Dean of Students Office

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We are Xavier Musketeers-All for One and One for all. As members of the Xavier University community, the Jesuit value of Cura Personalis invites us care for others recognizing the uniqueness and wholeness of each person and their situation. As such, we each share a personal responsibility to express concern for one another and to ensure that this classroom and the campus community remains a healthy and safe environment for learning.

To that end, as a student, you may experience a range of challenges that can interfere with learning, such as strained relationships, physical or mental health issues, death of a loved one, increased anxiety, substance use, feeling down, difficulty concentrating/or lack of motivation, food or housing insecurity, etc. These concerns or stressful events may diminish your academic performance and/or reduce your ability to participate in daily activities. Resources and services are available at Xavier and are listed below. 

You may also find yourself in a situation in which you come across a fellow classmate whose personal behavior concerns or worries you, either for the classmate’s well-being or yours. When either situation is the case, I encourage you to share this information with me for resource information and potential accommodations. You are also encouraged to report this information via Xavier’s Student of Concern form:  The form is on the Student Hub and is in the middle of the page next to Events.

For any student who facing challenges securing food or housing and believes this may affect their performance in the course, you are urged to contact  Angie Kneflin, Care Management Coordinator in the Dean of Students Office, or Cindy Stieby, X-PATH Coordinator through the e-mail  This will enable you to utilize The Store, Xavier’s Food Pantry on campus. The store is open on Fridays in gazebo area of the Village apartments from 3pm-5pm or by appointment through Cindy or Angie. Furthermore, please notify me if you are comfortable doing so.  This will enable me to provide additional resource information and discuss potential accommodations.

Xavier Student Wellness Support Resources:

McGrath Health and Wellness Counseling Services:

513-745-3022 ext. 2

McGrath provides both counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment by clinical counselors, psychologists, social workers and counseling interns.  Services are free for Xavier students (undergraduate and graduate). If you need an immediate crisis appointment please let the staff answering the phone know this. Additionally, crisis counselors are available 24/7 by calling Xavier University Police (513-745-1000) and asking to talk to the counselor on call. Additionally, McGrath counseling services also offers support groups, health coaching and mindfulness workshops)

McGrath Health and Wellness-Health Services:

513-745-3022 ext. 3

McGrath provides high quality and accessible medical treatment, prevention and education to students.

Psychological Services Center: 


PSC provides a wide range of psychological services to all graduate and undergraduate students free of charge.

Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator:

513-904-9013 (M-Fri. 9am to 5pm)

The Xavier Advocacy Coordinator provides confidential support, information and

advocacy for those affected by harassment, discrimination, relationship violence,

sexual assault, rape and stalking during business hours. After hours, Women Helping Women (513-381-5610) provides advocacy services to all Xavier students and will connect students to the Advocacy Coordinator.

Kate Lawson, Chief Title IX Officer:


The Title IX Office investigates reports of sex discrimination, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking, as well as facilitates a prompt, equitable process to resolve those complaints.

On Campus Crisis Numbers

XUPD will assist with crisis intervention in all situations.

Xavier University Police Department Emergency Line: 513-745-1000

Xavier University Police Department Non-Emergency Line:  513-745-2000

Other Wellness Support Campus Resources

Bias Advisory Response Team (BART):  BART is an advisory group that plays an important role in developing proactive and educational initiatives that will minimize the occurrence of bias incidents on campus in addition to ensuring consistent approaches to incident responses. To report an incident contact the Dean of Students at 513-745-3166, contact XUPD at 513-745-1000 or submit a report online at

Xavier Action and Care Team (X-ACT):

X-ACT is an advisory group that provides support and assistance to students who may be experiencing emotional distress and exhibiting at-risk or threatening behaviors. If you would like to report a fellow student of concern, please submit an online referral through the Student Hub (student Concern report) or the Dean of Students website: or contact the Dean of Students at 513-745-3166.  If there is an immediate threat or danger to yourself or the student of concern, please call Xavier Police immediately at 513-745-1000.

Dean of Students, Care Management:


The area of Care Management in the Dean of Students Office is area is to support students through challenges, connect them to appropriate campus and community resources, promote growth in self-advocacy, and empower students to navigate toward their own solutions and shape their own lives. The Care Manager works collaboratively across the institution to develop support plans that provide a caring and seamless student learning experience. Additionally the Care Manager at Xavier operates in a non-clinical capacity and is not able to provide counseling or therapy to students, though would quickly connect students to those resources if appropriate.

Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources: 


The Accessibility and Disability Resources staff ensure all students with disabilities can freely and actively participate in all facets of university life.  This office provides and coordinates support services to maximize students' educational potential and develop their independence to the fullest extent possible.

Center for Diversity & Inclusion: 


The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is committed to advising, developing, educating, and empowering students at Xavier to make the most of their diverse interactions across a wide range of social identities.

Office of Residence Life:


The Residence Life staff (including Hall Directors and Resident Assistants) support

students in their personal growth while challenging them to successfully achieve their

academic goals. HDs and RAs are often a student’s most direct connection to University resources. If you live on campus, contact the main office or your Hall Director or Area Coordinator for any needs.

Student Success Center:


Provides academic and adjustment support, success coaching, goal setting, and advising.



Provides academic, professional, financial and personal support for primarily first-generation, lower-income or students with disabilities. With a wide range of resources, individual services, cultural activities, plus scholarships and technological support to successfully navigate through college.

Off Campus Local & National Websites: & Hotlines:

  • Cincinnati Talbert House Text Line: 839863       
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386  Text ‘Trevor to 1-202-304-1200

Good Samaritan Hospital Behavioral Health Care: 513-862-2850

David & Rebecca Barron Center for Men                                         
Barron Center for Men                                                           
411 Gest Street                                                                     
Cincinnati, OH 45203                                                            

Esther Marie Hatton Center for Women                                     
2499 Reading Road                                                           
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202                                                                    

  • Free Store Food Bank: 513-241-1064

112 East Liberty Street

8am-3pm M-F