We invite you to join our lively community of students who are interested in building friendship and learning about peacemaking and social activism. With a variety of programs, the Center for Peacemaking is a resource to students across all colleges and majors at Marquette. The most common ways for students to get involved are through our student organizations, international travel, summer fellowships, retreats, and peace studies classes.

We are especially proud that students frequently mention their involvement with the Center for Peacemaking as a highlight of their time at Marquette and that students involved with the Center are regular recipients of prestigious awards including the Pedro Arrupe award, academic achievement awards, and student leadership awards.

Highlights of programs that might interest you include:

These are just a few of the ways you can get involved with the Center for Peacemaking. We encourage you to continue exploring our website and to contact Chris Jeske with any questions about our programs or if you are looking for other ways to get involved.

Teach peer mediation to area youth through MU PeaceWorks

The Center for Peacemaking hires and trains several students each semester to teach peer mediation and nonviolence education to Milwaukee youth. The student nonviolence educators are currently serving at Boys and Girls Club sites throughout the city.

Learn more about MU PeaceWorks. Contact Patrick Kennelly if you are interested in getting involved in this program.

Learn about careers and internships that make a difference

The Center for Peacemaking sponsors "Making a Living, Making a Difference," a series of events including panel discussions, skill development workshops, and a networking event. These events are designed to help students in finding opportunities to work in fields and roles that promote the common good.

Students are encouraged to schedule an individual appointment with Chris Jeske to discuss discerning the right career fit for you, assistance with resume and/or cover letter writing, or researching peacemaking related job opportunities.

View our career and internship resources.

Participate in a two-week peacebuilding program in Ethiopia

In partnership with the Southeast Wisconsin Initiative for CRS, the Center for Peacemaking is offering students the opportunity to observe and participate in on-the-ground peacebuilding in Ethiopia.

This program includes several preparation sessions to learn about Ethiopia's history, international development, and CRS's projects on-the-ground in Ethiopia.

Learn more about the two-week peacebuilding program in Ethiopia.

Spend your summer as a student peacemaking fellow

Each year the Center for Peacemaking awards students up to $2,000 in grant funding for students to deepen their engagement in the practice and study of peacemaking. You can design your own project, intern with an established organization, conduct research individually or with a faculty member, or participate in a structured peacebuilding program or delegation.

Learn more about the Center's student peacemaking fellowships.

Engage in advocacy with the CRS Campus Ambassadors

The CRS Campus Ambassadors are paid positions to coordinate campus initiatives with the regional, national, and international efforts of Catholic Relief Services. Their work includes mobilizing support around advocacy campaigns, coordinating speakers that highlight the work of CRS, and creating opportunities for students to engage with CRS.

Learn more about the CRS Campus Ambassador program. Contact Chris Jeske if you are interested in getting involved in this program.

Student Testimonials

"Once you get involved with the Center for Peacemaking -- and once you fall into the passion, the possibilities and the people that are found in the Center, there is no going back. Peacemaking and non-violent justice become an innate part of you, a powerful force that steers you for the rest of your life."
~ Ciara McHugh, Arts & Sciences, '13