Join a student or community organization

Student groups at Marquette have been actively working to make our campus, community and city a better place for years. Many of these groups focus on social justice and community outreach.

There are also many organizations in Milwaukee that would be glad for you to lend a hand. Visit the websites below to find out how you can get involved, become a member, or volunteer.


Check out Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center, where children learn about science, nature and how to live sustainably. The center offers volunteer and internship opportunities.

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin seeks to make the state a better place to bicycle through advocacy, education and coordination. Volunteer or become a member.

Clean Wisconsin protects Wisconsin's clean water and air and advocates for clean energy. Become a member or volunteer.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper works to protect water quality and wildlife habitat in the region's river corridors and advocate for sound land use.

Growing Power, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit farm, develops community food systems with a simple goal: "to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community."

Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful works to create sustainable communities through clean, healthy and beautiful neighborhoods.

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association, based in Milwaukee, works to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.

The River Revitalization Foundation is working to establish a parkway for public access, walkways, recreation and education, bordering regional rivers.

The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center connects people with nature and inspires them to become responsible stewards of the natural world.

The Great Waters Group of the John Muir Chapter is a local Sierra Club member group serving Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, & Waukesha counties.
WasteCap Resources Solutions, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides waste reduction and recycling assistance to businesses.

The Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy (MALC) is a conservation organization, founded by local volunteers, that offers several alternatives in land protection.

The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, developing, and maintaining this 7-mile sate trail.

Milwaukee Urban Gardens is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to acquiring and preserving land, and maintaining community gardens.



84 percent

That's the number of Marquette undergraduate students who participate in service through a wide range of programs, students organizations, service-learning classes and one-day projects.


Contact the Office of Sustainability

Is this site missing any information you would like to see? Is it missing your program or another program on campus that should be featured? Do you have suggestions for making Marquette a more sustainable university? If so, please contact us:

Phone: 414-288-1463