Student Services

Xavier University offers to students various services, resources and co-curricular student life programs to enhance student success and experiences. These services and programs fall under the supervision of the Division of Student Services. 

Established to champion the causes of students and offer them opportunities to grow as individuals, the expectation is that students will develop broad competencies in: personal growth, interpersonal development, leadership and service, environmental and cultural awareness, and understanding and commitment to social justice for all humankind. 

Student Handbook

The Vice President for Student Services 

The Vice President for Student Services (VPSS) provides administrative leadership, support, and direction for all matters related to Student Services and student life and participates as a member of the President's Cabinet. He advises the executive branch of the Student Government Association and the Pan-Hellenic Council. The Associate Vice President for Student Services functions as the Dean of Students, operations officer, primary advisor for Student Congress, and judicial administrator. 

Service Units

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry fosters the development of a campus religious family through the coordination of religious and spiritual activities at the University. spiritual retreats Liturgical needs peer ministers counseling

Career Services

Career Services helps all students become well informed and well prepared to make rewarding career choices. Students may receive assistance through any of the following services: Career counseling, job search techniques, resume assistance, mock interviews, on-campus interviews, interview assessment, summer internships, and part-time job listings.

University Police

Maintains the campus as a safe and secure environment. The Office of University Police Office is open 24 hours per day and serves as the information center to visitors entering the campus. Officers patrol the campus boundaries on a regular schedule by vehicle and foot patrol. They assist students, faculty, and staff taking precautions for their own safety, and several crime prevention and safety awareness programs offer throughout the year.

Counseling Services and Wellness Program

Offers professional individual and group counseling to all students through the Counseling and Wellness Center. Students are assisted by the counselors in exploring feelings, attitudes, motivation, academic abilities, habits, time management, test taking and stress coping skills or any other areas designated by the students. Career and personality testing are also available services. 

The Counseling Center staff also coordinates the Freshman Orientation Class, UNIV 1010-1020, serves as advisors for Deciding Majors, and sponsors the Wellness Program which encourages students to be the best that they can be in every area of their lives--physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually, intellectually, academically, and occupationally. Wellness Awareness Week, Walking Club, weight reduction group, wellness video series, and Wellness Associates, a student group, are some activities to inform and assist students, faculty and staff in living a wellness lifestyle.

Residential Life

Residence Life administers and supervises residence hall operations which include: physical facilities, staffing and the placement of students in the residence halls. It is also responsible for maintaining, improving, and enriching the quality of student life on campus through coordination of services and educational, social, cultural and recreational programs for resident students. 

International Student Services

Provides assistance to enrolled students who are citizens of other countries. This includes academic and personal counseling as well as information on visitor status. An advisor works with international students to coordinate and plan activities where students can profit from cultural exchange and participate in various programs throughout the year.

Recreational Sports

Recreational sports offers an opportunity for all students, regardless of athletic abilities, to participate in competitive, organized, and free-play sporting activities. The sports offered are: Flag football, Volleyball, Horseshoe, Basketball, Softball, Table tennis, Billiards, Tennis, Track and Swimming. 

New Student Orientation

Assists our "new" students--entering freshmen, transfer students and non-traditional students--in adjusting to college life and maximizing their potential. These efforts are facilitated by Peer Deans, student volunteers who mentor and act as liaisons to new students on campus and assist in planning Orientation by taking advantage of all the resources available to them to become well-rounded students. 

Student Health Services

Student Health Services maintains the Health Services Center on campus. Its primary function is the maintenance and improvement of the health and welfare of all registered students through the following: limited medical care, initial diagnostic services for illness and injuries, limited dental-services, infirmary care, consultation on general health and nutrition and off campus referral services. Visual screening is provided upon request at student's cost. Health education sessions are scheduled throughout the semester. 

Student Activities and Organizations

Provides opportunities to link academic, professional and personal development goals to campus/community involvement. All programs are designed to provide personal growth and development for students outside the classroom. This office also coordinates the development of and supervises the procedures and activities of University-recognized student clubs and organizations.

Student Programs

Encourages student participation in volunteer and community service activities as a central concern of a Xavier Education. Serving as both a resource center and volunteer placement office, the center coordinates the activities of individuals and student groups wishing to volunteer, provides increased opportunities for leadership development, social awareness, personal growth and career exploration. This office also supervises the student community service organization, Mobilization at Xavier (M.A.X.).

Student Center 

Offers facilities to support student and University programs and is headquarters for main meeting rooms, Gold/Rush Drexel, student lounge, game room and houses offices for Student Services Administration, Orientation, Student Activities, Volunteer Services and Student Government. 


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