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     Xavier University of Louisiana is Catholic and historically black. The ultimate purpose of the university is the promotion of a more just and humane society. To this end, Xavier prepares its students to assume roles of leadership and service in society. This preparation takes place in a pluralistic teaching and learning environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.

     As part of the overall development of its students, Xavier provides an outstanding athletics program. Xavier has intercollegiate varsity teams in basketball cross country, tennis and track and field for men and basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball for women. Mascots are Gold Rush for the men's teams and Gold Nuggets for the women's teams. The university also offers campus recreational sports programs in intramural or club sports, fitness and informal recreation. These programs vary in skill to attract and involve students, faculty and staff with differing interests and abilities. The balanced athletic and recreational sports program is an important educational experience and provides excellent training for students in all departments of the university.

Xavier's president, Dr. Norman C. Francis
What Xavier President
Dr. Norman C. Francis
says about his school

     "We have our historical distinctions, as America's only historically black and Catholic university, as well as the only college founded by an American saint (Katharine Drexel). Xavier University, however, is much more than that.

     "At our core, we are a liberal arts-based college dedicated to preparing students to assume various roles of leadership and service in society. Our achievements in the sciences and in pharmacy have earned a number of impressive national rankings that belie our relatively small enrollment. Our graduates excel, carrying the Xavier name into nearly every field of endeavor. By any measure, a Xavier degree represents one of the best values in education.

     "If you are looking for a first-class education and college experience, you can't make a better choice; if you are looking to invest in the future leadership of America, you have found a great place in Xavier."

Xavier Athletics Compliance Statement
     Xavier University of Louisiana is responsible for the actions of the student-athletes, coaches, staff, alumni, friends and booster/donors. Xavier University of Louisiana is rich in tradition and this would not be possible without the support of you. Do nothing to jeopardize the tradition we have all worked hard to achieve. Together and in compliance we can ensure that Xavier University of Louisiana will remain at the forefront of integrity and sportsmanship.
     Xavier University of Louisiana is an NAIA Champions of Character institution.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
Campus Box 92
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 520-7329 phone
(504) 520-7934 fax

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