("God and the River")
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
("For the greater glory of God")
|Established:||Founded as Marquette College August 28, 1881|
Chartered as Marquette University 1907
|Type:||Catholic, Jesuit, Private|
|Endowment:||$301. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to Ad maiorem Dei gloriam or ad majorem Dei gloriam (when an "i" functions as a consonant The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1881 ( MDCCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested 2 million |
|President:||Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J.|
|Location:||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA|
|Campus:||Urban, 80 acres|
|Athletics:||11 NCAA Division I teams|
|Colors:||Navy Blue & Gold|
Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Robert A Wild SJ (born 1940 has been the President of Marquette University since 1996 Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States The United States of America —commonly referred to as the School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The Marquette Golden Eagles (formerly known as the Marquette Warriors Blue and Gold Hilltoppers and Golden Avalanche (football only is the name of the various sports teams of A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1881, it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities ( AJCU) is a consortium of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and two theological centers in the United States The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA, also referred to as North Central, is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the It currently has a student body of 11,500, making it one of the largest Jesuit universities in the United States, and the largest private university in the state of Wisconsin. The largest college within the university is the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences. Athletics programs at Marquette compete in the Big East Conference. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen Universities in the northeastern southeastern and midwestern United
Marquette has also risen in stature and prestige academically in the past decade, along with increasingly selective admissions policies. This has culminated in Marquette being ranked 82nd among National Universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2008. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D "
Marquette is located on an 80-acre (320,000 m²) campus in the near downtown Milwaukee neighborhood of University Hill, on the former Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U A campus is traditionally the land on which a College or University and related institutional buildings are situated A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised Community within a larger City, Town or Lake Michigan is roughly one mile east of the edge of campus. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States The campus encompasses 9th Street on the east, to 20th Street on the west, and from Wells Street on the north, to Clybourn Street on the south. Wisconsin Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Milwaukee, bisects the campus. A street is a Public thoroughfare in the built environment It is a Public parcel of land adjoining Buildings in an urban context The university is positioned adjacent northwest and partially northeast of the Marquette Interchange, which was named so because of its proximity to the campus. Milwaukee 's Marquette Interchange is an Interchange in Downtown Milwaukee located near Marquette University where Interstate 94, Interstate
Marquette University is also a national leader in providing academic opportunity to first-generation college students, students from under-represented groups or ethnicities and students from low-income families. That commitment is shown through the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), a federally funded TRIO program which motivates and enables low-income and first generation students, whose parents do not have a baccalaureate degree, to enter and succeed in higher education. Specifically, eligible students, who show potential for success at Marquette, and enrolled at Marquette are provided with a network of supportive services, financial aid assistance, a pre-enrollment summer program, academic counseling, specialized courses, seminars, tutoring and educational and career counseling through the Student Support Services (SSS) division of EOP.
Throughout the years, Marquette has absorbed within itself many existing buildings in the area, especially for use as residence halls. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for Of the eight current student residence halls, only three (O'Donnell Hall, Schroeder Hall and McCormick Hall) were originally built by the university. Some examples of absorbed buildings include Charles Cobeen Hall and M. Carpenter Tower, both Art Deco buildings built in the 1920s on 11th Street that have been converted into undergraduate residence halls. Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial Glenn Humphrey Hall, a student apartment complex which was once the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and David Straz Tower, which used to be the Downtown Milwaukee YMCA, and is now a residence hall, recreation center and administrative office building. The Young Men's Christian Association (" YMCA " or " the Y " was founded on June 6, 1844 in London England by a young man Mashuda Hall, a sophomore dorm, was once the Coach House Motor Inn where The Beatles stayed during their tour in 1964. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960  Abbottsford Hall served as The Abbottsford Hotel until the university purchased it for use as graduate apartments. It was converted into a freshman residence hall for the 2006-2007 academic year. A freshman, fresher, fish, or frosh is a first-year student in an educational institution 
Marquette University was founded in 1881 by John Martin Henni, the first Catholic bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as Marquette College, and named after 17th century missionary and explorer Father Jacques Marquette, S.J. The highest priority of the new college was to provide an affordable Catholic education to the area's booming German immigrant population. John Martin Henni ( 15 June 1805 in Misanenga Switzerland - 7 September 1881 in Milwaukee Wisconsin) was the first The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese based in Milwaukee Wisconsin in the United States. Father Jacques Marquette ( June 1, 1637 &ndash May 18, 1675) was a French Missionary who founded Michigan The school attained its status as a university in 1907. Marquette University High School, formerly the preparatory department of the university, became a separate institution the same year. Marquette University High School (or MUHS) is a private all-male Roman Catholic school located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. In 1912, the relatively young Marquette University became the first Jesuit university to admit women.
The university acquired the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1913, and opened schools of medicine (including nursing), dentistry, and pharmacy. The School of Medicine separated from Marquette in 1967 to become the Medical College of Wisconsin. Medical College of Wisconsin is a Medical school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
In 2006, Marquette celebrated the 125th anniversary since its founding. An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn meaning (returning yearly known in English since c. 
The two largest single donations to Marquette University came within the same academic year. A donation is a gift given typically to a cause or/and for charitable purposes The second-largest gift was given by an anonymous couple who have, over time, donated over $50 million to the university. On December 18th, 2006, President Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. announced that the couple donated $25 million to the College of Engineering. Robert A Wild SJ (born 1940 has been the President of Marquette University since 1996  Less than five months later, on May 4th, 2007, Marquette announced a $51 million gift from Raymond and Kathryn Eckstein that will directly benefit the Marquette University School of Law. The gift is currently the largest amount ever given to a Wisconsin university. 
Today the University includes 11 schools and colleges:
In 2008, the most recent nationwide rankings of colleges done by U.S. News & World Report, Marquette ranked 82nd overall among undergraduate programs for national universities. The Marquette University Law School is the professional school for the study of law at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree.  Washington Monthly, another nationally-recognized college ranking source, listed Marquette as 48th among the country's 245 best universities. The Washington Monthly is a monthly Magazine of United States Politics and Government that is based in Washington D Washington Monthly "ranks colleges and universities on their contributions to society as engines of social mobility, fostering of scientific and humanistic research and promoting among students an ethic of service to country. See also Economic mobility Social mobility is the degree to which in a given society an individual's family's or group's social status Humanism is a broad category of ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people based on the ability to determine right and wrong by appealing to universal " Entrepreneur Magazine also included Marquette in its rankings of the top 100 entrepreneurial universities and colleges in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Entrepreneur Magazine is a publication that carries news stories about entrepreneurialism small business management and business opportunities. An entrepreneur is a person who has possession over a company enterprise, or Venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome  For 2007, Princeton Review named Marquette as one of the "Best 361 Colleges in the US," a "College With a Conscience" for its continued dedication to service and ethics-based curriculum, and one of the Best Midwestern Schools. The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company Princeton Review named Marquette's part-time MBA program one of the top 290 MBA program for 2008. 
Marquette's 11,500 students come from all 50 states, various U.S. territories, and represent more than 80 countries. A state is a political association with effective Sovereignty over a geographic Area and representing a Population. Territories of the United States are one type of political division of the United States, administered by the U In Political geography and International politics, a country is a Political division of a geographical entity Among these students are traditional-age undergraduates, adult undergraduate learners in the College of Professional Studies, and graduate students pursuing masters and doctorates in the arts, sciences and engineering. A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Marquette also has a very substantial number of law students and dental students.
The majority of Marquette's students hail from the Midwestern United States. These students generally come from the metropolitan areas surrounding Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Detroit, and St. Louis. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Madison is the capital of the US state of Wisconsin and the County seat of Dane County. The student body is roughly 85% Caucasian and 55% female, and many students are of a Catholic religious background. The Caucasian race, sometimes the Caucasoid race, is a term of Racial classification, coined around 1800 by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach for the " The retention rate for Marquette is significantly high, with about 90% of students returning for their sophomore year. 
Greek life at Marquette is minor, with about 9% of all students being part of either a sorority or fraternity. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal There are 11 social sororities and 10 social fraternities on campus, each with its own unique defining characteristics.
Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
Panhellenic Association (NPC)
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Fraternities:
Main Article: Marquette Golden Eagles
The school's colors are navy blue and gold, although powder blue has been incorporated in the 1970s and late 2000s, and the mascot is the Golden Eagle. Delta Chi ( ΔΧ) (del-ta kai or D-Chi is an international secret letter college social Fraternity formed on October 13, 1890, at Cornell Traditional founding The Kappa Sigma Fraternity claims that its origins can be traced back to Bologna, Italy in 1400. Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛΒ is a Latino based social fraternity with multicultural membership based on cultural understanding and wisdom ΣΦΔ (Sigma Phi Delta is an international social-professional engineering fraternity. ΣΦΕ ( Sigma Phi Epsilon) commonly Nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male College students in the Triangle Fraternity is a social fraternity, limiting its recruitment of members to male students majoring in engineering architecture and the physical mathematical biological Members History Early histories of women's fraternities contain accounts of "rushing and pledging agreements" or "compacts" among fraternities Alpha Chi Omega ( ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O or Alpha Chi) is a women's fraternity founded on October 15 1885. Alpha Phi ( ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on September 18, 1872. Alpha Xi Delta ( ΑΞΔ) was founded on April 17, 1893 by ten women at Lombard College Galesburg Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization Delta Xi Phi is a national multicultural Sorority that was founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by 15 women on April 20 1994 Pi Beta Phi ( ΠΒΦ) is an international sorority founded as I Sigma Kappa ( ΣΚ) is a sorority founded in 1874 at Colby College in Waterville Maine. Sigma Lambda Gamma (ΣΛΓ is a Sorority founded on April 9, 1990, at the University of Iowa. History The National Pan-Hellenic Council was established in an age when Racial segregation and disenfranchisement plagued African Americans, the rise of each Alpha Phi Alpha ( ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans Founded on December 4 1906 on the campus of Kappa Alpha Psi ( KAΨ) is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ is an international fraternity and was the first African-American national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black Alpha Kappa Alpha ( ΆΚΆ) is the first Greek-lettered Sorority established and incorporated by African American college women Delta Sigma Theta ( ΔΣΘ) Sorority is a Non-profit Greek letter organization of college educated women who perform public service placing emphasis on the Sigma Gamma Rho ( ΣΓΡ) was founded on the campus of Butler University on November 12, 1922, by seven school teachers in Indianapolis, Zeta Phi Beta ( ΖΦß) is an international historically black Greek-lettered sorority and a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The Marquette Golden Eagles (formerly known as the Marquette Warriors Blue and Gold Hilltoppers and Golden Avalanche (football only is the name of the various sports teams of Marquette is a Division I member of the NCAA and competes in the Big East Conference. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen Universities in the northeastern southeastern and midwestern United The university has 11 varsity teams: basketball, cross-country, men's golf, soccer, track & field, tennis and women's volleyball.
The Marquette Warriors (the nickname that preceded Golden Eagles) won the NCAA basketball championship in 1977.
Marquette's athletic rivals include Cincinnati, DePaul, Pittsburgh, Louisville, UW-Milwaukee, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin. The University of Cincinnati is a Coeducational public Research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. DePaul University is a private institution of Higher education and Research in Chicago, Illinois, U The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a non-sectarian coeducational independent state-related, "public" research University The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public University in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (also known as UW-Milwaukee, UWM or Milwaukee) is a public Research university located in The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) (ˌnoʊtɚˈdeɪm is a private Roman Catholic Research university located in
Marquette's intercollegiate athletic teams were the "Warriors" from May 1954 to July 1994 when the nickname was changed to the "Golden Eagles". The Marquette Golden Eagles (formerly known as the Marquette Warriors Blue and Gold Hilltoppers and Golden Avalanche (football only is the name of the various sports teams of Prior to 1962 Marquette football was known as "Golden Avalanche" and other teams were known as "Warriors," "Blue and Gold," and "Hilltoppers. " In 2004, Marquette began to consider changing the name back to Warriors, and conducted a poll that showed 92 percent of alumni and 62 percent of students "identified" with that nickname. Polymerase (DNA directed lambda, also known as POLL, is a human Gene. However, the Board of Trustees ignored the results of the poll on the grounds that previous logos had been disrespectful to Native Americans, and changed the nickname to simply "Gold. Trustee is a Legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. The use of Native American mascots in sports has become a contentious issue in the United States and Canada. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States " An intensely negative reaction by students, faculty, alumni, and fans led to yet another series of votes, which eventually pitted "Golden Eagles" against "Hilltoppers. " Respondents were told in advance that write-in votes for "Warriors" would not be tabulated, (although those results were later released) and "Golden Eagles" was restored in June 2005.
The university has more than 230 student organizations in various fields of interest:
This page from 1936 displays Marquette's Jesuit identity
Sketches were often humorous, as this one from 1920 suggests
A color-plate page from 1932
The "Departments" page from 1920
The Marquette University school songs, "The Marquette University Anthem" and the "Marquette University Fight Song," are generally sung by students and alumni during basketball games, accompanied by their pep band. A school song, Alma mater, school hymn or school anthem is the patronal song of a school A pep band is an ensemble of Instrumentalists who play at functions or events with the purpose of entertaining and "pepping" up a crowd However, the former is often played using the carillon bells of the Marquette Hall bell tower during the afternoon. A carillon (/kaʁijɔ̃/ /ˈkærɪljɒn/ or /kəˈrɪljən/ is a Musical instrument consisting of at least 23 cast bronze cup-shaped bells which are played A Tower which contains one or more bells or which is obviously designed to hold bells (even if it has none is a bell tower.  "The Marquette University Anthem," as it was originally known, is now referred to almost exclusively as "Hail Alma Mater. " The tune was written by Liborius Semmann. The Fight Song is more commonly referred to as "Ring Out Ahoya," although the actual meaning of the word "Ahoya" is open to a great deal of debate. One leading theory is that the call of "Ahoya" was often made by sailors on the Potomac river while passing Georgetown University in Washington, DC, hence Georgetown getting its nickname of "Hoyas". Georgetown University is a Jesuit Private university located in Georgetown Washington D Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The cheer/chant/call then made its way to Marquette through faculty moving between the two Jesuit schools.
Hail Alma Mater,
Thee we do call.
We're here to greet thee,
Dearest friend to all.
We're here to show thee
Our love is strong.
Hail Alma Mater!
Marquette, hear our song!
Ring out ahoya with an M-U rah-rah!
M-U rah-rah! Rah rah rah!
Ring out ahoya with an M-U rah-rah,
M-U rah rah for Old Marquette!
Goooo! Goooo! Go Marquette! Go! Go! Go! Go!
Goooo! Goooo! Go Marquette! Go! Go! Go! Go!
Many Marquette graduates are involved in the media and government, especially in Wisconsin. This influence has been referred to as the "Marquette Mafia. " Alumni from Marquette's School of Journalism also make up a large portion of many newspaper staffs throughout Wisconsin. NBA and FIBA star Dwyane Wade is also a Marquette University alumni.