A message from the president and provost

Dear Marquette community,

This week, two students engaged in racist behavior on social media — behavior that Marquette University will simply not tolerate. Their words are hurtful to our community and do not represent what we are called to be as a Catholic, Jesuit institution — a nurturing, inclusive community where all people feel safe, supported, welcomed and celebrated.

We want to make clear that Marquette University took immediate action. Yesterday morning, the Division of Student Affairs initiated a student conduct investigation of the actions by these two students. While federal privacy laws prohibit us from sharing the outcome of student conduct hearings, Marquette will ensure that the process will uphold our mission and values. One individual involved, a student-athlete, has been permanently removed from the team.

Racism and discrimination have no place on our campus. We stand with all our university leaders in our pledge to our students — all students, and especially our BIPOC students — to work with you to overcome injustice and ensure that our university remains anti-racist. We also stand with you to heal and in the work that lies ahead.


Dr. Michael R. Lovell

Dr. Kimo Ah Yun
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs