In keeping with Creighton and Jesuit values, Alcohol and Drug Education seeks to aid undergraduate and graduate students in their spiritual, emotional and physical growth. Using or abusing alcohol and drugs can seriously impede or block such growth.
The expectation of every Creighton student is to live by Jesuit values:
Cura personalis states that each person is to be considered an individual with special gifts, with weaknesses, with potentials, and with life problems. Becoming educated and aware of the effects of alcohol and drug use enables a person to make healthy decisions and take care of oneself—ultimately enabling us to enact the value of cura personalis as we use what we know to care for others.
The practice of discernment is based on several presuppositions, including (1) humans have freedom, (2) their choices have consequences and (3) it is possible through attending to motivations, feelings, and patterns of decision making to improve the freedom, goodness, and authenticity of one’s choices. Examining and evaluating our decisions, the consequences of our decisions and our motivations behind making decisions regarding the use alcohol and drugs is the responsibility of every free, authentic human being.
Magis means never being content with the status quo, reaching out in "holy
boldness", beyond boundaries and frontiers, searching for new challenges and opportunities toward fuller service to God and others. As members of the Creighton community, we are called toward contending the ‘status quo’ of college drinking norms and continually reaching for greater standards of excellence in becoming more of the ‘good’ that we are.
EACH OF US HAS THAT CREATIVE ABILITY, SOME GIFT THAT WE CAN GIVE BACK TO THE WORLD.