NACU Welcomes Saint Xavier University
The New American Colleges and Universities (NACU), a national consortium of higher education institutions that integrate liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement, welcomes Saint Xavier University (SXU) in Chicago, IL, as its newest campus.
NACU campuses are distinguished, like-minded private institutions that are committed to providing hands-on, project-based learning so that students can connect theory to practice and classroom learning to real-world situations. Members also emphasize civic responsibility from local, regional, and global perspectives.
Saint Xavier University serves more than 3,500 each year through 61 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree programs. It is nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for supporting and maintaining an environment of engaged students, excellent teaching and academic offerings, and successful outcomes for our students with experiential learning, leadership and service opportunities, all within a vibrant and diverse community.
“Saint Xavier University encourages students to find their purpose in life and commit to serving their local and global communities. They do this through meaningful experiential learning and faculty-student interactions,” said Dr. Sean Creighton, NACU president. “This approach strongly aligns with the mission of all NACU campuses.”
Institutions in the NACU network benefit from opportunities to collaborate on best practices in integrative education with their peer institutions across the country. NACU administers learning communities for hundreds of administrators and faculty; professional development including an Emerging Leaders Institute and Wellness Series; collaborative research and benchmarking; and student programs including the Washington Internship Institute.
“We are pleased to join the NACU network and look forward to connecting our faculty and staff to meaningful professional development opportunities and enhancing access to relevant student programming,” said Dr. Laurie M. Joyner, SXU president. “Collaboration with NACU will expand learning opportunities to prepare students for 21st century careers, meet the challenges of today’s changing socioeconomic landscape, and make a real difference in their families and their communities.”
About Saint Xavier University
Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier Universityis a private, Catholic, four-year+, coeducational institution that provides a transformative educational experience to more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students who are prepared to become compassionate leaders in their field of study and their communities. As a mission-driven, student-centered institution, Saint Xavier is consistently recognized among the best colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and educates for competence, character and career success, with program offerings through its College of Arts and Sciences, Graham School of Management and School of Nursing and Health Sciences.