Social Responsibility through Community Engagement

Strategic goal themes

Pursuit of Academic Excellence for Human Well-being | Research in Action | A Culture of Inclusion | Social Responsibility through Community Engagement | Formation of Hearts and Minds | Sustainability of Valuable Resources

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  • Overview
  • Spring 2016
    Actively Working to Promote Social Justice
    59% -5%
  • Fiscal Year 2017-18 (in $1,000s)
    Public Service Expenditures
    $5,887 17.7%
  • Spring 2018
    Students Participating in Community Service
    80% -3.0%
Social Responsibility Through Community Engagement


Dr. Daniel Bergen
Executive Director, Office of Community Engagement

Goal statement

Distinguished by our ethics, service and promotion of justice, position Marquette as a pivotal partner and resource to address issues within our community and beyond its boundaries.


Position Marquette as a pivotal resource for addressing key community issues


  • Create a formal infrastructure to allow for a single point of contact, referral, data compilation and assessment of the university’s engagement with the community
  • Building on Marquette’s institutional membership with various community engagement associations, encourage broader participation in national best practices conferences, facilitated dialogues, and summits, and facilitate the sharing of knowledge gained with the campus community
  • Strengthen Marquette’s global community engagement demonstrated through international research, university partnerships, teaching and service
  • Leverage Near West Side Partners, Inc. partnership with all facets of the university to address local challenges with housing, economic and workforce development, healthcare, education, and safety
  • Position the university as a convener around public policy issues

Address key community issues through outreach, service, innovation and the scholarship of engagement


  • Encourage grant proposals that provide innovative approaches to addressing key community issues
  • Promote the scholarship of engagement and find ways to expand it more prominently within the university

Promote justice, ethics, and service as key elements of the Marquette experience locally, nationally and globally


  • Prominently highlight the university’s work to promote justice, ethics, and service locally, nationally and globally
  • Expand the number of, as well as the quality of, opportunities for more members of the Marquette community to be engaged in outreach and service to the local Milwaukee community and broader national and global communities
  • Enhance intercultural competencies among all members of the Marquette campus community to advance culturally sensitive and authentic engagements as men and women for and with others

Social Responsibility dashboards

Associated with this theme are several key metrics, which help us assess our progress toward the achievement of the goal. For each metric, Marquette’s current value is shown in comparison to the previous value, along with an indicator of the direction of the change. More detailed data are accessible for each metric, including a trend over time and, if available, a comparison to a group of 22 referent universities comprising both peer and aspirational schools. Often, the availability of comparison data lags by a year or more. For some metrics, comparison data cannot be disaggregated by school; thus, only group comparison statistics are shown. For internally tracked metrics, although comparative data are not available, the data will be tracked over time.