XavierUniversity of Louisiana
Uniquely Xavier There are 102 historically Black colleges and 253 Catholic colleges in the United States, yet only one is both Black and Catholic, and that distinction belongs to Xavier. Our doors, however, have always been open to students of every race and creed. Today 73.9 percent of the student population is African-American and 27.3 percent is Catholic.
There’s an inherent greatness about Xavier. As America’s only Historically
Black, Catholic university and the nation’s only college founded by a saint, there is an innate excellence that pervades these grounds — and all who come here. In one of the world’s great cities, in a mission-driven, values-centered learning environment, a Xavier education will challenge you, and support you in every way, to become the scholar, leader and contributor you were meant to be. Greatness will surround you at Xavier. It will inspire you. It will embolden you. And, in the end, it will transform you.
We are a University on a mission The mission of our founder, St. Katharine Drexel, lives on at Xavier. Her commitment to quality education for African Americans and Native Americans and to a more just and humane society is integral to all we teach and do at Xavier University of Louisiana. Ours is a higher education with a higher purpose – grounded in values, respectful of all faiths and dedicated to leading and serving in a global world. This is a rigorous, professionally-oriented education that will prepare you for your career, but it is also a deep and ethical education that, in the spirit of St. Katharine Drexel, will prepare you for life. Affordable Xavier
A Mission of Excellence
Our university’s mission extends to our desire to make a Xavier education affordable. We understand the significant investment of a private college education, and we do everything we can to make a Xavier education the best value possible for the families we serve.
The Princeton Review recently named Xavier as one of the nation’s “Best 376 Colleges.” The Fiske Guide to Colleges tabbed Xavier a “Best Buy.”
Excellence and support work hand in hand at Xavier No matter how well prepared you are, every student needs support of some kind – whether you’re an undergraduate researcher, a community activist, or an English major trying to get your head around James Joyce. At Xavier, you’ll find the support you need to reach your full academic potential. You’ll study in small classes with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. You’ll work with professors who will guide and mentor you. You’ll have access to an array of support services, including academic advising, tutoring, study groups, timemanagement skills, test-taking strategies, and more. Whatever your strengths, whatever your challenges, you’ll receive the individualized attention and support you will need to achieve at your highest level.
It takes a learning community to raise a scholar
Students, when left to their own devices, can certainly achieve. But when supported by an entire academic community, their potential for excellence soars to a whole new level. Academic achievement is a serious matter at Xavier, and we are genuinely interested in, and invested in, each studentâ€™s success. From our Student Academic Success Office (SASO) to freshman orientation programs to math, speech, reading, science, and writing tutorial labs and resource centers. We are a proactive, pro-student community dedicated to helping all Xavier students maximize their unique, full potential. Student Academic Success Office (SASO)
Graduate Placement Program Office
Promotes Chinese language and culture through programs, workshops, and opportunities for student exchanges and research projects.
Guidance for students going through the graduate school search and application process.
Program designed to help new students transition to Xavier and college life.
Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP)
Building Optimal Outcomes and Success Training (BOOST)
Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Program that places and prepares students in study abroad experiences that link to their respective curriculums.
Individualized plan that includes mentoring advisors and targeted support services.
One-stop shop for support, from academic counseling to tutoring to peer-assisted study groups.
First Year Experience (FYE)
Pairs students with faculty researchers to immerse students in research experience designed to optimally prepare them for graduate/professional schools and their professional careers.
Confucius Institute (CI)
Office of Career Services Services include career advising, internships, career exploration resources, and more.
Renowned Faculty At Xavier, you’ll study with professors who are nationally and internationally recognized scholars. And know this: they are not experts whom you’ll see from afar in an expansive auditorium classroom, but rather they are caring teacher-mentors who will work side by side with you, imparting their knowledge and experience in an individualized way. A small sampling of our distinguished faculty includes: • Dr. Michael White, professor of Spanish and African American Music, is an eminent jazz historian and performer who was named “Humanist of the Year” by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
Xavier University has earned an international reputation for academic excellence. Grounded in the liberal arts, and deepened by the Christian values of service and personal responsibility, Xavier provides an exceptional education that not only equips students with the competitive skills and knowledge to thrive in the 21st century, but also instills in them the faith and character needed to help change it. Ours is a high standard of achievement, to which all are held accountable. It is a commitment to excellence, hard work and enlightened leadership that drives all we are and all we do.
• Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and a professor of psychology, is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically on applying social psychological theories to the classroom. • Language professor Dr. Anthony Aramburo focuses research efforts on the African American Deaf Community and serves as president of the National Alliance of Black Interpreters. • Theology professor Dr. Michael Homan’s research focuses on how people lived in the ancient Near East, and he brings more than 20 years of archeological field experience supervising excavations in Israel and Jordan. • Dr. Shuba Kale Ireland, Chair of the Department of Biology, has received broad recognition for her teaching, research, success in securing external funding, and mentoring of students. • Dr. JW Carmichael, director of Xavier’s prestigious premed program, received an honorary degree from Meharry Medical College for “his success in making Xavier the undisputed leader in African American medical school acceptances.” • Psychology professor Dr. Charles Gramlich is a leading authority on the work of Charles Darwin and his relation to evolutionary psychology. • Dr. John Ware, a professor of music and conductor/music director of the New Orleans Black Chorale, received the Big Easy Entertainment Award’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Liberal Arts Thinking A liberal arts core prepares Xavier students for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service. In every academic major, students are steeped in the arts, humanities and sciences, teaching them not just to memorize but to think for themselves — critically, creatively and ethically.
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Programs of Study
Our Academic programs stand out, and they will make you stand out
College of Arts & Sciences Art faculty are all working professionals, including a painter who has exhibited work nationally and internationally, a sculptor who maintains a working studio in New Orleans, and a curator and historian with experience at numerous cultural institutions.
Xavier leads the nation in graduating African American biology majors, who move on to professional careers in science and medicine.
Our Entrepreneurship Institute operates our student business incubator called the “X-Ncubator,” where students across campus obtain assistance in developing their business ideas. For over a decade, we have been number one in the nation in graduating African American chemistry majors. The Chemistry (A.C.S. Certified) program is approved by the American Chemical Society and prepares students for graduate studies and careers in the field of chemistry. Five recent graduates from the Computer Information Systems program are project leaders at Microsoft, two at Wells Fargo, two at FedEx and one with the City of New Orleans. Last semester, ten Computer Science students worked in teams and developed iOS, iPhone, and iPad applications, including a geometry calculator, a shopping list, a game, and many other applications. French students make visits to significant cultural sites related to Afro-Louisiana culture, such as the Laura Plantation and the Tremé section of New Orleans. History students have presented original research papers at national conferences and traveled with faculty to research conferences in the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Cuba. Mathematics faculty mentor students on various research projects, which lead to numerous student presentations at conferences as well as publications in mathematics journals. Xavier University leads the nation in the number of African Americans earning undergraduate physics degrees. Psychology majors work closely with six full-time faculty, all with PhDs in fields including Social, Physiological, Neuroscience, Cognitive, and Experimental Psychology. Spanish students pursue teaching assistantships in Spain as English-language class assistants.
• Art • Art Education • Biochemistry • Biology Education
• Chemistry ACS
• Chemistry Education
• Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy • Chemistry Pre-Professional • Communication Studies • Computer Information Systems
Dual Degree Engineering • Biomedical Engineering • Chemical Engineering
• Computer Science
• Civil Engineering
• Elementary Education
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• English/English Education
• Environmental Engineering
• French • History • Language Education • Mass Communications • Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
College of Pharmacy • Pharmacy
• Mathematics Education • Middle School Education
• Music Education
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Music Performance
• Educational Leadership
• Elementary Education
• Secondary Education
• Political Science
• Special Education
• Public Health Sciences • Social Studies Education • Sociology • Spanish • Speech Pathology • Statistics • Theology
* concentrations in Finance, Management, Sales and Marketing
A Research Leader Among the nation’s 105 historically black colleges and universities, Xavier currently ranks sixth in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and first on a per capita basis. Among all universities in the nation, Xavier is among the top 27 percent in National Science Foundation funding and among the top 16 percent in NIH funding. In Louisiana, Xavier ranks third in NIH funding in the state, behind only Tulane and the LSU System. Our university’s commitment to research creates immense undergraduate research opportunities for students across all academic disciplines.
The best way to prepare for the real world is to learn in the real world
Into the Real World Real-world experience takes many forms at Xavier. Below is just a sampling of our students’ active, hands-on learning:
• Physics students have worked on a telemedicine project in Angola, Africa, for two weeks.
• Biology majors routinely perform research with faculty members during semesters or summers or both.
• Political Science majors engage in internships with policy makers on Capitol Hill, law firms in both the public and private arena and local embassies and international organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
• Business students compete in national business plan competitions. • Each semester, an average of 45 chemistry students are actively engaged in research projects supervised by Xavier faculty. • Computer Science majors intern at leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Siemens. • English majors work directly with professors and other students on professional-caliber research projects, some of which have led to publication or performance.
• By the end of their third semester, all Psychology students have completed an original research project. • Public Health Sciences students participate in servicelearning projects, including health promotion events, health fairs, media campaigns, and health policy and advocacy efforts. • Sociology students teach computer classes to returning long-term prisoners.
• American Sign Language students serve at The Deaf Olympics, the Canal Boulevard Deaf Church and at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. • Mass Communication majors gain experience at our own campus TV channel, radio station and student newspaper, as well as through internships with professional media outlets.
Sitting in a classroom and hearing about the real world can be very instructive. But getting out and experiencing your major firsthand — that’s when learning is at its most active and best. At Xavier, regardless of your major, you’ll consistently engage in any number of real-world learning opportunities, including collaborative classroom projects, high-level undergraduate research, professional internships and externships, service-learning opportunities, travel and study abroad and more. It’s an education that’s more real and practical. It’s an education that will set you apart. 12
Xavier has been named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth.
When your founder is a saint, you take your mission seriously When St. Katharine Drexel is your founder, service to others is a given. Community outreach and service-learning are integral to a Xavier education – they are part of our mission; they are a part of our consciousness; they are a part of us. Every Xavier freshman completes his or her first year having done a service project. Service-learning initiatives are woven throughout our curriculum, in every major. Our student clubs are required to complete three service projects each year. It’s a tradition of service that deepens our learning and enriches our spirit. We reach out to change lives, and in the process, we are changed as well. 14
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Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler Let the Good Times Roll
To-Do List for New Orleans (And They’re All Free!)
It’s a famous motto that started — no surprise — in New Orleans, and it is lived out every day, in every corner of this exciting, world-class city. Here, in one of the world’s great cultural melting pots, you’ll find it all. A stunning variety of homegrown cuisines and styles — from internationally recognized chefs to unsung corner cafes, taco stands and late-night grills. Music is the lifeblood of New Orleans — from swing jazz to high-energy brass jams to wee-hours rhythm and blues. And the city’s transcendent festivals — from Jazz Fest to Boogaloo on the Bayou to, of course, Mardi Gras. It’s all here. It’s everything you’d expect and more. It’s New Orleans.
• Gallery hop in the Arts District along Julia Street. • Join the parades during Carnival Season and Mardi Gras. • Enjoy the French Quarter Festival every April, the South’s largest free music festival. • Watch the ships pass on the Mississippi River from Woldenberg Riverfront Park. • Celebrate the life and music of jazz legend Louis Armstrong during Satchmo SummerFest. • Take in a free concert in Lafayette Square. • Enjoy live music on Frenchman Street. • Attend the BBQ and Blues Festival and the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. • Browse the shops and stalls throughout the French Market. • Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art. • Tour the Garden District. • Sit under 100-year-old oak trees in Audubon Park and City Park. • Sample a praline at a sweet shop.
A Program of Note
• Take a free self-guided audio tour of the French Quarter. • Try on masks and boas in French Quarter shops.
In a city widely known for its music, Xavier’s music program stands out as well. Our various ensembles have performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, across North and South America, and even before the Pope in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica. Our music alumni are teachers, recording artists, critics and performers around the world.
• People watch on Bourbon Street. • Window-shop on Magazine Street. • Tailgate outside the Superdome at a Saints football game. • Walk the nature trail at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park. • Watch the sailboats race on Lake Pontchartrain.
You’ll come to Xavier and get involved — it’s just what everyone does Pick Your Passion Xavier offers over 100 clubs and organizations. Think about that. It’s one reason our university is often referred to as the “biggest small school.” Here, there’s something for everyone — opportunities to pursue your interests, explore new ones and develop new friendships and leadership skills. Our diverse organizations include:
Academic/Departmental Clubs • Academy of Students of Pharmacy • ACM/Computer Science • ACS Chemistry Club • African American Studies Club • Biology Club • English Majors Club • History Club • Marketing Association • Physical Education Club • Physics and Pre-engineering Club • Political Science Club • Psychology Club • Sociology Club • Speech and Debate • Student Art Organization • Theology Club
Honor Societies • Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-med) • Alpha Kappa Mu (University) • Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman) • Beta Beta Beta (Biology) • Kappa Phi Kappa (Education) • Psi Chi (Psychology) • Rho Chi (Pharmacy) • Sigma Tau Delta (English)
Professional Greek Organizations • Beta Rho Omega (Business) • Chi Delta Mu (Pharmacy) • Chi Kappa Sigma (Chemistry)
• Kappa Epsilon (Pharmacy) • Kappa Psi (Pharmacy) • Phi Alpha Delta (Law) • Phi Gamma Nu (Business) • Phi Lambda Sigma (Pharmacy)
Social Greek Organizations • Alpha Kappa Alpha • Alpha Phi Alpha • Delta Sigma Theta • Kappa Alpha Psi • Phi Beta Sigma • Omega Psi Phi • Sigma Gamma Rho • Zeta Phi Beta
Special Interest Organizations • A.W.A.R.E. • Black Magic Volley Ball Team • California Club • Caribbean Student Association • Chicago Club • Club Sports Program • Cultural Unity Club • DC Metro Club • Georgia Connection • Habitat for Humanity • International Students Organization • Mobilization at Xavier (MAX) • Memphis Club • Michigan Club • NAACP
• Louisiana Association of Educators Student Program • Louisiana Association of Hospital Pharmacists • National Association of Black Accountants • National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers • National Society of Black Engineers • National Association of Black Journalists • National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association • Panhellenic Council • Physical Education Club • Pom-pom Squad • Pre-Alumni Association • Pre-Pharmacy Student Association • Pure Genius Poetry Club • St. Louis Club • Student Environmental Club • Student National Pharmacy Association • Students in Free Enterprise • Texas Team • Wellness Associates • Xavier Activities Board • XU Chess Club • XU Vietnamese Association • Xavier-Black Rugby Team
Performing Groups • Cheerleading Squad • Gold Star Dance Team • Golden Girls Pom Squad • Symphonic Band • Jazz Ensemble • University Chorus • Concert Choir • Opera Workshop
Participating in campus life is part of the culture at Xavier. You come and see others involved, so you get involved, too. We are an active community, and an inclusive one as well — it’s easy to fit in here. There is so much going on — with a full calendar of campus activities, every imaginable club and organization, an active Greek life, community service projects, a vibrant intramurals program, and on and on it goes. You’ll come to Xavier, you’ll join and work with others, you’ll grow as a leader — oh, and did we mention you’ll have a lot of fun?
Student-Led Life It’s no wonder students have fun here – they’re the ones that plan it all. The Xavier Activities Board (XAB), a student-run group, plans major student activities on our campus, choosing programming and entertainment that appeal to the student body.
When it comes to athletic competition, Xavier is gold The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets field seven teams, competing in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Ours is a rich athletic tradition at Xavier. Over the past eight years, our intercollegiate teams have won 40 championships. All of our coaches have been named Conference Coach of the Year in their sports. And, we are ranked among the NAIA’s top 10 Champions of Character institutions. If you’re ready for a positive, successful athletic experience, come to Xavier and go for the Gold. Pure Gold
In the past eight seasons, the Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets have enjoyed phenomenal success — with 40 GCAC/NAIA championships and 29 appearances in NAIA National Championships.
Xavier offers one of the most active recreational sports programs anywhere.
Xavier Athletics Gold Rush (Men’s) • Basketball • Cross Country • Tennis
Gold Nuggets (Women’s) • Basketball • Cross Country
Fall Activities • Aerobics • Arena Flag football Men & Women • Volleyball • Tennis Singles • 3-on-3 Basketball • Ping Pong Tournament • Co-ed Basketball • Free Play Basketball
Spring Activities • 5-on-5 Basketball • Soccer • Softball • Billiards Tournament • Tennis Doubles • Spades Tournament • Madden NFL • Wacky Olympics • 3 pt. Shooting Contest • Free Throw Shooting Contest • Rock Climbing • Bowling • Swamp Tour • 2-K Race • Aerobics Classes • Recreational Swimming • Free Play Basketball
• Tennis • Volleyball
High Achievers • More than 45 percent of Xavier graduates go on to graduate or professional school. • Xavier ranks first nationally in the number of African American students earning undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry and physics.
Will you join them? Jamika Pessoa, ’01 Major: Business Jamika is a celebrity chef and host of The Learning Channel’s (TLC) lifestyle improvement show Home Made Simple.
• Xavier ranks first in the nation in the number of African American medical school graduates. • Xavier is a top producer of African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.
Xavier graduates are leaders in government, serving as mayors, judges and state representatives. They are contributing to the health professions, serving as doctors, dentists, pharmacists and research scientists. Xavier educators are found in classrooms of colleges and schools and serve as presidents, superintendents and principals. Our alumni lead businesses, report the news on network television, perform on concert stages and are respected social activists. There is a tradition of excellence at Xavier, and if you come here, you’ll be a part of the tradition, too.
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Michaela Allen, ’10 Major: Physics • Student, Ph.D. Physics program, Penn State University Lyndon Barrios, ’90 Major: Art • Animation Supervisor at Image Engine in Vancouver (Canada) Dr. Regina Benjamin, ’79 Major: Chemistry • Founder and chief executive officer of Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic • Named 18th U.S. Surgeon General in 2010 by President Barack Obama Youshea Berry, ’98 Major: English • J.D., Emory University • Opened her own law firm in Washington, D.C. • Appointed by President Obama to the Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Monica Bertran, ’88 Major: Mass Communications • New York-based reporter for Bloomberg
Michael Caldwell Jr., ’11 Major: History • Student, Loyola University College of Law • Recent summer internship with the State Department’s African Affairs Bureau at the Consulate in Harare, Zimbabwe Joe Drexler-Dreis, ’09 Major: History • M.A. Religion, Yale Divinity School • Student, Ph.D. program in theology at KU Leuven in Belgium John T. Fuller, ’58 Major: Pharmacy • Registered Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Consultant • Recipient of a 50 Years of Service Award by the California State Board of Pharmacy Kordell Hunter, ’11 Major: Biology • 1st year medical student, University of Rochester, School of Medicine (NY)
Ashley and Asia Matthew, ’12 Major: Chemistry Ashley and Asia are currently students in the MD/PhD program at the University of Massachusetts. Patrice Jean, ’93 Major: Biology • J.D., University of Columbia Law School • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Princeton University • Partner at Kenyon and Kenyon LLP, a leading intellectual property firm in New York NY Leonard Lightfoot, ’04 Major: Computer Engineering • Ph.D., M.S., Michigan State University • Research Electrical Engineer at Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton OH Char’Dae Love, ’08 Major: Physics • Master of Public Administration, University of New Orleans Benjamin John Moore, ’10 Majors: Spanish and Physics • Student, M.A. Spanish program, Middlebury College, MA Adrianne Noble, ’10 Major: Biology • Student, Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine
Terrance Osborne, ’00 Major: Art Terrance is a Freelance Artist. He designed the official poster for the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Christopher Bordenave, ’08 Major: History • J.D., The Ohio State University • Practicing law in Los Angeles, California Whitney Brown, ’10 Major: Business • Master of Accounting, Tulane University • Completed his CPA and is with Ernst & Young
Ariel Howard Pollock, ’02 Minor: French • School of Public Policy, University of Maryland • Officer, Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State Dr. Tasha Inniss, ’93 Major: Mathematics • Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Maryland • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Spelman College, Atlanta Camiel Irving, ’08 Major: Business • Student, Kellogg School, Northwestern University
Allissa Richardson, ’02 Major: Biology • M.S. Journalism, Northwestern University’s Medill School • Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University • 2012 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Journalism Educator of the Year
Dionne Marie Rudison, MD, ’06 Major: Biology • Yale University School of Medicine Cassandra Shepard, ’10 Major: History • M.A. History, University of Chicago • Student, Ph.D. African American Studies program, Northwestern University Dr. Edward Stemley, Jr., ’96 Major: Pharmacy • Recipient of Jack. L. Beal Post Baccalaureate Award from The Ohio State University for his outstanding service to the professional practice of pharmacy Christine Thibodeaux, ’10 • Major: Physics • Student, Ph.D. Applied Physics program, Rice University • Assistant Professor of English, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland Herb, ’72 and Nellie Thomas, ’72 Majors: business/education • Owners of 5 McDonald’s Franchises in New York-New Jersey area Aja Wheeler, ’11 Major: Mass Communications • Associate Producer at KGTV Channel 10 (ABC) in San Diego, CA Kendall Williams, ’10 Major: Physics • Student, Ph.D. Medical physics program, LSU Simone S. Williams, ’12 Major: Chemistry • Student, University of Mississippi School of Medicine Stacey A. Windon, ’11 Major: Mass Communications • 3M Aerospace Marketing Analyst
Visit Xavier University Greatness is something to behold. Come visit Xavier and experience firsthand this exceptional education. Tour our picturesque campus. Talk with our students about their experiences. Sit in on a class and meet our professors. Enjoy a stay in New Orleans and take in the sights. Come witness firsthand the excellence, the supportive mission and the transforming education that is Xavier University.
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Xavier at A Glance History Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is the only American historically Black Catholic university and maintains an historic role in supporting the aspirations and development of the African American community. Location Xavier is located in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the most colorful and dynamic cities in the world. Enrollment Xavier enrolls more than 3,000 students, of which more than 2,200 are undergraduates. Approximately 75 percent of Xavier’s students are African American. Geographic Diversity Xavier students come from 40 states and seven foreign countries. More than onehalf of Xavier students are from Louisiana.
Major Divisions College of Arts and Sciences and College of Pharmacy
Housing Xavier offers residential facilities for over 1,400 students in four residence halls.
Degrees Offered Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Theology and Doctor of Pharmacy
Financial Aid Eighty-five percent of Xavier students receive some form of financial aid or scholarship.
Faculty There are more than 200 full-time Xavier faculty, with ninety-one percent having terminal degrees. Student Clubs Xavier is an active campus offering more than 50 clubs and organizations. Traditions Lagniappe Weekend, Orientation, SGA Welcome Week, Founder’s Day Convocation, Wellness Week, Octoberfest, Class Colors, Greek Step Show, Homecoming and Coronation of Miss Xavier, MLK Week for Peace, Black History Month Convocation, Springfest, Hall Pride, Hall Step-Off, Naturally N’awlins, Senior Week, Commencement
Accreditation Xavier University of Louisiana is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300334097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Xavier University of Louisiana. Xavier is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the State of Louisiana Department of Education, and the National Association of Schools of Music.
Athletics Xavier fields seven teams — in basketball, tennis, cross country, and volleyball — which compete at the NAIA level as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.
Xavier University of Louisiana Office of Admissions 1 Drexel Drive New Orleans, LA 70125 phone: 504-520-7388 toll free: 1-877-XAVIERU fax: 504-520-7941 www.xula.edu