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Success with Purpose.

Mission

Our Mission: To Serve the Common Good

A Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University educates men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

Our Core Values

Saint Xavier’s students, faculty and staff live by eight Core Values that ground and enliven the institution's academic and co-curricular programs. These values uphold the University's Catholic identity, Mercy heritage and commitment to knowledge for both personal enhancement and social progress. The Eight Core Values include:

  • Respect
    Respect moves us to understand the gifts and unique contributions of every person in the University community and to value diverse perspectives.
  • Excellence
    Excellence commits us to challenge ourselves to utilize our God-given gifts -- intellectual, social, physical, spiritual and ethical.
  • Compassion
    Compassion compels us to stand with and embrace others in their suffering that, together, we may experience God's liberating and healing presence.
  • Service
    Service calls us to use our gifts, talents and abilities to advance the genuine well-being of our community and those we encounter.
  • Hospitality
    Hospitality draws us to do our daily work with a spirit of graciousness that welcomes new ideas and people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
  • Integrity
    Integrity gives us the ability to realize the greater good in our actions and programs and challenges us to look at our work and ourselves holistically and as one united with others across the globe.
  • Diversity
    Diversity builds a community that fosters a climate that is open and welcoming to diverse people, ideas and perspectives; that promotes a constructive discourse on the nature of diversity; and that engages faculty, staff and students in activities that promote the University's core values.
  • Learning for Life
    Learning for Life, in the liberal arts tradition, encourages us to pursue knowledge and truth throughout our lives in ways that improve our communities and ourselves, and that strengthen our understanding of each other.

To learn more about our SXU, our Mission or Core Values, call 866-319-8966 or request more information today.