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Student Resources

Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement is a degree audit tool that is fully integrated within the Student Center of the CheckMarq student information system and is available to all undergraduate students who entered Marquette in the Fall 2005 or later.  The following are key features available in Academic Advisement.

  1. Provides a single source document that incorporates the applicable university, college and major/minor/concentration requirements specific to a student's degree plan.
  2. Plan courses by requirements to create a term-by-term academic plan.
  3. Create What-if scenarios to explore the changes to degree requirements should a student wish to change his/her degree, major or minor.
  4. Review academic progress toward graduation by using an interactive on-line report or two more condensed PDF reports.

Disability Services

Marquette University strives to integrate qualified students with disabilities as fully as possible into all aspects of university life. The Office of Disability Services, has been designated to coordinate this process in accordance with the university’s compliance responsibilities under the law. Accommodations determinations for all students with identified and documented disabilities will be made on a case-by-case basis. Examples of possible accommodations or services provided to students with disabilities include: alternative texts, interpreting, lecture notes, testing arrangements, self-advocacy guidance, etc.

More detailed information about accessibility for all students at Marquette can be found at the Disability Services website. The Office of Disability Services is located in the 707 building, Room 503; P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881; P (414)288-1645; F (414) 288-5799.

Email Policy

Marquette University utilizes email as one of the official means of communication with students to keep them informed of important information such as financial aid and billing data; college deadlines, events and updates; and important campus news. Each student is issued an official eMarq email account for use while he or she is enrolled. For more information, see the university's email policy.

Honor Societies

Alpha Sigma Nu

Founded in 1915 at Marquette University, Alpha Sigma Nu honors students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty to the ideals of Jesuit education and service to campus and community. Membership requirements include junior/senior standing and a grade point average placing in the top 15 percent of the class. Graduate students who have completed one-half of their credit requirements are eligible and subject to the same criteria. Of the pool of eligible students, only four percent from each class will be invited to membership. Alpha Sigma Nu has 28 student Chapters in the United States, two in Canada, and one in South Korea. There are over 73,000 student and alumni members.

The only honor society permitted to bear the name Jesuit, ΑΣΝ encourages its members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others, and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education. The 31 Student Chapters and Alpha Sigma Nu Alumni Clubs in 14 cities across the country sponsor Ignatian spirituality series, service projects, academic programs and speaker events.

Alpha Sigma Nu funds scholarships at all of its member institutions and sponsors the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards, honoring outstanding scholarly writing by faculty and administrators at Jesuit colleges and universities.

The Alpha Sigma Nu headquarters remains at Marquette University. For information, contact the office at (414) 288-7542 or visit Alpha Sigma Nu.

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa, chartered at William and Mary in 1776, is the oldest and most prestigious of the academic honor societies in the United States. Its purpose is to distinguish superior academic character and achievement and, through lectureships, scholarships, and publication of The American Scholar, to promote liberal education throughout the country. There are only 280 chapters, and Marquette’s Zeta chapter dates from 1971. Membership requirements typically include good (faculty-attested) academic character and a GPA in liberal arts courses within the top seven or eight percent of the graduating class. Students need not apply to be considered for membership. For further details, consult the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at (414) 288-7059 for the name of the current secretary.

Marquette Central

This office is the primary source for student enrollment and financial services information and assistance. Once a student is admitted to the university, this office is available to help students through Marquette processes and serves as a resource for questions about registration, student financial aid and student accounts. For more information, visit the Marquette Central website.

Public Safety

As the Marquette community is located in downtown Milwaukee, students need to be aware of the realities of city living. Recognizing this, the university strives to educate students about personal safety and crime prevention through a wide variety of safety programs and services.

Marquette maintains its own Department of Public Safety as a security and safety service to the university community. The department is located on the first floor of the 16th Street Parking Structure, 749 N. 16th St. (between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street). This location houses Public Safety Administration, Officer Operations, the Command Information Center, Preventive Services, and Student Safety Programs. Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, every day. Services can be obtained by calling (414) 288-6800. In cases of emergency, students and employees should contact Public Safety’s emergency line by dialing (414) 288-1911 from any campus extension or (414) 288-1911 from any off-campus phone.

Public Safety officers monitor on- and off-campus areas utilizing squad, foot and bicycle patrols. Public Safety officers are trained to respond to all calls for assistance, including crimes in progress and medical emergencies. University Service officers are responsible for monitoring campus buildings and property. The officers conduct walking patrols, provide authorized after-hours access to buildings, assist public safety officers and are available to provide information and assistance to students, staff and visitors. Security within the university’s residence facilities is provided by Safety Services officers, who are on duty from 11:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., daily.

The department maintains an outdoor telephone system, including nearly 500 Blue Light Phones. Blue Light Phones are located on campus pedestrian walkways, mall areas and within or near all of the university’s parking lots. Blue Light Phones are located at Valley Fields as well as in the near off-campus residential area. Blue Light Phones provide a direct link to Public Safety’s Command Information Center. Upon activation of a Blue Light Phone, the caller’s location is immediately known to the communications officer, who will provide the appropriate assistance. In addition, over 600 cameras in and around campus buildings, and in the near off-campus residential area, allows Communications Officers to conduct 24/7 virtual patrols of the area from the Command Information Center.

A wide variety of crime prevention and safety awareness programs are made available to groups that are interested in promoting safety. Popular topics include self defense, personal safety, sexual assault prevention and alcohol awareness. Numerous brochures, the Awareness newsletter and crime statistics are readily available to provide information.

Any member of the Marquette community who becomes involved in a crisis situation can receive the benefits of the Victim/Witness Services program. The program provides resources for those in need of counseling or support services in addition to providing escorts to and from all necessary court-related appearances.

Public Safety complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act through the publication of the Safety Resource Guide, which includes campus crime statistics and crime prevention strategies. Copies of the Safety Resource Guide are available from Public Safety or by calling (414) 288-7320.

Schedule of Classes (Snapshot)

Snapshot is an online schedule of classes students access to determine what courses to take each term. In addition, Snapshot will provide a list of those classes that meet certain degree requirements or are of special interest, such as: University Core of Common Studies (UCCS) courses, Interdisciplinary courses or online courses. 

Student Educational Services

The Office of Student Educational Services (OSES) offers a range of academic support services at no charge to students.  Services include tutoring, college success strategies, time management and workshops to campus groups.  OSES sponsors two special programs: The Urban Scholars Program, a four-year scholarship program providing ongoing leadership and service opportunities for high achieving low-income, first generation college students and the Freshman Frontier Program which provides interested freshmen with a five-week summer program and specialized advising during the first year of college­­.  OSES also provides ongoing personal and academic support for students experiencing academic challenges. For more information, visit the Student Educational Services website.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook, is online and issued annually.  It contains information and regulations on housing, conduct and student activities. Rules governing eligibility for membership and participation in student organizations, as well as descriptions of all recognized student organizations, also are contained in the Student Handbook.

Many colleges and departments issue a student handbook unique to their majors. Students in these majors are also governed by the rules and regulations of their individual college handbook.                                                                                                                               

Student Information System (CheckMarq)

Marquette students obtain up-to-the moment information, monitor their academic record, view courses, register, run a degree progress report and update their address/phone numbers online by using the CheckMarq system. Students can access CheckMarq from any computer with Internet access. CheckMarq requires both a user name and password. Information Technology Services assigns user names and passwords to all new students for the duration of their studies at Marquette.

Transcript of Academic Record

A Marquette University transcript is the complete and unabridged copy of all academic work attempted at Marquette University. Course and grade information contained on the transcript are released pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended).

A student may obtain a transcript of his or her Marquette record by completing a Transcript Request form available on the Marquette Central academic forms website and submitting it as indicated on the form, or submitting an online request via the National Student Clearinghouse. Current students may request a transcript online via their CheckMarq account. All transcript requests should be submitted a minimum of one week in advance of the date the transcript is needed.

The fee for this regular service is $7 per transcript. The fee for a rush or immediate transcript service is $10 per transcript. All transcript fees are payable at the time of the request.

Every transcript that is issued directly to a student is clearly marked. Because most institutions will not accept a transcript that has been in the student’s possession, we strongly recommend the student request the Office of the Registrar to mail a transcript directly to the institution involved. Students who fail to follow this recommendation are liable for any further charges when additional transcripts are ordered.

Veterans Benefits

The Office of the Registrar acts as liaison between the student and the Veterans Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Any student eligible to receive educational benefits under one of the various federal Veterans Administration programs must, at the beginning of each term for which he or she is registered, complete and/or submit the Marquette Application for Certification of VA Educational Benefits. First time VA benefit applicants or transfer students may need to furnish additional documentation.  For more information on how to apply for Veterans' educational benefits, visit the Marquette Central Veteran's Benefits website. Information or consultation regarding Veterans educational benefits is available at any time during regular Marquette Central office hours.

Marquette participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program; which is a Post-9/11 GI Bill enhancement program for students who qualify for 100% of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that may exceed the higher of the actual tuition and fees for a private school.

Federal Law requires that educational assistance benefits to Veterans and other eligible persons be discontinued when the student ceases to make satisfactory progress toward their degree objective. Individuals who qualify, and wish to receive veterans' educational benefits, must meet the published academic standards and requirements of the university in order to be certified for Veterans educational benefits. Only courses that apply to a degree program may be certified for VA Educational benefits; and students must inform the Office of the Registrar of changes to their enrollment after certification is submitted for the term.

Facilities

Haggerty Museum of Art

Opened in 1984, the Haggerty Museum of Art serves as a laboratory for learning focused on the visual arts by collecting, exhibiting and interpreting works of art in the context of Marquette University and Milwaukee. The museum’s exhibitions and educational programs are designed to contribute to transformational lifelong learning and enjoyment of the arts.

The Haggerty features approximately eight to nine exhibitions each year. Representing the diversity of work in the permanent collection of over 4,500 objects, the museum has offered exhibitions celebrating the contributions of the Italian Renaissance “Petite Masters”, American self-taught artists, works addressing social change issues, modern American printmaking and photography, and contemporary art by regional, national and international artists.

The Haggerty seeks to enhance the undergraduate educational experience by engaging students in various disciplines to think about the world and their subject matter through the lenses of the visual arts. The museum also works collaboratively with elementary and middle school teachers, local artists, and College of Education faculty and students to design programs that engage children and youth in educational activities. Additional educational opportunities for the campus and community include free tours, lectures, workshops and performances. For more information, visit the Haggerty Museum of Art website.

Hartman Literacy and Learning Center

The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center is a facility within the College of Education, which supports undergraduate and graduate literacy-related programs. The center library houses a children’s literature collection, which is used by College of Education students as well as children participating in the Marquette University Family Literacy Project, a collaboration between the university and neighborhood elementary schools. Students enrolled in EDUC 4964 (Practicum in Reading) participate in the Family Literacy Project by tutoring small groups of children in reading and writing after school. The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center provides faculty and staff to support and conduct research regarding the project. For more information, visit the Hartman Center website.

Instructional Media Center

The Kenneth Shuler Instructional Media Center (IMC) provides a range of multimedia creation and presentation services for the Marquette University community. The IMC’s primary obligation is to support and enhance Marquette’s classroom and online instruction through technology. The IMC is responsible for technical support to presentation classrooms throughout the campus. In addition, the IMC produces media that augment the university’s public communication goals. These efforts include the creation of photography, audio, videos, and multimedia for marketing, advancement and student recruiting purposes.

IMC's modern facilities include two television studios, video editing suites, audio studios, computer workstations and digital distribution systems. Our facilities are also an important component of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication's curriculum, serving as classrooms and laboratories for digital media and other communication students. The studios are also used by MUTV and WMUR, Marquette's student-operated campus television and radio stations. For more information, visit the Instructional Media Center website.

Libraries Overview

The University’s libraries support the teaching, research and service mission of Marquette University by providing access to recorded knowledge through collections, services, cooperative programs and connections to worldwide resources. The libraries combine state-of-the-art technologies with a repository of information in an atmosphere of service and learning. A full description of resources, hours, news and services is found at the Raynor Memorial Libraries website.

Collections of more than 1.7 million volumes and 3,700 print subscriptions are housed in the John P. Raynor, S.J, Library and the adjoining Memorial Library; the Law Library is separately described below. The libraries’ shared online catalog, MARQCAT, includes all book and periodical holdings, locations and circulation status.

Raynor Memorial Libraries

The Raynor Library, built in 2003, holds a commanding position at the physical and intellectual center of the campus. Raynor Library, seating 1,100, is designed around the needs of its users, preserving the university’s extensive traditional collections, while expanding its capacity for incorporating digital technology into access and delivery of information. The library offers over 300,000 books in digital format, and an ever-growing (over 41,000 titles) collection of full-text online newspapers, journals and magazines. The primary service point in Raynor is the two-level Learning Commons, with over 240 networked PCs and Macs, multimedia hardware and software and comfortable small group study spaces.

The Information Desk is open 104 hours weekly and, in addition, offers research consultations by appointment, and phone, IM, email and 24/7 “chat” assistance through its AskUs! services. The Digital Media Studio offers equipment, software, and basic instruction for digital media projects.  Video cameras, iPads, laptops, sound recorders, digital cameras and tripods are available for checkout.

Raynor’s first and second level and the bridge are open 24/7 when classes are in session, offering access to workstations and comfortable, safe late-night study space. Library hours during the summer, intercessions and holidays are posted and updated regularly on the library website.

Additional features of Raynor Library include: reference collections, the Class Reserves and Media Services Desk, Browsing and Spirituality collections and the Funding Information Center. Group study rooms are available for collaborative projects and can be reserved via an online reservation system.  All rooms feature whiteboards and many have large LED panels to better facilitate group work. A conference center accommodating large groups and video conferencing, the Writing Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning are also located in the facility. The second-level bridge entrance to Memorial Library features a 4,800 square foot café with casual seating, popular reading materials and wired and wireless network connections.

Memorial Library, renovated top-to-bottom in 2004 and entered via the 2nd level bridge, houses the majority of the book and journal collections. The library is open 104 hours weekly and offers a variety of seating choices for over 1,050 readers. An open stack arrangement presents over six linear miles of compact shelving for bound journals on the lower level, plus book shelving on five floors. The facilities in this library include a circulation desk, a cluster of PCs, and assigned research carrels for faculty and graduate students.

Most library services and online research databases are available to students 24/7 from both on- and off-campus locations. Class reserve readings are digitized for online access whenever possible. Interlibrary Loan provides both books and journal articles from other libraries on request and a variety of other cooperative programs assure library privileges for Marquette students at other libraries in Southeastern Wisconsin. The Milwaukee County Federated Library System, including the Central Library just four blocks from campus, also lends to Marquette students. Above all, service-oriented staff members are committed to guiding and teaching users throughout the research process.

Special Collections and Archives

Raynor Library also houses the Department of Special Collections and Archives and its research/exhibit area on the third floor. Its archival and manuscript collections and over 7,000 rare books include the archives of Marquette University; the papers of faculty, students, staff, and alumni; and major collections relating to Christianity among Native Americans and 20th-century Catholic social action. These include research collections for the following individuals and organizations: the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement, the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice, and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. J.R.R. Tolkien’s original manuscripts form a unique and notable research collection.

For more information on Raynor Memorial Libraries:

Law Library

The primary mission of the Marquette University Law Library is to support the research activities of the Marquette University Law School students and faculty.  The law librarians hold both law and library degrees and provide reference service to the entire campus for law-related projects.  The law librarians teach a variety of law-related courses within the law school and legal research sessions for various departments on campus.

The Law Library is located in Eckstein Hall. The Law Library maintains a comprehensive electronic and a selective print collection of primary legal materials from all federal and state jurisdictions as well as a growing collection of international and comparative legal materials. In addition, the Law Library provides the entire campus with electronic subscriptions to Proquest federal legislative history materials, to HeinOnline, and to Loislaw.  The Law Library is a selective depository of federal government law-related resources.

The Law Library maintains a comprehensive electronic and print collection of primary legal materials from all jurisdictions in the United States as well as a growing collection of international and comparative legal materials. In addition, the Law Library subscribes to BNA, the online CIS Serial Set, Hein Online, Lexis-Nexis, Loislaw, Westlaw and Wisconsin CLE materials, and is a depository of federal government information resources.

Research Centers and Institutes

In order to foster and enhance research and study at Marquette University, a number of units on campus have established thematic research centers and institutes. These centers and institutes offer the opportunity for active collaboration and research in a variety of categorical areas.

The centers generally are designed to bring an interdisciplinary focus to the study of complex problems and involve the participation of several faculty members. Opportunities are available for student participation in the programs of several of the centers and institutes.

The Office of the Provost maintains a list of currently active centers and institutes.

Residence Halls

Living in a residence hall provides students with welcoming, living-learning communities that enhance their out-of-classroom experiences and their sense of belonging within the university.

The university accommodates students in men’s, women’s and coeducational residence halls and in university-owned apartments. Each residence hall and university-owned apartment provides easy access to classes, comfortable furnishings, 24-hour desk security and a chance to get involved through events and residence hall and apartment councils. The residence halls employ qualified students as resident assistants for each floor or wing, while full-time, professionally trained staff direct each hall and university apartment. For more information, visit the Residence Life website.

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