Mission and Identity

Mission Examen

During the period between 2021-2026, all Jesuit colleges and universities in North America will be invited to engage in a Mission Priority Examen, a processes involving Ignatian reflection to identify the strengths and opportunities of the university in regards to its Jesuit, Catholic identity.  These strengths and opportunities are subsequently outlined in a campus self-study report and reviewed during a peer team visit.  Xavier will engage in this process during the 23-24 academic year.


Xavier will use the Characteristics of Jesuit Higher Education to guide its Ignatian reflection and self-study.

Leadership and public commitment to mission
The academic life
The pursute of faith, justice, and reconciliation
Promoting an Ignatian campus culture
Service to the Catholic Church
Relationship to the Society of Jesus
Institutional integrity

Peer Review Team
Cindy Schmersal, EdD         VP Mission and Ministry, Creighton University (Chair)
Brigid Alba                          Assistant Director of Mission Engagement, Marquette University
Bill Krieg, M.A.                    Director of Campus Ministry, Rockhurst Unviersity
Myles Sheehan SJ, MD        Academic physician, Georgetown University

The Peer Team visit is scheduled for Nov. 28-30, 2023


Results from the Xavier’s 2016 Mission Priority Examen