Father Hendrickson at mass within St. John's on Creighton University

Mission and Ministry

We thrive in our mission of faith, education and service through Creighton's Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

At Creighton, we serve each student, professor, staff member and alumnus as a whole person, respecting their individual cultures and faiths as they walk their life’s path.

Our mission is best illustrated in who our students become: agents of change with a commitment to faith and community that lasts long past commencement.

Learn more about how we are living our mission.

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Volunteer opportunity

Are you a retired Catholic seeking meaningful work? The Ignatian Volunteer Corps is recruiting! 

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps is an opportunity for men and women to offer their skills, wisdom and experience to those in need. Volunteers commit one to two days per week with a local service opportunity, and, in return, the IVC program provides monthly spiritual guidance for personal reflection. For more info, contact IVC Regional Director Joanne Fisher at jfisher@ivcusa.org or visit www.ivcusa.org.  

Health Care examen

As one small way of offering gratitude for all you have given your communities and support to the countless medical professionals in our Creighton community, we share an Examen, read by Nicole Piemonte, the Peekie Nash Carpenter Endowed Chair in Medicine, assistant dean for student affairs and a faculty member for the medical school in Phoenix.

female student studying in window ledge

Mind, Body and Spirit

Creighton offers many resources and engagement opportunities to find community and live our faith.

two women at retreat center for Creighton University

Retreat Center

The Creighton University Retreat Center is a full-service center that embodies the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits.

Set in 153 wooded acres, the center is located 45 miles from Creighton, near Griswold, Iowa. It offers private, double and group accommodations for more than 100 people.

The center welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni and all others seeking a place of rest or retreat, including members of religious communities, parishes, school groups, organizations and private individuals.

Creighton students in community service for Schlegel Center for Service and Justice

Schlegel Center for Service and Justice

The SCSJ engages students in community service, reflection and action on behalf of justice and sustainability. The SCSJ works tirelessly to serve the underserved, empower the powerless and form leaders educated in the Jesuit tradition.

The center instills a lifelong concern for the pursuit of justice, giving students the chance to serve locally and nationally through programs like Service & Justice Trips, the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice and more.

Ed Nunez

Connection to community grows through giving

The Jesuit mission and principles of Ignatian spirituality are woven deeply into the identity of Ed Nuñez, BA’18. The guiding principles that have shaped Nuñez have also helped develop his philanthropic vision.

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Creighton/St. John’s Marriage Preparation

wedding held at St Johns on Creighton University Campus

All Creighton alumni and their children who live in Omaha have the option of completing marriage preparation through the Creighton/St. John’s Marriage Preparation Office, including couples getting married at churches other than St. John’s. Experience the gifts of Ignatian spirituality and learn how to build a dynamic and successful marriage.

Email marriageprep@creighton.edu or call 402.280.2205 for an appointment at least six months before the wedding.