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Veteran Admission

Support Services

We are very happy that you have chosen to continue your education with us and we hope your experience at Saint Xavier is enjoyable and rewarding.

Services Offered in the Learning Center and Disabilities Services

The following services offered in the Learning Center could be beneficial for Veterans:

The following Disability Services could be helpful to those veterans requiring disability accommodations:

Student Success Program

The Student Success Program (SSP) is a federally funded program designed to increase the graduation rates of its participants. SSP assists and motivates students toward the successful completion of their bachelor's degree by offering the following services:

The Student Success Program is open to Saint Xavier students who meet the following requirements:

SSP is designed to make college life easier for you. Students who meet any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Student Success Program at studentsuccessprogram@sxu.edu, or stop by room L-111. Best of luck at SXU!

Counseling Center

The Saint Xavier Counseling Department is staffed by professional counselors licensed in the State of Illinois and is dedicated to the mental, emotional and developmental health of our students. We provide a thorough intake/triage assessment process to determine the needs of students seeking service. After this evaluation is completed, students may receive short-term, solution-focused counseling with a counselor in the Counseling Department, or will receive a referral for off-campus services from an extensive network of providers. Where appropriate, referrals will be made in concert with the VA. If a referral is given, a counselor will help the student make the connection and provide follow-up to make sure the services are meeting their needs.

In addition, the Counseling Department has yearly confidential screenings for anxiety, depression and alcohol related issues.

Career Services

Employers look for the entire "package" when selecting good candidates to fill their positions. In particular, they generally seek out candidates who possess strong skills in the areas of teamwork, discipline, time management, leadership, problem solving and communication. Candidates who have completed any amount of military service exhibit all of these characteristics. These qualities, coupled with the academic skills enhanced by a college education, truly give veterans a competitive edge in the job market.

Career Services offers counseling to help students make informed and intentional career decisions. Through counseling, and, in some cases, the use of Interest and personality instruments, students learn to conduct a thorough self-assessment, research the world-of-work and make sound choices about academic majors and occupations. Students who have solid plans for their futures can learn more about their chosen fields by utilizing a variety of materials available in our Resource Library and on the Web.

Internship Program

The Internship Program is designed to help students obtain career-related work experiences that complement their academic studies.

Job Search Skills Training

Job search assistance is provided to SXU students and alumni through the following services:

The Alumni Career Network

The Alumni Career Network, powered through Cougarjobs.com, provides currently enrolled students with informal, real world advice that will help them navigate a successful path through Saint Xavier University while they explore academic and career interests. A network of Saint Xavier alumni volunteers serve as informal mentors and advisors who share perspectives on their own career development and advice on entering various professional fields.

Special Programs

Religious and Spiritual Support Services

The Office of University Mission and Ministry and the Office of Campus Ministry are ready to provide you with the resources and opportunities you'll need for religious, spiritual and social growth during your time at Saint Xavier University.

The Office of University Mission and Ministry

The Office of University Mission and Ministry invites veterans to join in its activities and programs that support the University's efforts to be focused on and intentional about addressing its mission:

Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, educates men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good. (Saint Xavier University Mission Statement)

The Office of University Mission and Ministry welcomes veterans to a new series of programs, discussion groups and social opportunities especially designed for them and members of their families.

Campus Ministry

Grounded in the Catholic faith and immersed in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, Campus Ministry seeks to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, while also affirming the diversity of traditions within our faith community.

All are welcome, regardless of faith tradition, to participate in reflection and prayer, service and social justice projects, small faith sharing groups, retreats and student ministries. Mass is celebrated in McDonough Chapel Monday through Friday at noon, with the exception of Wednesday when there is an ecumenical and interfaith communal prayer service. Sunday Student Mass is celebrated at 8 p.m. These masses are held only during the academic year.

McDonough Chapel and the Mercy Ministry Center are open year-round Monday through Friday. Our campus chaplain, a Dominican priest and a lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Air National Guard, who has served in Germany hospitals and in the Middle East, is especially understanding of the veterans' needs.

Please visit Campus Ministry in McDonough Chapel and the Mercy Ministry Center, visit the hall ministers in Regina, Pacelli and Quad Halls, or contact us at 773-298-3900 or campusministry@sxu.edu.

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