A registered group must contribute to the overall educational mission of the University. It must demonstrate that its activities will contribute to the advancement of social, moral, cultural, intellectual, physical, or spiritual development of its individual members and the University community.
-- Creighton Student Handbook
1) Student organizations are prohibited from hosting the following events because they do not fit within the mission of Creighton University.
- Date auctions, where individuals are being bought for a date. Service auctions are permitted so long as the services are within the University mission (ie raking leaves, house work, car washes, etc.)
- Food and drink consumption contests where competitive consumption is the goal
2) It is required that student organizations contact the Student Activities Office if they wish to host any of the following events:
- Movie viewing events, both documentaries and fictional movies
- Movies are copyrighted material; federal guidelines mandate that organizations have copyright approval to show the film outside a classroom setting
- A public event that is open to the Creighton community and/or the Omaha community, particularly if the organization will be entering a contract with a speaker or speaking agency
- Potentially controversial speakers or lecturers
- The University Student Handbook Speakers Policy and the University Speakers and Artistic/Creative Presenters policy state that student organizations are required to get speakers approved who may have conflicting views of Creighton’s traditions and values. If you are unsure if your speaker has conflicting values with the University, please contact the Student Activities Office for consultation.
- “Sponsoring organizations are expected to use responsible judgment in selecting speakers. When it is likely that a speaker may espouse or appear to espouse positions hostile to Creighton’s traditions and values, opportunities for expression of alternative viewpoints must be assured. The Vice President for Student Services, in consultation with the appropriate academic Vice President and University Committee on Lectures, Films, and Concerts, may require that a speaker make the presentation in a debate or panel of discussants format so as to assure expression of other views.” Page 44 Student Handbook
- “If it is reasonably likely that a potential speaker or other artistic/creative performer will espouse or appear to espouse positions in conflict with Creighton's traditions and values, the Inviter must inform the relevant Vice President of the planned invitation and provide the Vice President with background information about the invitee's positions, works, published speeches and other relevant information to allow the Vice President to make an informed judgment as to whether and under what circumstances (including but not limited to the format of the event) the invitation should be extended.” Page 18 of the University Policies