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    Xavier University
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Services and Resources for Students



True to its Jesuit and Catholic identity, Xavier’s mission is to promote the growth and development of the whole student in a social, cultural, spiritual, physical, and academic context. Toward this end, the University offers a wide range of services and resources for students.

Academic and Career Resources

Career  Development

http://www.xavier.edu/career/

513.745.3141

Conaton Learning Commons, Room 530 & Smith Hall, Room 120A

Career Development provides opportunities for students to gain essential career development and lifelong learning skills through a variety of developmental programs, services, and practical experiences.  Staff members assist students in identifying career interests and developing necessary experiential, job and graduate school search and application skills such as resume writing, interviewing,  employer/school identification and research.  The office also manages the on-campus employment of financial aid awarded students and graduate assistants as well as assist students with identifying off campus part-time summer work experiences related to their career interest area.  Further services include a Mentor program, on-campus interviews, a web-based job posting and resume system, and three annual career fairs.

The structure and institutional design of the Xavier University Montessori Teacher Education Program, contained within a university setting, is a unique one, as students are made aware of the variety of available career related resources through channels within the University.  Students have access to multiple sources of information regarding employment, salary, and occupational advancement via the Career Development Office and website.  Owing to its status as a not for profit university, Xavier University does not guarantee employment, salary, and occupational advancement.

Center for International Education (CIE)

 

Education Abroad

http://www.xavier.edu/study-abroad/

studyabroad@xavier.edu

Phone                   513-745-2864                     Fax         513-745-2876

Center for International Education, Gallagher Student Center, Room 230

The Center for International Education provides opportunities for Xavier students to enhance their academic experience by studying abroad. Programs offered vary in length from one week to a semester or full academic year.  Courses are available in a variety of academic disciplines, meaning students are easily able to study abroad and stay on track toward graduation. Some programs allow students to apply institutional scholarships toward the travel, and other programs offer additional funding as well. Students are advised to consult with the Center for International Education early in order to plan ahead and explore all the options.

Programs are offered in a multitude of locations around the world. Students can choose direct exchange programs, short-term faculty-led programs offered during winter, spring, and summer breaks, service or internship programs, or programs through Xavier’s extensive partner network. Again, it is best to meet with an advisor in the Center for International Education as soon as possible to help find the best program fit and experience abroad.

Study Abroad Credit: Any student who is interested in registering for study abroad must complete an application first within StudioAbroad, which can be accessed through the website. Additionally, the student must complete the Study Abroad Approval form prior to their study abroad experience. Upon completion of the course(s), the student must have an official transcripts of the credits sent directly from the institution to Xavier University. The credit received is dependent on the type of study abroad the student completes.

  • Xavier Faculty-led Programs, Solidary Semester: The student receives the letter grade for the course and the grade is computed into the student’s Xavier grade point average.

  • Xavier affiliated Study Abroad, Fredin Scholarship, Direct Exchanges, Non-Xavier affiliated programs: The student receives transfer credit for courses in which a grade of C or better (or its equivalent) is earned. The transfer credit, but not the grade, is recorded on the student’s transcript and the grades are not computed in the student’s Xavier grade point average.

 

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

http://www.xavier.edu/international-students/

international@xavier.edu

Phone                   513-745-2864                     Fax         513-745-2876

Center for International Education, Gallagher Student Center, Room 230

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is a unit within the Center for International Education (CIE) that directly serves international students, scholars, and their families.  ISSS staff provides support and advising to international students and scholars to help maintain visa statuses and legal compliance.  Additionally, ISSS offer orientation, mentoring, leadership opportunities, and additional support to assist students and scholars in their personal development and academic goals.  The Center for International Education serves as the focal point on campus to deal with the unique needs, questions and concerns to those who come to Xavier University from abroad. The CIE staff works collaboratively with campus faculty/staff, student organizations, and community members to enrich the campus community with intercultural programs throughout the year.

 

Solidarity Semester: Nicaragua

http://www.xavier.edu/solidarity-semester/index.cfm

Phones                 513-745-2864                     Fax   513-745-2876

Center for International Education, Gallagher Student Center, Room 230

A primary goal of the entire semester is integration of the academic study with the experience of service. The academic component provides students with knowledge of the culture, religion, history, government and economics of Nicaragua and Central America, with an emphasis on issues of social justice. The service component functions as the medium through which learning occurs by placing all study in the context of living and working with the economically poor.

During the first week of their semester, and prior to departing, there is an orientation as well as classes. For the next 12-13 weeks, the students have classes both with Xavier professors and professors on-site. Students participate in academic-related travel and engage in service activities. Finally, students spend the last two weeks of the semester completing assignments and concluding an overall reflection about their experience.

The Connection Center

http://www.xavier.edu/ts/about/Connection-Center.cfm

513.745.3881

Conaton Learning Commons

The Connection Center in the Conaton Learning Commons is an integrated collection of informational and technological resources that support the University’s teaching and learning activities, including the Digital Media Lab (where students can check out digital cameras, video cameras, and audio recorders), the Technology Training room, a student computing lab, instructional design studios and private and public group study spaces. The Connection Center desk is the hub of the Center, blending the Library’s research help and circulation with the technical help desk to  provide informational and technological support for the Xavier community. The Connection Center is located in the main lobby of the Conaton Learning Commons.

Library

http://www.xavier.edu/library/

513.745.3881

askus@xavier.edu

The Xavier University Library is committed to providing ample and equitable resources and services for all members of the Xavier community, to promote research and pedagogy.

Professional librarians are available to teach information literacy concepts to students, provide in-depth reference and research assistance, help faculty develop course materials and assessments, orient students to the Library, help find resources available from the Library, help find information related to classroom assignments, and more.  Librarians can be reached by phone, email, text, chat, or in person at the Connection Center.

The Library provides access to electronic and print resources through its web site: www.xavier.edu/library. More than 80,000 electronic journals, 120,000 electronic books, 350 subscription research databases, and 7,000 streaming videos amd 60,000 streaming video segments are accessible online. The Library’s print collections consist of more than 350,000 items, including books, print journals, and audiovisual materials.

Beyond Xavier’s own library collections, additional library resources are accessible through the OhioLINK Library Catalog - nearly 50 million items from 88 colleges, universities, affiliated hospitals and public libraries throughout the state are available to the Xavier community through this resource. OhioLINK items may be requested online and will be delivered in about 3 days through a state-wide courier system at no cost to students or faculty. Journal articles from collections at other libraries may also be requested online and will be delivered in digital format through the Library’s document delivery services at no cost to students or faculty. The web site also provides detailed subject guides to Library resources, as well as web-based education and tutorials relating to copyright, technology, research skills, and more.

The Library has areas for group and individual studying as well as carrels and lounge seating. The Library provides dozens of computer workstations (laptops can be checked out at the Connection Center as well), plus facilities for viewing and listening to audiovisual materials, and facilities for printing, scanning and copying.  Two rooms are available for Library instruction with an instructor’s podium and computer projection: one is equipped with 24-computer workstations and the other provides seating for 36 with room for laptops. Wireless access is provided throughout the building.

The Library is located on the Academic Mall, and opens onto the Conaton Learning Commons and the Connection Center, complementing the services offered there.

Mathematics Tutoring Lab

http://www.xavier.edu/mathematics/About-the-Department.cfm

513.745.3069

Conaton Learning Commons

The Mathematics Tutoring Lab provides mathematics assistance in both major and non-major courses through MATH 171  (Calculus II). No appointment is necessary, and the services are free to Xavier students. Visit the website for operating hours.

Office of Academic Support

http://www.xavier.edu/academic-support/

513.745.3280

5th Floor, Conaton Learning Commons

The Office of Academic Support provides support services to facilitate learning.  We offer academic support, which include subject specific tutoring and study skills assistance by appointment, as well as drop-in sessions, study groups, and Supplemental Instruction (SI).  The services are free to Xavier students.  Additionally, the Office of Academic Support manages the Goa program (courses CORE 101, CORE 102, and CORE 103), the first year co-curricular program.

Office of Disability Services

http://www.xavier.edu/disability-services

513.745.3280

Conaton Learning Commons Room 514

Disability services provides accommodations to approximately 200 students with disabilities each semester, including but not limited to students with mental health/psychological diagnoses, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, low vision/blindness, hard of hearing/deafness and medical conditions to name a few. Examples of accommodations may include extended time on exams/quizzes, alternative testing site with reduced distractions, books in an alternate format, note taking assistance, assistive technology, housing accommodations, and numerous additional accommodations designed to provide access to the learning environment. To receive academic accommodations to ensure equal access to your educational opportunities, please contact Disability services to begin the process or to address any questions you may have regarding accommodations. Please note that IEP’s, 504 Plans and Service Plans do not automatically transfer from high school to college. You must contact Disability Services to reestablish academic accommodations as a college student.

Registrar

http://www.xavier.edu/registrar/

513.745.3941 phone 513.745.2969 fax

Musketeer Mezzanine in Fenwick Place

The Office of the Registrar provides services to support the instructional mission of the University for students, faculty, staff, and alumni in the following areas: class registration, academic records maintenance,  schedule of classes, degree audit, academic transcripts, consortium, grade processing, degree certification, diploma production, commencement, transfer credit evaluation, enrollment verification, and catalog.

Student Success and Parent/Family Outreach

http://www.xavier.edu/student-success

513.745.3036 phone 513.745.3403 fax

Conaton Learning Commons (CLC), 5th floor

sturet@xavier.edu

The Office of Student Success and Parent/Family Outreach facilitates student intervention efforts and works with the various campus Solution Centers to foster student persistence and success.  The success coaches assist students and their families in the resolution of academic, financial, and adjustment concerns.  The staff communicates with students and their parents/family through P.R.E.S.S. (Professor’s Report to Engage Student Success - an early alert process), midterm grade mailers to the parents/family of first-year students, the Parent Family Advisory Board (P/FAB), and regular updates through the office website, the parent/family website, and Muskie Family News (an e-Newsletter).  The staff is available to meet with all students by appointment or on a walk-in basis.

TRiO-Student Support Services

http://www.xavier.edu/sss/

513.745.3758

5th Floor, Conaton Learning Commons

TRiO, Student Support Services (SSS) is an educational program funded by the United States Department of Education, whose goal is to graduate eligible students and prepare them for a post-baccalaureate education or career.  The staff, three full-time professionals and a secretary, is committed to providing an academic, professional, financial and personal support system that guides student participants to benefit from educational opportunities and achieve a greater quality of life.   To qualify for the program the student must meet the following guidelines:  U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be a first generation college student (neither parent nor guardian has a bachelor’s degree) and/or, meet federal income guidelines as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education and/or, have a verifiable disability.  The TRiO, SSS program collaborates with several offices on campus that provide academic support and tutoring.  Retention of TRiO, SSS students exceeds that of our typical student as does their graduation rate.

Writing Center

http://www.xavier.edu/writing_center/

513.745.2875

Room 400, Conaton Learning Commons

The James A. Glenn Writing Center provides free assistance with all aspects of the writing process for both undergraduate and graduate students, for any level of writing ability or field of study. Although most tutorials focus on a particular assignment or writing project, our broader mission is to improve students’ overall writing skills and their understanding of the writing process.  The Center is staffed by nine undergraduate peer tutors, two graduate tutors and the Director.  All the tutors have taken a seminar-long training course on how to work one-on-one with people about their writing. The Center has a library of writing-related references and provides computers and printing for those who need a quiet place to write. Staff and faculty are also welcome to use the Center’s resources. The Writing Center is open approximately fifty-eight hours each week during the academic year.

Campus Events, Activities, and Involvement

Gallagher Student Center (GSC)

http://www.xavier.edu/gsc/

513.745.3201

The Gallagher Student Center provides two primary services to the Xavier community: the Welcome Desk, and facility reservations. The Welcome Desk is the customer service center for the Gallagher Student Center. The Welcome Desk student staff act as campus operator, assist with the identification of campus resources, maintain information on staff telephone numbers, and provide general referrals for the campus. In addition, the GSC provides a wireless environment for laptops and houses a 350+ seat theater, five retail outlets, the University Bookstore, lounges, meeting rooms, and designated space for student organzations and clubs.  The GSC is open 24/7 during the academic year, excluding holidays.

Recreational Sports

http://www.xavier.edu/recsports/

513.745.3208

Xavier University Recreational Sports provides the Xavier community with a broad, diversified sports program and activities that meet the needs and interests of the entire campus. It provides an environment that focuses on the total development of all students and, during that process, maintaining an atmosphere of fun.

O’Connor Sports Center is a student/faculty/staff use facility that provides opportunities to participate in informal recreation and fitness, instructional programs and intramural competitions. Located within the facility is a 10,000 square foot gymnasium, a 6-lane meter pool, 2 racquetball/handball courts, a weight/cardiovascular room, and locker rooms.

In addition, there are several leadership opportunities for students, including student managers, club sport team officers, intramural officials, lifeguards, and customer service and weight room supervisors. Students learn and enhance their teamwork, communication, and customer service skills. Several of these positions are also available during the summer and school vacations. Contact the Recreational Sports Department for further information regarding any of these positions.

Student Involvement

http://www.xavier.edu/involvement

513.745.3004

2nd Floor, Gallagher Student Center

The Office of Student Involvement believes that, through involvement, individuals discover their passions and develop their strengths to lead a purposeful life.  As such, Student Involvement facilitates learning and social integration by providing students with experiences in leadership development, student organizations, campus events, and orientation.

The Office of Student Involvement coordinates campus-wide events such as Manresa New Student Orientation, Week of Welcome, and Family Weekend.  Student involvement provides oversight and support for student clubs and organizations and directly advises the Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, and Senior Week Planning Committee.  A full listing of student clubs and organizations is available at www.xavier.edu/clubs

The XU Bands

Symphonic Winds

The Xavier University Symphonic Winds is an auditioned ensemble dedicated to the excellent performance of quality traditional and contemporary litertaure, including original works for wind band as well as outstanding orchestral transcriptions.  This is the premiere wind ensemble at Xavier University.  In rehearsal and performance, the aesthetic aspect of the music is stressed and special emphasis is placed on musical style.  The group maintains an active performance schedule in the Cincinnati area, but the Symphonic Winds also represent the Department of Music throughout Ohio and the surrounding states.   Membership is open to all university students; the ensemble represents virtually every department across campus.

Jazz Ensenble

THe Xavier University Jazz Ensemble enables students to experience the jazz idiom in a jazz big band.  Selected pieces by the jazz masters and standards of the jazz idiom constitute the majority of performance material, but student arrangements are also vital component to rehearsals and concerts.  All chosen material is varied in style, tempo, and difficulty while keeping in mind the educational needs of the ensemble.  The Jazz Ensemble provides students an oppportunity to play both in a traditional big band and learn small group improvisation skills.  Membership is open to all Xavier students by audition.

Pep Band

The Xavier University Pep Band is a performance ensemble, with its members serving as musical ambassadors for the University.  This ensemble performs at home men’s and women’s basketball games, and also does special performances at several other on-campus University events.  The band also travels to tournament games for men’s and women’s basketball.  Students enrolled in this course will learn a repertoire of “audience-pleasing” (popular music) literature.  Students are exposed to select, specially arranged music, designed for this particular idiom, drawn from various musical genres.  Membership is open to all Xavier students by audition.

Chamber Orchestra

The main goal of this course is to explore and perform the finest and most appropriate literature available for Chamber Orchestra.  The ensemble is designed to be a professionally nurturing and meaningful music experience for string players through engaging rehearsals and performances.  The content of this course will expose participants to both basic and new repertoire for Chamber Orchestra; this includes music for all periods and will include contemporary music.  Membership is open to all Xavier students, faculty and staff by audition.

Health, Wellness, and Safety Resources

Campus Dining

xavier.edu/dining

513.745.4874

dining@xavier.edu

The James E. Hoff, S.J. Dining Commons, affectionately known as “The Hoff,” located in Fenwick Place, is open to all students, faculty, and staff for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week during the academic year.  Five award-winning main food platforms were designed just for you.  Students will find multiple entree options each day to meet their various needs. Our Queen City Market salad bar is always fresh and even offers daily specials for vegans and students with gluten intolerance.  The seven foot Wood Stone pizza oven at the Fireside Cookery turns out almost 125 pizzas each day from fresh dough made by our Pastry Chef in the bakery.

The University also partners with local businesses to bring a variety of retail food venues to campus that are considered as Best in Cincinnati eateries.  In total, students will find seven additional dining options on campus including Blue Gibbon, Coffee Emporium, Ryan’s Pub and Subway in Gallagher Student Center; Currito Burrito located in Fenwick Place; and Bull Market Cafe at Smith Hall.  Daily menus and hours of operation can be found online at xavier.edu/dining.

The University also offers a variety of Meal Plan options to the Xavier University Community, usable during the academic semesters. While all residence hall students are required to purchase a meal plan, meal plans are also popular with students living in campus apartments and commuter students living off campus.  Students with special dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact Xavier Dining to discuss their specific needs.

Campus Police

http://www.xavier.edu/police/

http://www.xavier.edu/safety/

513.745.1000  (Emergency)

513.745.2000  (Non-Emergency)

1648 Musketeer Drive (across from the Common’s Apartment Complex). 

The mission of the Xavier University Campus Police Department is to protect life and property, to understand and serve the needs of any and all persons within the university community, to actively seek to identify community problems and solutions to these problems, to identify and prevent any criminal activity which may occur, and to improve the quality of life in this community.

Campus Police is staffed by professional officers 24 hours a day year round and provides general assistance to the Xavier community. In addition to providing for a safe and secure environment, Campus Police is also responsible for parking enforcement, crime prevention, and criminal investigations. The officers are State Certified and provide a full range of law enforcement services.

Quick Facts About Us

  • Officers within the Department are State Certified with police powers and authority as set forth under section 1713.50 of the Ohio Revised Code. All officers have obtained at least 600 hours of specialized training through the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy as mandated under section 109.78(D) of the Ohio Revised Code.
  • The Xavier University Police Department has Mutual Aid and Concurrent Jurisdiction Agreements with the Cincinnati and Norwood Police Departments.
  • The Xavier University Police Department has direct radio communications with the surrounding police, fire and EMS agencies servicing the Xavier community.
  • The Xavier University Police Department is committed to Community Oriented Policing and provides on-campus vehicle jump-starts and lockouts.   Officers are also available for campus escorts during the hours of darkness.
  • The Xavier University Police Department administers the university’s compliance with the Clery Act.

McGrath Health and Wellness Center

http://www.xavier.edu/health-wellness/

513.745.3022

1714 Cleneay Avenue

The Health and Counseling Center offers primary medical care, mental and Behavioral health counseling, and other health services to Xavier students.

Medical services are provided by board certified physicians and licensed registered nurses.  Services include primary care, allergy treatment, travel medicine, lab tests, immunizations, and pharmacy.  Health Services can provide individualised care for students with special or ongoing medical needs.  There is no charge to see a physician or nurse, but there may be charges for medications, lab tests, and other services.

Counseling services are provided by licensed psychologists and counselors. The counselors provide for a wide range of mental and behavioral health matters, including anxiety, depression, adjustment, relationships, eating disorders, alcohol and drug issues, family, and other problems.  There are no charges for counseling services.

The services of the Health and We Center are available to all Xavier students, full or part-time, graduate and undergraduate, commuter or resident.

Psychological Services Center

http://www.xavier.edu/psychologicalservices/

513.745.3531

Sycamore House, Winding Way Avenue

The Psychological Services Center provides a wide range of professional services to the Xavier community. The Center serves students, faculty, and staff who are seeking assistance for the many difficulties which can accompany college and/or family life. Individual, couple, and family therapy are available for concerns which may include depression, stress, eating disorders, difficulties in relationships, family issues, sexual concerns, or sports-related difficulties of student athletes and coaches.

Although most concerns are handled through short-term counseling, the staff is equipped to deal with more serious difficulties which may require longer term treatment.

Title IX Office

http://www.xavier.edu/titleix/

513-745-3046

Title IX is the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in all federally funded education programs and activities. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking , and other forms of gender-based harassment or violence. Xavier University does not tolerate sex discrimination. If students believe they have experienced sex discrimination or have questions about Title IX, please contact Xavier’s Chief Title IX Officer Kate Lawson at 513-745-3046, lawsonk1@xavier.edu or visit the Title IX Office website. For free, confidential advocacy and support, contact Xavier’s Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator at 513-904-9013.

Spirituality and Jesuit Mission and Identity

Center for Mission and Identity

http://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/index.cfm

By supporting our faculty and staff in realizing the Academic Vision and affirming the Jesuit tradition of pedagogical excellence, the Center for Mission and Identity ensures that students gain an education at Xavier University as pledged by the Mission Statement, which prepares them to be people of outstanding competence and compassion.

Interfaith Community Engagement

http://www.xavier.edu/interfaith/

513.745.3780

The Office of Interfaith Community Engagement works to create and strengthen a sense of community among individuals of diverse faiths on campus, in Cincinnati, and on the regional and national levels.

Located in Gallagher Student Center, the office is a student-centered initiative that both allow individuals to deepen their personal faith and enhance their understanding of other traditions. Further, it serves the larger community in areas of social justice, shared religious teachings, and leadership development.

The Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice

http://www.xavier.edu/cfj/

513.745.3567

We challenge and support students as they deepen their spiritual lives, pursue justice and promote pluralism.

As a Jesuit Catholic University we are committed to deepen our recognition of the sacred and pursue the common good.  In a community forged from diversity, the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice challenges and supports Xavier’s diverse constituents as they pursue these complimentary ends.  Through faith formation, education for social change and dialogue, we seek to equip students to live in a diverse world where faith matters and justice is imperative.  Inspired by Ignatian spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching, the Center is built on the invitation to find God in all things and the principles of solidarity and common good.  The doors of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice are open to all.

In pursuit of our mission, we challenge and support students as they:

  • Deepen their spiritual lives and create communities of practice
  • Respond to today’s complex social problems and to become agents of social transformation
  • Build relationships, with diverse constituents, anchored in an appreciation of shared values, difference and common action

We do this by facilitating:

  • Support and resources for faith development to students of diverse religious and philosophical traditions
  • Education through community action and social analysis
  • Liturgy, prayer services and faith sharing groups
  • Exploration of the intersection of faith and justice
  • Dialogue amongst diverse constituents about complex social issues
  • Reflection and discernment
  • Leadership development for ministry and the common good

Additional Resources for Students 

Center For Diversity and Inclusion

513.745.3181

2nd Floor, Gallagher Student Center

Mission & Vision

The mission of the center is to serve as an educational resource, rooted in inclusive excellence, that invites the entire campus to engage academically and socially with identity development, intersectionality, intergroup relations and justice in order to achieve a unifying consciousness for the common good at Xavier and the world at large.

We envision Xavier students, staff and faculty taking advantage of the rich diverse fabric of the university by embracing and grappling with issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Engagement & Learning Outcomes
  • All students will practice critical reflection and develop an appreciation for cultural differences.
  • All students will develop cross-cultural communication competencies to promote intergroup engagement and global citizenship.
  • Underrepresented students will be able to identify campus resources (i.e. faculty, support staff and mentors) to help them transition into the university setting and gain a better sense of identity and self-confidence.
  • Underrepresented students will demonstrate a development of professional skills as evidenced by the ability to clearly articulate professional goals and to name two strategies for successful networking.

Commuter Services

http://www.xavier.edu/commuter/

513.745.3824

Office of Residence Life, Musketeer Mezzanine/Fenwick Place

Commuter Services provides programs and services designed to meet the diverse needs of Xavier’s commuter and nontraditional student populations. Commuter Services offers information about offcampus housing, transportation alternatives, and campus events. The office maintains evening hours to ensure accessibility for commuter students and adult learners.  The commuter lounge is located on the third floor of the Gallagher Student Center.

Financial Aid

http://www.xavier.edu/financial-aid/

513.745.3142

1st Floor, Schott Hall

The Office of Financial Aid’s purpose is to provide the best possible service and information to students seeking to finance a Xavier education. The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for the administration of federal, state, and institutional resources, including scholarships, grants, and loans. It also awards Federal Work Study and acts as the liaison office between many private sources of student aid and the University. Students seeking financial assistance should contact the Office for application materials and individual counseling.

Intensive English Program (ESL)

http://www.xavier.edu/esl

international@xavier.edu

phone 513.745.2847 and 513.745.2842 

Schott Hall Room 740

The Intensive English program offers language instruction for international students who have the goal of entering American colleges and universities or improving their ability to use English for professional purposes.  The program is accredited by the Commission for English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), and it holds membership in the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).  ESL students at Xavier University receive instruction in English language and academic skills, including grammar, reading, composition, listening and pronunciation.  In addition, optional electives such as speaking, TOEFL preparation, and oral fluency are available on a rotating basis.  Please note that admission to the ESL program does not guarantee admission to a degree program at Xavier University; a separate application must be made for a degree program.

For more infomration on the Intensive English Program, please see English as a Second Language (ESL) Program  

For information on the English as a Second Language Bridge Program, please see  English as a Second Language (ESL) Bridge Program  .

Mailing Services

http://www.xavier.edu/mailing-services

513.745.3558

mailingservices@xavier.edu

The Mailing Services Center is located in the Campus Services Building and is a full service U.S. Postal Contract Station offering a full range of mailing and packaging services, including first-class, standard, ground, and express services.  The Xavier Mail Center also serves as the main pick-up and drop-off location for 3rd party shipping solution companies such as FedEx, UPS, as well as delivery of edible and floral arrangements to the campus community.

The Mailing Services Center has regular business hours Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., excluding university holidays and closings. The lobby is accessible to mail box holders Monday - Sunday until 8:00 p.m. via the University ALL Card to enter.

All students living in the Xavier University Campus residence halls and apartments are assigned a mail box located in the Mailing Services Center.  Mailbox assignments and access combinations are listed online once a student is assigned housing for the academic semester. Student mail is received during normal business hours and sorted into the mail boxes on the same day. Mail for non-residential students is returned or forwarded according to the U.S. Postal Guidelines.  Student packages are received during normal business hours and they are logged in a timely manner for accuracy and accountability. Student package recipients are sent an email notification for any incoming package that has arrived that day, as well as reminder emails for aging packages are sent weekly.

Parking Services

http://www.xavier.edu/parking

513.745.1050

parkingservices@xavier.edu

Parking Services at Xavier University is a collaborative service between the Office of Auxiliary Services which manages the permit distribution and the Xavier Police Department which manages the enforcement of parking rules and regulations and issuance of citations.  Please visit xavier.edu/parking for all of your general parking information regarding parking areas, rules and regulations and much more.

This web site is also your avenue for self service management of all your parking needs around the clock, including Personal and Vehicle information, Permit Ordering and review, as well as Citation payments and/or appeal processing.

Residence Life

http://www.xavier.edu/residence-life/

513.745.3203

Musketeer Mezzanine in Fenwick Place

reslife@xu.edu

The Office of Residence Life provides many learning opportunities in a unique living environment. A fulltime, Masters degree-level Hall Director lives and works in each of the residence halls. The student staff is comprised of Senior Resident Assistants and Resident Assistants (RAs) who serve as peer helpers to the residents. The Residence Life staff strive to create a community atmosphere through social and educational programming.

The Commons Apartments, Village Apartments, University Apartments, Manor Apartments, and 1019 Dana Apartments provide on-campus housing options for upper-division students. The apartments are managed by an Apartment Director who is a full-time Masters degree-level staff member.

Student Identification Card (ALL Card)

http://www.xavier.edu/allcard

513.745.3374

allcard@xavier.edu 

The student identification card, ALL Card, is required for all full-time and part-time students.  ALL Cards are provided through the Office of Auxiliary Services in the Musketeer Mezzanine at Fenwick Place.  The card is the official University identification and must be in your possession while on campus.  The ID services include access for the library, recreational sports center, athletic and special event ticketing, meal plans and door access.  In addition to serving as your identification card for easy access to campus facilities and programs, the ALL Card is used through its X Cash program, as a prepaid cash card to pay for on-campus services such as:  bookstore, food services, copying, library fees, and vending.

The ALL Card technology even includes the student’s ability to integrate U.S. Bank’s complete banking as well as Internet banking services with Xavier’s financial services system.

The system eliminates issues related to multiple cards for campus access and funds management.  Convenience, simplicity and security… one card does it all!

 

University Conduct

513.745.3202

Consisting of two hearing boards, the Conduct Review Board and the University Discipline Board, the judicial process considers cases that occur off-campus as well as on-campus. Both boards hold students responsible and accountable for behaviors which are alleged to be inappropriate as reported to the University or have violated the published code of student conduct or the standards for off-campus living. Typically, the University Discipline Board hears cases that are considered to have a profound impact on the University community and where suspension or expulsion may be an option. The Conduct Review Board hears cases that include sanctions up to an including probation. The membership of both boards is comprised of students, faculty, and staff.