Xavier Residential Learning Community is a traditional-style, co-ed community of first and second year students, focused on the themes of faith, justice, and solidarity.
Xavier residents come together each year to explore the community’s theme of faith, justice and solidarity. Through programs and conversation, Xavier residents gain a deeper understanding of their own core beliefs and principles while learning about various aspects of diversity and social justice.
Xavier is an RLC for those who want to participate in the Jesuit tradition of the integration of faith and justice, and for those who want to grow and embrace their own role in creating societal change through solidarity.
Xavier provides a co-ed, traditional-style living experience for approximately 200 first and second year students. Two Community Facilitators support each of the three floors, with a ratio of approximately 32:1. The overall community is approximately 60 percent first and 40 percent second year students.
While Xavier and its neighbor Communitas are smaller communities, they tend to be quite active. Hall socials and events have exceptionally high attendance. Students are engaged with the leadership opportunities in the community, build strong relationships with their neighbors and staff, and find a vibrant community at the hall's front desk, which often serves as a social area. Students often describe Xavier as integral to their first year experience, and form tight knit friend groups in this community.
Programs & Events
Every Residential Learning Community offers several programs and events each week. Community Facilitators and Leadership Councils host floor and building-wide socials, facilitate activities to promote wellness and mental health, lead students to on-campus events, and organize service opportunities.
Theme programming typically centers on one of Xavier's our central themes. Past Faith, Justice and Solidarity programs have included a guest speaker with a social justice story, service projects on campus and in the local community, an in-hall Mass, guided meditation, solidarity walks and dinners, and documentary or movie nights.
Our staff is comprised of 6 Community Facilitators, 1 Spirituality Facilitator, 1 Faculty Director, 1 Assistant Resident Director, and 1 Resident Director.
The Xavier 2019-2020 team includes:
- Christine Minakakis Anderson, M.A., Resident Director
- Sandee Magliozzi, J.D., Law School, Faculty Director
- Christopher Martin, Assistant Resident Director
- Joanna Padua, Spirituality Facilitator
CFs in Sanfilippo work to support a wing of approximately 32 students. All student staff on campus recieve training in conflict resolution and roommate mediation, crisis response, community building, and campus resources, and are present in their community to support their residents. Students can contact their Community Facilitator or Leadership Team directly for support.
Sanfilippo Residence Hall
Sanfilippo is a three-story, L-Shaped building with two wings, located on the east side of campus, adjacent to Cowell Health Center. Rooms are traditional doubles with a vanity and sink in each space. Communal restrooms are on each floor. Approximately 65 students live on each of the three floors, with one Community Facilitator on each wing.
Amenities available in the building include floor lounges, a communal basement space, balconies, a communal kitchen, and laundry rooms.
The quad between Campisi and Sanfilippo halls has several charcoal grills, picnic benches, and a large grassy area for student use.
Each student living in a Sanfilippo standard double, pictured above, is provided a twin XL bed frame and mattress, desk, desk cabinet, desk chair, and set of three stacking dresser drawers. Two shared spaces not pictured include the closet and vanity with sink, cabinet, and drawers.
Each RLC is coordinated by Leadership Team comprised of a live-in Resident Director (RD), Faculty Director (FD), Spirituality Facilitator(s), and Assistant Resident Director(s). Your RLC’s Leadership Team is a valuable resource and its members can help you with both personal and academic concerns.