Living & Learning

The Department of Residence Life at Creighton University provides several "living-learning" programs for select students to participate, learn, and grow. These intentional programs are designed to help build community and foster learning.  They allow for greater connections with peers, Jesuits, Faculty, and the greater Omaha community. 

The following list summarizes these major efforts.

Freshman Leadership Program (FLP)

This living-learning program is a partnership between the Department of Residence Life and Student Activities.  It is housed on 9th floor Kiewit Hall and focuses in on asking students to challenge themselves with questions of leadership and service to others.  For more information:  Visit FLP.

The Honors Scholars Community

The Honors Scholars Community is home to the 50 first-year women and men admitted to the Honors Program, which provides students a challenging and innovative academic alternative to the Magis Core, with individualized attention from top faculty mentors.  The Community is housed on the 9th floor of Swanson Hall, with a live-in Jesuit chaplain and two upperclassman Honors students as resident advisors.  The floor has plenty of space for studying, cooking, lounging, and more!  The community lives and learns together, and our students walk away with lifelong friendships and memories as they head to leading graduate and professional schools, service opportunities, and meaningful jobs.  For more information visit: Honors Scholars Community.

Cortina Community

The Cortina Community is an academic, service based living-learning community.  Weekly community discussions and service, coupled with retreats, immersions, speakers, and more, facilitate an understanding of the self in relation to a call to do justice in the context of community.

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Encuentro Dominicano

The Encuentro Dominicano program is an academic, living-learning, service-learning opportunity in the Dominican Republic.  This program is open to all students after their Freshman Year.  For more information:  Visit Encuentro Domincano.