Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Supplier Diversity

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. The supplier diversity process seeks to extend opportunities to underrepresented enterprises to compete for our business.

Xavier University recognizes many diverse groups including:

  • Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)
  • Woman Business Enterprises (WBEs)
  • Small Business Enterprises (SBEs)
  • Veteran Business Enterprises (VBEs)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs)


We encourage our prospective and current suppliers to seek independent certification of their diversity status through organizations such as the NMSDC, the OMSDC, and The City of Cincinnati.