Themes and Goals

Theme and Goal Descriptions

Themes are overarching priorities that structure and guide the planning process.

Goals are clear, measurable objectives associated with the planning themes (see below) in the University’s strategic plan.

For detailed information on each theme, view the Strategic Planning Document.

Theme: Achieving Academic Excellence

Cultivate intellectual rigor by valuing and integrating Creighton’s humanist pedagogy and distinctive teacher-scholar model throughout our comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs so that our disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and interprofessional learning, research, and service experiences will prepare new generations of critical thinkers and practitioners to respond to the needs of the world today and tomorrow.


Theme: Thriving in Our Mission

Ignite a passion for our Jesuit, Catholic tradition of developing empathic, intelligent, discerning, and influential practitioners and citizens through our person-centered approach to learning that informs, forms, and transforms every member of the Creighton community as we endeavor together toward local, national, and global renown.


Theme: Engaging the World

Expand our opportunities to serve in solidarity with neighbors and nations to bring expertise, innovation, compassion, and leadership as committed partners in meeting the complex challenges of the present and in realizing the possibilities for the future on a local, national, and international scale.