Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

More Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Social Justice for Greater Ignatian Belonging

At Xavier, we approach diversity and inclusion with compassion and innovation, seeking to lead the charge in inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and social justice (I.D.E.A.S.). We’re a culture of caring and support that extends beyond the individual and encompasses the community as a whole. The spirit of our Catholic and Jesuit heritage inspires us to create a unique sense of belonging, one that goes beyond the surface level and drives us to leave a legacy of impact. Our unique positionality inspires us to expand and deepen our application of I.D.E.A.S. as we reconcile historical injustices while building bridges toward our hope-filled future.

We call it Ignatian Belonging - a unique culture of radical care and support woven into every aspect of campus life. From our coursework to our extracurricular activities, we aim to develop graduates equipped to address the societal imbalances of injustice with faith, hope, justice, equality, equity and belonging.

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Strategic Plan: More I.D.E.A.S for Greater Ignatian Belonging

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) provides university-wide leadership to support radical, inclusive care and development our employees.

Strategic Plan Details
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Belonging and Bias Education and Support

Bias Education and Advocacy Team (B.E.A.T) provides faculty and staff a safe space to have their voices heard, advocates for and empowers affected individuals, and works to promote a comprehensive and timely response to bias incidents. B.E.A.T collaborates with the Office of Human Resources to ensure faculty and staff are fully aware of the support and resources available to them.

Belonging and Bias Education and Support Website
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Training and Education

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) enables individuals to reach their full potential as they learn, serve and achieve together. Learn more about our professional development offerings and education programs.

Trainings and Workshops
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Xavier University is devoted to creating an environment that is accessible to people students, faculty and staff with disabilities. 

Accessibility at Xavier
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Initiatives, Resources and Programs

Xavier University believes that our supplier base should reflect the communities we serve while demonstrating high-value propositions of service, pricing, reliability, and alignment with our commitments to social justice, mutually-beneficial community engagement, and good fiscal stewardship.

Diversity Councils and Boards
Affinity Groups