Creating a culture of inclusion is one of the central themes of Marquette's Strategic Plan.
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As a Catholic, Jesuit school, Marquette University is committed to providing accurate information and resources for current and prospective undocumented students, their families, and allies. These pages hold information regarding undocumented students’ access to higher education, on-campus support, enrollment at Marquette and more.
We are aware that students who identify as LGBTQ+ or allies have unique experiences and face unique challenges. The Division of Student Affairs wants you to know that you are a valued member of the campus community. Marquette is committed to supporting students who identify as LGBTQQ and allies as well as educating the campus community about LGBTQQ issues/concerns.
Diversity Advocates are a body of people who are passionate about creating an inclusive and welcoming campus community in which everyone’s unique backgrounds, identities, cultures and perspectives are respected, embraced and celebrated. They provide support, mentorship, and advocacy to students, and an exploration platform for faculty, staff, and administrators of the Marquette Community.
A bias incident is any discriminatory or hurtful act that appears to be motivated or is perceived by the victim or victims to be motivated by race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or socioeconomic status. In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports students who have witnessed or been the target of bias-related incidents, refers them to resources that can provide ongoing support, and informs the Marquette community about the frequency and nature of bias incidents that are reported.
In accordance with Title IX, Marquette University desires to provide an educational environment that is free of discrimination of any kind, including sex and gender discrimination, and prohibits all forms of sexual violence, coercion, intimidation and harassment. We strive to provide an educational environment that preserves the safety and dignity of each member of our community, and to foster a learning environment that is safe, conducive to academic success and supportive of healthy personal development for all members of the campus community. When an incident of harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct is reported to an appropriate Marquette official, the Title IX coordinators will respond immediately to stop the discrimination, remedy its effects and prevent its reoccurrence.
The Marquette University Libraries support the teaching and research efforts of Marquette University as it aspires to be recognized as one of the most innovative and accomplished Catholic, Jesuit universities in the world. This support is expressed, in part, through the identification, selection, management and preservation of collections and other information resources. Marquette's collections are by nature broad and diverse as they attempt to support the students, faculty and staff in an array of programs at undergraduate, graduate and advanced research levels.
The mission of the School of Dentistry’s Office of Diversity is to help create and maintain an environment that is welcoming and responsive to the needs of students, faculty, administrators and staff, and to promote diversity by creating and implementing programs, partnerships and services that educate, inform, empower, and provide outreach and opportunity. The office partners with the Health Careers Opportunity Programto offer enrichment and support programs for high school and college students as well as outreach programs in the community.
The Ethnic Alumni Association formally became a chapter of the Marquette University Alumni Association in 2001. It aims to connect alumni of color with each other, the broader alumni community, and the university.
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The Office of International Education works to promote the internationalization of Marquette University by recruiting and advising international students and scholars, developing vibrant partnerships with international institutions, providing innovative study abroad opportunities, and offering dynamic instruction in academic English language skills.
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.
The University Core of Common Studies is the intellectual heart of a Marquette education, built on our Jesuit tradition and designed for successful life in the 21st century. The core comprises nine knowledge areas essential to a well-educated person, including Diverse Cultures.
See the list of courses approved to meet the diverse cultures requirement.
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