Academic Support Services
Xavier offers numerous support services to assist students in achieving their academic, career and personal development goals.
All undergraduate students are assigned an academic advisor to provide assistance in developing educational plans and goals. Students with declared majors are advised by department chairs or designated faculty advisors in the departments. Undeclared students are assigned an academic advisor in the academic advising center, the Williams College of Business (undecided–business), or the center for adult and part-time students. Students meet with their advisors a minimum of twice a year.
Learning Assistance Center
The mission of Xavier's learning assistance center is threefold: ensuring students with disabilities can freely and actively participate in all facets of university life; providing and coordinating support services to maximize students' educational potential and develop their independence; and increasing the level of awareness among all members of the university community so that students with disabilities are able to perform at a level limited only by their abilities, not their disabilities.
Retention and Parent Outreach
The Office of Retention and Parent Outreach is the primary retention center at Xavier University. The staff offers a unique service as advocates for all undergraduate students. By providing an ombudsman who aids students in solving problems, Xavier demonstrates its care and concern for the individual. At the Office of Retention and Parent Outreach there is an emphasis on the freshman class and their social, personal and academic adjustment to college.
The James A. Glenn Writing Center provides assistance with all aspects of the writing process to all Xavier students, regardless of their level of ability or field of study. Undergraduate peer tutors, graduate tutors and the director serve as instructors. The center has a library of writing-related references and provides computers and printers for those who need a quiet place to write.
The math tutoring lab provides help for students in all undergraduate math courses. A faculty member, a graduate student and a few undergraduate math majors staff the lab. A tutor is available at all times the lab is open. Students also may use the lab as a study area. No appointments are necessary.
Language Resource Center
The Language Resource Center (LRC) aims to prepare students for a world where the knowledge of other languages and cultures is an increasingly useful tool. Through the promotion of learning other languages and cultures, we hope to provide a space where students are able to broaden their knowledge and world view in order for them to develop into responsible and sensible participants in the global community.