Greek Life Mission

Mission
The mission of Greek Life at Creighton University is to enhance student development through involvement in social, Greek-letter fraternities and sororities while complementing the mission of the University.  In a desire to be the premier Greek Life community at a Jesuit, Catholic university,  opportunities exist for all Greek students to engage in scholarship, responsible social involvement, pursuit of faith, service to others, and lifelong bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood; Greek members strive for excellence in all areas of their development. Fraternities and sororities also act with integrity and promote the dignity of each individual.  The Greek Life community focuses on establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with students, administration, faculty, Jesuits, alumni, advisors, local community members, and (inter)national Greek organizations. 

The six values of the Greek community are Scholarship, Leadership, Social Development, Faith, Service, and Lifelong Brotherhood/Lifelong Sisterhood.

Scholarship
Greek Life members engage in the pursuit of knowledge, value critical thinking skills, and contribute to the learning process in classrooms and through experiential learning opportunities. Members practice academic integrity and commit themselves to lifelong learning. Fraternities and sororities promote members academic success and recognize individual and organizational achievement.   

Leadership
Greek Life members are actively involved in the cycle of leadership by mentoring new members and applying leadership skills throughout Creighton University and the greater community to affect positive change.  The leadership lessons learned by fraternity and sorority members serve as preparation for meeting challenges beyond the Creighton experience. 

Social Development
Greek members, through ongoing educational programs, make informed decisions regarding alcohol, drugs, and the fostering of interpersonal relationships.  In developing responsible social activities, fraternity and sorority members live with personal integrity and respect the policies of Creighton University and their (inter)national organizations.  The Greek Community and its members hold themselves and others accountable for their actions. 

Service
As Men and Women for and with others, Greek Life recognizes the significance of giving of themselves for the betterment of all. Rooted in the Jesuit tradition, members are called to embrace and educate others of the injustices present in our world today. Beyond this, it is everyone's responsibility to be agents for change, and this pledge is evident in the philanthropic endeavors, service and learning, and support of all individuals within the community and beyond.

Faith
In accordance with the Jesuit, Catholic tradition of Creighton University, members of Greek Life are encouraged to pursue continuous spiritual growth. Through teaching of respect and observance of greater morality, members of the Greek community contribute to the betterment of society. Additionally, members are encouraged to explore and appreciate varying individual spiritual beliefs.

Brotherhood / Sisterhood
Through common values and the celebration of individual ritual, fraternities and sororities seek to forge bonds between members that transcend the collegiate experience. Bonds are strengthened through social events, philanthropy, service to others, and leadership opportunities. These deep connections between members form the foundation of Greek Life on Creighton's campus.