Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility


The Heider College of Business believes that business should be a positive force in society – which is why our education is rooted in the Jesuit tradition.  The Dean’s  Honor Roll for Social Responsibility honors undergraduate and graduate students who take the initiative to put their community first.

Who is eligible

Full-time undergraduate students in the Heider College of Business who have performed 24 hours and graduate students who have performed 15 hours of confirmed community service between the first and last class days in a semester (excluding finals week) and have attended one of the Synthesis Sessions during that semester.


Students will be placed on the Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility for the semester that the community service is confirmed. Honor Roll designation appears on the students’ transcripts; Certificates of Achievement are mailed to the students’ home addresses; and names of the students are posted on the bulletin board outside the Dean’s office.

Gold Level
Graduate students who have confirmed 15 hours of community service during the academic school year and attended a Synthesis Session.

Platinum Level
Graduate students who have taken a leadership role in a confirmed community service project.

Community Service Defined

Community Service is defined as volunteer service for a non-profit organization or for some organized community activity. Service performed through class activities, university sponsored service trips, sororities and fraternities count as community service. Any service done for punishment does not count as community service. Community service must be confirmed. Confirmation forms must be completed at the time of service and submitted within one week of service. If community service is performed at the end of the semester, confirmation forms must be submitted by the last day of class. Confirmation forms are available in BA212A.

Synthesis Sessions

Synthesis Sessions take place during the 10th week of each semester. Facilitated by business faculty members and through Creighton’s Center for Service and Justice, Synthesis Sessions provide students with a forum for comparing their service experiences and integrating their service work into their personal and professional lives, which enforces their sense of responsibility to their nation and their world.

For more information, please contact BeverlyKracher [at] creighton [dot] edu (Dr. Beverly Kracher).