Mission and Identity Programs

Mission Animators

Animating The Mission - Immigration

We must never forget....that migrants, rather than simply being
a statistic, are first of all persons who have faces, names and
individual stories
~Pope Francis

In support of the Xavier Way, Fr Graham SJ has asked a number of heads of centers and academic
programs to come together to create more integrated programming across the campus.
To do so, the group has chosen the theme immigration (including migration and refugees)
for the 2016-2017 academic year. With a generous gift from an anonymous Xavier supporter,
proposals for projects and activities spotlighting this human justice issue are sought.

Proposals - are invited from faculty and staff for projects taking place during the academic year of 2016-2017 on the topics of immigration, migration, and refugees. The goal is to fund a variety of projects that are imaginative and engage broadly the Xavier community and may include the general public. We are able to fund proposals between $500-5000.

Preference is given to projects that will reach a number of students, faculty, staff and community members. Projects are not limited to, but may include, on campus events (public talks, panels, information sessions, film screenings), community-engagement, and service learning. We are not looking to fund scholarship projects, but projects connected to scholarship are welcomed. Since funds are limited, collaborative projects and shared/supplementary funding is encouraged.

The 1-page proposal should include a project description and a budget and be sent to mission-identity@xavier.edu by June 30, 2016 for notification by July 31.

Note: A similar proposal process will be available to students and student organizations in the early fall and the deadline for these proposals will be September 30, 2016.

Questions may be directed to any of the group members:
Elizabeth Blume, James Buchanan, Greg Carpinello, Rachel Chrastil, Gabe Gottlieb, Abie Ingber, Debra Mooney, Sean Rhiney, Taj Smith, Janice Walker