Diversity Advocates Program
Who are Diversity Advocates?
We are a body of people who are passionate about creating an inclusive and welcoming campus community in which everyone’s unique backgrounds, identities, cultures and perspectives are respected, embraced and celebrated. We are currently made up of administrators dedicated to provision of student services that not only enhance students’ academic performance, but also nurture the whole person.
What do we do?
We provide support, mentorship, and advocacy to students. We also provide opportunities for education and discussion around issues of diversity that not only help us to serve students, but also help us continue to grow and learn (thus serving the greater values of the university – Service, Leadership, Excellence, Faith).
For whom do we do it?
We do this for the betterment of the Marquette community, students, faculty, and staff. Ultimately, we do it to help students to succeed. However, we help students by helping ourselves, and vice versa. You cannot impact only one part of the system without impacting the entire system.
Why do we do it?
Marquette’s commitment to diversity helps foster a culture of learning, appreciation, and understanding. It is in line with our mission.
We do it to contribute to a campus climate in which all people feel valued and supported for who they are, because that is an environment that is conducive to learning. We do it because we as an institution claim to value each person in our community—we are living out that mission and living up to our promise to students, faculty and administrators.
Please contact Nick Jenkins to find out more about the program and how you can become trained.