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Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic university with the goal of providing a well-rounded, liberal arts education to its students. They provide the opportunity to travel abroad on Service Learning semesters. This provides students the opportunity to integrate academic study with the experience of service.

Mission Statement: Xavier is a Jesuit Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Their mission is to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually. They create learning opportunities through rigorous academic and professional programs integrated with co-curricular engagement. In an inclusive environment of open and free inquiry, they prepare students for a world that is increasingly diverse, complex and interdependent. Driven by their commitment to the common good and to the education of the whole person, the Xavier community challenges and supports students as they cultivate lives of reflection, compassion and informed action.

Our Connection

Mission Grant. The Skees Family Foundation contributed a grant to the Ghana service learning trip in 2005. This year, the service focus of the program was working with developmentally disabled adults. While several Skeeses attended Xavier, we didn’t have the chance to do service learning in college–but hope that every young person today who wants to give back while learning about other cultures will find a way to make it happen.