Gallagher Student Center

About the Student Center


The Gallagher Student Center is an engaging campus program that seeks to foster the achievement of students' educational goals by providing facilities, services, programs, and student employment opportunities while striving to build community on campus.

The GSC is the "living room" of Xavier's campus and is designed to enhance the interaction and collaboration within the University's campus community. The building was funded through a challenge grant sponsored by alumnus Charles P. Gallagher, Class of 1960, and opened its doors in 2002.

The facility was recently renovated in 2016 and 2019 including the opening of the Arrupe Overlook, Gallagher's premier event and gathering space, and a complete renovation of food retail locations on the Lower Level.


The Role of the College Union


The college union advances a sense of community, unifying the institution by embracing the diversity of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We bolster the educational mission of the institution and the development of students as lifelong learners by delivering an array of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs, services, and facilities.

By any form or name, we serve as the heart of the campus community and create a welcoming environment by:

  • Operating as a student-centered organization that engages in shared decision making and holistic development through employment and involvement.
  • Advocating for inclusivity and equity, fostering respect, and affirming the identities of all individuals.
  • Educating students in leadership and social responsibility and offering firsthand experiences in global citizenship.
  • Providing gathering spaces to encourage formal and informal community interactions that build meaningful relationships.

Traditionally considered the living room, the college union enhances the student experience and cultivates an enduring connection to the institution.

Adopted from the Association of College Unions International, 2018