Awards and Honors

Higher Education Community Service Honor RollMarquette University is named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 8th consecutive year, with recognition in all four categories

Marquette was once again pleased to be named to this national Honor Roll for Community Service. The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, was launched in 2006. This annual award highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve. The President's Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions in four categories: general community service, interfaith community service, economic opportunity and education.

Marquette was the only school in Wisconsin to receive recognition in all four categories of service.

Center for Teaching and Learning's Service Learning Program receives College of Education University Partner Award

In May, the College of Education honored the work of the Service Learning Program. The College of Education faculty and Dean Bill Henk awarded the program the University Partner Award, acknowledging the ways the program assists College of Education faculty and students in engaging in high-impact, community-based learning experiences. Last year, 290 education students participated in service learning, with the majority of students coming from Schooling in a Diverse Society courses. We are thankful for our mutually beneficial relationship with the College of Education.

Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie FoundationMarquette University has received the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation

The Carnegie Foundation has selected 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Currently, a total of 361 campuses have the Community Engagement Classification. Statewide, Marquette joins Edgewood College, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Area Technical College, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, St. Norbert College, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on this important list.

The Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments, and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions. The classification is an evidence-based documentation of institutional practice to be used in a process of self-assessment and quality improvement. The documentation is reviewed to determine whether the institution qualifies for recognition as a community engaged institution.

Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.

The application process was completed by Marquette’s Task Force on Community Engagement, which included the Service Learning Program, Office of the Provost, Office of Public Affairs, Office of Student Development, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Campus Ministry, the Community Engagement and Social Responsibility Strategic Goal Stewards, Dr. Larry Pan and Rana Altenburg.