Oct. 4, 2017

Oct. 4, 2017: condemnation of racial slur incident

Creighton University President, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ

On Sunday, a Creighton student informed Public Safety that there were several racial slurs on a chalkboard in the Humanities Building. I condemn these actions of bigotry and hatred in the strongest possible terms, and I am committed to holding the individuals who perpetrate such actions responsible.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion continues to investigate this abhorrent act of intolerance, with the support of Public Safety and other University officials. In addition, Creighton offers resources for students, faculty, and staff, including confidential advocacy through the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center, counseling through Student Counseling Services, and assistance through the Employee Assistance Program

For more information on available services, to report incidents of discrimination, or to share specifics regarding the weekend incident, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at (402) 280-3189. 

As students, faculty, and staff at a Jesuit, Catholic university, we must treat every person with dignity and respect at all times. We are a University community that believes in the inalienable worth of each individual and appreciates and supports ethnic and cultural diversity. 

I strongly encourage you to learn from the incidents occurring globally, nationally, and in our own community. Do not allow your disgust and disdain toward hate speech to fade. Let us, instead, reconfirm our commitment to reach out to victims of injustice, and stand firm against incidences of hate and discrimination.


Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ