Center for Diversity and Inclusion

A Catalyst for Social Change

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

Smooth Transitions

Smooth Transitions (ST) 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.

See the Smooth Transition Goals
Email the Smooth Transitions Coordinator

Student Support

The CDI offers three unique staff-led support spaces for students: Queeries (for LGBTQ+ students), The Collective (for students of color), and EDXC242 Student Resource Lab (for those who have previously taken or are interested in taking EDXC242: Anti-Black Racism and Epistemic Violence). 

Check the Meeting Times

Education & Training

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion emphasizes education and advancing learning opportunities for all members of the university community.

Safer Zone Training Program

Stained Glass Initiative

The Stained Glass Initiative has been established to institutionalize racial repair and reconciliation at Xavier University.

More on Stained Glass