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International Students: Campus Resources

A guide to information resources and community resources for International Students at Xavier University.

Campus Resources

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) emphasizes education and advancing learning opportunities for all members of the university community. The belief that learning and education is a constant lifelong process, and the Center plays a vital role in furthering knowledge acquisition and critical thinking among the members of our campus community and beyond, is the premise of this center.  A wide range of programs are offered that contribute to the personal and social identity development of our students. In addition to student programming, staff and faculty are welcome and co-sponsor learning opportunities for as well.

The programming explores the following areas: Intragroup and Intergroup Relations, Intersectionality, Cultural Proficiency, Food, Fun and Festivities and Social Justice.

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion will be offering workshops for students to sign up for in order for them to further their cultural proficiency and development as future graduates who will go on to leverage their diversities and seek to create inclusive and equitable families, friends, neighborhoods and workplace environments. The workshops will provide experiential learning opportunities. 

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) support students and scholars from abroad to achieve their academic goals and enrich the campus community with opportunities for growth through cross-cultural interaction.

ISSS offers the following services:

All new international students are required to participate in the International Student Orientation (ISO) program. The ISO program is mandatory for ALL new Intensive English Program (IEP) students, exchange students, graduates, undergraduates, transfers, and sponsored students whether you are arriving in the United States for the first time or you are transferring from another U.S. school. 

At the orientation, students will be provided with important information about campus, health & insurance requirements, and other matters pertaining to your status as an international student in the United States.  In addition, students will be able to participate in some optional activities such as a guided tour of Cincinnati. You will also get the chance to meet current students from the U.S. and around the world through the Interlink Peer Mentor Program.

Media Lab – Xavier Language Lab

Location: Conaton Learning Commons (CLC) Room 404

1. IEP Software for Intensive English Program students: The following programs are only available in the language resource center: Inspiration, Pronunciation Power, Spelling Fusion. Students must log on to one of the stations in the lab to use the software.

2. Online Language Practice (from any computer)

3. Sound files and media for student textbooks. Students can also listen to sound files that accompany their textbooks, either in the language center, or  from their home computer by connecting to the network.
Search files in this order: Academic Share (T:\drive) > Classes > ModernLanguageLab > Faculty > ESL. Look for the folder you need and click on the files to listen. Connecting to the Lab files from home (VPN).

Student Success coaches

The Student Success Center exists to help Xavier all students become Xavier University graduates.  We assist students as they matriculate, from year to year, with programs that provide the following: Academic support, Social adjustment, Goal Setting, Time Management, Study Skills, Dates, College Life, Jobs and Financial Concerns, The Core and Other Class Concerns, Overall Academics.  These services are available to all students and offer personal staff consultations, referrals to other on-campus resources, and guiding students to effectively navigate their college experience are central to our work.

The Writing Center

The James A. Glenn Writing Center provides free services to all members of the Xavier community--undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty.  The tutors in the center can help at any stage of the writing process:  understanding an assignment, generating ideas, drafting, organizing, revising, editing (addressing sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation concerns), and documenting sources.