Office of Inclusive Excellence
The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) supports the mission, values, academic endeavors, and strategic priorities of Saint Xavier University by empowering diversity, fostering partnerships, increasing access and enriching the learning, living and working environments for all in our SXU community.
SXU's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Grounded in Catholic identity, mission, and heritage, Saint Xavier University is committed
to serving a diverse learning community in conjunction with our core values. The University belongs to all in its community, regardless of race, color, ethnicity,
creed, religion, gender, gender identity, abilities, age, sexual orientations, nationality,
or immigration status. Faculty, staff, and students are engaged in creating a climate
of purposeful inclusion by cultivating equity and providing opportunities for meaningful
connections and service among diverse people, ideas, and perspectives, in search of
truth and the common good.
The Sisters of Mercy, immigrants themselves, founded the school in 1846 to educate young women, and today's student body reflects the University's growing commitment to a tradition of diversity and multiculturalism. In 2014, the University became a federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of Saint Xavier's heritage and enrich and strengthen our academic programs and learning environment, which prepare students to work as responsible global citizens and live by Mercy values.
Lunch and Learn
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in virtual DEI workshops covering different topics.Go to Events
Cookies and Convo
Each month, meet one of our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Faculty members and hear about their career pathway and work over cookies and conversation.Go to Events
Monthly DEI Trainings
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in virtual DEI trainings covering different topics.Go to Events
The DEI CHAMPion award honors a faculty, staff or student who is actively passionate about creating an impact in the area of DEI at SXU.
Camila MarquezThis semester, the Office of Inclusive Excellence names Camila Márquez, Faculty Development Coordinator, SXU's DEI CHAMPion.
DEI Faculty Research Spotlight
Investigating the Impact of "Checking-In" with First-Year Students to Foster Connection and Improve Retention
Every Voice Matters
Cydni R. Washington-Bolden
(She/Her/Hers)One thing many people may not know about me is that just two days before my first semester at SXU began, my father passed away.
Associate Director of Residence Life
What topics are you passionate about?
I have a passion for Leadership Development, Training and Recruitment, Inclusion and Equity, and Black Women's Health and Advocacy.