Student Organization Categories

All applicants may choose ONE category that best describes their student organization based on the criteria below; however, SORC will review category choice of each organization and revise if necessary during the application process.

Academic/Interest

Academic/Interest organizations serve as a forum to explore issues in a particular academic field or area of interest; students do not have to be enrolled in that line of coursework in order to be members of these organizations.

Cultural

Cultural organizations provide an opportunity to explore and celebrate other cultures as well as to increase campus understanding and support. These organizations provide a support network for students from a particular culture as well as educate the campus about that culture. Prior to starting a cultural organization, the Director of Multicultural Affairs must be consulted (280-2459).

Government

Government organizations serve as the governing body of a school, college, group of organizations, or student bodies.

Graduate/Professional

Graduate/Professional organizations are those that exist in the Graduate School, Law School, Medical School, Dental School or School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, regardless of other categories under which they could be classified.

Greek

Greek organizations are any sororities or fraternities which are primarily social in nature but not professional or honorary. Prior to starting a Greek organization, the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Greek Life must be consulted at (280-1715).

Honor Society

Honor societies are organizations with limited membership, where membership is a mark of distinction or recognition of achievements. Membership is usually by invitation only. Due to the diverse membership of honor societies, Creighton University allows such organizations greater latitude on their membership selection. Voting membership within an honor society may include non-Creighton students or Creighton faculty and professionals. These individuals may be given voting privileges and may be eligible for office selections.

Political

Political organizations are those that represent political parties, or exist to represent particular political interests.

Publications

Publication organizations are those in which the primary purpose is to produce a type of publication.

Religious

Religious groups are directly affiliated with a religious organization and/or educate about religious beliefs, conduct any religious activities, or foster development of the spiritual self. Prior to starting any religious student organization, the Director of Campus Ministry must be consulted (280-2591).

Service

Service organizations are those that are primarily dedicated to providing improvement, aid or assistance to others on campus or in the community.

Social

Social organizations exist to provide various types of social environments and/or activities to the campus and its membership.

Sports

Sports organizations are those in which the primary purpose is for members to engage or compete in sporting events and/or athletic activities. Prior to starting a sports club or organization, the Director of the Campus Recreation must be consulted (280-2848).