Giving Back: Xavier University of Louisiana

Nonprofit Profile
Xavier University of Louisiana President Reynold Verret with Provost Anne McCall and Xavier academic deans in front of the historic Xavier Administration Building, a city of New Orleans landmark.


Since its inception in 1925 by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier University of Louisiana’s fundamental vision has stood upon the education of students who would become agents of change in society, government and the church. Xavier’s students are comprised of young men and women of all backgrounds, who prepare themselves to lead and build a greater and more evolved national and global community.

Xavier University of Louisiana is recognized as the national leader in minority science education, ranking first in the nation in producing African-American graduates who go on to complete medical school, as well as graduates who achieve PhDs in the life sciences. Xavier University of Louisiana’s College of Pharmacy ranks among the top four colleges in the nation, graduating 25 percent of all African-American pharmacists practicing in the United States. As the only black, Catholic HBCU in the United States, Xavier University’s core curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts and offers close to four dozen majors in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree levels.

Tomorrow’s leaders walk Xavier University of Louisiana’s halls today. Xavier continues to be guided by its foundress’ vision and remains rooted in its mission to be a globally recognized university that celebrates diversity, fosters an intellectual environment of academic excellence and educates future leaders who will build a just and humane society.


Supporting Xavier University of Louisiana is one of the best investments you can make. The impact of your giving goes beyond the borders of the campus, into the local community and out into the world.

The 6th annual Give. Love. Xavier Day is Tuesday, April 10th. The all-day, online fundraising event is dedicated to the annual fund and helps Xavier University of Louisiana to continue our legacy of educating deserving students. Our goal is to have at least 3,500 donors contribute a minimum of $20 for Give.Love.Xavier Day.


•    Make a recurring gift by visiting the Xavier University site at
•    When you make a gift, post about it on your social networks like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to encourage your friends to give. Join in the conversations about Give Love Xavier Day and spread your love with the hashtag #GLXU18!


Xavier University of Louisiana —­­ founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament — is Catholic and historically black. The ultimate purpose of the university is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.

(504) 520-7575
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans


 Father Etido Jerome, director of campus ministry, blessing the annual St. Joseph’s Altar in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.