Marquette grieves with neighbor Molson Coors; workplace violence resources and plans in place

The Marquette family mourns with our neighbor and fellow Near West Side Partners institution Molson Coors following the devastating shooting at their Milwaukee campus yesterday. We offer our prayers and sympathies for all employees and their families, as well as for our fellow neighbors in the near west side.

We are proud of the swift and courageous response of our MUPD officers who responded to the scene immediately to assist the Milwaukee Police Department. MUPD provided its LIMOs to transport Molson Coors employees to the family reunification site last night. A moment of silence was held at last night’s men’s basketball game, and out of respect for the victims and everyone affected by the tragedy, the university has postponed Give Marquette Day.

Knowing that workplace violence has become altogether too common, the university has a variety of plans and resources in place.

  • The Marquette University Police Department offers active shooter training to all units on campus, and active shooter training led by MUPD is a part of new student orientation
  • A crisis management committee is in place with representatives from across the university; the committee meets regularly and leads crisis drills
  • The university’s crisis management committee has been working the past few months to update the university’s crisis plan, which will be distributed to all offices across campus in the coming weeks
  • An active shooter crisis tabletop drill was recently scheduled for mid-March
    • A tabletop exercise is a meeting to discuss a simulated emergency situation. Members of the campus review and discuss the actions they would take in a particular emergency, testing their emergency plan.

Marquette has counseling and spiritual resources available for faculty, staff or students who are concerned and saddened by yesterday’s events. Please take advantage of the Counseling Center and Campus Ministry (for students) and Employee Assistance Program and Faber Center (for faculty and staff).