Supplier Diversity FAQs

1. What are minority-owned businesses (MBEs) and women-owned businesses (WBEs)?

  • MBE businesses are defined as any for-profit businesses, regardless of size, that are located in the United States or its trust territories and are certified as being at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a minority who is a U.S. citizen.
  • WBE businesses are defined as any for-profit businesses regardless of size that are located in the United States or its trust territories and are certified as being at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman who is a U.S. citizen.

2. How do I become certified?

To become certified please contact the following organizations or their affiliates nearest to you.

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
    National Minority Supplier Development Council
    1359 Broadway, Tenth Floor
    New York, NY 10018
    Phone: 212-944-2430
    www.nmsdc.org
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
    Women's Business Enterprise National Council
    1120 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 1000
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 202-872-5515
    Fax: 202-872-5505
    www.wbenclink.org
  • State of Ohio Edge Program
    Ohio Department of Administrative Services
    4200 Surface Road
    Columbus, OH 43228
    Phone: 614-466-8380
    Fax: 614-728-5628

3. Who should I contact if I want to do business with the University?

All suppliers must be registered with the University. Click here to register.

For more information about Xavier's Supplier Diversity Program, please contact:

Ms. Cheryl Nuñez
Assistant to the President for Diversity and Equity
Phone: 513-745-3539
Fax: 513-745-3852
Email: nunezc@xavier.edu