Marquette statement on the Kyle Rittenhouse case verdict

Nov. 19, 2021


Dear Marquette community,

With respect for our nation’s criminal justice system, we acknowledge the jury’s not guilty findings in the state’s case against Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, and also recognize that this decision is painful to some members of our community.

As an engaged community guided by our Catholic, Jesuit tradition, we want all who are hurting to know that our campus is a safe place for respectful dialogue and reflection on topics of social and racial justice.

If you need support at this time, please reach out and connect with the resources below that may be of help to you.

We ask you all to please continue to work toward true justice for all by defending the dignity of every human life and a commitment to nonviolence.

Respectfully yours,

Dr. Joya Crear
Acting Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

Rev. James Voiss, S.J.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry


RESOURCES FOR THE MARQUETTE COMMUNITY

SUBMITTING A BIAS INCIDENT REPORT
Those who experience harassment or discrimination on campus can report it by:

  1. Submitting a bias incident report online
  2. Calling Dr. Joya Crear, acting vice president for inclusive excellence, at (414) 288-5148 during business hours. (Please note: if you choose to leave a message, your call will be returned at the earliest possible time during the next business day.)
  3. Submit an in-person report by scheduling a meeting with Dr. Crear. Email joya.crear@marquette.edu to make an appointment.

MENTAL HEALTH AND FAITH RESOURCES
As a reminder, the following resources are available for those who need support:


About Christopher Stolarski


Christopher Stolarski

Chris is an associate director of university communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Chris at (414) 288-1988 or christopher.stolarski@marquette.edu