The Center for Engagement and Inclusion is staffed by full-time professionals, graduate assistants, and student program assistants. The Center offers a space for students to study, hang out, and socialize, and is open for reservation by student organizations. Our core initiatves include the following:

  • Cultural Month Celebrations
  • Cultural Programming
  • Community Building
  • Resources and Advocacy
  • Multicultural Student Council (MSC)
  • Social Justice Education and Programs
  • Ready to Inspire Success and Excellence (RISE)
  • First Generation Student Success


Cultural Month Celebrations and Cultural Programs

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Cultural Month Celebrations

Opportunities to recognize, appreciate, and uplift our cultural diversity 

  • September: Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month
  • October: LGBTQ+ History Month and Filipino American Heritage Month
  • November: Native American Heritage Month
  • December: Universal Human Rights Month
  • February: Black History Month
  • March: Women's History Month
  • April/May: Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American Heritage Month

Multicultural Welcomes

Opportunity during Orientation Weekend open to students of all classes whie connecting with organizations, faculty, and staff.

  • Akwaaba: Black and African Student and Community Welcome
  • Middle Eastern and APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American) Student and Community Welcome
  • Bienvenidos: Latinx and Hispanic Student and Community Welcome
  • Native and Indigenous Multicultural Student and Community Welcome

Cultural Holidays

  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Idigenous Peoples Day
  • Dia De Los Muertos
  • Lunar New Year

End of Year Celebrations

  • Blockquette: Block party for our Multicultural Student Organizations and Students of Color
  • Unity Graduation: Ceremony recognizing our Graduates Color


Community Building

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Community Circles

Opportunities to support students from historically underrepresented and marginalized commmunities to strengthen their connection with each other and to the Marquette community.

  • 7alaqa: Support for Muslim Women
  • Black Queens: Support for Black Women
  • Brother to Brother: Support for Men of Color
  • Café Con Leche: Support for Spanish-Speaking Community
  • Dreamers Discussion Group: Support for DREAMers and Undocumented students
  • The Gathering: Support for Graduate Students of Color
  • Latinas Unidas: Support for Latinx and Hispanic Women
  • Talk Story: Support for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Community


Opportunities for students to socialize and partake in fellowship among peers while playing games and more. 

  • First Friday: February 18, 4:00 p.m. at CEI - AMU 111
  • Next Friday: March 25, 4:00 p.m. at CEI - AMU 111
  • Friday After Next: April 22, 4:00 p.m. at CEI - AMU 111


Resources and Advocacy

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Undocumented Students

As a Catholic, Jesuit school, Marquette University stands with our undocumented students and is committed to providing accurate information and resources for current and prospective undocumented students, their families, and allies.

In alignment with these efforts, the Center for Engagement and Inclusion serves as a support to the DREAMer Support Committee and serves as a connection the the DREAMers group.

See additional information regarding Undocumented Student Resources.


Opportunities to support and advocate for the needs and experiences of students to promote an inclusive campus climate.


Multicultural Student Council

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Multicultural Student Council Mission

The mission of the Multicultural Student Council (MSC) is to unite the multicultural student body by providing a space that encourages event collaborations across intersecting identities. This council aims to create a sense of belonging within multicultural students by providing them with the resources needed to effect change within their communities. MSC aims to accomplish the following:

  • MSC aims to bridge the gap between faculty, staff, and students by creating a safe space for students to directly express their problems and concerns.
  • MSC aims to facilitate action based social justice initiatives within the Marquette community.
  • MSC aims to unite cultural student organizations through programming collaborations and community building.
  • MSC aims to support the personal and professional development of student leaders.
  • MSC aims to promote social awareness and the importance of understanding and embracing differences.

Multicultural Student Organizations

  •  Hispanic/Latinx Organizations
    • Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
    • Latin American Student Organization
    • Paso A Paso
    • Ballet Folklorico
  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Organizations
    • Bayanihan Student Organization
    • Chinese Culture and Charity Club
    • Chinese Student and Scholars Association
    • Indian Student Association
    • Pakistan Student Association
    • East Asian Cultural Organization
    • We Are SAATH
    • MU Bhangra Academy
    • Kultura
  • Black Diaspora
    • African Student Association
    • Black Student Council
    • National Association for the Advance of Colored People
    • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Cultural
    • Gender Sexuality Alliance
    • Native American Student Association
    • Arabic Culture and Language Club
    • Muslim Student Association
  • Sororities and Fraternities
    • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
    • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
    • Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity
    • Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority
    • Delta Xi Phi Sorority
  • Contact if you are interested in any organization or believe one may be missing.


Social Justice Education and Programs

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Social Justice Education Workshops

Opportunities to raise awareness and educate organization leaders, peer educators, and students on topics of social justice. CEI offers the following workshops:

  • Identity 101
  • Identity 201
  • Difficult Dialogues
  • Stereotypes and Biases
  • Allyship
  • DREAMZone

Justice in Action Conference

An annual conference focused on advocacy skill development and education on social justice issues. This one-day conference will help you explore your role in affecting social change, especially in the context of a Jesuit institution.

  • Who should attend?
    • Everyone is welcome! If you have been involved in service, if you care about inequality, if you want Marquette to be an inclusive community, care about our Jesuit mission, if you are an experienced activist, or if you just want to learn more —Join us! Students of all levels are welcome, including graduate students. 
  • What does the conference cost?
    • Thanks to MUSG and many other student orgs and several MU departments and offices, the conference is free and includes a gift bag and lunch for the first 100 participants. Your commitment and participation is payment!


Ready to Inspire Success and Excellence (RISE)

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RISE is a free and unique multicultural pre-orientation program for underrepresented first-year students. RISE is hosted by the Office of Engagement and Inclusion with tremendous support from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Division of Student Affairs.


  • A first opportunity establish connections and networks with faculty, staff, and peers.
  • Sessions to ask questions and learn more about how to survive and thrive during freshman year.
  • An atmosphere that promotes positive attitudes and stimulates a vibrant learning environment.
  • An exclusive cultural and historical tour through Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.
  • Supportive relationships and constructive feedback to help students make well-informed decisions.


First Generation Student Success

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First Generation College Students

To learn more about the events of the day and the ways in which the Division supports students who identify as first, please visit the Division of Student Affairs First Generation Students website.

First Generation Programs

  • First Gen Day
    • The Center for Engagement and Inclusion celebrated its first National First Gen Day in 2019 on November 7. 
  • First Gen, First Fridays
    • Opportunities to connect with fellow first generation college students for support, community building, resources, and more.