Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Chelsea Malacara
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2013
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Marquette University
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Andrew Seifert
Projects Assistant
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive experience(s) offered by the institution:

Marquette offers several sustainability-related and-focused immersive and service experience opportunities.

One such opportunity is the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Service Learning program. Service Learning is an academic program which enables students to perform meaningful community service related to their courses. Each semester, many professors at Marquette offer their students a service option as a means to learn in practice what they are learning in theory in the classroom.

Agencies and schools in the community benefit from the services provided by the students and become partners in their education as well. Service learning classes are offered in many departments and demonstrate the creative expertise of faculty committed to extending disciplinary work into local communities.

Currently, approximately 1200 – 1300 students from 55 – 65 university courses are placed at 100 – 125 community agencies each semester. Some examples of environmentally-focused community agencies include the Urban Ecology Center, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, and Growing Power.


Another opportunity for students to immerse themselves is through Campus Ministry’s Marquette Action Program (M.A.P.). For over 30 years, Marquette students have enjoyed choosing service trips during Spring Break to spend time in community, reflecting upon issues of social justice, and making a difference in a community in need. M.A.P. sites are organized within the themes of urban poverty, rural poverty and environmental justice, diversity and justice within indigenous population and immigrants, disaster rebuilding, and much more. Each site offers students the chance to live simply and work hand in hand with the community for a week.


Additional immersion and service opportunities can be found throughout the university:

The website URL where information about the immersive experience is available:

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