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First-Year Seminar for Faculty: Campus Resources

Core Connections

FYS lays the foundation for the Core and connects especially with Goa and E/RS.

You may wish to bring up points of contact between your CORE 100 classes and the discussions students will have in their Goa sections. 

Fall 2021 Goa Schedule


Week 1: Set up for Success. Students will learn about the resources and services available here on campus, including academic advising, career advising, success coaches, financial aid, health & wellness, etc.


Week 2:  Money Matters. Students will learn about federal school loans, how to save/earn money, credit and the pros and cons of compound interest. 


Week 3: Personal Wellness. Students learn strategies and resources for maintaining and restoring balance between physical, financial, intellectual, emotional, social, community, purpose and spiritual pillars. This includes a list of on-campus resources.


Week 4: The Xavier Community. Students will learn what it means to be part of the Xavier community, including the Xavier student commitment and engaged bystander techniques. As well, they’ll learn about faculty’s role as a mandatory reporter for gender based violence and their options for confidential reporting


Week 5: Microaggressions, Power, and Privilege. Students learn about racial stereotypes and microaggressions and how they can work towards preventing them in the future.


Week 6: Academic Strategies. Students learn about study skill strategies, calculating GPA and using DegreeWorks, and how to search/register for spring classes.

Campus Resources

Student Domestic Travel Policy. Please refer to this policy for any trips with your First-Year Seminar that are over 20 miles from campus or require an overnight stay.

X-ACT: The Xavier Action and Care Team is a collaborative, interdisciplinary advisory group that meets to provide support and assistance to students who may be experiencing emotional distress and exhibiting at-risk or threatening behaviors. You can alert X-ACT to any student through an on-line reporting site.

Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice

Career Development Office

What's it like in Xavier's residence halls?  A very brief video from Brockman, courtesy of Angie Kneflin.

Poster Printing: templates, order form

The Rule of Three: Advice to students on their extra-curricular activities, and a list of Xavier clubs

Goa Modules

What's happening in Goa? These files describe Goa sessions for Fall 2015. They will be updated by September 1 for Fall 2017.