Vision Statement

Creighton University Strategic Planning Vision Statement

Creighton University is a world-class academic institution recognized for excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and enriched by a more than 450-year tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. With our depth and breadth in the liberal arts, distinctiveness in the health sciences, preeminence in law, and real-world innovation in business, Creighton is eminently poised to capitalize on compelling opportunities to significantly advance our premier standing locally, nationally, and globally.

We stand on the edge of our tomorrow, open to incredible new possibilities.

A dynamic vision guides our path. It focuses on deepening our programs in the humanities; expanding Creighton’s academic reach, both with health care partners in Omaha and Phoenix and with professional and corporate partners locally, nationally, and globally; advancing innovative initiatives in interprofessional education and collaborative health care; cultivating a dynamic global perspective; rooted in faith, passionately pursuing our Jesuit, Catholic mission, with a special concern for diversity and inclusion; creating a more just, reconciled, and sustainable world; and continuing to strengthen our research and scholarship. We are inspired and motivated in this pursuit by our outstanding students. They are ambitious, academically talented, diverse, and service-oriented—striving always to make their mark on the world.

Our future aligns with their future.

Creighton University graduates not only find success in their careers and professions, but they are an informed voice for justice on significant moral issues facing our communities, nation, and world.

Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni bring critical analysis and thoughtful discussion to complex societal issues, and put bold leadership into action for the benefit of all of humanity.

This is our passion. This is the Creighton difference.

It invites a joyful hope for the future, as we confidently explore ways to enhance the student experience and place our mission at the forefront in all that we do.

Creighton is not a place that stands still. Leveraging our comprehensiveness and complexity, we are pushing boundaries, engaging the world, advancing new knowledge, and leading the way in seeking creative solutions to some of society’s most challenging issues.

Our shared future represents a significant undertaking by the entire Creighton community to do the important work that will advance Creighton to unprecedented heights. This is our time. This is our opportunity. Let us move forward together courageously to realize our best tomorrow.