Hiring for Mission Policy

Marquette University affirms its long standing commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin. Marquette affirms its commitment to the principle of affirmative action and its commitment to abide by state regulations and federal laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity.

It is Marquette’s policy that recruitment, employment, promotions, demotions, transfers, compensation, training, terminations, and other personnel decisions will be made to achieve a balanced work force, in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. An Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Coordinator is designated within the Department of Human Resources, and along with senior university personnel is responsible for planning and implementing the Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Plan. At the time of this writing the title of Affirmative Action Officer is held by Ms. Lynn Mellantine, Assistant Director of Human Resources at Marquette.

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The Marquette University Statement on Human Dignity and Diversity sets forth the philosophy, policy and practices related to institutional diversity, justice and human dignity that is an integral part of the Marquette mission.

While Marquette does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions practices, it cherishes the right and duty to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals and institutional mission of excellence, faith, leadership and service.

As Marquette is a religious educational institution with Jesuit tradition, sponsorship, and support, it reserves the right to maintain its heritage and identity as a Christian and Catholic witness in higher education. As a religious educational institution, the university may grant preference to Jesuits in its employment practices.

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Marquette's Mission

Dedicated to serving God by serving our students, faculty, and staff, Marquette University contributes to the advancement of knowledge by searching for truth, discovering and sharing knowledge, fostering personal and professional excellence, promoting a life of faith, and developing service leadership in others.

At Marquette, we believe the pursuit of excellence is a lifelong endeavor and education needs to encompass the whole person, through formation of the mind and heart. We are committed to the unfettered pursuit of truth under the mutually illuminating powers of human intelligence and Christian faith. All members of the Marquette community, from every faith tradition, give concrete expression to these beliefs by giving of themselves in service to those in need.

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