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Diversity at Xavier

More than 7,000 people call Xavier home. We’re first-generation students, veterans and people of color. We speak different languages and worship as Catholics, Muslims, Jews and more. We identify as LGBTQIA+, men, women and non-gender conforming. We’re people with disabilities, both visible and non-apparent. All of our experiences add up to strengthen our community and classrooms. Being Musketeers makes us All For One. Embracing our differences to bring us together, means we are All One. 

Take a look at some of the programs and offices that advance, promote and support belonging and equity at Xavier.

Expanding Horizons

A Piece of the Puzzle

The Fabric of Who We Are

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) creates a diverse, inclusive and equitable campus for all students, especially for students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, first-generation college attendees and women. Offering more than 51 programs and trainings per year.

About the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Student Involvement

There are more than 15 identity-based clubs and organizations on Xavier’s campus, including the LGBTQ Alliance, LatinX and the Black Student Association. These clubs unite underrepresented populations, students with similar ethnic background or a group of individuals identifying with a specific nationality or culture.

Clubs and Organizations

The Center for Faith and Justice

The Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) strengthens a sense of community among individuals of diverse faiths on campus. The Center offers prayer services and faith sharing groups, and is home to a full-time Muslim chaplain, Catholic chaplain, Rabbi and Protestant minister.

Center for Faith and Justice

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) provides University-wide leadership to promote and support the development and success of diversity and inclusion initiatives that advance Xavier's Jesuit Catholic mission.

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

International Student and Scholar Services

There are more than 150 international students at Xavier. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) works closely with faculty, staff, campus organizations and community groups to ensure that international students achieve their academic and personal goals.

International Student and Scholar Services

Smooth Transitions

Smooth Transitions is a competitive first-year student summer pre-orientation and year-long peer mentoring program that helps underrepresented domestic students make the transition to college.

Smooth Transitions Program

Senegal Trip

Xavier offers students healing-centered leadership development and heritage travel experiences in Senegal, West Africa. The program is centered on racial reconciliation and healing that deepens students’ capacity for healing, restoration and resilience.

Diasporic Soul Trip

Fraternity and Sorority Life

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing body of the historical Black Greek organizations. The NPHC at Xavier is comprised of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Greek Life Details

Unique Individuals Within One Community

Everyone has the chance to see the world though someone else's eyes and everyone has the opportunity to belong to something bigger than themselves.

21% Students of Color
48 Countries represented in the student population
15 Religions represented in the student population

With WOX Help, Three Students Attend Black Student-Athlete Summit in Texas

In January of 2020, the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services office, in conjunction with the Women of Excellence, sent three minority student-athletes (two female and one male) along with one staff member to the Black Student-Athlete Summit in Austin, Texas.