Understanding the impact and role diversity plays in society and the dental profession the Office of Diversity is committed to being a vital link to Marquette University and the local community.

In part, the Office mission is to help create and maintain an environment that is welcoming, responsive and one which meets the need of students, faculty, administrators and staff.  We serve as a contributor to everyone’s success.


The Office of Diversity partners with Dental faculty, staff and administrator to provide a network of services. We provide academic support, advising, programming and involvement in community outreach both on campus and within the local area.


Mission Statement

Promotes diversity by creating and implementing programs, partnerships and services that educate, inform, empower, and provide outreach and opportunity.

Vision Statement

“Change Agent” with a global view in approaching diversity, awareness, accessibility and leadership for the 21st century.


OUR PHILOPOSHY: “Respecting and Honoring Difference; We Bridge the Gap”.  

Pipeline Programs

The Office of Diversity together with the Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) sponsors five pre-matriculation programs for high school and college students.  HCOP is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for disadvantaged students who are interested in the health career fields.





**There is no cost to the student for participating in HCOP; the program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.




Outreach Programs


Collaboration is key to providing outreach to local and regional communities.  The Office of Diversity, HCOP and Marquette’s Student National Dental Association (SNDA) have formed

partnerships that allow us to be active in the community. Programs are geared toward outreach and recruitment targeting disadvantaged student populations.  












Contact Us

To learn more about the Office of Diversity, or to get more information about our programs, please contact:

Office of Diversity
School of Dentistry, 102G
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-3573 | (414) 288-5593 (FAX)