Center for Diversity and Inclusion

A message from our Director, Dr. Kyra Shahid: 

As you are aware, a university task force has been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been providing communication to the Xavier community. It is important to reiterate that there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Xavier University's campus at this time.  

As we transition to remote learning, we want to provide you with some helpful information regarding the impact on scheduled events and ways to stay engaged as we continue to evaluate the situation. Father Graham, University President, is asking that we continue checking email as it will be the primary form of communication for updates and other information. Please check the CDI webpage for additional communication and expect emails from various advisors containing more details on specific programs.

Click here for more information on cancellations and updates to specific programs.

Looking to stay engaged with us? Check out our resource folder here!

Xavier's Confidential Campus Advocate, Susan Pelle, will be available for text exchanges, phone calls, and email exchanges. To schedule a time to meet with the advocate, please text or call the helpline at 513-904-9013 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, M-F. You can also email the advocate at pelles@xavier.edu. If you need after-hours support, please call the Women Helping Women 24/7 Hotline at 513-381-5610 to speak with a confidential advocate. 

Our team is working diligently to ensure that the CDI continues to serve as a catalyst for inclusive excellence at Xavier and beyond. We encourage you to remain calm and compassionate towards one another during this time. Fear of the unknown can make one overwhelmed with anxiety and lead to hurtful encounters. As Musketeers, we are committed to changing the world together, with integrity, justice and generosity. To this end, we encourage you to engage in discussions that dispel myths and discourage xenophobic behaviors. Our commitments to service rooted in justice and love invite us to invest our lives into the well-being of our neighbors, particularly those who suffer injustice. As you discern the impact of this current moment on you as an individual, we compel you to consider how your actions impact our collective. Your practice of healthy behaviors, in conversations and in deeds has implications for us all. 

Please follow us on Instagram (@xucdi) and Facebook (XU Center for Diversity and Inclusion) for instant updates and information. Regular university updates will be provided at www.xavier.edu/coronavirus

All for One, 

Dr. Kyra Shahid 
Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion 
Xavier University 

 

  

 

 

 

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