Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What kind of events do you sponsor?
A: We offer events that appeal to a wide variety of interests. Some campus events include:
- Welcome Week (trips to Chicago White Sox game, bowling, shopping trip to Michigan Avenue, trips to Millennium Park and more)
- New Student Induction
- All-Campus Fair and Student Organization Expo
- Multicultural Heritage Month Events
- Council of Student Organizations Meetings
- Leadership Programs
- Homecoming Week Events (Pie Eating Contest, Jim Wand the Hypnotist and more)
- Founder's Day Events
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events
- Women's History Month Events
- Diversity Week
- Spring Break (Alternative Break Immersion Trips/Campus Ministry)
- Service Day
- Spring Formal
- All Campus Excellence (ACE) Awards Program
- Taste of SXU
- Late Night at SXU
Q: Are events free?
A: The events and programs sponsored in conjunction with Campus Life are greatly subsidized by the University's Student Activity Fund (SAF). Each semester, full-time undergraduate students pay a Student Activity Fee along with tuition and other fees; this fee contributes to the Activity Fund, which provides for major campus speakers, off campus trips, student organization activities and more. It allows students to enjoy no-cost admission to almost all campus events. A few events such as the Midnight Boat Cruise and trip to the White Sox game have a small fee.
Q: How can I participate in Campus Life? Events and activities? Organizations?
A: Student participation is always welcomed. At the beginning of each academic year, the All-Campus Fair is held, at where student organizations are represented to inform students of their missions and activities, to help recruit members and to share news of their programs and events with the campus community.
Through widespread publication of programs and activities on campus, students can learn of involvement opportunities first hand. Each organization continually recruits, and major programs are open to all students. There is no shortage of involvement opportunities at Saint Xavier.
Q: How do I start a new student organization?
A: Starting a new student organization is very easy. First, you will need at least 10 other SXU students to form an organization and a faculty/staff advisor that will assist the organization. Fill out the application form (PDF) and create a constitution, using our Sample Constitution (PDF) as a guide. These materials should then be submitted to the Department of Campus Life (L-103). For more information, download the application letter (PDF), which will walk you through the process, or contact Emilie Boyce, assistant director of campus life for Student Activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-298-3974.
Q: How do I find out about activities and events on campus?
A: You may receive direct e-mail related to events (be sure to check your mymail.sxu.edu account). You may also want to look at the flyers and bulletin boards in the Student Activities hallway (near the SXU Diner). Most events can also be found on Saint Xavier Today. Also, don't forget to check your Student Handbook and Planner (available in Warde Academic Center, Room L-208 or L-103).
Q: May I bring guests to campus events?
A: Guests are generally allowed at all campus events. A ticketed event will require you to purchase a ticket for your guest. Some events may be restricted to enrolled students or adults. If in doubt, contact the sponsoring organization.