Guided by the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University and student development theories, the Office of Student Development is a team of educators within the Division of Student Affairs. The staff of the Office focuses its resources, programs and initiatives on the development of students and a campus community that promote self-understanding, social responsibility, leadership, and cultural and global awareness.
We believe in the inherent dignity, worth and potential of all people. Furthermore, we recognize the importance of developing the whole person and give particular significance to the intellectual, ethical and psychosocial development and transition of students throughout their Marquette experience. Through the creation of programs and policies, we believe we can shape a campus culture that fosters this development. Our work complements and expands upon the education students acquire in the classroom. Our efforts are based on the knowledge that meaningful engagement in the campus community facilitates academic success, the development of knowledge, skills and abilities, and commitment to the University’s mission. We believe that all individuals should come to know their unique gifts and how these gifts can be used in service with others, that all people are called to work for justice, and that for each of us, integrating diversity into daily life is critical for personal and communal growth.
These beliefs impel us to:
In doing this work, we commit ourselves to the following practices: collaboration; timely and effective communication; intentionality and use of research-based models and theory; creativity; involvement of students in our work; and inclusion, particularly of underrepresented populations.
All this is done for the greater glory of God through the formation and transformation of individuals and a campus community that contribute to the common good.
After participating in Student Development sponsored programs and activities, students will: