Sustainable Creighton

Sustainable Creighton

St. Ignatius statue

Creighton Student Sustainability Action Fund

The mission of the Creighton Student Sustainability Action Fund (CSSAF) is to contribute to building a culture of sustainability at Creighton University by enabling, supporting, and financing student-driven initiatives that collaboratively tackle interconnected environmental, social, and economic issues. The CSSAF was launched in Fall 2021 by the Office of Sustainability Programs to provide students with the opportunity to fully live out Creighton's commitment to care for our common home by promoting ecological justice at Creighton and within society at large, which includes advocacy for and implementation of sustainable practices. The CSSAF is funded by gifts, and the CSSAF Governance Committee consisting of five student voting members and six faculty/staff non-voting members review grant applications and determine the allocation of funds.


Are you interested but have questions or want to talk through your sustainability project idea before applying? No problem! Please reach out to and we will be happy to talk to you about your idea.


How to apply:

Students wishing to apply for CSSAF grants should carefully review CSSAF application requirements and submit all required components in an application to Partial applications will not be considered.

Important dates:

The CSSAF Governance Committee will meet four times during the Spring 2022 semester: 8 - 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 21, Friday, February 18, Friday, March 25, and Friday, April 29.

To be considered for review and funding, applications must be sent to no later than one week prior to a CSSAF meeting. Applications received less than one week prior will be reviewed and considered at the following month's meeting.

Important documents:

CSSAF By-laws
CSSAF Application

Overview of CSSAF Purchasing and Reimbursements

CSSAF Governance Committee Members:

Student Voting Members: David Amorim Caldas, Bryce Ferguson, Hannah Mosher, Lea Mukai, Emma Yackley
Staff/Faculty Non-Voting Members: Sheri Bacon, Dr. Ted Burk, Becky Crowell, Nick McCreary, Lucas Novotny, Cathy Rupprecht


From left to right: Lea Mukai, Dr. Ted Burk, Hannah Mosher, David Anorim Caldas, Bryce Ferguson, Nick McCreary, Becky Crowell, Lucas Novotny, Emma Yackley, Cathy Rupprecht

What is Sustainability?

At Creighton University, we recognize sustainability as a strategy to fulfill our moral responsibility to care for creation. We follow the United Nation's definition of meeting the needs and aspirations of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same (Our Common Future1987). Guided by our Jesuit, Catholic values and traditions, we pursue sustainability with a multi-dimensional approach of environmental, social, and economic perspectives.

"Living our vocation to be protectors of God's handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience." - Pope Francis, Laudato Si', no. 217