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Student Success and Inclusion


Committed to Student Success

At SXU, we are committed to your success -- academic, personal, and professional! College is a time of transformation and growth, so to make sure that you have support along the way, we have programs in place to help you succeed through every step of your journey. The student success journey is different for each student, but we work to ensure that no matter when or where your journey begins, they is no wrong door to enter.

From holistic academic advising, support coaching, accessibility resources, and learning support, to student leadership, career planning, internships, and resources for a diverse student body -- we are here to help! Each area within student success works together as a collaborative unit so that no matter where you go for assistance, you are heard, valued, and supported as you work toward developing and achieving your goals.

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Office of Inclusive Excellence

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.

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Saint Xavier's Comprehensive, Aligned Supports for Attainment (CASA) initiative will strengthen the University's capacity to enhance educational outcomes by eliminating equity gaps and increasing retention and graduation rates for Latinx, low-income and other historically-underserved student groups. Funded by an HSI Title V Grant (P031S190311).

High Impact Practices: The CASA initiative will grow and support a university-wide framework to enhance curricular and co-curricular programs through high-impact educational experiences. Faculty and student services staff will create a comprehensive plan for the integration of high-impact practices, with the goal of engaging each student at SXU in at least one practice during each of their years in college. A series of workshops will be offered for faculty and staff to build culturally-relevant practices into curricula and programming. A Community Advisory Board will be established to create local partnerships to enhance high-impact practices.



ENLACE will allow SXU to implement the creation of equity grant programs for faculty, including additional professional development opportunities; better coordination of online educational quality and assessment; enhancement of Spanish in the workplace curriculum; addition of Spanish-language content for SXU student media; bilingual counseling; additional financial literacy programming; and stronger student connections to internships and externships, as well as the creation of an Industry Advisory Board focused on STEM. Funded by an HSI Title V Grant (P031S210208).


The Conexiones grant (P031C210201) will work to improve math offerings, facilitate transfer agreements with area community colleges, including Moraine Valley Community College, and offer additional student supports, including virtual video modules and internship placements. Conexiones (P031C210201) will enable SXU to implement streamlined developmental math offerings; the creation of a motion graphics and game design program to diversify computer science offerings and make stronger connections with art and business; professional mentoring for computer science students; computer science internship/externship funds to support students in unpaid internships; pre-admission advising in STEM for transfer students; STEM academic success coach to provide additional support; and professional development for faculty and staff on inclusive pedagogy.

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Center for Learning and Student Support

The Center for Learning and Student Support at SXU provides a variety of resources and services aimed at assisting students on their path to graduation, including helping students develop strategies and skills they can use in their classes and their future careers.

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Center for Accessibility Resources

The Center for Accessibility Resources works closely with SXU students and faculty, providing services, academic assistance and reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities.

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Career Development Center

The Career Development Center supports students in their search for meaningful career paths through self-assessment and career planning, internship resources, alumni networking opportunities, and job-search-skills training. Programming is focused on helping students prepare for the world of work through personal career counseling and assessment, hands-on workshops, career information panels, and opportunities for students to connect with potential employers and graduate school options. The Career Development Center integrates career development best practices into the services, workshops and appointments provided to help Saint Xavier University students achieve career readiness across competencies including career development, self-development, communication, critical thinking, equity and inclusion, leadership, professionalism, teamwork, and technology.

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Student Advising Center

At Saint Xavier University, academic advising is a pivotal component of the educational experience, used to empower students to think critically and to explore and identify academic and career interests. Through guidance and mentorship, advising encourages academic excellence and accountability and helps students to realize their full potential.

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TRIO is a federally-funded program that provides support services for students who are first generation, low-income and/or students with disabilities by supporting academic and personal development. Eligible students must apply and be accepted into this program.

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Center for International Education

The Center for International Education connects students with study abroad opportunities as well as works directly with international students at Saint Xavier University

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