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Xavier is inspired by its Jesuit Catholic tradition to encourage all faiths and cultures to flourish on campus. Students at Xavier represent a wide variety of racial, ethnic and religious groups, whose world views and distinct heritages enrich student life, academically and socially. To advance its commitment to a diverse campus, Xavier offers a range of events and programs designed to foster understanding, awareness and engagement, as well as celebrate differences—and promote fun and friendship. Xavier welcomes all students to live and learn in a supportive and inclusive environment that enhances the college experience and, importantly, prepares them for future success in our global society.


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Fast Facts u Multicultural enrollment: 17%


Best in the Midwest in freshman retention

u More than 15 faiths and religions are practiced by Xavier students u 83% of first-year students of color choose to stay at Xavier and return as sophomores. Nationally, the student retention rate between freshman and sophomore year is 74%. u For Fall 2009, nearly $225,000 in multicultural awards were offered to students who support Xavier’s mission of promoting and celebrating a diverse campus community.

EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS Ñ African Gala Ñ Antonio Johnson Scholarship Gala: Honors students of African descent for scholarly achievements and community involvement Ñ Black History Month Ñ Diwali Festival of the Lights Ñ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events Ñ Golden Rule Week Ñ Hispanic Heritage Month Ñ International Fashion Show Ñ Midwest Masala Intercollegiate Dance Festival Ñ Multicultural Graduation Celebration Ñ National Interfaith Awareness Week Ñ Queer Week Ñ South Asian Dance Competition


Ñ Women of Color Luncheon Ñ Worldquest

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Xavier offers numerous student organizations and clubs that support inclusion, promote understanding, foster leadership, encourage friendship, and celebrate diversity.

Ñ African Students Association Ñ Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Rho Psi Chapter) Ñ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Sigma Gamma Chapter) Ñ Asian American Association Ñ Black Greek Council Ñ Black Student Association Ñ Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc (Rho Xi Chapter)


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Ñ Ernest Just Society Ñ FACES (Philippine culture) Ñ Gentlemen Organized for Achievement and Leadership (G.O.A.L.) Ñ International Students Society

Ñ Middle Eastern Cultural Society Ñ National Organization for Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers Ñ Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Pi Upsilon Chapter) Ñ Smooth Transitions Mentor Program: Pairs incoming students of color with volunteer mentors Ñ South Asian Society Ñ Spanish Club Ñ Students Committed to Christ Ñ Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) Ñ Su Casa Hispanic Ministry

Ñ Irish American Society

Ñ Voices of Solidarity

Ñ Italian American Club

Ñ Xavier Alliance (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies)

Ñ Japanese Club Ñ Ladies with Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction (L.E.A.D.)

Ñ Xavier University Gospel Choir


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84% Career placement rate


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Xavier Resources In addition to the work of the Division of Student Life and Leadership, Academic Affairs and many other offices across campus, Xavier supports specialized services and resources that are dedicated to promoting ethnic, religious and cultural diversity at the University.

“Xavier’s commitment to educational excellence continues to be advanced by our attention to issues of equity and justice for all we serve. “

ANTHONY BROWN ‘09 Major | Organizational Communication


The Vice Provost serves as a resource to all members of the campus

“From the first day, you can feel how much everyone wants you here: I’ve never felt isolated on campus. Xavier is a great college experience because you meet so many different people and learn to appreciate a variety of mindsets. My education at Xavier has helped me to know myself better and become a stronger person.”

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Office of Multicultural Affairs Robert Clay, Director

“We strive to educate the whole person— academically, spiritually and socially.” OMA assists students of color with academic, social and spiritual growth through cultural programming, diversity workshops and partnerships across campus.

Gender and Diversity Studies A 15-hour interdisciplinary minor that explores and analyzes the socioeconomic, political and cultural experiences of women, minorities and others defined by gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, class, cultural or

SOLEIL BENAVIDES ‘09 Major | International Business, Spanish

“Everyone at Xavier is very friendly, warm and open. People get scared about going away to college and leaving home. But Xavier is a great choice. It has a warm, small-town feel, but you’re still in a big city—and surrounded by a lot of great friends, and faculty who care about you.”

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Office of Interfaith Community Engagement Rabbi Abie Ingber, Founding Director

“At Xavier, you can explore your own faith more deeply, as well as learn about other traditions.” IFCE works to create and strengthen a sense of community among individuals of diverse faiths on campus, in Cincinnati and beyond.

STELLA CHANG ‘11 Office of International Student Services Advocates for international students, and provides orientation and transition services, programming and information.


“I love the atmosphere at Xavier because the people are all so welcoming and friendly. Right from the beginning, in freshman year, I met most of the friends I now have in Brockman Hall where I lived. We all enjoy hanging out on campus, going to events, or just enjoying the greenspace when it’s nice out. I love sports, so I can play intramural soccer and attend basketball games. And Cincinnati is awesome to explore. I just feel comfortable in my own skin here.”


NEXT STEPS & DEADLINES MAY 1 Deadline for tuition ($200) and/or housing ($200) deposits to confirm enrollment for the fall semester.

MAY 4 Deadline to register for the Priority Registration Experience Program (PREP): May 23, May 29, June 6, June 12, or June 20. Fee: $25 per person. Get more information at

MAY 17 Deadline for taking placement tests online. Learn more at

JUNE 18 - 19 Participate in Smooth Transitions, a program led by the Office of Multicultural Affairs to assist first-year students of color with the transition to Xavier University. Learn more at Smooth-Transitions.

JUNE 5 Deadline to submit housing contracts and questionnaires to the Office of Residence Life. Get details at

JULY 6 Look for invoices for fall semester, which start mailing out today.

JULY 15 Expect roommate and residence hall assignments, which start mailing out today.

AUG. 21 Freshman move-in day and the start of Manresa, orientation for new students.

AUG. 24 Fall semester classes begin at 4:00 p.m.

Anytime: VISIT THE ROAD TO XAVIER Get all the information you need to prepare for fall by visiting the special Xavier web site only for admitted students at Keep track of important dates and deadlines. Update your profile to connect with more classmates this summer, and check back often for news—and giveaways.

for more information To learn about Xavier University and plan your visit, please contact the Office of Admission: Phone Fax E-mail Web Address

513-745-3301 877-XUADMIT (982-3648) 513-745-4319 3800 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5311

A Home to All Faith and Cultures