Office of the President

Welcome to Xavier University. As a community of inquiry grounded in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition, Xavier University is dedicated to engaging and forming students intellectually, morally and spiritually, with rigor and compassion, toward lives of solidarity, service and success. As a comprehensive University, we offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. But woven through all our efforts on behalf of our students is an emphasis on ethics and values that stamps a Xavier education as Jesuit and Catholic.

We also place great emphasis on the spiritual development of our students, particularly of our undergraduate students. Our many opportunities for service and our outreach programs enhance and complete the educational enterprise here, for it is through such opportunities that students learn that the education they receive here finds its ultimate value in the service to those around them, and especially to the poor. The volunteer activities of our many alumni are a proud testimony to the holistic and integrated experience of their own Xavier days. Finally, we are proud to serve as an educational and cultural resource for Cincinnati, our surrounding communities and, indeed, for the entire world into which our students will go to find their futures. If you are not already familiar with us, I encourage you to learn what you can about Xavier. I am confident that you'll like what you'll find.


Michael J. Graham, S.J.


Father Graham's welcome prayer to students and parents