Kennesaw State hosts Creed Week
Activities for students to honor social and academic tenets during annual event
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 24, 2019) — Creed Week, a weeklong celebration of the Kennesaw State Owl Creed, will begin Jan. 28. Both campuses will host events and activities to further awareness of the five academic and societal tenets that all students, faculty and staff are expected to follow.
“Creed Week is designed to provide the KSU community with opportunities to better understand and apply the tenets of the Owl Creed in their experiences and interactions with others,” said Nicole Phillips, associate director of Student Advocacy.
Drafted in 1998 by the Student Human Relations Task Force, the Owl Creed was drafted by students created as the University was transitioning into a more diverse and inclusive campus community, according to Phillips.
“The Owl Creed goes to the heart of the mission of Student Advocacy, which is to address student concerns regarding campus civility, student welfare and other issues that may compromise a culture of belonging at KSU,” Phillips said.
The five tenets of the Owl Creed are:
- Personal and academic excellence
- Respect for others
- Encourage unity
- Remain faithful to ideas/determine threatening behavior
- Develop an academic and social community that is civilized, rewarding and dynamic
Creed Week kicks off on Monday, Jan. 28 with “Defamation Experience” from Noon - 2 p.m., followed by a reception from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Carmichael Student Center, University Rooms. The “Defamation Experience” is a theatrical portrayal of a mock criminal trial in which the audience engages in civil discourse by participating as jurors.
The Owl Leadership Fellows will run the “Game of LIFE” on Jan. 30 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Social Science Atrium, Room 1001. The game will explore realistic decisions found in adulthood and share resources to navigate to success.
The week of events will culminate into “Pajamas for Peace” on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, 2nd Floor Lobby and Game Room. This event will highlight the value of having fun and building a rewarding, dynamic and civilized campus.
For more details, please visit Creed Week.
– Andrea Judy
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.