Campus Ministries Programs
Campus Ministries offers a variety of programs which promote justice on campus, in Milwaukee and across the world.
Center for Community Engagement
Community engagement is an essential part of Marquette’s life as a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in the urban heart of Milwaukee. Housed strategically in the Office of the Provost, the office serves as a central clearinghouse for community engagement activities and promotion of the scholarship of engagement, with a focus on bidirectional, community-based research partnerships.
Center for Community Service
The Center for Community Service engages students in discerning their role in the struggle for a more just society through opportunities to explore diverse forms of service. Students will develop an understanding of community needs and assets, root causes of social justice issues, and their own identity through personal experiences with the greater Milwaukee community. We serve in solidarity, for and with others, to repair the divisions that injure the human community and impede human dignity. We strive to make a meaningful difference in our community, working in close partnership with community agencies and campus partners.
Encuentros Mentor Program
Started in 2017, the Encuentros (“Encounters”) Mentor Program brings together current Marquette University students and highly motivated Cristo Rey Jesuit high schoolers who may face challenges on their journey toward college. Through near-peer interactions, participants share their experiences, and mentors provide practical support, advice, and encouragement to their younger counterparts as they aspire to enroll in and succeed at a post-secondary institution.
Haggerty Museum of Art's Watermarks Project
WaterMarks: An Atlas of Water and City of Milwaukee is a city-wide public art project developed by artist Mary Miss that invites the citizens of Milwaukee to explore and understand the water systems supporting their lives. Miss' socially engaged art practice and methodology, known as City as Living Laboratory (CALL), utilizes art installation to call attention to issues related to social, cultural, and environmental sustainability. The physical manifestation of the WaterMarks project—a multi-layered and urban-scaled atlas—will be developed over time as part of an inclusive citizen- focused process.
The LAB: Leadership and Brotherhood Young Men of Color Summit
In collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Schools’ Department of Black & Latino Male Achievement (BLMA), Marquette University engages in the community-wide effort to support the leadership development, enhance the academic success, and affirm the cultural identity development and dignity of Black, Latino and First Nations male youth of the greater Milwaukee region and Southeast Wisconsin. Starting in fall 2018, several hundred young men of color from Milwaukee high schools will explore our campus as committed members of the Marquette community extend our professional knowledge and resources to complement initiatives that assist these young men in navigating their educational and career aspirations.
Service is one of the four pillars in the university's mission statement. It also holds an important place in the Jesuit credos of cura personalis ("care for the whole person") and "women and men for others." The Service Learning Program, housed within the Office of the Provost as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, coordinates community-based learning experiences within courses across the curriculum, and seeks to bring campus and community together in partnership to share resources, meet real community needs, and help to educate women and men to become the change agents of tomorrow.
Youth Empowered to Succeed (College of Health Sciences)
Funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), Youth Empowered to Succeed (YES) programs are community-based interventions designed to reduce health disparities and risky behaviors among minority youth across the country. YES is a collaboration between the United Community Center of Milwaukee and Marquette University's Department of Physical Therapy and the Program in Exercise Science.