August 27, 2013
On behalf of the entire Marquette community, welcome to a new academic year. Over the summer, the Division of Student Affairs was busy planning to make sure the 2013-14 academic year is a successful one for all of you. To that end, I want to share some updates related to student life at Marquette with you:
- Marquette University Medical Clinic: Student Health Service has changed its name to Marquette University Medical Clinic, based on feedback from parents and students. Our new name will help us better articulate the services the clinic provides as a medical facility. This name change reflects the clinic’s mission to provide accessible, confidential and affordable health care. In addition, this fall, a new satellite medical clinic and wellness center, located on the first floor of the 707 Building, will be available to students for urgent care and wellness services. We launched a new student wellness website to provide information about the wellness resources and activities available to students, including yoga, guided meditation and discussion groups offered through the Counseling Center.
- Good Samaritan Policy: The safety, health and well-being of our students are Marquette’s highest priority. Students are expected to care for others in the case of a medical emergency or crisis. The university recognizes that fear of disciplinary actions may deter requests for emergency assistance in instances where university polices and/or the student code of conduct have been violated. Therefore, a Good Samaritan Policy has been enacted to protect students from disciplinary action when they need to call emergency services for an intoxicated friend. However, all violations of university policies will still be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Dean of Students’ Office.
- Understanding the value of your Marquette education: We understand that a Marquette education is a significant investment for students and their families, and that knowing where your money goes and how the university operates is paramount to understanding the value of your education. Marquette University Student Government worked with university leadership to compile key data on the value of a Marquette education in an accessible, transparent and easy-to-read guide.
- Bystander Intervention training available: In the spirit of cura personalis, the university offers free Bystander Intervention Training to empower and mobilize participants to recognize, intervene, prevent and stop discrimination and harassment of fellow Marquette community members.
- Student Handbook moved online: As part of Marquette’s sustainability efforts, we have moved the student handbook exclusively to an online format. The new interface is organized to help students easily find information about university policies and procedures.
Beyond these updates, don’t forget about the ongoing services of Student Educational Services for tutoring and academic support, the Counseling Center to care for your mental health and Campus Ministry to strengthen your faith.
If you have any questions about our services, please visit the Division of Student Affairs website, or call our central office at 414-288-7206 for assistance. I wish you the best for what promises to be an exceptional year ahead.
Dr. L. Christopher Miller
Vice President for Student Affairs