Academic Programs

In addition to a range of courses offered by various academic departments, several programs have been created with concentrated course work, including:

Campus Ministry Justice Programs

Campus Ministry offers a variety of programs which promote justice on campus, in Milwaukee and across the world.

Diversity Fellowships (Graduate School)

The Graduate School has established a limited number of Diversity Fellowships to assist qualified graduate students to attend Marquette. These are merit-based fellowships and are designed to recruit and support students who, through their very presence on campus and their participation in academic and campus life, will enrich the experiences of all faculty, staff and students.

Educational Opportunity Program

The Educational Opportunity Program is an academic program that motivates and enables low-income and first generation students.

Health Careers Opportunity Program (College of Health Sciences)

The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) at Marquette University is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in health professions.

The School of Dentistry's Office of Diversity also offers pre-matriculation programs for high school and college students.

Project BEYOND-2 (College of Nursing)

Project BEYOND-2 seeks to encourage students from diverse groups to pursue a rewarding career in professional nursing. As a nursing student, you will join a community of support at the Marquette University College of Nursing. Faculty, advisers and community leaders will assist you in achieving academic success.

Residence Hall Communities

Dorothy Day Social Justice Community

The Social Justice Living Learning Community is an opportunity for sophomore students to live on two floors in Straz Tower and focus on creating positive social change.

McCormick Hall Inclusive Leadership CommUNITY

The McCormick Hall Inclusive Leadership CommUNITY is designed to develop a community of inclusive leaders who live together on designated wings in McCormick Hall and that welcomes and embraces students from all cultures, religions, and other social backgrounds and identities.

Spanish Language and Cultures Community

The Spanish Language and Cultures Sophomore Living Learning Community provides a living environment where students can practice speaking Spanish and learn about Hispanic cultures by participating in events and activities on the Marquette campus and in the surrounding Milwaukee communities.

Service Learning

Service is one of the four pillars in the university's mission statement. It also holds an important place in the Jesuit credos of cura personalis ("care for the whole person") and "women and men for others." The Service Learning Program, which began in 1994, is housed within the Office of the Provost as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and coordinates community-based learning experiences within courses across the curriculum.

Urban Scholars Program

In 2006, Marquette introduced the Urban Scholars program, which offers up to 10 annual, full-tuition renewable scholarships to economically disadvantaged students. Rooted in Marquette's tradition of increasing access to higher education, the scholarship program renews our emphasis on being inclusive and modeling a more diverse community.

Youth Empowered to Succeed (College of Health Sciences)

Youth Empowered to Succeed (YES) is a collaboration between Marquette University's Department of Physical Therapy and the Program in Exercise Science with the United Community Center of Milwaukee.

Student life

Quick links


Diversity Advisory Committee

University Academic Senate - Committee on Diversity and Equity