Service Organizations

Each of the following is a student-powered organization at Marquette that provides an excellent opportunity to meet and serve with other students sharing similar interests and the desire to make a difference. To view current contacts for the student organizations, visit the List of Marquette Organizations and filter it to feature the "Service/Social Awareness" clubs.


bestbudBest Buddies
Best Buddies is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and educating Marquette students about the needs and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. Become a friend with an adult with moderate intellectual disabilities through group outings and one-on-one activities.


bbsaBig Brothers/Big Sisters
Big Brothers/Big Sisters fosters caring relationships between college students ("Bigs") and children ("Littles") between the ages of 7 and 17 years. Big Brothers/Big Sisters has a careful screening process and requires a year commitment.


The Campus Kitchen at Marquette
The Campus Kitchen operates on campus and campuskitchen utilizes shared kitchen space, donated food, and the energy of students, faculty and community members. Volunteers prepare meals on campus, and then deliver them to agencies and individuals in the community.


Circle K International
circlek Affiliated with Kiwanis and Key Club, Circle K provides an opportunity for leadership training through service to the community. Circle K is involved in a number of service projects in Milwaukee and is also active at the regional and national levels.


Colleges Against Cancer at Marquette
The CAC program allows college students, faculty and staff to work together to bring American Cancer Society programs and services to college communities nationwide.


Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders–USA is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that implements sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students. Marquette’s chapter offers annual trips to Guatemala to work on critical infrastructure projects.


ftkMarquette Dance Marathon 
With immense collaboration from both Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Children's Miracle Network, FTK hopes to make each day brighter for every sick child.


hfhiHabitat for Humanity
Habitat seeks to provide decent, affordable housing for those who are without adequate shelter. Marquette's chapter works with Milwaukee, Waukesha and Racine chapters, as well as with other housing organizations. Members also help raise funds to sponsor their own houses.


MARDI GRASmardigras
Making A Real Difference In the Gulf Region and Areas Surrounding is a service organization that strives to provide aide to hurricane victims in the Gulf Region, as well as promote awareness of the issues, which plague the Gulf Region.


Marquette Action Program
For over 30 years, Marquette University students have enjoyed choosing service trips during map Marquette's Spring Break. To spend time living in community, reflecting upon issues of social justice, and making a difference, is a memory not to be missed.


Midnight Runmidnightrun
Midnight Run is a volunteer service program which was initiated by students in 1988. It focuses on the particular needs of the hungry and homeless people living in the community around Marquette.


specialolympicsSupporting Special Olympics
Supporting Special Olympics places volunteers as coaches at Milwaukee Public Schools’ sites throughout the year. Coaching requires a two-hour a week commitment for the duration of the sport (8–10 weeks). One-day events, including an annual soccer tournament, are held. Meet new people and become inspired by truly amazing athletes.


Women and Youth Supporting Each Other
Women and Youth Supporting Each Other, WYSE, is dedicated to strengthening the lives and communities of women and girls of color through a curriculum-based group and one-on-one mentorship program that strives to address all the issues that can contribute to their disempowerment.