May 16, 2013

Dear members of the Marquette community:

As another successful school year comes to a close, I wanted to share a Division of Student Affairs department update related to our student support services. As I’ve said time and time again, the safety, security and well-being of our students is our highest priority. As such, we’ve changed the name of Student Health Service to the Marquette University Medical Clinic to reflect the comprehensive services we provide our students, and we’ve also strengthened our sexual violence education, prevention and victim advocacy services.

Creating a campus culture of mutual respect is a topic that is extremely important to me personally, to the Division of Student Affairs as advocates for all of our students, and to the university as a whole. Just last month, Father Pilarz shared a letter with the entire campus to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month, in which he shared the steps the university has taken to strengthen reporting policies, institute mandatory sexual violence prevention training for all first-year students, and to ensure we are a community who cares for and watches out for each other.

I want to be clear that we have strengthened our sexual violence education, prevention and victim advocacy services and will continue to do so moving forward. Recently, the university has:

As a department, we are constantly assessing how well we are meeting the needs of our students. I’m encouraged by our steps forward, and I look forward to working together to ensure these efforts continue and grow in the months and years ahead.

Sincerely,

Dr. L. Christopher Miller
Vice President for Student Affairs


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