Resources

Resources

The following compliance resources offer expertise, resources, policies & procedures and training to the Creighton community related to:

Faculty/Student Compliance

Disability

Disability

Creighton University is committed to meeting not only the requirements but the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments. The University believes in a culture of openness, a supportive educational and work environment, and the promotion of equality and reasonable accommodation for students and employees with disabilities.

Creighton University is required to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified employees and students. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability and Accommodations or the dean's office of their school for assistance.

Employees are encourage to contact Human Resources for assistance.

For additional information on the Americans with Disabilities Act see the University's ADA Committee website.

Title IX and Civil Rights

Title IX and Civil Rights

The Office of Title IX & Civil Rights Complliance brings together a number of important university initiatives.  This includes:

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is responsible for compliance and education on a number of University policies:

Export Controls

Export Controls

Export controls are laws and regulations that restrict the use of and access to certain goods and information for reasons of national security or protection of trade. These controls also restrict financial transactions and provision of services to certain foreign entities. They exist to prevent terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as to protect US security and economic interests. Providing goods or information to a foreign national is potentially an export under these regulations, in addition to the traditional definition of exports.

Researchers should be particularly aware of these regulations, as the combination of innovative research and an open academic environment could lead to the unintended dissemination of controlled goods to restricted parties. Failure to comply with export control laws can lead to economic fines or even imprisonment.

The links below provide more detailed information about export control areas. For more detailed information, please contact Creighton’s export control representative at exportcontrols@creighton.edu.

Exporting Goods and Technical Information
Working with Foreign Nationals
Travel Overseas
Links and Resources

FERPA

FERPA

Confidentiality of student records is regulated by FERPA, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. See the University's Registrar’s Office for more information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Creighton's Financial Aid Office is dedicated to exploring solutions for each family's unique financial situation to aid families in determining the best way to make college affordable.

HIPAA

HIPAA

Confidentiality and security of protected health information/patient records is regulated by the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The University's HIPAA policies can be found here.

Mandatory Reporting

Mandatory Reporting

Creating an environment that is safe and free from sexual violence, discriminatory harassment and discrimination speaks to the Creighton University community's commitment to the dignity of all persons.  When members of our community become aware of a situation where sexual violence, discriminatory harassment, and/or discrimination may have occurred, they are strongly encouraged to report this information to the Office of Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance.  All faculty and all staff with supervisory or leadership responsibilities or responsibilities related to student welfare are required to report sexual misconduct, relationship misconduct discriminatory harassment, and/or discrimination to the university.

There are several resources available to individuals on this site including a link to the university's Mandatory Reporters Policy.  If you have questions or if you are in need of additional information, contact the Office of Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance at 402.280.3189

Mandatory Reporters Policy

NCAA

NCAA

Creighton Athletics has a number of responsibilities related to NCAA and Big East Conference regulations that pertain to student athletes, coaches, staff, boosters and agents and their interactions with the Creighton community and its supporters.  The Athletics Compliance Office can provide guidance and assistance to any member of the Creighton community with questions related to student athletes.

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights offer protection for creators of intellectual property.

Patent:

A patent protects an invention by providing the inventor with a set of exclusive rights which prevent others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention without the consent of the inventor. An intangible idea in itself cannot be patented. The idea must be materialized into an invention, innovative product, device or process that offers new solutions to a problem in order for the applicant to be able to seek a patent. Patents protect products in the fields of machinery, manufacturing, composition of matter (a combination of chemicals), and processes (methods of manufacturing).

Trademark:

A trademark protects an owner’s right to exclusively use images, logos, phrases or words used to distinguish a particular good or service in the market. Trademarks exist to give consumers confidence that they are getting the quality of product they expect when they purchase an item.

Copyright:

Copyrights protect works of authorship and cover: a) works of art (2 or 3 dimensional), b) photos, pictures, graphic designs, drawings and other forms of images; c) songs, music and sound recordings of all kinds; d) books, manuscripts, publications and other written works; and e) plays, movies, shows, and other performance arts.

For more information regarding patents, trademarks and copyrights, please contact the Intellectual Resource Management Office.

Below is Creighton University’s standard copyright notice:

© 2006 Creighton University (or faculty member as appropriate). All rights reserved. Do not duplicate without the permission of the copyright owner.

Here are some general principles to support the standard copyright notice for Creighton.

  1. Copyright is secured automatically in an original work of authorship when the work is created. A work is "created" when it is fixed in tangible form for the first time.

  2. “The use of a copyright notice is no longer required under U. S. law, although it is often beneficial ….. Use of the notice may be important because it informs the public that the work is protected by copyright, identifies the copyright owner, and shows the year of first publication. Furthermore, in the event that a work is infringed, if a proper notice of copyright appears on the published copy or a copy to which a defendant in a copyright infringement suit had access, then the defendant cannot claim to be an innocent infringer (except in certain limited instances).” See Copyright Basics, US Copyright Office.

  3. The use of the copyright notice is the responsibility of the copyright owner and does not require advance permission from, or registration with, the Copyright Office.

  4. What form should the notice take? The symbol © (the letter C in a circle); the word “Copyright” or the abbreviation “Copr. and the year of first publication; and the name of the copyright owner.

  5. Examples: © 2006 John Doe

  6. Keep in mind that faculty members are (generally) the copyright owners in scholarly works they prepare. See Creighton’s Intellectual Property Policy 4.2.3. Most other works (those that are created by non-faculty employees or that are created using substantial resources of the University) are “owned” by Creighton University, under the work for hire doctrine. In these cases, the appropriate copyright notice would be: © 2006 Creighton University.

  7. Should the notice go further? The samples above list the form of notice as suggested by the Copyright Office. A number of copyright notices go farther, and add the following statement (in addition to what you see above). “All rights reserved. Do not duplicate without permission of the copyright owner.” This may be a good statement to add (although it is not required).

  8. So, in sum, the following is adopted as standard copyright notice:

    © 2006 Creighton University (or faculty member as appropriate). All rights reserved. Do not duplicate without the permission of the copyright owner.

  9. Final note about common law copyright: The doctrine of common-law copyright was long statutorily preserved for unpublished works, but the 1976 revision of the federal copyright law abrogated the distinction between published and unpublished works, substituting a single federal system for that existing since the first copyright laws.

Individual Compliance

Campus Safety

Campus Safety

The Public Safety Department at Creighton University works in partnership with students, faculty, and staff to help and protect people, security property, solve problems, and enhance the quality of campus life.

 

Disability

Disability

Creighton University is committed to meeting not only the requirements but the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments.  The University believes in a culture of openness, a supportive educational and work environment, and the promotion of equality and reasonable accommodation for students and employees with disabilities.

Creighton University is required to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified employees and students.  Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability and Accommodations or the dean's office of their school for assistance.

Employees are encourage to contact Human Resources for assistance.

For additional information on the Americans with Disabilities Act see the University's ADA Committee website.

Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance

Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance

The Office of Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance brings together a number of important university initiatives.  This includes:

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is responsible for compliance and education on a number of University policies:

Human Resources

Human Resources

Creighton University’s Human Resources department is committed to creating and fostering a caring culture, developing and acquiring talent, and delivering value add, cost effective services.

 

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights offer protection for creators of intellectual property. 

Patent:

A patent protects an invention by providing the inventor with a set of exclusive rights which prevent others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention without the consent of the inventor. An intangible idea in itself cannot be patented. The idea must be materialized into an invention, innovative product, device or process that offers new solutions to a problem in order for the applicant to be able to seek a patent.  Patents protect products in the fields of machinery, manufacturing, composition of matter (a combination of chemicals), and processes (methods of manufacturing).

Trademark:

A trademark protects an owner’s right to exclusively use images, logos, phrases or words used to distinguish a particular good or service in the market. Trademarks exist to give consumers confidence that they are getting the quality of product they expect when they purchase an item.

Copyright:

Copyrights protect works of authorship and cover: a) works of art (2 or 3 dimensional), b) photos, pictures, graphic designs, drawings and other forms of images; c) songs, music and sound recordings of all kinds; d) books, manuscripts, publications and other written works; and e) plays, movies, shows, and other performance arts.  

For more information regarding patents, trademarks and copyrights, please contact the Intellectual Resource Management Office.

 

Confidentiality, Privacy & Security Information

Information Security

Information Security

The information security team at Creighton offers a number of services as a part of its mission to help protect all members of the Creighton community from threats to their computers and information assets. See the Division of Information Technology for further information.