Campus Climate Survey raises sexual assault awareness

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier is conducting its fourth annual Campus Climate Survey to measure student, faculty and staff awareness of campus sexual assault programs, knowledge of appropriate sexual harassment responses and perception of sexual assault on campus, among other factors. Title IX coordinator Kate Lawson encourages all students, faculty and staff to complete the brief survey by 5 p.m. on April 30 at Xavier’s Title IX’s website ( Colleges and universities across the country have used climate surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of their sexual assault prevention programs. The use of these surveys has been endorsed by the … Continue reading Campus Climate Survey raises sexual assault awareness

Warrior Run offers grants, raises awareness about campus suicide

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ The Cincinnati Warrior Run and Xavier are offering grants ranging from $100 to $750 to students and student groups interested in raising awareness about mental health issues and suicide prevention on campus. Grants will be awarded to those who propose an event or project about mental health issues on campus. Those who are awarded grants will begin their project next semester and are expected to complete it by Oct. 1 for presentation during Wellness Week. “The goal is to get together with your colleagues and think of something you’d love to do, whether it’s out … Continue reading Warrior Run offers grants, raises awareness about campus suicide

More than a theology major

I like to conclude each year by reflecting on its surprises: I like remembering the plans I had in my past and their inevitable interruption by my future. But as I begin to write this senior column, I realize that these surprises really have been the theme of the past four years. The personal outcomes of each year were always impossible to predict at their start, but each result — joyful or painful — proved rewarding and transformative in some form. I would like to use this space to honor the unexpected throughout my Xavier career and share the insights … Continue reading More than a theology major