Upon founding Saint Xavier University (SXU) in 1846, the Sisters of Mercy endowed the institution with a benevolent mission of active compassion and high-quality education. In keeping with tradition, the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community has generously gifted SXU a $25,000 grant to support the Mercy Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Saint Xavier University alumni Sister Patricia Murphy, R.S.M. ’60, Sister JoAnn Persch, R.S.M. ‘61, and Sister Rita Specht, R.S.M. '65, participated in the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children on July 18, an event during which more than 200 Catholic activists gathered outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. to protest the detention of immigrant children at border patrol facilities.
Saint Xavier University was recently recognized among the 2019-2020 Colleges of Distinction as a higher education institution in Illinois, as a Catholic university and in the areas of nursing, business, education and career development.