Student Resources


Student Resources

As you complete your education in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, you’re not alone. We offer various services and resources to ensure you have a successful experience at Creighton.     

Expand the sections below to learn more about the student support resources we offer.

Student use forms

Peer Alert and Self Referral

Studies show that active intervention is the most effective method of supporting students’ success.

The Peer Alert and Self Referral Form is part of our Student Tracking And Retention System (STARS). It solicits input from students to alert personnel in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) when students are struggling. This form will help you or your fellow students get needed help and connect to campus-wide resources.

Please let us know if you or a fellow student is struggling in a course or experiencing personal difficulties. We will contact the student discreetly and check in with them to see if there is any assistance we can provide. The source of the referral will be kept strictly confidential and not revealed to the student of concern. Depending on the nature of the concern, a referral may be sent to a School chaplain.

Use this tool if you or a fellow student:

  • Has experienced a recent death of a relative or close friend
  • Terminated a significant relationship
  • Is struggling academically
  • Is struggling financially
  • Has missed class frequently or is not attending at all
  • Is socially isolated
  • You suspect alcohol or drug abuse
  • Is struggling with self-identity
  • Is showing troubling behavior (persistent sadness/crying, suicidal thoughts / comments, aggressiveness, etc.)

Leave of Absence Request

A leave of absence is a planned interruption in a student’s formal education program. It is normally short term (one or two semesters) and designed for full-time students in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above). The principal advantage of a leave of absence is that it offers a student the opportunity to leave school temporarily with the assurance that studies can be resumed with minimal administrative difficulty.

To initiate a leave of absence, the student should discuss his/her plans with the faculty advisor and then make a formal request in writing to the associate dean for academic affairs (traditional students) or the appropriate post-professional pathway director (physical therapy, occupational therapy or pharmacy), explaining why the leave is needed and the expected date of return to school. Approval or denial of the leave request will be provided, in writing, by the associate dean for academic affairs.

Students should be advised that a Leave of Absence (LOA) initiated mid-semester may result in loss of tuition. Students who begin their leave of absence in the middle of the semester will be withdrawn from the courses they leave and must re-register for (and retake) any of the courses that are required upon their return. This will necessitate the repayment of tuition for those courses. Students “on leave” will not be classified as enrolled students by the University; however, they will be eligible for limited transitional services of the University Counseling Center, the Career Planning and Placement Center and have limited use of library facilities. For the purpose of internship, a pharmacy student “on leave” will be classified as an enrolled student by the School.

Click here to access the leave of absence request form.

Student Room Scheduling

Student Organizations and Other Meetings

Student organizations, classes and other special topic meetings may use the lunch hour slot on any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday to conduct their meetings on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on the intended audience of a meeting, special topic meetings may not be scheduled if they conflict with a previously scheduled student organization or class meeting.

Administrative Scheduling

The lunch hour slot on Thursday is protected each week for administratively scheduled events involving students such as Dean’s meetings with class presidents, meetings of the Pharmacy and Health Professions Student Government (PHPSG) Board or PHPSG Executive Leadership, clinical coordinator meetings with students, immunization clinics, financial aid sessions and town hall meetings.

School/Program Committee Scheduling

School/program committee meetings have priority scheduling during the lunch hour slot on any Tuesday or Friday.

Scheduling Space for Student Organizations and Classes

All space used by student organizations and classes in SPAHP must be reserved through Centralized Reservations.

Contact Public Safety at 280-2104 to open a classroom after regular hours.

Health Sciences Roommate List

If you are interested in being on the roommate list, please complete this form. View the listing, which is updated weekly beginning in April. The list is for all programs in the health sciences, and distance students located across the country, primarily Omaha, Denver, Phoenix and Anchorage, are designated accordingly in the list linked below.

Check back for additions if you are still searching. If you would like to be removed because you have completed your search, please contact Shawn Cook at shawncook [at] creighton [dot] edu.