Student Life

You'll find everything you need to know about the happenings on Saint Xavier University's campuses and locations right here. Check out the Shannon Center for sporting and fitness, our many dining options on campus and don't forget to get involved in a variety of upcoming events.

Life on campus is full of fun and diversifying possibilities, with everything from trips to Chicago and baseball games to student organizations and events that will enhance your college experience.

Get Involved

We want you to have fun during your time at Saint Xavier University. Whether in the diner, residence halls, chapel or Shannon Center, you're engaged in the process of learning about yourself and others in the community. You can make your mark on campus by participating in student activities.

SXU has a variety of on-campus traditions. For more information about Registered Student Organizations (RSO) and their meetings, please visit The Den.

Spiritual Life

A Catholic university exists for one purpose: to help students become better human beings. Yes, they may know more, be fitter and have more friends when they finish college. But if they are not better people, we have failed. "Where Success Meets Purpose" means taking what you learn here and using it for your success and for the good of the world.

Campus Safety

SXU's Public Safety serves the students, faculty, staff and visitors of the University. Public Safety is committed to the highest quality of protective services in order to maintain and improve our unique educational environment and quality of life.

Contact Information
Emergency: SXU Ext. 3911; 773-298-3911
Non-Emergency: SXU Ext. 3541; 773-298-3541
Confidential Hotline: SXU Ext 3838; 773-298-3838
Campus Service Center: Room CSC 100 -- Administrative Office; 773-298-3950
Email Address:


Health and Wellness

While our Health Center remains open to students, staff, faculty and members of the community, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have implemented numerous procedures to the protect our staff and patients.

  • Telemedicine: We continue to see patients for sick visits via phone or secure video line.
  • In-person visits: Starting May 4, 2020 we will begin limited in-person visits for well-visits only. This would include appointments for physicals, vaccines, TB testing, etc.

Please note that we do not have the ability to test for COVID-19. For more information, please see the IDPH list of COVID-19 testing sites.


SXU Fast Facts  
Total Number of Students 3,623
By Level  
Undergraduate 2,957
Graduate 666
By Campus  
Campus 2,493
Off-Campus 502
Faculty with terminal or highest degree 76%
Student-Faculty Ratio 15/1
# of Undergraduate degree programs 61
# of Graduate degree programs 25