What are Project PATHWAYS and BUILD?

Xavier University was chosen as one of ten Colleges and Universities to receive a Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) award. These awards are part of a larger initiative by the NIH: Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded workforce. Xavier University has developed a program called Project PATHWAYS, which includes several components targeting students, faculty, and several non-academic centers on campus.

The goal of the Project PATHWAYS award is to transform Xavier's programs through the redesign, supplementation and integration of career services, academic advising, tutoring, personal counseling and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR). BUILD also provides funding for the enhancement and expansion of student research training activities in STEM fields, better student preparation for graduate and professional degree programs in biomedical sciences, increased support and guidance for faculty research mentors, and improvement of STEM curricula.

As part of Project PATHWAYS, Xavier University has developed relationships with a number of partner institutions. These institutions will be working together with Xavier to enhance our research capabilities and experiences for students.