The Office of Mission and Ministry, in collaboration with the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Campus Ministry, Pastoral Leadership in a Cultural Context, Center for Peacemaking, and the Institute for Catholic Leadership, serves faculty, staff, and students of every faith and tradition.

The office provides and promotes the Ignatian practices of experience, reflection, discernment and action, in order that they may see their work as living the four pillars of the University's mission, namely,

  • A commitment to service that has a global impact;
  • Excellence in teaching, research, moral and spiritual formation;
  • Exercising Leadership that both promotes inclusion and respects the human dignity of each;
  • A faith that enables them to courageously minister to the complex realities of the world in which they live.



Marquette University's Office of Mission and Ministry aspires to expand the breadth and depth of the university community's awareness and ownership of the university's Mission, its Guiding Values and Statement of Human Dignity and Diversity.

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Marquette's Mission

Dedicated to serving God by serving our students, faculty, and staff, Marquette University contributes to the advancement of knowledge by searching for truth, discovering and sharing knowledge, fostering personal and professional excellence, promoting a life of faith, and developing service leadership in others.

At Marquette, we believe the pursuit of excellence is a lifelong endeavor and education needs to encompass the whole person, through formation of the hearts and minds. We are committed to the unfettered pursuit of truth under the mutually illuminating powers of human intelligence and Christian faith. All members of the Marquette community, from every faith tradition, give concrete expression to these beliefs by giving of themselves in service to those in need.

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