Marquette University Student Government has been concerned about the recent issues that have affected our community. What occurred across Milwaukee this past weekend was distressing and we recognize that this isn’t just the result of one perceived injustice, but is rather the culmination of events and systemic challenges that have built up over the years.
In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, a preventative campus-wide notice was sent out to ask students to remain indoors. Please note the violence occurring in other areas of the city has not touched our campus. MUPD and campus officials will continue to be diligent in assessing the situation. You can learn more about Marquette’s safety measures here.
The Marquette University Student Government is committed to representing and supporting all student voices and we encourage everyone to offer their input on how we, as a campus, can address this situation. We know that many incoming first year students, as well as returning students, will have questions. MUSG will be available to hear their concerns, and connect students to available resources.
Our campus is full of future leaders, and we strongly believe that we can make a difference in our community. We will be putting together a roundtable discussion to discuss the underlying issues of inequality, and how we can affect social change. In addition, understanding how recent events have impacted students and our Milwaukee community, the Office of Intercultural Engagement, Campus Ministry, and the Marquette University Student Government will be hosting an Interfaith Healing Circle on September 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m in the Chapel of the Holy Family. All are welcome to attend.
Our faith encourages us to be bridge builders. Though we know that things will not change overnight, this is an opportunity for us to put our mission into action and be the difference in our community.