Welcome to Marquette! As you join our campus community, know that Marquette has a strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity in all of its many forms. We are aware that LGBTQ students have unique experiences and face unique challenges. The Division of Student Affairs and its many departments, including Student Development, Recreational Sports, Student Health Services, Residence Life and the Counseling Center, have been working diligently to prepare events to welcome and support you in your transition to campus. Ultimately, we want you to feel that you are a valued member of the campus community.
Please take a moment to review Marquette’s Statement on Human Dignity and Diversity and the Division of Student Affairs Mission Statement. You will see that we strive to aid in the holistic development of all students and aim to enrich your out-of-classroom experience.
Marquette is committed to supporting its LGBTQ students and educating the campus community about LGBTQ issues/concerns. Below is a list of links that provide information on activities at Marquette and educational sites that provide support and information about the LGBTQ community. Consider affiliating with the Gender Sexuality Alliance and take note of a few of the many activities and initiatives that include an LGBTQ Orientation Welcome Reception, the LGBTQ Discussion Group, the LGBTQ meeting/resource space and the Ally Program. These are a few of the many options you have here at Marquette. Watch for other opportunities for support and involvement as they arise.
The Division of Student Affairs also sponsors the Diversity Advocates, a network of faculty, administrators and staff who are committed to supporting diverse students. Look for the Diversity Advocates placard, as seen on the Diversity Advocates website, to guide you to a university professional who is willing to listen and support you. I wish you the best during your time as a student at Marquette.
I look forward to meeting you and hope your transition into the Marquette family fulfills, engages and impacts you.
L. Christopher Miller, J.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
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