Community Partners

serving the community is our tradition.

habitat for humanity

In the Jesuit, Catholic tradition at Creighton University, the concept of community is paramount in a student’s collegiate experience. Whether it is a student organization, a residence hall floor, or a homeless shelter, the ongoing creation of community is critical to the development of a service of faith that promotes justice. The Department of Residential Life at Creighton University has a rich tradition of providing its students opportunities to serve the community. This is also part of a larger, university-wide priority to be mindful of its role as a corporate citizen and for other efforts within the University.

History

Initiated in the Fall of 1993 and fully implemented as of Fall 2002, the “Community Partner Initiative” involves each residence hall partnering with a local community agency or organization with whom they have established a working relationship based on weekly volunteer opportunities, event planning and collaboration, and fundraising efforts. This initiative is continually being developed and nurtured by the Department of Residential Life, the Schlegel Center for Service & Justice, each agency/organization listed below, and student Service, Faith, and Justice leaders who are executive members of their Residence Hall Councils.

Partnerships

Davis Square
and Opus Hall
Together Inc. (since 2006)
Deglman Hall Nelson Mandela Elementary School (Since 2015)
Gallagher Hall The Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus (since 2012)
Heider Hall Notre Dame Housing (since 2005)
Kenefick Hall Heartland Family Services (since 2018)
Kiewit Hall Open Door Mission (since 2014)
McGloin Hall Habitat For Humanity (since 2014)
Swanson Hall Siena/Francis Homeless Shelter (since 2001)