Committed to fostering and supporting a culture of inclusion, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center hopes to be a haven that provides support through programming, services, and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ indentifying Marquette students, faculty, and staff.

Mission and Vision

Mission: The LGBTQ+ Resource Center, within the Office of Intercultural Engagement, seeks to foster the development of the whole student in their pursuit of academic excellence and personal growth. Recognizing the rich history and traditions of Marquette as a Catholic, Jesuit institution, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center hopes to be Christ-like as a beacon of compassion, care, and healing to the entire Marquette campus and beyond.  We put this into practice by providing a haven and inclusive space within our center for dialogue, support, engagement, and growth.  Beyond our walls, we provide resources, education, and advocacy, specifically with regard to issues and concerns surrounding the well-being of our LGBTQIA+ identifying students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.  We invite individuals of any identity to enter our open and welcoming space to engage with us in a productive exchange of ideas that reflects the diversity of thought on our campus.

Vision: Understanding the unique struggles of queer and gender-diverse students, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center recognizes the importance and impact of affirming our students’ multiple and intersecting identities. Therefore, we seek collaborations to foster an inclusive culture that promotes the equitable treatment our students deserve and the utmost reverence for their human dignity.  It is our hope that through education and advocacy, rooted in social justice ideals, we are able to impact minds and hearts for a more compassionate and love-filled community, both on and off our campus.   

Staff

E. Tejada III, M.A.
Pronouns: They/Them
Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Programs and Services
LGBTQ+ Resource Center
enrique.tejada@marquette.edu
414-288-4974

StrengthsQuest: Empathy, Communication, Developer, Strategic, Relator

Originally From Fort Worth, Texas, Enrique spent the seven years prior to Marquette working within Student Affairs in five different states in both professional and graduate positions:

  • Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX
  • Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
  • Boston Ballet: Summer Dance Program, Boston, MA
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

E. was a founding committee member and content creator for CMU Safe Zone Training at Colorado Mesa University, served as a trainer for Safe Space training at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and helped adapt Creating Inclusive Spaces and other trainings at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in collaboration with the LGBTQA+ Resource Center. E. brings with them a strong passion for advocacy and desire to creat more equitable and inclusive environments for all students, faculty and staff on Marquette's campus. Additionally, E.'s research on transgender college students, specifically Trans Non Binary students, informs the work they do to better support the gamut of gender-diversity on our campus. E. earned a Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) from The University of Tulsa and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Administration-Student Affairs Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. E. joined the Office of Intercultural Engagement in April 2016.

Rachael Tregler
Pronouns: She/Her
Graduate Practicum Intern

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

StrengthsQuest: Futuristic, Maximizer, Woo, Disciplne, Communication

Born and raised in the greater Milwaukee Area, Rachael graduated with her bachelor's degree from teh University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) with a major in Marketing and minor in Advertising & Public Relations. During her undergraduate studies, Rachael became interested in event planning through her involvement in a number of programming opportunities, which led her to a campus job with Event Services. From there, she found her true passion of working with students and student-focused programming. Rachael is now a second-year graduate student at Marquette studying Educational Policy and Leadership with a focus of Student Affairs in Higher Education. in addition to serving as the Graduate Practicum Intern for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, she also has a graduate assistantship with the AMU and at UW-M's Student Involvement Office.

Hale Behlke
Pronouns: They/Them
Program Assistant (Temporary)
LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Samantha Perez
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Program Assistant

LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Social Media / Outreach

Samantha Perez (she/her/hers) is one of the Program Assistants for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and is in charge of Social Media and Outreach. Sam was born and raised in Chicago, Illnois. (Yes, the actual city.) Samantha is a first generation student. Sam is majoring in Criminology and Law Studies. She is also involved in numerous organizations, such as being an RA in O'Donnell Hall and frequenting the Center for Intercultural Engagement. One of Sam's favorite things about Marquette is how close it is to The Rave because she loves going to concerts and events.

 

 


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