Dear Marquette community,
Marquette University strives to foster an environment in which all feel welcome — a place that reflects our Catholic, Jesuit mission and preserves the safety and dignity of all. As such, there is an expectation that all members of the campus community conduct themselves in a manner that enhances everyone’s well-being.
Members of the university community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation (“prohibited conduct”). Our Marquette University Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct policy covers student, faculty and staff-related matters of prohibited conduct, whether the alleged conduct occurred on- or off-campus and regardless of whether the alleged respondent is a student, faculty member, staff member or third party.
All Marquette employees who are not designated as “confidential resources” under the policy are mandatory reporter employees. Mandatory reporter employees are required to promptly report incidents or suspected incidents of prohibited conduct to the Title IX Coordinator. To ensure employees are aware of their responsibilities as a mandatory reporter, the university is requiring all employees to participate in an online training.
The following are confidential resources available on campus for anyone impacted by prohibited conduct. These resources will maintain confidentiality except in extreme cases of immediate threat, danger or abuse of a minor.
- Victim advocates
- Employees at the Marquette University Medical Center
- Employees at the Counseling Center
- Ordained clergy acting in their pastoral roles.
We all share the responsibility for maintaining a safe, equitable, inclusive, and harassment-free campus. Thank you for your commitment to that responsibility and for your assistance moving forward.
Cara Hardin, J.D.
Marquette University Acting Title IX Coordinator