Culturally Based Organizations

Multicultural Student Organizations

Hui O Hawaii Student Organization

Student organizations allow students to celebrate diversity, build relationships, and share themselves with the community. The Division of Student Life provides support for a number of culturally based student organizations, including:

African Student Association (AFSA)

Mission Statement

To inform and educate Creighton students about Africa. Through various social and cultural activities, the African Student Association will present the community with Africa’s diverse cultures, thoughts and issues. It aims to provide a healthy and balanced view of a multicultural African necessary for transnational community and understanding. The African Students’ Association shall be of service to the University and community and shall foster appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity, major values of Creighton University.

Contacts

President: Nyanpanda Malwal: NMA28467 [at] creighton [dot] edu
Moderator: Dr. Ngwarsungu Chiwengo: chiwengo [at] creighton [dot] edu
Website

Creighton University African American Student Association (CUASA)

Mission Statement

We, the African American students of Creighton University, deploring discrimination and ignorance of our culture, wish to render aid to new students in adjusting to university life and educate the Creighton community about our culture. In order to do so, CUASA will be a support group for not only African American students, but also to all students who wish to work toward improving interracial relations on campus and in our society in general. In addition, CUASA will be a liaison between its members, the Creighton community and the surrounding Omaha area. CUASA also pledges to be an active voice on campus, representing the University’s African American population and continually working towards improving the campus

Contacts

President: Naomi Hawkins: NHA65181 [at] creighton [dot] edu
Moderator: Errik Ejike: ErrikEjike [at] creighton [dot] edu
Website

Creighton University Latino Student Association (CULSA)

Mission Statement

CULSA is a student organization designed to promote the appreciation of Latino heritage and pride through cultural awareness amongst members of the Creighton community. Membership is open to the entire student body and is not limited to those of Latino descent. Students will have opportunities to gain valuable leadership skills and to experience fellowship through various group-building events; thus, creating a support system for members and advocating for the retention of students.

Contacts

President: Guadalupe Llan as Espino: GuadalupeLlanasEspino [at] creighton [dot] edu
Moderator: Mariana Miller
Execs: Culsa_Execs [at] creighton [dot] edu
Website

Desi Cultural Society (DCS)

Mission Statement

The Desi Culture Society is an organization devoted to the cultural enrichment of CU students, faculty and the Omaha community. It exists for students who are willing to learn and appreciate Desi culture as well as educate others about diversity on Creighton’s campus.

Contacts

Presidents: Mohit Khanal: MKH21973 [at] creighton [dot] edu & Nikita Baral: NNB55236 [at] creighton [dot] edu
Moderator: Dr. Devendra Agrawa: dkagr [at] creighton [dot] edu
Website

Hui O Hawaii

Mission Statement

Hui O Hawaii is an organization that promotes the “Aloha Spirit” to the students, faculty and administration of Creighton University, as well as provide guidance and support for students away from home. Hui O Hawaii recognizes the importance of culture and diversity and strives to preserve it.

Contacts

President: Nagisa Matsumoto: NSM88548 [at] creighton [dot] edu
Moderator: Tracy Leavelle: TracyLeavelle [at] creighton [dot] edu
Website 

International Student Association (ISA)

Mission Statement

Together we want to celebrate the diversity and to promote the rich heritage of the international community at Creighton University. Our goal is to construct an environment where people share, live and love without any geographical or cultural barriers.

Contacts

President: Shambhavi Borde: shambhaviborde [at] creighton [dot] edu
Moderator: Lucy Hancock: lucyhancock [at] creighton [dot] edu
Website

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Mission Statement

In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

The Muslim Student Association of Creighton University aims to develop a sense of unity and spiritual understanding amongst Muslim students. Through meetings, constructive dialogues and open discussions, we hope to build a better understanding among the Creighton community of the Islamic faith and teachings.

Our mission is to reach out and keep in contact with those who believe as we do and with those who are interested in learning more about the Islamic faith. It is to strengthen our spiritual understanding and our lives through readings from Al-Quran and Al-Hadith. The Jesuit mission is to educate the whole person. It also aims to develop the leaders of tomorrow. And through our meetings, prayers and dialogues, we aim to do the same by helping each other in all aspects of university life—spiritual, academic and social.

Contacts

President: Areej Khawari: AYK52128 [at] creighton [dot] edu
Moderator: Dr. Naser Z. Alsharif: nalshari [at] creighton [dot] edu
Website

Native American Association (NAA)

Mission Statement

The Creighton University Native American Association (NAA) enhances, supports and maintains the Native American culture within the Creighton community. Our goals are to enhance communication and diversity between Native American and non-Native American students at Creighton and members of the surrounding community. We aim to incorporate cultural values into our educational experience. The Association fosters fellowship and serves as a supportive foundation for students. We encourage all students at Creighton University to join the NAA and invite the community to participate in our events.

Contacts

President: Jaime Richards: JRR35094 [at] creighton [dot] edu
Moderator: Cedora Barnett: cedorabarnett [at] creighton [dot] edu
Website

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

Mission Statement

The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) strives to promote Vietnamese culture on the Creighton campus through diversity events that show the history of the Vietnamese background, foods and celebrations. VSA also provides a safe and comfortable environment for people from different cultural backgrounds to interact. It acknowledges the difference between cultures in America and provides a supportive community for its members.

Contact

President: Ally Phan: AAP47196 [at] creighton [dot] edu

Culturally Based Fraternities and Sororities

Creighton University Fraternity and Sorority Life is proud to include culturally based fraternity and sorority organizations. Learn more about Creighton Fraternity and Sorority Life here.

Creighton University students are also affiliated with city-wide chapters of NPHC organizations. For more information, contact Curtis Taylor.

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity

Mission Statement: To nurture and further a dynamic, values-based environment that utilizes our historically Latino-based fraternity as a catalyst to better serve the needs and wants of all people.

President: Alan Timilsina: AlanTimilsina1 [at] creighton [dot] edu

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority

Mission Statement: We strive to empower women of all backgrounds by honoring our five principles of academics, community service, cultural awareness, social interaction and morals and ethics. Recognizing our responsibility to the progression of a positive global community, we stress the importance of morals, ethics and education in our daily lives so that we serve the needs of our neighbors through a mutual respect and understanding of our varying cultures.

President: Miranda Sisneroz: MirandaSisneroz [at] creighton [dot] edu

Delta Sigma Theta International Sorority

Mission Statement: Delta Sigma Theta is an organization of college-educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community.

Campus Contact: Candide Villard: CandideVillard [at] creighton [dot] edu