Intercultural Engagement

Intercultural Engagement strives to achieve our vision and fulfill our mission by developing programs and opportunities through the following core initiatives:

Celebrating Diversity | Social Justice Education & Leadership Development
Student Support/Mentoring | Campus Collaborations | Advocacy

Below are examples of programs Intercultural Engagement has sponsored and/or facilitated to achieve these core initiatives.

Celebrating Diversity

Opportunities to engage students to better understand and appreciate diversity and social justice.

Celebration Months: Various programs recognizing the diversity awareness months below.

September- Hispanic Heritage Month
October- LGBT History Month; Disability Awareness Month
November- American Indian Heritage Month
December- Universal Human Rights Month
January/February- Pan African Heritage Month
March- Women's History Month; Islam Awareness Month
April/May- Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Town Halls: An ongoing series that aims to broaden students' awareness and knowledge of particular social justice issues in our communities in connection to the celebration months.

ReelTalk: This film series explores culture and identity through films and discussion.

Human Rights Awareness Week: In recognition of Human Rights Day on December 10, Human Rights Awareness week is a series of events designed to raise awareness about different human rights issues nationally and globally.

Golden Roses Recognition Ceremony: A ceremony recognizing Marquette Women (employees and students) who positively contribute to the experiences of underrepresented students on Marquette’s campus.

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Social Justice Education & Leadership Development

Opportunities to develop students as culturally competent leaders and empower them to promote inclusion at Marquette.

SIRCLES (Students for Inclusivity, Resource Sharing, Community, Leadership to Engage with Social justice) pronounced circles, is a monthly meeting for students and leaders in social justice, diversity, and cultural related organizations over a free pizza lunch on Fridays. The goals of SIRCLES are to increase collaboration among student organizations, to share campus and community resources, to develop a sense of community for organizations who are passionate for social justice and diversity, and to develop leadership skills. SIRCLES is open to any and all students within student organizations.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage: The Civil Rights Pilgrimage is an immersion trip offering students the opportunity to make connections between the Civil Rights Movement and contemporary social issues, and identify ways to work towards creating change on campus and their respective communities.

Social Justice in Action Retreat (Coming Soon): A retreat experience designed to help educate participants about the concepts of social justice and leadership through exploring personal social identities, identities of others and issues of oppression and privilege.

iDialogues (Coming Soon): An intergroup dialogue series where students discuss identity development, power and privilege, communication and conflict, and being an ally for fellow students across all identities.

Safe Space Trainings (Coming Soon): Trainings offered student leaders and student groups focusing on creating a safe space for students who identify as LGBTQ, raising awareness about the experience of members of these communities and developing skills to be allies.

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Student Support/Mentoring

Opportunities to support students from underrepresented racial, ethnic and religious communities, students in the LGBTQ and ally communities, and first generation college students to succeed academically and socially, and to strengthen their connection to the Marquette community.

Lavender Graduation (Coming Soon): This event celebrates the academic achievement of graduating Marquette students who are active in the LGBTQ Community through an end of the year graduation ceremony.

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Campus Collaborations

Intentional collaborations with campus partners to support students as they engage in areas of diversity and social justice.

Note: This is not a comprehensive listing of all campus collaborations.

“Building Bridges” Initiative: An opportunity for students, faculty, and Alumni to connect and establish a stronger social network on campus.

LGBTQ Solidarity Week/Day of Silence Recognition: A series of events in collaboration with the Gender Sexuality Alliance aimed at raising awareness and providing education, resources and opportunities for reflection in support of Marquette’s LGBTQ and Ally communities.

MLK Days of Engagement: This initiative organized in collaboration with the Center for Community Service is aimed at connecting students to the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. through passive programming, active community service in the Milwaukee community, and other interactive activities on campus.

Soup with Substance
: This collaboration with the Center for Peacemaking and Campus Ministry features weekly noon-time presentations on an issue related to social justice over a simple meal of soup and bread.

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Opportunities to support and advocate for the needs and experiences of students to promote an inclusive campus climate.

Dinner for Change: Dinner for Change is a collaborative with the Division of Student Affairs Diversity Committee that provides advocacy to all students through a facilitated dialogue over dinner regarding the campus climate for underrepresented student populations.

Bias Incident Reporting Protocol (Coming Soon): This initiative seeks to provide members of the Marquette Community with an online resource to report bias incidents and acts of intolerance.

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Student Organizations

Get Involved

With over 250 student organizations at Marquette, there are ample opportunities for students to explore their interests. View our registered Student Organizations here.