CRS Global Campus

Creighton's CRS Global Campus

Creighton is a Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Global Campus. As a faith-based international non-governmental organization with a presence in more than 100 countries, CRS offers many opportunities for universities to contribute to poverty alleviation. Throught this partnership, Creighton faculty, staff, and students will enhance our educational, humanitarian, and research activities in service to the world's most vulnerable populations.

CRS University | Engagement Opportunities


Creighton's CRS Global Campus designation provides faculty, students, and administrators the opportunity to integrate the practice of global solidarity into the life of the institution. As a Global Campus, we will form an interdisciplinary advisory group of faculty and staff which will meet bi-annually. The committee will facilitate campus communications, coordinate and promote CRS programs, events, and activities, advise CRS on programmatic improvements and new opportunities on campus, and ensure impact assessment and evaluation. Please contact René Padilla for more information.

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Creighton's CRS Global Campus designation provides the opportunity to enrich academic programs through information from, and interaction with, CRS experts working on the front lines of global issues. At least 3 faculty members per year from Creighton will participate in the CRS Faculty Learning Commons (FLC) and promote the program among their colleagues. The FLC is an online learning community and curricular resource that highlights the latest strategies for global relief and development with special emphasis on the application of CRS' justice lens and opportunities for building global solidarity. Please contact Tom Kelly for more information.

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Creighton students can join a national network of other students taking action to combat global poverty and build justice and peace. Through the CRS Student Ambassador Program, Creighton students get involved in educational and advocacy activities that help the poor overseas. Student leaders will be trained by CRS to mobilize their peers and bring to life the mission of global solidarity on campus. Chapters attend trainings and are connected to one another and to CRS in order to build a national movement for impactful change. Creighton’s CRS Ambassador Program is coordinated by the John P. Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik for more information.

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Human Trafficking Course Materials

Human Trafficking is our CRS Faculty Learning Commons theme for 2018-2019. It explores the challenges and effective responses to modern-day slavery, notably through forced labor and sex trafficking. We are happy to announce that the final module on "Human Trafficking and Catholic Social Teaching" has been released. It provides and in-depth look at the Church's teachings and interventions as they address the needs of survivors and the root causes of trafficking.  The complete series of academic modules is listed below, and are all now available for flexible and free use in your classroom.

  1. Human Trafficking: An Overview
  2. Root Causes of Human Trafficking
  3. Complexities of Labor Trafficking
  4. Complexities of Sex Trafficking
  5. Other Manifestations of Modern Slavery
  6. Effective Responses to Human Trafficking
  7. Human Trafficking and Catholic Social Teaching

Thank you for partnering with CRS in ensuring that your classroom develops educated global citizens and leaders!


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