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Kennesaw State celebrates Creed Week

Events planned for 20th anniversary of Owl Creed

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 22, 2018)Creed Week, a weeklong celebration of the Kennesaw State Owl Creed marking its 20th anniversary, starts Jan. 28. Both campuses will host nearly 30 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 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

The first event on Sunday, Jan. 28, features a visit to The Center for Human and Civil Rights in downtown Atlanta. Students will have an opportunity to learn about past civil rights movements and current global rights issues.

The next day, “Your KSU/My KSU: Creed Week and 20th Anniversary,” marks the 20th anniversary acknowledgment and opening event for Creed Week. A panel of KSU alumni, current students and past campus leaders will provide perspectives on their KSU experiences through the lens of the values outlined in the Creed.

Student Advocacy and KSU Athletics will close out KSU’s first Creed Week on Saturday, Feb. 3, during the men’s and women’s basketball games in the KSU Convocation Center. The Owl Creed will be affirmed throughout the games by way of KSU trivia during time-outs and acknowledgements of award winners during halftime of the men’s basketball game.

For more details and to RSVP, please visit Creed Week.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-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 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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