Accessibility and Disability Initiatives

This collection of disability- and accessibility-related resources aims to inform the Marquette community about the events and initiatives occurring across campus. By collecting these resources, our hope is to open up a dialogue across campus and play a role in ensuring accessible and inclusive environments for people of varying abilities by mitigating physical, environmental, attitudinal barriers that exclude people from fully participating in University life.

Alumni Association Affinity and Interest-Based Chapters

Marquette University Alumni Association chapters actively contribute to excellence at Marquette, support the university’s quest to be among the most innovative and accomplished Catholic and Jesuit universities in the world, and affirm the dignity of every member of the alumni community. Our diverse alumni bring a vital perspective to the table and are key participants in Marquette’s drive to achieve its strategic goals. Visit MU Connect for more information on the Marquette University Alumni Association and its clubs and chapters, including the following: 

For more information, you can reach out to: (800) 344-7544 or alumni@marquette.edu.

Bias Incident Reporting for Students 

A bias incident is any discriminatory or hurtful act that appears to be motivated or is perceived by the victim or victims to be motivated by race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or socioeconomic status. In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports students who have witnessed or been the target of bias-related incidents, refers them to resources that can provide ongoing support, and informs the Marquette community about the frequency and nature of bias incidents that are reported.

Bias Incident Resources for Employees 

Marquette University provides faculty and staff with a variety of resources for addressing bias incidents and other forms of discrimination or misconduct. Services range from anonymous reporting and confidential consultation to formal grievances. 

Centers

Diversity Advocates

Diversity Advocates are a body of people who are passionate about creating an inclusive and welcoming campus community in which everyone’s unique backgrounds, identities, cultures and perspectives are respected, embraced and celebrated. They provide support, mentorship, and advocacy to students, and an exploration platform for faculty, staff, and administrators of the Marquette Community.

Employee Resource Groups

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that actively engage the campus and Milwaukee-area communities. As envisioned in Marquette’s strategic planning theme, A Culture of Inclusion, the primary objectives of ERGs are to promote a sense of community, build personal and professional networks, enhance employee support and retention, and assist in attracting new employees to Marquette to foster a diverse and inclusive community. Each ERG has a direct link to a liaison on the University Leadership Council. While the ERG model is based on common background or interest, in the spirit of inclusivity, any employee can join any ERG.

First Generation College Students

First-generation college students — students whose parent(s) did not complete a four-year college degree — are an integral part of our student body. As the first in your family to attend college, you may be experiencing much excitement as well as nervousness about the next few years. You may be wondering about what to expect as a student at Marquette. This website is designed to highlight the various resources, services and people at Marquette who are dedicated to helping you achieve academic, financial, social and professional success.

LGBTQA+ Student Resources, Division of Student Affairs

We are aware that students who identify as LGBTQ+ or allies have unique experiences and face unique challenges. The Division of Student Affairs wants you to know that you are a valued member of the campus community. Marquette is committed to supporting students who identify as LGBTQQ and allies as well as educating the campus community about LGBTQQ issues/concerns.

Raynor Memorial Libraries Diversity Resources

The Marquette University Libraries support the teaching and research efforts of Marquette University as it aspires to be recognized as one of the most innovative and accomplished Catholic, Jesuit universities in the world. This support is expressed, in part, through the identification, selection, management and preservation of collections and other information resources. Marquette's collections are by nature broad and diverse as they attempt to support the students, faculty and staff in an array of programs at undergraduate, graduate and advanced research levels.

School of Dentistry's Office of Diversity

The mission of the School of Dentistry’s Office of Diversity is to help create and maintain an environment that is welcoming and responsive to the needs of students, faculty, administrators and staff, and to promote diversity by creating and implementing programs, partnerships and services that educate, inform, empower, and provide outreach and opportunity. The office partners with the Health Careers Opportunity Program to offer enrichment and support programs for high school and college students as well as outreach programs in the community.

Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX, Marquette University desires to provide an educational environment that is free of discrimination of any kind, including sex and gender discrimination, and prohibits all forms of sexual violence, coercion, intimidation and harassment. We strive to provide an educational environment that preserves the safety and dignity of each member of our community, and to foster a learning environment that is safe, conducive to academic success and supportive of healthy personal development for all members of the campus community. When an incident of harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct is reported to an appropriate Marquette official, the Title IX coordinators will respond immediately to stop the discrimination, remedy its effects and prevent its recurrence.

Undocumented Student Resources

As a Catholic, Jesuit school, Marquette University is committed to providing accurate information and resources for current and prospective undocumented students, their families, and allies. These pages hold information regarding undocumented students’ access to higher education, on-campus support, enrollment at Marquette and more.