University seal design evolves

As shared last spring, a university committee appointed by President Michael R. Lovell is working on a new university seal that will celebrate and more accurately depict Marquette’s mission and history. 

During the 2020-21 Academic Year, the committee gathered input from the Jesuit community, Indigenous peoples, faculty, staff and students to inform their work. 

Chaired by Rana Altenburg, associate vice president of public affairs, the seal committee includes representation from the following groups: 

  • Faculty from the Department of History, the Department of English, the College of Business Administration and the Law School 
  • Marquette’s Jesuit community 
  • Native American community members (as represented by Marquette University’s Council on Native American Affairs) 
  • Native American undergraduate and graduate student body 
  • Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Office of the President 
  • University Advancement 
  • University Relations 

Based on the thorough and helpful feedback the committee received last semester, the group will continue its work this fall to ensure that the seal represents Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and acknowledges the influence of Indigenous peoples on our history. 

The seal design will be shared with the Board of Trustees for review and approval at a future board meeting. 

Watch for more updates in Marquette Today.