Committed to fostering and supporting a culture of inclusion, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center hopes to be a haven that provides support through programming, services, and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ indentifying Marquette students, faculty, and staff.

Mission and Vision

Mission: The LGBTQ+ Resource Center, within the Office of Intercultural Engagement, seeks to foster the development of the whole student in their pursuit of academic excellence and personal growth. Recognizing the rich history and traditions of Marquette as a Catholic, Jesuit institution, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center hopes to be Christ-like as a beacon of compassion, care, and healing to the entire Marquette campus and beyond.  We put this into practice by providing a haven and inclusive space within our center for dialogue, support, engagement, and growth.  Beyond our walls, we provide resources, education, and advocacy, specifically with regard to issues and concerns surrounding the well-being of our LGBTQIA+ identifying students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.  We invite individuals of any identity to enter our open and welcoming space to engage with us in a productive exchange of ideas that reflects the diversity of thought on our campus.

Vision: Understanding the unique struggles of queer and gender-diverse students, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center recognizes the importance and impact of affirming our students’ multiple and intersecting identities. Therefore, we seek collaborations to foster an inclusive culture that promotes the equitable treatment our students deserve and the utmost reverence for their human dignity.  It is our hope that through education and advocacy, rooted in social justice ideals, we are able to impact minds and hearts for a more compassionate and love-filled community, both on and off our campus.   


Dr. Elizabeth Stigler
Assistant Director for LGBTQ+ Programs and Services
LGBTQ+ Resource Center (AMU 140) Office of Intercultural Engagement

Jennifer Perdomo  (She, Her, Hers)
Graduate Assistant, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Born in Washington DC and raised in Maryland, Jennifer received her B.A in Health Sciences in Speech Language Pathology from Towson University in Baltimore. She is a first-generation student pursuing her master's degree in Speech Language Pathology and hopes to one day become a bilingual speech pathologist. She is inspired by others' creativity and believes in spreading love and light through meaningful interactions. She motivates her students and peers to embrace their unique identities and together, work towards creating an inclusive and safe environment for all members of the community.

Joenny Lopez Cuevas (She/Her/Hers)
Program Assistant
LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Volunteer Programs

Joenny was born in Sinaloa, Mexico and grew up in California. She is currently a third year student double-majoring in Political Science and Women's & Gender Studies. Joenny is involved within many organizations on campus, as a member of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority. Joenny seeks the empowerment of ALL womyn.

Samantha Perez(She/Her/Hers)
Program Assistant
LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Social Media / Outreach

Samantha Perez is one of the Program Assistants for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and is in charge of Social Media and Outreach. Sam was born and raised in Chicago, Illnois. (Yes, the actual city.) Samantha is a first generation student. Sam is majoring in Criminology and Law Studies. She is also involved in numerous organizations, such as being an RA in O'Donnell Hall and frequenting the Center for Intercultural Engagement. One of Sam's favorite things about Marquette is how close it is to The Rave because she loves going to concerts and events.


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