Asian Pacific Islander Initiatives


Hawai‘i Family & Student Welcome:

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Office of Multicultural Affairs coordinate a social for incoming freshmen and families from Hawai‘i.  Families and new students are given a brief introduction to life at Creighton with a focus on resources for Asian/Pacific Islander students.




Asian / Pacific Islander Dine & Dialogue:

Each Fall semester, Creighton students are invited to attend a series of dinner discussions about Asian/Pacific Islander identity, how to effectively deal with stereotypes, how ethnic heritage impacts learning, and how to integrate culture into one’s college experience.




Lunar New Year:

Through this annual event, Creighton’s Chinese American, Korean American, and Vietnamese American students are able to share their cultural heritage with the broader campus community.  The celebration includes sampling of Lunar New Year foods, educational presentations on Asian culture; and live entertainment.


Day of Remembrance: 

Each year, Creighton partners with the Omaha chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League to commemorate the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.  Previous events have included documentary films, guest speakers, and panel discussions including Creighton faculty and students.   




Hui O Hawai‘i Lū‘au:

Each year, Creighton’s Hui O Hawai‘i or Hawai‘i club, founded in 1948, presents a Hawaiian lū‘au featuring authentic cuisine from the islands, live music, and Polynesian entertainment performed by the organization’s members.  The event is one of the largest student-run events on campus with nearly 1,000 guests each year.





Creighton University Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month:

Creighton celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month through a series of events including documentary films and panel discussions on issues facing the Asian/Pacific Islander community, an Asian/Pacific Islander Culture Fest, and Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Mass and community potluck.