Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

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Year 1 Goals and Accomplishments

OIDI Strategic Plan Initiatives Overview:

  • A total of 55 initiatives are detailed within the plan. Currently, 43 initiatives are in progress as of June 2024.
  • By June 30, 2024, 10 additional initiatives are scheduled for launch.
  • Two initiatives have been rescheduled for implementation in Fall 2024.



Intentional, everyday actions by every member of the Xavier community to create a campus environment where every individual feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to participate as their full authentic self.

  • Improving diverse student retention, persistence, and graduation
  • Improving diverse faculty and staff recruitment and retention
  • Enhancing diverse pre-orientation and transition programs with focus on academic preparation and connections with Xavier academic community
  • Increased leadership trainings, workshops, and touchpoints


The complexity of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences and intersections of culture and circumstances which we each bring into the Xavier community. Such differences and intersections include race, sex, ethnicity, age, religion, ability, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic, veteran, education, geographic region, and other factors shaping our unique identities.

  • Launching institutional Diversity Inventory
  • Enhancing Bias Support process
  • HBCU Impact Program: Institutional Self-Study Report Expanding Affinity Group Support
  • Increasing campus training, diversity dialogues, and cultural competency certifications


Creating a barrier-free and bias free environment which promotes equal access, fair treatment, and opportunity for all to participate and authentically contribute to the Xavier University community.

  • Reimagining Equity Advisor program
  • Launching inaugural institutional Diversity Symposium
  • Launching institutional Campus Climate Survey
  • Improving accessibility procurement processes


Designing a digital and physical XU campus community where persons with diverse abilities have the opportunity to engage, enjoy, and acquire the same experience.

  • Creating VPAT software repository
  •  Implementing accessibility event checklist
  • Updating Digital Accessibility Policy

Social Justice

Recognizing the human dignity of all creation, equality of all people with differences in abilities, and solidarity of all humankind.

  • Strengthening partnership with Mission and Identity Ignatian Belonging Video Project
  • Xavier in Ghana
  • Improving community connections
  • Reconciliation with historically marginalized communities

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