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Creighton University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
(402) 280-2700
School Information
"Creighton University, located in Omaha, Nebraska, offers a top-ranked education in the Jesuit tradition for people who want to contribute something meaningful to the world. It’s where students, faculty and staff thrive in a supportive community committed to Jesuit, Catholic values and traditions. Here, students learn to become leaders through service to others." The university enrolls over 8,800 students, has an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, and has a "Magis Core Curriculum" for undergraduate students. (Source:
General Information
Creighton University has launched its own diversity and inclusion initiative, consisting of the provision of anti-racism resources, the formation of the president's "Inclusive Excellence Council". and "Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation" goals. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • The university’s Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is increasing diversity with numerous recruitment and retention measures including diversity scholarships.
  • On December 1, 2022, Creighton announced that it launched the Next Generation Leaders program, which “is dedicated to identifying and empowering students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds and offers leadership opportunities in addition to a full, four-year scholarship.”
  • Creighton’s Union Pacific Diversity Scholars Program is a partnership program with Union Pacific Railroad in order to offer a $25K scholarship. Starting Fall 2023, Creighton will merge this program with the Next Generation Leaders program.
  • The university has provided a series of anti-racism resources ranging from reading materials to educators' guides.
  • The university’s Presidential Lecture Series for 2022 will feature prominent authors to discuss racism in line “with the University’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution.”
  • The university is actively following Ibram X. Kendi’s principles on the anti-racism cause with numerous efforts to fight systemic racism including attending the Association of American Colleges and JUniversities (AACU) Institute on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation to “develop action plans for addressing racial inequalities.”
  • The university library’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) guide offers “books and other curated resources for learning, understanding, and developing a posture of cultural humility” with sub topics ranging from Anti-racist Resources and Ibram X. Kendi’s books, Black Lives Matter, Whiteness/White Privilege, and Critical Whiteness Studies.
  • Creighton’s Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is home to the “Threads of Equality” – or “Conversations on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” – podcast.
  • Creighton hosts numerous Diversity and Inclusion events, including an event on June 7, 2023, for “Mentoring With Inclusion.”
  • Creighton is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and inclusive excellence as core values.
  • Creighton has an employee resource group known as CANDLES, which “aims to support staff and faculty of multiple socio-cultural identities through an inclusive employee resource” and is “centered in building a stronger community and includes networking, educational and volunteer opportunities.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The president of the university announced the creation of an "Inclusive Excellence Council".
  • University leadership released a list of "Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation" goals which included a goal to examine "everyday practices (systemic and individual, historical and ongoing) that reproduce and resist racism at Creighton and in the local community" and another goal to "promote University-wide trainings, dialogues and educational opportunities that seek truth, racial healing and transformation."
  • The Creighton University at Highlander team released an Anti-Racism and Diversity Statement that stated, “The Creighton University at Highlander team stands in unapologetic solidarity with the Black community and affirms the value of Black lives. We stand in solidarity with those who are working to create a more equitable community and nation.”
  • Creighton’s Intercultural Center serves to “engage the community in our work for inclusion and appreciation of diversity.”
  • On June 28, 2022, Creighton announced the school’s participation in a pipeline state internship program for minority students.
  • Creighton’s Bias Education and Support Team serves toward supporting “provides a wholistic approach to bias-related incidents, including restorative practices for members of the Creighton community.”
  • On December 22, 2021, Creighton announced the hiring of Sarah Walker, PhD, “as vice president of the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at Creighton.”
  • Creighton’s Honors Diversity and Inclusion Committee “promotes a welcoming space for incoming and current Honors students by recognizing their different lived experiences.”
Last updated June 4th, 2023
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