Saint Xavier University was founded in Chicago by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, holding the distinctions of being Chicago's first Catholic university as well as the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the United States. Initially serving as a higher education institution for women and the poor, today the four-year, private Catholic institution serves a diverse population of men and women who seek a Mercy education that prepares them to become successful, productive and compassionate members of society.
We offer a diverse abundance of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as degree completion programs, in our College of Arts and Sciences, Graham School of Management and School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is a unit of Academic Affairs that gathers and validates information for University planning, management and assessment. It works closely with the Office of Information Services to maintain the data infrastructure for decision and planning support.
The mission of the Counseling Center is to guide students toward personal wellness, balance and growth. Licensed counselors facilitate this through personal counseling and wellness education.
You'll find there is much to make your experience in the residence halls enjoyable and memorable.In the place you will call home, you'll discover opportunities for meeting other residents who have similar interests and with whom you will study, order late-night pizzas, attend Cougar athletic events, wander the great city of Chicago and engage in many other activities that interest you.
Saint Xavier University supports its students, faculty and staff by providing an effective and efficient information technology environment. We are committed to continuously improving the quality of the University's technical services to enhance learning and teaching. The IT team maintains, upgrades and expands infrastructure as an ongoing process to serve technology needs.
Saint Xavier University defines wellness as a state of being that exists on a continuum that is unique to each individual person. Wellness encompasses the mind, body and spirit.
We want you to have fun during your time at Saint Xavier University. Whether in the diner, residence halls, chapel or Shannon Center, you are engaged in the process of learning about yourself and others in the community. Make your mark on campus by participating in many student activities.
The Shannon Center houses a state of the art fitness center, offering a variety of exercise programs, workout equipment, racquetball courts, dance studio, recreation gyms and walking track. It is free to the students, faculty and staff of SXU.
By getting involved on campus with our clubs and organizations, students discover their interests and their selves and develop the skills and confidence needed to lead. Plus, with our experiential learning opportunities as well as mentorships and internships, students are able to bridge a connection to the working world.