Intercultural Engagement Program Philosophy

Programming Philosophy & Learning Outcomes

Our programming is guided learning goals and mission of the Division of Student Affairs strategic plan. The Center coordinates programs that educate, engage, empower, and embrace all students. Through programming, we hope Marquette students will have the ability to share ideas, learn from those around them and be able to analyze society in a way that leads them to a positive civic and philanthropic experiences post-graduation.

In conjunction with the Jesuit mission of the University, the Center strives to develop a community of men and women for others by working with students and student organizations to plan, promote, implement, and evaluate programs. The design of the programming model is inspired by the Jesuit motto, AMDG (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam), which translates to “For the Greater Glory of God.” The CIE programming model utilizes this Jesuit motto by identifying the following target areas that serve as the basis for our program series in Intercultural Engagement. Those target areas are:

Previously the Center sponsored or supported events include Heritage Months, faculty and student colloquia, immersion experiences, and leadership education and training. We make a distinction between sponsored and supported events. In programs the Center sponsors, financial support is provided and the staff helps in the preparation, coordination, implementations, and assessment of the program. On average we seek to financially support two or three events/programs per month during cultural heritage months. The Center supports programs approved by the university and that are aligned with its mission. In supported programs, we serve as consultants to actively and effectively plan the event, and to the extent possible provide staffing and/or assist with publicity for the event. As we realize all students are in different stages of truly understanding self, the events we sponsor and support will include a variety of levels of engagement and understanding.


Diversity Advocates

Diversity advocates

Diversity Advocates provide support, mentorship, and advocacy to students, as well as opportunities for education and discussion around issues of diversity. More information.