jacque Knedler
     

Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • 402.280.2618
  • Contact: Interim Vice President, Dr. Sarah Singletary Walker
     

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Access the website magellanascend.com. Here you’ll find tips on everything from parenting to weight loss and depression. These services are free to you, as an employee, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Call EAP at 800.424.4831. As an employee, you are eligible to receive up to 8 consultations per issue, per year. If the issue requires more than 8 consultations, EAP will refer you to the health plan and/or community for further assistance. If a referral is made to a private counselor or community agency, the individual is responsible through health insurance or personal resources for payment to the counselor or agency for all services rendered. Your dependents (spouses and children who qualify as a dependent status) may also use this benefit.
     

Human Resources

  • hr [at] creighton [dot] edu or 402.280.2709
     

Global Engagement Office

  • 402.280.2221
  • Contact: Dr. Rene Padilla
     

Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance

  • 402.280.4120
  • Contact: Allison Taylor
     

Schlegel Center for Service and Justice

  • 402.280.2754
  • Contact: Ken Reed-Bouley
     

Vice President for Mission and Ministry

  • 402.280.3285
  • Contact: Vice President, Dr. Eileen Burke-Sullivan
     

Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center

  • 402.280.3794
  • Contact: Dr. Jennifer Peter

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Counseling and health care resources

Charles Drew Health Center

402.451.3553
www.charlesdrew.com
2915 Grant Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68111

  • Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. (CDHC) has provided needed health care to families in Omaha, Nebraska since 1983. Over the years, the number of insured and uninsured patients we serve has steadily grown, as has our health care services. CDHC is a FTCA Deemed Facility.
     

Community Alliance

402.341.5128
community-alliance.org

  • Community Alliance is a local non-profit serving adults (19+) with severe and persistent mental illness with a variety of services helping those on their journey of recovery.
     

Heartland Family Service

24/7 Crisis Line: 800.523.3666
heartlandfamilyservice.org
2101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68105

  • The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services. They provide advocacy, community education, Safe Haven concealed emergency shelter, therapy, and support groups
     

Lasting Hope Recovery Center

402.717.HOPE (4673)
chihealth.com

  • Lasting Hope Recovery Center is a mental health hospital for those in crisis or in need of mental health assistance, including threat of harm to self or others.
     

Lutheran Family Services

lfsneb.org

  • Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care agency with locations across Nebraska and in Council Bluffs, Iowa. LFS expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life. Services are provided through three core competencies: Behavioral Health, Children Services and Community Services.
     

Nebraska AIDS Project

402.552.9260
nap.org

  • This is a statewide non-profit serving those with HIV and AIDS. The Nebraska AIDS Project offers free testing, information on STIs, case management services, education, support and advocacy.
     

Nebraska Family Helpline

1.888.866.8660
dhhs.ne.gov

  • Nebraska Family Helpline provides resources for families and parents who are struggling and need advice or help, particularly for mental health or behavioral health issues.
     

OneWorld Community Health Centers

oneworldomaha.org

  • OneWorld Community Health Center believes that everyone deserves access to the best health care possible, regardless of economic or insurance status. It strives to be an innovative leader in health care, empowering individuals and creating healthier communities.
     

Safe Harbor Warm Line

402.715.4226
community-alliance.org

  • Safe Harbor Warm Line is a phone warm line service for those needing mental health assistance but are not quite sure if they need to or ready to go to the hospital. It is staffed by people with lived mental health experience. They serve our local area and are connected to Lasting Hope Recovery Center and are a department under Community Alliance.
     

Resources for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

jewishomaha.org

  • The staff of the Plains States Region of the Anti-Defamation League is committed to addressing the issues of prejudice and discrimination that affect the people of Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. In order “to secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens,” the office provides numerous educational programs to the region, monitors and exposes racial and religious extremists, and advocates for the enforcement of hate crimes legislation.
     

Catholic Charities of Omaha

Crisis Hotline: 402.558.5700
ccomaha.org

  • When you are unsure where to turn, Domestic Violence Services (DVS) at Catholic Charities offers shelter and safety. They provide life-saving help for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking by an intimate partner, and human trafficking.
     

Community Justice Center

communityjusticecenter.org

  • The Community Justice Center (CJC) is the leading Restorative Justice practitioner and educator in the State of Nebraska. We offer unique evidence-based Victim Impact/Empathy peer programming that inspires offenders and helps participants understand whom their victims are and the true extent of the harm they caused their victims and communities. We utilize Restorative Justice Practices to habilitate offenders while holding them accountable for their actions.
     

Douglas County Domestic Violence Unit

402.444.3808
countyattorney.douglascounty-ne.gov/domestic-violence-unit
1701 Farnam Street, Room 101
Omaha, NE 68183

  • The purpose of the Douglas County DV Prosecution Unit is to provide a specialized group of trained prosecutors and support staff to prosecute domestic violence crimes aggressively. The Douglas County Attorney recognizes the importance of communicating and cooperating with law enforcement and other public and private community agencies that provide services to families, victims, and perpetrators.
     

Heartland Family Service

24/7 Crisis Line: 800.523.3666
heartlandfamilyservice.org
2101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68105

  • The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services. They provide advocacy, community education, Safe Haven concealed emergency shelter, therapy, and support groups
     

Legal Aid

402.348.1069
legalaidofnebraska.org
209 S. 19th St. Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68102-1709
Monday through Wednesday from 1-4 p.m.

  • Legal Aid of Nebraska makes equal justice happen for low-income Nebraskans as the only statewide civil legal aid provider offering free services. Almost 300,000 Nebraskans are eligible for assistance. Legal Aid works to provide disadvantaged individuals with the same quality legal advice and representation that more fortunate people take for granted. We tackle inequality and increase opportunity for low-income Nebraskans by helping clients navigate their way through a complex and often intimidating legal system.
     

Lutheran Family Services

lfsneb.org

  • Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care agency with locations across Nebraska and in Council Bluffs, Iowa. LFS expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life. Services are provided through three core competencies: Behavioral Health, Children Services and Community Services.
     

Omaha Woman’s Fund

omahawomensfund.org

  • Non profit that supports various programs aimed at supporting survivors and preventing abuse.
     

Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

nebraskacoalition.org

  • The Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence is a statewide advocacy organization committed to the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence. We work to enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by supporting and building upon the services provided by our network of local programs.
     

Project Harmony

402.595.1326
projectharmony.com
11949 Q Street
Omaha, 68137

  • Project Harmony focuses on ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our community. They strive to help every child to find the courage to share what they have experienced or witnessed.
     

Survivors Rising

survivorsrisingomaha.org

  • Survivors Rising is a working group dedicated to advocacy, education, and support for survivors of intimate partner and domestic violence in Omaha, Nebraska. Our mission is to ensure the survivor’s voice is represented in legislation and holding offenders accountable. Survivors Rising was created by a small group of survivors of intimate partner and domestic violence who are passionate about the cause. We recognized the need for advocacy, education, survivor engagement in the community, and support for all survivors.
     

Women’s Center for Advancement

24/7 Hotline: 402.345.7273
wcaomaha.org
3801 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68131

  • Helping women and their children to stay safe and grow strong. The WCA saves hundreds of lives each year. It is the go-to place for anyone in the Omaha area experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking. Free, high-quality services address immediate safety needs and help them to overcome and grow independently.
     

Resources for victims of discrimination, etc.

ACLU of Nebraska

402.476.8091
aclunebraska.org

  • For over 50 years in Nebraska, the ACLU has worked in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect the constitutional and individual rights of all people. Beyond one person, party, or side - we the people dare to create a more perfect union. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, prisoners, and people with disabilities.
     

Big Elk Native American Center

bigelknativecenter.org

  • Our mission is to promote equity and access for the Native American community in the Omaha, Nebraska area by providing advocacy and support, and to assert that Native Americans have a special status as the original inhabitants of these lands.
     

City of Omaha, Human Rights & Relations

402.444.5065
humanrights.cityofomaha.org

  • The Human Rights and Relations Department has two major responsibilities for the City of Omaha: Civil Rights Investigations and Enforcement Support Services, and Economic Equity and Inclusion and Program Administration.The department is responsible for the investigation, elimination, and prevention of all forms of socioeconomic disparities and prohibited discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodation, and contracting based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or any other form of discrimination prescribed by ordinance or resolution.
     

Disability Rights Nebraska

disabilityrightsnebraska.org

  • Disability Rights Nebraska uses a combination of legal advocacy, public policy advocacy, citizen advocacy, self-advocacy and advocacy education to protect vulnerable people with disabilities, especially those who learn, live or work in isolated, segregated or congregated settings. Disability Rights Nebraska was created to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in protecting and advocating for their rights. From its beginning, Disability Rights Nebraska has promoted the principles of equality, self-determination, and dignity of persons with disabilities.
     

Inclusive Communities

402.391.4460
inclusive-communities.org

  • Inclusive Communities confronts prejudice, bigotry and discrimination by creating opportunities for one-on-one interactions and meaningful conversations with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. We affect systemic change by raising each individual’s awareness of their own conscious or unconscious biases, and empowering those individuals to become advocates in our community - changing hearts and minds one person at a time.
     

Latino Center of the Midlands

latinocenter.org

  • To promote the self-sufficiency and self-determination of Heartland Latino families and community by providing bilingual, high quality social, educational, economic, and advocacy services.
     

Malcolm X Memorial Foundation

800.645.9287
malcolmxfoundation.org
3448 Evans Street
Omaha, NE 68111

NAACP

402.345.6227
omahanaacp.org

  • The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

PFLAG Omaha

402.291.6781
info [at] pflag-omaha [dot] org
pflag-omaha.org

  • By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through: (1) Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ+, (2) Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ+, and (3) Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ+
  • Services Include:
    • Monthly meetings for support and education regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
    • For confidential support or information contact our helpline - info [at] pflag-omaha [dot] org or 402-291-6781
    • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) & Ally Scholarships.
       

Tri-faith Initiative

402.934.2955
trifaith.org

  • Inspired by the faith of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities, we cultivate inclusive environments to advance interfaith relationships and understanding. Tri-Faith Initiative brings together in permanent residency a synagogue, church, mosque, and interfaith center on one 38-acre campus in America’s heartland. Through Tri-Faith, people overcome fear and stereotypes, making room to shift perceptions and beliefs. Every Tri-Faith activity and program sets the stage for understanding and embracing the “other,” transforming our communities through relationships.

EMERGENCY RESOURCE LIST

Boystown Hotline

1.800.448.3000

CHI Lasting Hope

402.717.HOPE

National Suicide Hotline

1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Domestic Violence Rape Hotline

402.345.7273

Texting Crisis Line

Text HELLO to 741741

Human Trafficking Hotline

1.888.373.7888 or Text “HELP” to 233733