Traditional commuters handle many obligations and financial stressors at once, yet continue to participate in the Xavier community as exceptional student leaders. Through a commuter scholarship, we can alleviate some of the stressors this student population faces, so they can continue to invest in the Xavier community.
Donations are applied to...
Your donation will go to creating the Commuter Scholarship Fund. We hope to evaluate and increase the impact of the award year to year.
Office of Commuter Services
Thank you for donating to the commuter scholarship! The Office of Commuter Services acts as a resource for commuter students and advocates for the unique needs and challenges of this student population. We interact with commuters right from the start at Manresa, during the Family Meet and Greet and the Evening Commuter Meeting. Commuters are then assigned a Commuter Peer Mentor who can help fill in the gaps on their experience at Xavier. Our office also advises Commuter Activities Board and puts on programming and 1:1 connection opportunities for commuters to take part in throughout the year.
Why are donations necessary?
Traditional commter students live in and around the tri-state region of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Indiana. They consist of a diverse and intersectional group of students. Many commuters are either students of color, first generation college students, or both. Most commuters maintain at least 1 form of employment while they balance their academic and home life. This can create strain on their wellness and social aspect at Xavier. According to first-year commuter surveys, a majority commute to Xavier for financial reasons. As college students living at home and working to provide additional income, they handle multiple family and work obligations at once. Despite these varied commitments, many continue to make notable contributions to Xavier through their service, leadership, and involvement both on and off-campus. Every year, student leaders who have had made outstanding contributions to the commuter population are honored on All-Honors Day through a commuter award. For this year, a $200 commuter scholarship will be attached to this award. This scholarship award will relieve some financial stressors being experienced. Additional donations are needed to continue this scholarship for future commuter students. We hope to evaluate the impact of the award on a year to year basis. Join us in raising funds for this exceptional student population. All for one, one for all!