Office of Diversity and Equity

Xavier Diversity Statements

Xavier's Diversity Vision

As a Catholic Jesuit university, Xavier University is committed to educational excellence, the service of faith and the promotion of justice, and therefore, the dignity of every individual. Xavier University consequently envisions itself as an equitable and inclusive community of learners. In as much as it brings these mission-driven values into focus, our diversity vision is fundamental to the overall mission and vision of the University. Toward those ends:

  • Campus Climate and Intergroup Relations: We are committed to fostering a welcoming campus climate characterized by respect and collaboration.
  • Access and Success: We seek to extend institutional access to those who have been underrepresented and to support the success of our students, employees, and the communities we serve without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, class, religion, nationality, disability, sexual identity or other categories of social group membership.
  • Education and Scholarship: We are dedicated to the pursuit of diverse ideas and viewpoints that enrich the educational experience for all learners.
  • Institutional Transformation: Finally, in order to remain vital and viable as an institution, we aspire to institutionalize these commitments in every aspect of our endeavor and to build a culture in which all are accountable for advancing them. In this way, Xavier will be recognized as a national leader of diversity excellence in higher education.