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September 2022

 "We Are All Marquette" is a series of stories that highlight diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus and in our community. Read archived articles.

Welcome back to school! We are thrilled about the new academic year and all of its new opportunities. Start the year by reading about Mayra Alaniz, a graduate student in the College of Business Administration, who has been working to make professional wardrobes a reality for first-generation and low-income students. Alaniz's mission to help fellow classmates find free professional clothing options has become a student lead non-profit organization here at Marquette. 

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Social Media

Make sure you follow the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion (OIDI) on social media! We have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts that will keep you informed about campus events, diversity-based organization updates, and much more.

Diversity News & Events

Fall Registration Open for Diversity & Inclusion Educational Programs for Employees
Priority deadline: September 1, 2022
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion offers a variety of programs for employees to learn more about topics related to diversity and inclusion. Register for fall cohorts of the Anti-Racism Community (ARC) Dialogues and the Making Marquette Inclusive Discussion Series by Thursday, Sept. 1. 
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Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
Application opens: September 1, 2022
Are you a student interested in conducting academic research? The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program will be holding information sessions from September 12th - October 31st every Monday and Thursday! Check out the time sections along with more details to apply.
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Organization Fest (O-Fest)
Wednesday, September 7: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We are excited to host another in-person and lively Fall O-Fest. Come visit the energetic sidewalks of Central Mall to learn about the different organizations you can join. Bring a friend and get involved on campus!
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Encuentros Mentor Program
Application deadline: September 9, 2022
Have you had a great college experience and want to pay it forward to the next generation of first-gen students? The Encuentros program is a mentorship opportunity between Marquette University students and Cristo Rey high schoolers. Help guide them as they navigate their way toward college. Consider applying today!
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Soup with Substance: Latino Arts
Monday, September 12: 12:00 pm 
In anticipation of Hispanic Heritage Month, Marquette welcomes Latino Arts for a "Soup with Substance" session in AMU 157. They will discuss how they amplify creativity, build community, and share culture through their work. Don't miss it!
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REIS Reception for Dr. Navia
Thursday, September 15: 3:00 pm 
The Race, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies (REIS) program is collaborating with the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion to host a welcome back event for faculty/instructors and staff to meet and greet our new VP for Inclusive Excellence, Dr. Chris Navia. Contact Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz for more details.
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Kick-Off
Friday, September 16: 12:00 pm
In honor of our Hispanic/Latinx community and Mexican Independence Day, join the Center for Engagement and Inclusion as Milwaukee's very own Dance Academy of Mexico performs, and enjoy food from Get It While It's Hot Tamale! Don't miss out - stop by the AMU 2nd Floor Rotunda.
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Dr. Mariana Ortega Lectures
Friday, September 16 and Friday, September 23
We are excited to receive Dr. Mariana Ortega as this year’s visiting AMUW Humanistic Chair. Her visit will include a welcoming reception on 9/16, a public lecture, a keynote on 9/23 for the Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy conference, and teaching a course. For more details, contact Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz, co-chair of the Race, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies program. 
Fiesta de Noche
Saturday, September 24: 9:00 pm
Join us for the annual Fiesta de Noche celebration at Eckstein Commons for a night of food, music, and awesome company!
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REIS Research and Program Funding Available
Fall deadline: September 30, 2022
The Race, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies program provides small grants for programming and events (up to $400) and research development (up to $500.00). For more information, contact REIS co-chair, Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz.
Programming Grant Application
Research Development Grant Application
Sign up for Café con Leche
Ongoing throughout the academic year
Café con Leche is back! If you are interested in good conversation in Spanish while enjoying pan dulce y café, this is the program for you. Open to students, faculty and staff who are either native/heritage speakers or Spanish learners. The schedule is forthcoming so get on the contact list today!
Propose a Speaker for the Metcalfe Chair
Ongoing throughout the academic year
Academic and co-curricular programs are invited to propose an educational leader, scholar-practitioner, researcher or social justice advocate to serve as the Metcalfe Chair for the 2022-23 academic year. The Metcalfe Chair is a non-residential visiting scholar of African American, Latinx or Native American heritage. 
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Diversity Resources

Anti-Racist Education
It is not enough that we do not act in racist ways; we must become actively anti-racist in order for our vision of an inclusive campus environment to come to fruition. Check out this list of resources to learn about what anti-racism is and how to practice it.
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Community Circles
Community circles are valuable resources for our students here at Marquette: they offer an organic yet organized space for people to talk with each other. If you're interested in joining any of these groups (or starting your own), contact Marquette's Center for Engagement & Inclusion at
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Diversity & Inclusion Educational Programming
Learn about a variety of on-campus programs designed to enhance participants' understanding around issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. 
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Dreamers Discussion Group
The Dreamers discussion group connects Dreamers across campus to empower each other through discussion and event planning. For more information, contact
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Employee Resource Groups
The Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion supports a number of employee resource groups (ERGs). These groups seek to promote a sense of community, build personal and professional networks, enhance employee support, and retention and assist in attracting new employees to Marquette to foster a diverse and inclusive community. For questions, please contact
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Equity-Minded Hiring Practices
The Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion worked with the Department of Human Resources to create a guide for diverse, inclusive, and equity-minded hiring practices. For more information, visit the link above or contact
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Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Housed in the Diederich College of Communication, the Neighborhood News Service is an independent nonprofit that covers Milwaukee’s diverse central city neighborhoods. Through evidence-based reporting, they act as a ferocious watchdog for readers who are often neglected (unless there’s trouble) by other media outlets.
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Victim Advocates
Marquette's Campus Victim Advocates are now a confidential resource, which means that they will not report what you share with them to the Title XI coordinator. Advocates are available to provide support remotely and can be reached 24/7 at 414-288-5244, or during business hours at Campus advocates are available to accompany students to the hospital if needed.
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To submit campus diversity events for distribution, please email event details to Visit the Diversity and Inclusion website or check us out on social media for more events.
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