The Creighton University community is based on a Catholic, Jesuit tradition and is committed to supporting the intrinsic value of each human being. This tradition involves striving to create a human community influenced by the laws of justice and love, complete with respect and concern for all persons as children of God. The Creighton University community is dedicated to the promotion of values consistent with personal and academic excellence.
Choosing to join this community, whether as a student, faculty or staff, obligates you to act in a manner that is consistent with these commitments. Joining the Creighton University community evidences your acceptance of these commitments and agreement to strive for their achievement. Commitment to living by these principles means that you will endeavor to:
1. Act with professional, academic, and personal integrity.
Consistent with this principle is conduct in accord with the academic honesty policy of the University, other University policies that foster a human community of justice, respect, and concern, and the code of ethics of your foreseen profession. This principle challenges you to shape a personal code of positive values, to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and to discover and embrace the responsibilities of your freedom, intelligence, and intrinsic worth.
Inconsistent with this principle are all forms of dishonesty, excuse-making, failure to take responsibility for your behavior, trust in relationships and violations of the code of ethics of your foreseen profession.
2. Respect and promote the dignity of all persons.
Consistent with this principle is growing in understanding of different cultures and groups, resolving conflicts fairly, appreciating peoples? differences, and seeking truths and values essential to human life and community. This principle challenges you to refrain from actions that threaten or discourage the freedom, personal safety, and respect that all individuals deserve.
Inconsistent with this principle are actions that compromise or demean the intrinsic worth of individuals or groups. All forms of racism, sexism, pornography, lewd behavior, harassment, intimidation, taunting, insult, physical harm, and discrimination are inconsistent with this principle.
3. Respect the policies of the Creighton University community and the rights of its members both on and off campus, as well as the just laws of the civic community and the rights of its members.
Consistent with this principle is the affirmative support for equal rights and opportunities for all members of the Creighton University community, realizing that you are a member of a larger community, understanding societal issues, and being a responsible participant in the civic and Creighton community.
Inconsistent with this principle are actions that are illegal and that violate another?s right to move about freely and securely, to live and learn in a community where members are secure in their property and person, to express themselves appropriately, and to enjoy privacy.
4. Support the personal, professional, academic, and vocational development of the members of the Creighton University Community.
Consistent with this principle are actions that are compassionate and considerate of the needs and well being of others and that encourage the development of our moral, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, personal, and vocational abilities.
Inconsistent with this principle are actions that are insensitive, inhospitable, spiteful, or which unjustly or arbitrarily inhibit another?s ability to securely pursue goals in accord with the development of their abilities. All members of the Creighton University community are obligated to promote actions consistent with these principles, and to confront, challenge, and respond to actions that are inconsistent with this code.