The dream of Milwaukee’s first Archbishop, Rev. John Martin Henni, to establish a
Catholic, Jesuit College in Milwaukee was fulfilled in 1881 when Marquette College
opened its doors to students. Today Marquette University continues the tradition of
Catholic, Jesuit education by inviting students to grow in mind, heart and spirit. Our goal is to graduate students who are transformed by their education and
who will transform the world in which they live — who will, in a phrase, become women
and men for and with others.
Marquette’s focus on the four core university values of excellence, faith, leadership
and service challenges students to integrate knowledge, faith and real-life choices
in ways that will shape their lives.
Faith and spirituality affect the way teaching, learning, research and living take
place on campus. Students, faculty and staff of every religious tradition are invited
to engage in conversations about faith, God, social justice, the search for truth,
the desire for peace, global issues, ethics and the dignity of humanity. A Catholic
and Jesuit education at Marquette is marked by the active intersection of the Gospel
with culture and the intellect, as well as a deep commitment to the well-being of
the whole human family.
Catholic and Jesuit at Marquette
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