Student Credo

Creighton University Student Credo

Creighton, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is convinced that the hope of humanity is in the ability of men and women to seek truths and values essential to human Life. Creighton aims to lead all of its members in discovering and embracing the challenge of using their intelligence and freedom in a way that values all persons. We therefore profess, and pledge our commitment to, the following creed:

   We believe in God, our loving Creator.

   We believe each person, created in God's image, is called to be God's child, and therefore possesses intrinsic value as a human being. This includes all persons and excludes any form of discrimination.

   We believe that the deepest purpose of each person is to enrich and share Life through love and reverence for the human community. This motivates our open and continuous pursuit of truth. For this reason, we foster reverence for Life in all of its human potential.

   We believe in supporting all persons in their responsible contributions to the community through family, social interactions and all Life endeavors.

   We believe that we must strive for a human community based on justice, mutual respect and concern. In this context, we must cultivate care for our planet and its resources.

   We believe that laws exist for the benefit and well-being of individual persons, that legal systems must express the common good, and that governments must be respectful and open to thoughtful criticism by intelligent and responsible citizens.

   We believe that the laws of justice and love must regulate the personal, family, economic and global components of our Lives if civilization is to progress.

   We believe in the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.

                                                                                                  (Revised August 2017)