Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Mission and Values

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is to serve as a catalyst for inclusive excellence at Xavier and beyond. Our space and initiatives foster the development and understanding of:

  • Cura Personalis
  • Belonging
  • Leadership
  • Cultural Responsiveness

We charge the entire campus to engage academically and socially across the intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

How We Live Out Our Mission

Cura Personalis: Design and model strategies for students’ self-actualization as a way to better understand their passions and purpose

Belonging: Demonstrate how a sense of belonging impacts student retention and persistence to graduation through the utilization of our space and initiatives. 

Leadership: Apply a social change and identity-based leadership framework to our various organizations and student leaders that aids them in project management, advocacy, and mentorship. 

Cultural Responsiveness: Create educational trainings, workshops, and programs that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to be active citizens in creating a more just world. 

Our Values

  • Critical Thinking
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Dependability
  • Discernment
  • Equity
  • Passion
  • Transparency