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Causes: Education, Universities

Mission: Creighton university is a catholic and jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in its selected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. As catholic, creighton is dedicated to the pursuit of truth in all its forms and is guided by the living tradition of the catholic church. As jesuit, creighton participates in the tradition of the society of jesus which provides an integrating vision of the world that arises out of a knowledge and love of jesus christ. As comprehensive, creighton's education embraces several colleges and professional schools and is directed to the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and recreational aspects of students' lives and to the promotion of justice. Creighton exists for students and learning. Members of the creighton community are challenged to reflect on transcendent values, including their relationship with god, in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry, belief and religious worship.

Programs: Higher education: instruction - creighton university, founded in 1878, is a private catholic, jesuit educational institution with more than 7,700 students of diverse faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds from across the united states and 40 countries. The university provides its more than 4,000 undergraduate and more than 3,700 professional and graduate students a balanced educational experience, a rigorous academic agenda and a broad range of disciplines. Creighton's distinctive approach to education instills not just information but ideals, imbues not just technical skills but critical and creative thinking, and inspires not just competence but professional distinction and faith-based leadership and service. In addition to the college of arts and sciences, the university's oldest and largest school or college, creighton university includes the heider college of business, the college of nursing, the graduate school, the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and health professions, and university college.

higher education: health care services - creighton university's four health sciences schools-dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy and health professions-educate healthcare professionals who are highly trained in healthcare delivery. In addition, creighton university's school of medicine's southwest campus at st. Joseph's hospital and medical center in phoenix offers two years of clinical training to 42 medical students after they have completed their first two years of medical school in omaha. Creighton's health sciences schools provide healthcare education for more than 2,800 dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy and occupational and physical therapy students.

student life programs: auxiliary services - from its inception in 1878, creighton university's mission has been to educate the whole student-including the intellectual, spiritual, cultural, social, and physical/recreational aspects of student development. Balancing the "living" and the "learning" needs of its students has been the central mission of the university. The division of student life has evolved over the years, inspired by the university's catholic, jesuit tradition that enhances the individual's experience and fosters the pursuit of excellence for students engaged in their communities. Today, student life programs include athletics (14 ncaa division i athletic teams); campus recreation and intramurals; center for student integrity; greek life (fraternities and sororities); dining services; the student life function of the encuentro dominicano study abroad program; leadership programs; lieben center for women; new student orientation; office of multicultural affairs; residence life, (7 residence halls and 2 apartment complexes housing 2,500 students); skutt student and harper centers; student activities; student counseling services; student health services; student government (including 9 school governments); and 200+ student clubs/organizations.

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