Office of Diversity

Our Philosophy

“Respecting and honoring difference; we bridge the gap."

Understanding the impact and role diversity plays in society and the dental profession, the Office of Diversity is committed to being a vital link to Marquette University and the local community.

In part, the office mission is to help create and maintain an environment that is welcoming and responsive and one that meets the need of students, faculty, administrators and staff. We serve as a contributor to everyone’s success.

The Office of Diversity partners with dental faculty, staff and administrators to provide a network of services. We provide academic support, advising, programming, and involvement in community outreach on campus and locally.

Mission Statement

Promotes diversity by creating and implementing programs, partnerships and services that educate, inform, empower, and provide outreach and opportunity.

Vision Statement

“Change agent” with a global view in approaching diversity, awareness, accessibility and leadership for the 21st century.

Disadvantaged Students

Prospective and current students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are encouraged to utilize the services of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The School of Dentistry's commitment to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented dentists has been in operation since 1977.

Services and activities for disadvantaged students include:

  • Application assistance
  • Financial aid advising
  • SDS scholarship opportunity
  • Tutorial assistance
  • Academic and personal counseling