Dear students:

Welcome to a new semester at Marquette University. The Division of Student Affairs is excited about your being part of our campus community. You will find Marquette a campus dedicated to high-quality education with opportunities for leadership development, service, faith exploration and other co-curricular experiences. College is definitely a time of change, and we have staff available to help you through all that you will experience. We hope you will find value in the many enriching social, cultural and intellectual opportunities available here at Marquette.

Marquette is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment, and our staff is committed to serving the needs of underrepresented populations on campus. We have also put together a number of resources for students to serve a variety of needs from involvement and leadership opportunities to student services. Visit our website for more information.

Additionally, it's important for students to take care of their physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Visit the Rec Center or Rec Plex to stay in good physical shape or for classes and intramurals. Staff in Student Health Service and the Center for Health Education and Promotion can also help you with your physical well being. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, our Counseling Center is a great resource as well. And if you need help finding a faith community in the city or would just like to talk to someone about your spirituality, visit Campus Ministry.

This is an exciting occasion for you to become a member of a unique community of learners. You will interact with excellent and diverse faculty, staff and students who will challenge you to achieve at the highest level to think critically, develop empathy, serve others, and grow in leadership, faith and excellence. Education is an active and life-long process. I encourage you to use your time here to pursue scholarly and student life activities. Engage actively in this community of which you are an integral part. Participate in student organizations, attend the many events on campus, and take time to reflect upon the experiences which will shape you as a whole person. We look forward to supporting you and challenging you as you fulfill your academic dreams at this great institution. We know your campus experience will be fulfilling and rewarding.

Best wishes and every success to you,

L. Christopher Miller, J.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs


Student Leadership Awards

Student leadership awards

The Division of Student Affairs presents leadership awards annually to recognize student contributions to the mission and activities of the various student affairs areas. Students are nominated by staff from the division and throughout the university and are selected by a committee representing each of the student affairs departments and Campus Ministry. Awards are presented at a program held each year in April. Read more about the student leadership awards.