Everything we do is
part of something bigger

At Marquette, our mission shapes our actions and gives meaning to their outcomes. United by our mission, we work side by side to make the world a better place.

Lovell talking with students

Mission, guiding values

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Our mission, therefore, is the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others. All this we pursue for the greater glory of God and the common benefit of the human community.

You’ll often hear these four pillars of our mission spoken together:

  • Excellence
  • Faith
  • Leadership
  • Service

Explore our full mission, vision and guiding values.

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Men and women with and for others

In all our programs, we strive to develop men and women who will dedicate their lives to the service of others, and who will play an active role in creating a more just society. We expect everyone at Marquette, regardless of their faith tradition, to give in some way to those in need.

Cura Personalis

It’s a Latin term that means care for the whole person. It also means you'll be cared for as an individual here, whatever challenges you face.

St. Ignatius