Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary of being at the forefront of fighting for social justice in Fond du Lac. Guided by our mission and core values, we’re committed to expanding education beyond the confines of the classroom by supporting our students as they work to create societal change. In striving to cultivate a diverse learning experience, we give additional support to students of varying cultures, lifestyles, and beliefs. No matter who you are, at Marian University you will be accepted.

Marian University’s Principles of Inclusivity

  • We strive to uphold the dignity of every person and to confront challenges to that dignity. Marian University does not tolerate inappropriate use of power or authority by its members, nor do we condone any other violation of human dignity
  • We serve with sensitivity and commitment to our core values – learning, community, service, social justice, spiritual traditions
  • We create opportunities for partnership and collaboration with organizations in the Fond du Lac community
  • We promote a campus climate of inclusion and mutual respect to foster student success
  • We are inclusive in all forms of communication

How Marian University Envisions Its Diversity Efforts

  • We create training designed to help employees and students take a positive, proactive approach toward diversity that goes beyond passive non-discrimination
  • We effectively disseminating information to students and employees about our diversity goals
  • We teach specific diversity management skills
  • We improve student and employee awareness and self-efficacy at the individual level
  • We improve the reputation of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the organizational level

Non-Discriminatory Statement

Marian University adheres to all policies of non-discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, creed, color, handicap, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status, arrest record or conviction, or other characteristics protected by federal, state, and local laws. The entire policy may be reviewed here