Honors and Leadership Programs
The Honors Program is designed for talented, imaginative students who want small, discussion-oriented classes and courses on interdisciplinary and topical issues. It provides students with special opportunities and challenges to enhance their undergraduate experience and to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the university. Life in the Honors Program extends outside the classroom with its own freshman residential floor in Swanson Hall. The Honors Program also offers eligible students the opportunity to pursue a course of study that complements her or his major.
The goal of the Honors Program is to foster a community committed to the ongoing education of students and faculty members as fellow seekers of truth.
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Qualified incoming freshmen may complete an online application (closed for Fall 2012).
Freshman Leadership Program
The Freshman Leadership Program is a nationally-recognized program which provides an alternative to regular residence hall life at Creighton University. In addition to living in a community with each other on the 9th floor of Kiewit Hall, the Freshman Leadership Program members hear speakers, do community service, and attend other leadership-based events to foster their development into tomorrow's leaders.
Any incoming freshman can apply for the program by completing the online application (closed for Fall 2012). Participants will be chosen, in part, based on their past involvement in service and leadership throughout their high school years.
For more information, visit the Freshman Leadership Program.
The College of Business Dean's Fellows Program provides a premier set of opportunities designed for a select group of students wishing to incorporate the business community into everyday student life. It provides students with unique opportunities and challenges to enhance their undergraduate experience in the College of Business, positioning them well for specialized internships and future job placement.
To be considered for the College of Business Dean's Fellows Program, incoming freshmen must meet the following criteria:
- A 3.7 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT test score of 27 or SAT test score of 1210-1240.
- Submission of a completed Creighton University Application for Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarship, including all supporting materials postmarked no later than January 9, 2012.
- Submission of the College of Business Dean's Fellows Program application (closed for Fall 2012), essay and resume by February 1, 2012.
For more information, visit the Dean's Fellows Program.
College of Business's Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Scholars Program
The Waite Leadership Scholars Program is a four-year program that offers undergraduate students in the College of Business the opportunity to study leadership and practice being leaders in the college setting. Waite Leadership Scholars participate in a series of extra-curricular activities that explore the philosophies and actions of leaders in many circumstances. These activities develop the values and skills needed to effectively lead in a socially responsible environment.
All current undergraduate business students are eligible to join the program.
Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J., Leadership Program
In its inaugural year, first-year students in the Markoe Leadership Program will participate in the following educational opportunities:
- Opening Fall Overnight Retreat (for freshmen and sophomores in the program)
- Three group seminars per semester (two during the fall semester due to the opening retreat)
- Six individual coaching sessions, three per semester
Former Creighton University president, Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., said of Fr. Markoe:
"The Jesuits in Omaha have historically been trailblazers in the area of racial harmony and racial integration. Fr. Markoe was well before his time. He was in the advance guard of the civil rights movement in the 1930s and 1940s, long before the cause gained popular support and visibility. He worked actively with a group of Creighton University students and helped organize the DePorres Club for the purpose of promoting civil rights for blacks. They pioneered the sit-in technique later used throughout the country in the 1960s."
Recipients of the Diversity Scholarship and the Diversity Scholarship for Native Americans will be enrolled in the Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J., Leadership Program.
For more information, contact Becky Nickerson, (402) 280-3118.
The Cortina Community is a communal, co-ed, service-learning program for selected sophomore students based on four distinct values: community, service, faith, and justice. The 28 women & 28 men living on 5th floor McGloin Hall engage in weekly service, service-learning courses, and reflection in a communal setting. The Cortina Community is named after the Rev. Jon Cortina, S.J., who in his life was a member of the Jesuit community, and is inspired by the words of Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, to "educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world."
Freshman students at Creighton can apply to join the program for their sophomore year and are chosen by the current Cortina members.
For more information, visit the Cortina Community site.