Friday, February 28, 2014

#NPCScholar Spotlight: Creighton University

Creighton University College Panhellenic credits the success of its individual chapters to its academic success as a campus. The seven sororities at Creighton have a wide variety of methods by which they support academic excellence. Regular study hours are held and highly encouraged for all members. Women are supported by chapter scholarship chairwomen through the creation of academic success plans and identifying resources that can further academic goals. There are study groups for similar majors, mentor programs and advice and support from alumnae available. Chapters host presentations on being successful in the classroom on topics like time management, campus resources and goal-setting. They also consistently recognize academic achievement, often with small prizes, in chapter meetings each week for perfect attendance, utilizing professors and tutors to be more successful and high scores on quizzes and tests. In addition, Order of Omega grants an “Excellence in Scholarship” Award each year at the Greek Awards Ceremony. All of these efforts have resulted in the all-sorority average rising to a full point higher than the all-women’s average at Creighton University.