The Creighton Comprehensive Student Record (CCSR) is a co-curricular transcript that depicts a student’s holistic experience at Creighton. While academic transcripts tell the student’s academic story, the CCSR will provide additional information about a student’s entire experience and skills obtained while at Creighton. This program is optional but is strongly encouraged. All information collected will be verified by the University and can be used as a resource when applying for jobs and graduate school.
Wellbeing: The Jesuit value of cura personalis — care for the individual person challenges us to be concerned with the mind, body, and spirit of our students. “Originally a call for the kind of care Jesuit superiors were to give to their subordinates, cura personalis is a call for you and me to love ourselves and others: the entire person, the entire gift of life from God given to us.” In order to accomplish this, the Division of Student Life has made Wellness a divisional priority that develops students holistically — emotionally, spiritually, environmentally, occupationally, financially, intellectually, physically, and socially, — teaching life skills and preparing them for life after Creighton. Through these experiences, students will develop life skills that will foster a sense of wellbeing, personal integrity, resiliency and adaptability.
Kinship: Mother Teresa once said we have “forgotten that we belong to each other” (Boyle, 2010). How do we acknowledge and celebrate the other as a child of God? The Rev. Greg Boyle, SJ, calls us to widen the circle of compassion so no one is on the margins. When we are in kinship with one another, we affirm the gifts of each individual and move from tolerance to acceptance. Students will develop and promote respectful relationships with others and the environment. Students will also foster an inclusive environment that celebrates the commonalities and uniqueness of each person.
Leadership and Service: St. Ignatius asked his followers to lead with one foot raised, ready to read the signs of the times and to answer the call of times. Heroism, according to Chris Lowney (2003), is doing something for a greater purpose. Leadership within the Ignatian tradition is therefore a lifelong learning process that is reflective and externally focused on serving others. Through these experiences, students will develop collaboration skills to achieve a shared purpose. Students will also demonstrate the value of service that is for and with others.
Personal Formation: Reflection and discernment are hallmarks in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy. “A habit of discernment is, in Ignatius’s world, a partnership with God; education helps us practice in determining what is right, what is wrong, which path is best, and which we should avoid.” (Snyder, 2012) When hearts and minds are in unity, the whole person is engaged. Experiences will provide students opportunities to demonstrate awareness of personal and others’ gifts and talents as well as to demonstrate reflective practices on how their gifts can serve others.
Courageous Learning: Creighton calls faculty and staff to form and educate agents for change. Students are not simply consuming knowledge, but are called to do it in a critical manner. As Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, stated, “Personal involvement with innocent suffering, with the injustice others suffer, is the catalyst for solidarity which then gives rise to intellectual inquiry and moral reflection.” Therefore, students will integrate knowledge and experiences that will help them engage the world in a purposeful way.
Capstone: the capstone reflection paper is a final project to help students reflect on the CCSR experiences and synthesize the meaning-making they have done throughout the experience.
Category: the CCSR has five categories, or areas of focus, for students to engage in outside of the classroom in. Further descriptions of wellbeing, personal formation, kinship, service & leadership, and courageous learning are available on the left column.
Co-Curricular: these learning experiences take place outside of the academic classroom in lectures, programs, student organizations, residence halls, etc.
CU Involved: is the learning management software utilized by the Division of Student Life to track student events, experiences and attendance.
Engagement level: the depth of experience a student may have within a category, ranging from exposure to competence to proficiency.
What is the CCSR?
The CCSR is an intentional path undergraduates embark upon to engage in five areas of focus during their time at Creighton — Service & Leadership, Wellbeing, Courageous Learning, Personal Formation and Kinship. By fulfilling the requirements of the CCSR program, students will have the opportunity to engage in a holistic student experience that also engages them to reflect and discern during their time at Creighton. Upon completion of the program, students will be issued a co-curricular transcript.
Is this a mandatory program?
The CCSR is an optional program.
Why should I participate in the CCSR? What’s in it for me?
Research shows time and time again that engaged and involved students have higher GPAs and have a higher satisfaction rate with their college experience. The CCSR hopes to guide students into experiences that will challenge them to develop themselves in a holistic manner. Benefits at a glance:
- Opportunity to meet new people.
- Chance to try something different than your normal hobbies and interests.
- Time to reflect on your gifts and talents.
- Chance to serve and be in solidarity with others.
- Take time to focus on your wellness.
- The transcript — a Creighton verified document for you to use with your job and graduate school applications.
- Experiences that will get you out of your room and interacting with others.
- Recognition for the good work you’re already doing!
Can an experience be counted for two or more categories?
No. One of the goals of the CCSR is to help students diversify and expand their co-curricular experiences.
How do I share this with an employer/graduate school?
Request a copy of your CCSR transcript through the Student Leadership and Involvement Center (SLIC) in Skutt 200 or via email at CCSR [at] creighton [dot] edu.
Can I join at any time as an undergraduate student?
Yes. Please note the requirements will remain the same regardless of start date.
Is this only for undergraduate students?
As of right now, the CCSR is launching as an undergraduate experience. However, each experience sponsor sets the parameters for their own events. For example, a speaker may be accredited within the CCSR, but the event may be open to all of campus.
What happens if I don’t complete all the requirements?
While you will not receive a transcript, you will have gathered a great variety of experiences at Creighton that will hopefully expose you to places, people and experiences. Please still attend sessions that will help you articulate the benefits of the CCSR experience through reflection activities.
What’s on the transcript? Can I select the data shown?
Experiences that you have attended and card-swiped into will appear on the transcript. If you would like to have additional experiences added to your record, please submit a request via CU Involved.
Can I participate if I’m a transfer student?
Yes. Please email SLIC [at] creighton [dot] edu to schedule a time to meet with the director to create a modified requirement plan.
How do I record my experience?
You can swipe in to an event or record it in CU Involved with appropriate attendance verification.
How can I submit a program to be included in the CCSR?
If your department/club would like to have an event considered for the Creighton Comprehensive Student Record (CCSR) please follow the instructions below:
1. Log onto CU Involved
2. Enter your net id and blue password
3. Go to your department or club’s CU Involved page
4. Click on the “manage organization” button on the right hand corner
5. Click on the three bars on the left side
6. Click “Event”
7. Enter the event information and be sure to click Creighton Comprehensive Student Record
8. Click SUBMIT
The Student Formation Work Group will review the submission.
Is there a cost associated with the CCSR?
No. This is subject to change as the experience grows as a Creighton tradition.
What is the deadline to complete the CCSR?
The capstone and all category experiences are to be completed and submitted by the Friday prior to the spring break before your graduation. If you plan to graduate early, please email CCSR [at] creighton [dot] edu for a modified deadline timeline.
Can an experience not listed in the rubric be included? If so, how?
Possibly! If it is an event you are planning, please submit it via the forms page for review. If you want to accredit an individual experience, please email CCSR [at] creighton [dot] edu to discuss your proposal and determine if it meets the program requirements.
- Boyle, G. (2010). Tattoos on the heart: The power of boundless compassion. New York, NY: Free Press
- Lowney, C. (2003). Heroic leadership: Best practices from a 450-year-old company that changed the world. Chicago: Loyola Press.