The Xavier Experience
Perks, Benefits, & Resources available to APEX Students.
Health and Wellness
- Health insurance: Even part-time students are eligible to sign up for Xavier’s Student Health Insurance Plan, which provides comprehensive and affordable care through Anthem.
- Health and Wellness Care:
- Health Services are provided by TriHealth. In order to access health services on campus, all Xavier students are required to present their insurance card and pay the corresponding copayment as directed by each individual's insurance coverage plan. Students may elect to use Xavier's student health insurance or an existing plan to receive care on campus.
- Counseling Services are provided by Xavier University. Free of charge, students can benefit from the same quality of service that is available in a private practice. Staff at Xavier Counseling Services can help a student address a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to: Depression, Grief and Loss, Anxiety and Stress, and Alcohol and Substance abuse.
- Support Groups and Workshops are run by Xavier Counselors for all students at no cost to the student. Some examples are Wellness Yoga, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, and Mindful Grief Healing Group.
- Tuition Insurance: The Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) is provided to all Xavier students at a cost billed to the student each semester. Students do have the option of waiving the insurance by the deadline each semester if they do not want or need the coverage, however, this plan offers a refund of 85% of the term's tuition if a student must withdraw from classes due to injury, sickness or mental health.
Academic success is a priority at Xavier University and the Office of Academic Support provides free academic support for all Xavier students.
- The Office of Academic Support is located in Conaton Learning Commons, Suite 514.
- Tutoring: Tutoring sessions are scheduled by appointment and allow students to have a working relationship with a tutor which is consistent, regular, and comprehensive. Tutoring sessions are either one-on-one or paired with a classmate if there is a high demand for that course.
- Math Lab: This lab is a free service to all Xavier students in Math classes numbered 105 through 171 (With the exception of 125). Lab hours are available in the evenings and on Sundays.
- Writing Center: The James A. Glenn Writing Center provides free tutoring services to all members of the Xavier community. Appointments are scheduled in one-hour time slots. The tutors in the center can help at any stage of the writing process: understanding an assignment, generating ideas, drafting, organizing, revising, editing (addressing sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation concerns), and documenting sources. Writers can also receive assistance in refining cover letters and resumes, and other such non-class-related writing projects.
- Disability Services: Disability Services, located in Conaton Learning Commons, Suite 514, offers equal and integrated educational experiences, services, and enrichment opportunities to students with disabilities to allow full access and participation in the Xavier community.
- Accommodations: Once the accommodations are identified and approved, the student determines the accommodations he or she will utilize for specific classes and situations. Students unsure if a specific accommodation should be used can meet with the director of Disability Services.
- Library Services: Librarians are available to assist with research either in person or online. Ask a Librarian, or use one of the helpful Subject Guides to find the most useful resources for a research topic. It is also possible to schedule a consultation with a subject specialist for individualized assistance with identifying and locating resources. The library also has a number of resources available specifically to online students.
- Technology Support: Xavier provides technology support for all students. The Connection Center is an integrated service point, blending library and help desk services to support the technological and informational needs of the Xavier community. If a particular technology issue requires more intensive staff attention, Connection Center staff will coordinate that for you. The connection desk can be found on the third floor of Conaton Learning commons and more information, including the Technology Help Desk contact information, can be found on the technology services website, or by calling the Help desk at 513-745-HELP (4357).
- TRiO Student Support Services: The TRiO SSS program provides academic, professional, financial and personal support that enables students to navigate through college. The services are holistic and developmental, addressing the educational needs of each student. Students must meet eligibility requirements in order to receive TRiO services, including being a US citizen or permanent resident. Additional requirements to receive the free services can be found on the TRiO webpage.
Career Development Support:
- Career Development provides developmental and comprehensive career directed services to all Xavier students and alumni. They collaborate with campus and community partners to connect, educate, and empower students and alumni with resources and services to achieve meaningful careers over their lifetime. They serve as the primary point-of-contact for employers hoping to recruit students from a variety of academic programs.
- HUB/Recreation Center: Xavier’s new Health United Building will open its recreation center in January 2020. The facility will include courts, pool and fitness rooms, and health and counseling services to support student's physical and mental well-being. Xavier students will be able to access the multi-use facility with a valid student ID.
- Xavier Clubs: Xavier University has over 160 student club organizations. The Club and Organization list provides more information about each Xavier club, how to join and contact information for the student leaders and advisors of each group. There is also a search function to assist students in finding something to match an interest.
- Dining Options: For students that commute to campus, meal plans are optional and recommended. Students may choose from all meal plans available. Meal plan selections are billed to the student account through the Bursar's Office. There are also a number of dining options available at Xavier, both on campus and off, including North America’s first Pizza ATM vending machine, located in Fenwick Place.
- The Student Veterans Center is located in Conaton Learning Commons, 5th floor, room 529:
- The Student Veterans Center has a dedicated staff of Veterans and serves the Xavier Student Veteran population, active duty military, and military dependents. The Center's staff helps veterans through every step of the education process through graduation, assists with employment, and maintains contact when they become Xavier alumni. The Student Veterans Center has multiple resources available on-site to veterans and dependents including financial aid and planning, career counseling, and psychological assistance.
- The center provides veterans of Xavier University a safe, studious, and recreational setting. The Student Veterans Center offers veterans a space of their own where they can print off papers, work on assignments, or have a cup of coffee and friendly conversation.
- Commuter Lounge: The Commuter Lounge is located on the 3rd floor of the Gallagher Student Center in Room 320. It is open 24/7. The lounge is a place where students can go to eat, study, relax, socialize and more! There is comfortable seating, a TV, microwave, refrigerator, cell phone chargers, paper supplies, and other goodies. The Office of Commuter Services is also housed in the lounge. APEX students can take advantage of the wonderful resources for Xavier's commuters.
Xavier Sporting Events
- Student Sports Tickets. Full-time undergraduate Xavier students are eligible for one ticket for home competitions, including for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and soccer.
- Xavier Police. Xavier University maintains a professional, state-certified police force with police powers and authority under the Ohio Revised Code. In addition, Xavier Police have instituted a program of Community Oriented Policing (COP) and maintain mutual aid and support agreements with the cities of Cincinnati and Norwood. The success of the Community Oriented Police initiative has been recognized by Xavier's Student Government Association for its positive impact on students.
- Safety Resources. Xavier offers a number of safety resources at the university including Assistance (blue light) telephones on campus, Campus Escort Services, and an Anonymous Reporting Hotline. A full list of campus safety resources, as well as contact information, can be found on the Safety at Xavier Resource.
- XU ALERT ME is a communication tool used to keep students, faculty, and staff informed during threatening situations and weather-related closings. In order to receive text, e-mail and voice messages, you must provide your cell phone number, preferred e-mail account and telephone number to the University by going to the XU ALERT ME tab on the student hub. More information on how to subscribe, edit or remove your data from XU ALERT ME can be found on the webpage.
- Advocate Program. The Advocacy and Prevention Program at Xavier provides confidential support for Xavier students who have experienced or are experiencing gender-based violence, including sexual assault, partner violence, stalking, or gender discrimination. In addition, Xavier's Title IX office provides complete support and resources for all forms of sex discrimination. A complete list of student’s rights under Title IX can be found on the Title IX Office home.