You are called to a life of constant searching. Let the developments and changes of your times be a source of both confidence and challenge to you.
These words are written in the Fundamental Principles of the Xaverian Brothers. They speak to us today as we consider the developments and changes of these times, which, while unsettling, present an opportunity for us to grow as individuals, as a school, and as a nation. The call for racial justice is a powerful force in our country right now, and it is our sincere hope that this is finally the time that equity and inclusion become our national reality, and that Xaverian, too, is able to grow as a school and a community to provide a better experience for Black students and students of color. Though we are not naive to the challenges in our midst, we are confident that with our commitment to our mission we will succeed in helping to shape an even stronger Xaverian.
We continue to believe in the importance of open and honest communication and seek to build on messages shared with you earlier this spring and summer. As such, we have undertaken to provide a comprehensive resource on our commitment to grow with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here you will find a detailed account of our efforts to date to improve the experience of Black students and students of color.
Since our founding in 1963, we have believed that every member of our community is “created by the God of love in God's image and according to God's likeness, to be a unique expression of that love,” and this belief has guided our work and the work of those who came before us. With this conviction, we continue to celebrate the dignity and worth of every student here. And with humility in our hearts and a fervent zeal for this important work, we strive forward down a path toward a brighter and more just future.
Jacob A. Conca ’94, Ph.D.
Head of School