Upholding Magis
Xavier nurtures an academic community that exemplifies the value of magis, an Ignatian ideal of service and excellence of “doing more for others.”
Holistic Formation
Xavier forms men and women of competence, conscience and commitment in the service of the Church, the Filipino people and the global community.
Academic Excellence
Xavier engages in the authentic search for the truth through teaching, formation, research and social outreach — dedicated to the renewal, discovery, safeguarding and communication of knowledge and human values.

The Core Subjects define the Atenean Education as Xavier University aspires to build character in its students and mold them to become engaged citizens and effective leaders.

The First-Year Formation Program (3 units) is a special curriculum that acquaints first-year students and transferees with Jesuit Education and the University’s mission of training persons who are competent, conscientious, and committed to serve God and society. Students, as part of their formation process, learn about Ignatian spirituality and participate in activities like prayer and reflection, social exposures, peer support, and group consultation to strengthen their faith, enhance their save personal well-being, and promote social justice.

The government-mandated National Service Training Program (3 units) for sophomores intensifies the involvement of students in civic consciousness activities such as weekly community service.