OCSW

Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life
Creighton Hall, Suite 224
Main Phone: (402) 280-2775
Fax: (402) 280-4706
Email: communitystandards@creighton.edu

Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing

OUR NAME HAS CHANGED!

Previously known as the Center for Student Integrity (CSI), our department has been renamed as the Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing (OCSW).

Mission

The mission of the Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing is to promote an environment where students are encouraged to act with professional, academic, and personal integrity and to hold students accountable around issues of integrity. The Office provides students with the resources and education needed to respect the dignity of all persons, the policies of the Creighton University community and the rights of its members both on and off campus, in addition to the just laws of the civic community and the rights of its members. This education is presented within the framework of our Jesuit identity.

The Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing exists to enhance the quality of student life outside of the classroom. The Center collaborates with many departments within The Division of Student Life and the academic division to help students integrate their out of classroom experiences with their academic learning.

The Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing is also concerned about the moral and ethical development of our students. We expect our students to play an active and respectful role in community life at Creighton University and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. We encourage students and student organization to make responsible decisions in their lives inside and outside of the classroom.

The staff are also responsible for coordinating policies and procedures concerning student conduct and the conduct process.

Integrity - Dignity - Community - Development

The Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing is involved in educating and bringing awareness to students about Integrity, Dignity, Community and Development.

Our four pillars help set the expectation from the minute students step on our campus to:

  • Challenge themselves to shape a personal code, to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and to discover and embrace the responsibilities of their freedom, intelligence, and intrinsic worth.
  • Respect and Promote the dignity of all persons.
  • Choose to be a positive, productive and committed part of the Creighton community.
  • Welcome compassion and consider the needs and the well-being of others.  Encourage others to develop moral, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, personal, and vocational abilities.   

The Office fosters an environment of learning from experience and moving beyond negative choices.  The conduct process is built on the foundation that the process should be educational and helpful to the student's development.  Our office aims to support students as they work through the sometimes uncomfortable process of making choices that better reflect the personal and communal values articulated by the Jesuit values central to the mission of Creighton University.

Learning Outcomes

Articulate Creighton’s Code of Conduct as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Demonstrate congruence between their actions, their personal values, and Creighton’s Jesuit University values and charisms. 

Examine how their actions impact their individual success in and out of the classroom, as well as in the communities of which they are apart.

Think critically about their own choices and the impact those may have on the greater Creighton and other communities they are a part of.

Develop skills and strategies to allow them to better model the Code of Conduct in the future.

Creighton University Student Handbook

Student Conduct Policies