Marquette University Statement on Student Conduct Process

UPDATED: Oct. 7, 2022

The student conduct process is separate from student organization leadership policies. It is a longstanding policy outlined in Marquette’s student organization guidelines that the officers of all student organizations, as well as the elected and appointed senators and officials of MUSG, must be in good standing (not on academic or disciplinary probation) at the time of their election or appointment, and throughout their terms of office.

A message from Provost Kimo Ah Yun with a detailed Q&A is available here.

Sept. 28, 2022

Our mission as a Catholic, Jesuit university requires that we strive to create a community that reflects the diversity of people and perspectives that we encounter in the world. This is challenging work that demands that we listen earnestly and discuss honestly with one another. To aid in our students’ development, Marquette faculty and staff provide guidance and support and help our students navigate teachable moments, while also acknowledging where we can do better.

In the spirit of such dialogue, we recognize the frustration voiced at the student protest at New Student Convocation in late August about support for people of color on campus. We likewise acknowledge that the way in which these frustrations were shared prevented a planned, celebratory moment for the Class of 2026 and their families. Because of our commitment to student development, when students have acted contrary to our community Standards of Conduct, these behaviors are addressed through the student conduct process, which is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it continues to work as a fair and equitable process. In the interest of fairness and to protect the due process rights of students, this standardized process does not change based on the nature of the violation or the students who are involved. Details and outcomes from student conduct cases are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal privacy law, and will not be disclosed by the university.