Held annually in April, Pride Prom is focused on our Marquette, Milwaukee and the surrounding area community coming together in a celebration of diversity in all its shapes, forms, colors, and creeds, and specifically the LGBTQIA+ Community. In support of our strategic plan initiatives, this event bolsters Marquette’s desire to foster a “Culture of Inclusion” as well as our Jesuit values of Cura Personalis. The planning team sees this event as an opportunity to engage with our larger community, both on and off campus, to strengthen support networks, encourage inclusivity, and highlight the value of all individual identities. We believe in the power of this event to touch the hearts and minds of all participants and leave an indelible impact on their lives. Our hope is that all attendees walk away feeling affirmed and celebrated, and see themselves an integral part of the “We” in “We Are Marquette.”

The event is led by a planning team consisting of staff and representatives from the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, MUSG Program Board/Late Night Marquette, and Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) student organization.

About Pride Prom

This event is meant to be a family-focused gathering for individuals (mainly Marquette students and local high school students) who identify as LGBTQ and their families and allies – many of whom did not feel comfortable attending their high school proms.

Because Catholicism at its best seeks to be inclusive, Marquette strives at every level to foster a culture of respect and belonging, embracing conversations and events that increase our understanding of diverse individuals and their experiences. The university is committed to supporting our LGBTQ community in ways that are both pastoral and educational, emphasizing the development of a life of faith, while encouraging learning and free expression.


Official support of the annual Pride Prom include:

Office of Engagement and Inclusion, Marquette University Student Government, Late Night Marquette, and Marquette University Gender and Sexuality Alliance.

Internal / External Inquiries

The primary contact person for all internal (on-campus) or event specific inquiries is Dr. Joya Crear.

All external inquiries (media/external organizations) requesting official statements will be directed to the Office of Marketing and Communication to respond on behalf of Marquette University. Contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-7448.