Celebrate Marquette's First Generation College Students

November 7 is the Marquette First Gen Day Celebration!  There is a series of events for students, and  first gen allies and staff are invited to attend Pizza with the Provost in AMU 163 from Noon to 1:00 p.m.  Spots are limited. Please sign up here.

To learn more about the national celebration, please click here

Additionally, a series of video interviews with faculty, staff, and alumni who were first generation students have been posted online as well. Demetria Bell Anderson of the Office of Engagement and Inclusion and Kristina Davila of Residence Life are featured among others in these videos. Learn more.

Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes Assessment

A few years ago, representatives from various Student Affairs departments and other co-curricular areas crafted learning outcomes for co-curricular areas that speak to what we strive to impart upon our students and the people we intend for them to be upon graduation. The university approved these learning outcomes and officially adopted them. The domains in which we want students to develop include Life Skills, Holistic Development, Social Development, Intercultural Development, and Social Justice.

Working as a collective, co-curricular areas contribute to these learning outcomes in various intentional ways. Each year we assess a couple domains across different programs and services. For 2018-2019, we looked at Holistic Development and Social Development. Generally speaking, assessment findings suggest that students are developing in the ways Marquette intends, but the data also suggested that we could reach a wider array of students with our programs and services. The full report is posted online.

For 2019-2020, we are looking at students' development in the Intercultural and Social Justice Domains, and we look forward to what our assessment will tell us about students' learning in these two very mission centered areas. Currently, departments are also in the process of mapping programs and services onto the domains and outcomes, a process that was completed several years ago but needs updates with new offices, programs, and services being added to the university. This re-mapping will be completed mid-January and will help us fine tune our assessment processes and plan as we strive toward innovation and continued improvement in the Marquette student experience.

Marketing Office Winter Hours and Deadlines

The DSA Marketing Office is closed for Winter Break (December 13, 2019 through January 12, 2020). If you need publicity designed for the first two weeks of Spring Semester (January 13–24), please submit your request before Tuesday, November 26. If you need materials printed for the first week of the Spring Semester (January 13-17), please submit your request before Friday, December 6. Any requests submitted after these deadlines can not be guaranteed.

Please contact with any questions.

Save the Dates for these Student Affairs Annual Events

DSA Holiday Party

DSA Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Union Sports Annex

DSA Spring Semester Kick-off Breakfast
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
AMU Ballrooms

Delightful Data

Marquee, Marquette's student engagement platform, allows us to capture data that helps us know where students are engaged. When you set up your event on Marquee and check students into the event, Marquee allows us to get aggregate data of who the attendees were.I love data graphic

Here's an example of what Marquee can tell us:

All four governing councils in Sorority and Fraternity Life, representing nearly two dozen chapters successfully hosted their first joint Greek Weekend event on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  Did you know that currently, 19% of undergraduate students are members of the Marquette University Sorority and Fraternity community?  Of the 523 attendees, the delightful data participant breakdown is as follows:

  • 248 Sophomores
  • 150 Juniors
  • 118 Seniors
  • 2 – Law year 1
  • 3 – Freshman standing
  • 1 – Graduate
  • 129 Students of Color
    • 72 Hispanic
    • 40 Asian
    • 9 African American
    • 5 Native American
    • 2 Pacific Islander
  • 80.3% Female (419); 19.7% Male (103)
  • 2 EOP
  • 90 First Gen
  • 9 Student-Athletes
  • 11 “Commuter”
  • 242 Residence Hall Students; 41 University Apartments
    • Schroeder Hall – 42%
    • Wells St Hall – 8.8%
  • 70 Nursing Majors (13.4%); 42 Biological Science Majors (8%)

If you'd like to learn more about how Marquee works, contact Josh Tepps in the Office of Engagement and Inclusion.

Campus Dining Survey

Campus dining is constantly evolving, and we continue to look for ways to improve and adapt to your needs. We encourage you to take this brief survey to help us understand the dining experience you would like to be offered on campus. By simply completing the survey you are eligible for a $25 Brew gift card or Erbert and Gerbert's party platter.

Survey Link:

Staff Kudos


AMU Battle of the Departments Clothing Drive in October collected 40 items from staff and students that was donated to local missions.

Linda Lee, AMU Assistant Director of Event Services, attended the Ungerboeck Software International (USI) conference. USI is the software used by the AMU Event Services office for reserving space and placing catering orders. Linda was also on a panel at the conference that included Scott Aldort from Harvard University and David Pollock from Barker College in Sydney Australia. The panel discussion focused on how the use of USI enables us to advance our universities mission as well as shared practical solutions and benefits to collaborating with campus partners.

Office of Engagement and Inclusion

Demetria Bell Anderson has been appointed to serve on the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated national Taskforce for Undergraduate and University Affairs. Established by the Sorority's National President & CEO this fall, this taskforce is charged to serve as the liaison between the Sorority National Headquarters and University professional personnel and partners in Sorority and Fraternity Life across the country. The taskforce will work closely with campus-based professionals to support the nurturing, growth, and sustainability of the collegiate chapters, as well as provide education and training for sorority chapter advisors and sorority leadership to assist with building and bridging lines of communication, and awareness of standard university policies and practices. One of 12 taskforce members, and one of only two from the Midwest Region, Demetria is extremely honored to serve in this capacity. Established on the campus of Howard University in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has over 300,000 members, more than 900 chapters worldwide, and is the largest women's organization in the country.

Alumni News

Kate Vetter and Demetria Bell Anderson athe the NACA Conference2018 SAHE Program alumna Kate Vetter was named the 2019 Outstanding New Professional at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) MidAmerica Region Conference, on October 26, 2019. At Marquette, Kate was the Office of Student Development Graduate Assistant for Campus Programming from 2016-2018. Kate currently serves as the Assistant Director for Programming at Bradley University.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a Fry Bread Demo

Tuesday, 11/19  | 4 – 5 p.m. | Innovation Kitchen

Fry bread is a common food in many Native American communities and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.  Chef Sara will be preparing Fry Bread with a savory sauce and honey for drizzling. Demonstration with brief description will last approximately ½ hour.  The remainder of the time will be used to discuss the origins of fry bread, discussing the efforts for representation at Marquette, and community building.

Seating is limited!  Register here.

Sponsored by the Office of Engagement & Inclusion in partnership with the Native American Student Association

Student Leadership Spotlight

Each month we like to recognize some of the many students contributing their gifts and talents to the Marquette community in various ways, such as student organizations, campus programming initiatives, community engagement, and/or peer education/social awareness efforts. 

Mircale Joy Faller at NJSLC in summer 2019Miracle Joy Faller (left in the photo) is being recognized for her leadership in Residence Hall Association (RHA). Her advisor notes "In the past few months, Miracle has showed continued leadership growth by planning multiple programs during Labor Day and Homecoming. Additionally, she recruited multiple candidates for two vacant E-Board positions and has seamlessly transitioned them into her team. Miracle is frequently developing new activities for the Executive Board and RHA reps to get to know each other better while keeping her meetings efficient and productive. It has been a joy to watch her in her new leadership role this year!"

Miracle is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Psychology. She currently serves as President of RHA, in which she's been involved for three years. She started as an RHA representative from McCormick hall. Then the following year she served as RHA’s Executive Vice-President. She loves playing a role in creating community within Marquette and being a role model for other students. She also enjoys watching the transformative effect that RHA has on emerging leaders. Additionally, Miracle works at The Brew as a shift lead. This is her fourth semester working at The Brew. She is also involved in the Bayanihan Student Organization. It is important for her to be involved in as many ways as possible.

Heidi KutchekHeidi Kutchek is being recognized for her leadership in Panhellenic Council. Her advisor notes that "Heidi has completely reworked the structure of reporting and presentation of risk management policies.Heidi is a senior studying Biomedical Sciences with minors in Business Administration and Culture, Health, and Illness. She is from Downers Grove, Illinois. She currently serves as the Vice President of Judicial Affairs on Marquette’s Panhellenic Council. Heidi enjoys working with the other members of the Panhellenic board and appreciates their enthusiasm and unwavering support. As a member of Kappa Delta sorority, she was the Vice President of Operations from 2018-2019 and currently serves as a social chair to plan social events for her chapter. Heidi also works at the Milwaukee County Courthouse in their General Crimes department and at a boutique in the Third Ward.

Heidi notes "I truly appreciate the opportunity to be a part of Marquette’s Panhellenic Council. As a leader in this organization, I have interacted with many other members of Panhellenic chapters and learned from a community of strong, intelligent women. I owe much of who I am today to Marquette Panhellenic and hope to pay it forward to the next generation of leaders. I also thank the Coordinator for Sorority and Fraternity Life, Maitlan Sullivan, for her compassionate advice and professional guidance. She has been an incredible resource throughout my term and has helped me grow immensely as a leader. Thank you!"

Carmen SedaCarmen Seda is being recognized for her leadership as an AMU Student Employee Coordinator (SEC) . Her supervisor notes that "Carmen is responsible for training the AMU Student Manager team, a group of 25 student leaders who represent all of the AMU’s 17 departments. In the SEC role, Carmen is essentially “leading leaders”. She plans out weekly trainings to enrich their student manager experience and help them grow in their leadership role. Additionally, Carmen steers the AMU Battle of the Department committee planning friendly social and service oriented friendly competitions throughout the year for student employees to engage in and gain points for their department. In September, she also emcee’ed the AMU’s largest training event, All Staff, which brought together 350+ students and staff for a morning of training around the topic of bias."

Carmen, originally from Crystal Lake, IL, is a junior majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Digital Media. She currently holds the position of Student Employee Coordinator at the AMU, as well as an additional job as a Level 3 Instructor for Marquette’s Girls Who Code chapter. In addition to school and work, Carmen is very active in extracurriculars. She is the current President and former Vice President of Live Poets Society as well as the current Membership Educator and former Treasurer of Alpha Omega Epsilon. She is also a member of Eta Kappa Nu, an honors society for electrical and computer engineers. In her free time, Carmen likes to play video games and try to code her own!

Hannah Mauch and Luis Navarrete Hannah Mauch and Luis Navarrete are also being recognized for their work with RHA, and both serve on RHA's Executive Board. Their advisor notes, "Together, they recently planned RHA’s annual trick or treat event, HALLoween. Hannah is a senior who has been involved in RHA for two years. Her enthusiastic demeanor and sense of initiative were apparent throughout the planning of HALLoween. Hannah was organized, thoughtful, and prepared for every meeting and kept the group focused and on task. She is an education major who also loves working with children, which made this the perfect event for her! Luis is a sophomore who joined RHA E-Board in September, and has been a diligent behind-the-scenes worker for the event. Once Luis found his confidence, he was a strong motivator for the RHA reps planning the event and was great at keeping everyone on task the day of HALLoween. He got people excited, danced with the kids, and kept everything running smoothly while Hannah was in class. The two were a great team and deserve a shout-out for their work this month!"

Luis Navarrete, RHA's VP of Marketing, is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is majoring in Political Science, and his future goal is to work in government, working to make his city or country better than where it was when he started. Luis serves as Treasurer of the Multicultural Greek Council and is Vice President of External Affairs for Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. He loves all kids of sports, likes to play various instruments and draws in his free time. Additionally, he has a distaste for celery. Luis notes, "HALLoween was a wonderful success. As a brand new member of RHA, I was somewhat nervous to put on an event of this magnitude, but my co-chair really alleviated the pressure by helping me answer any questions I had and providing emotional support along the way. Seeing the happy faces of participants made all the busy days and late nights worth it."

Hannah Mauch, RHA's Executive Vice President, is a senior in the College of Education studying Elementary Education with a second major in Communication Studies. She is from South Bend, Indiana. She hopes to someday teach third graders in her hometown of South Bend. Her favorite thing to do is play basketball, and she enjoys going for runs down by the lake and hanging out with her friends in her free time. She is president and captain of Marquette's Women's Club Basketball team and helps out on the Community Programming Council of the University-owned Apartments. Hannah notes, "My role as co-chair of this program was more centered around everything leading up to the event, ensuring that everyone was prepared for what was expected of them on the day of the event. I had classes during the time of the event itself and was not able to see very much of the end result, but I heard from my co-chair that it was very successful!"

The next Newsletter will be published on Tuesday, December 10. Deadline for submissions, including student leadership spotlights, is Tuesday, December 3.

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