Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q) What does the Multicultural, Gender & Women's Center do?

A) The Center takes the lead in constantly ensuring that  Xavier is a community that values academic, social and inclusive excellence. We are committed to supporting students through their journey of developing multiple intersecting identities, and learning how to work across any personal or societal differences.  We also make sure that our underrepresented students get recruited, are retained by feeling valued and complete their college education. We advise identity and social justice based student organizations. Finally, we educate the entire campus about the value of diversity in our lives by inviting speakers and other kinds of programming that seek to nourish a capacity in all members of our community for perspective taking, solidarity and justice.

Q) Who can use the Multicultural, Gender & Women's Center?

A) Everyone who is a student, staff or faculty member of Xavier University.

Q) What informs our work?

A) Our work at Xavier and through this center can be summed up by three Audre Lorde quotes. The first is, "There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." The second, "It's not our differences that divide us. Its our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences." Finally, "Without community there is no liberation...but community must not mean shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist."

Q) How can I get involved with the Multicultural, Gender & Women's Center?

A) Send us an e-mail (mgwcxavier@gmail.com), call us at 513-745-3181, or by visiting the office.