The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, housed in the Office of the Provost, is charged with overseeing campus-wide diversity and inclusion policies and practices in order to foster a more inclusive and equitable campus environment. Grounded in Marquette’s mission, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion helps to guide, promote, and implement the university’s stated diversity and inclusion goals, including those found in the Statement on Human Dignity and Diversity:
Statement on Human Dignity and Diversity
As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Marquette recognizes and cherishes the dignity of each individual regardless of age, culture, faith, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, disability or social class. Precisely because Catholicism at its best seeks to be inclusive, we are open to all who share our mission and seek the truth about God and the world. Through our admissions and employment policies and practices, our curricular and co-curricular offerings, and our welcoming and caring campus environment, Marquette seeks to become a more diverse and inclusive academic community dedicated to the promotion of justice.
Our commitment to a diverse university community helps us to achieve excellence by promoting a culture of learning, appreciation and understanding. Each member of the Marquette community is charged to treat everyone with care and respect and to value and treasure differences. This call to action is integral to the tradition which we share.
To these ends, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has created its own strategic plan entitled “Toward a More Inclusive Future” which outlines five broad goals:
1. Sustained commitment to a campus community reflective of the diversity of our broader society
2. Deepened internal engagement in the mission and life the university
3. Enhanced opportunities for diverse scholarship and learning
4. Commitment to diverse communities beyond Marquette’s boundaries
5. Cohesion of campus-level diversity initiatives
Read more about these goals, priorities, and action steps.