Xavier University is the only local university that provides no childcare resources to its students, staff, and faculty, despite a recent survey suggesting the overwhelming need for this service. Let's change this! Providing quality and affordable childcare on or near XU’s campus is not only supportive of Xavier’s mission and identity but also advance our university goal to further equity and diversity in higher ed.
startup and endowment funds earmarked for Childcare initiatives to prioritze service to Xavier students, staff, and faculty.
For over thirty years, childcare at Xavier has been a necessity for students, faculty, and staff, yet budgetary constraints have prevented the allocation of funding, particularly start-up funding, to a childcare initiative. We have a goal to raise $150,000 for startup and an endowment, which will permit the university to move forward. Through initial projections, we believe the childcare center will sustain itself as a breakeven operation. Nonetheless, initial funding is important for facility preparations and having modest annual endowment income will provide a vital buffer for operations and future investments.