Intercultural Engagement’s vision of fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where all students can engage in meaningful relationships across differences with other students, faculty, and staff aligns with the University’s 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.
What this means for me as a student?
This statement serves as a call for all entities across campus to work at creating a welcoming campus environment for all students. While part of this charge is personal to each student, MA believes that a concerted and intentional effort should be made to live out the Human Dignity statement and respond more adequately to the needs of underrepresented students on campus.