Xavier University

Xavier University
Not to be confused with Xavier School.
Xavier University
Ateneo de Cagayan
Pamantasang Xavier – Ateneo de Cagayan
Xavier University logo.jpg
Latin: Universitas Xaverius Athenaea Cagayanus
Motto Veritas Liberabit Vos
Motto in English "The Truth Shall Set You Free"
Established June 7, 1933
Type Private, Catholic University
Religious affiliation Society of Jesus
Chairman Engr. Elpidio M. Paras, P.E.C.E.
President Fr. Roberto C. Yap, S.J., Ph.D.
Academic staff 653
Students 14,564
Location Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Campus 8-hectare Main campus
13-hectare High School and Elementary Annex
50-hectare Manresa Complex includes the College of Agriculture and SEARSOLIN
Grade School Main in Macasandig
Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital campus
Hymn Xavier, Alma Mater
Colors Blue and White         
Nickname Xavier Crusaders
Mascot Crusader Knight
Affiliations PAASCU, CHED, CEAP
Website xu.edu.ph

Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan is a private, Roman Catholic university run by the Society of Jesus in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.

It was founded on June 7, 1933 as the Ateneo de Cagayan by an American Jesuit missionary, Fr. James T.G. Hayes, S.J., who later became the first Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. In 1958, Ateneo de Cagayan became a university and was renamed to its present name, Xavier University, in honor of the Jesuit missionary, St. Francis Xavier.

There were at least two attempts by the alumni of the then Ateneo de Cagayan to revert the name of the University to Ateneo de Cagayan. The first attempt was in the mid 1990's and the second attempt was in 2007. These attempts were, however, not widely supported and in the case of the 2007 proposal, not endorsed by the Xavier University – Ateneo Alumni Association (XU–AAA). Until today, the debate still continues.[1]

The official student publication is The Crusader. Its supreme student government is the Xavier University – Central Student Government.




Xavier University was founded on June 7, 1933 as Ateneo de Cagayan, with only 17 First-year high school students.

It was founded by Fr. James T.G. Hayes, S.J., who became the first Bishop and Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. It was firstly located at Burgos Street, where the former St. Augustine Parochial School was also located.

Cagayan de Oro, then Cagayan de Misamis, with a population of around 50,000, had the finest port in Mindanao and was a fast-growing town. Gradually, the school grew with the community and opened college courses in June 1938, and Grades 5 to 7 in June 1940 to accommodate requests from parents all over Mindanao and Visayas.

World War II

It was then moved to its present location in Corrales Avenue. It eventually grew into a college and offered courses in Liberal Arts, Education and Commerce. The school closed down on December 9, 1941, with only 614 students. It subsequently became the headquarters of the Imperial Japanese Army in Mindanao on May 2, 1942.

On September 9, 1944, U.S. Air Force planes swooped in and bombed most of Cagayan de Misamis into piles of rubble, even for the school itself. Fr. Edward J. Haggerty, S.J., then Rector and Military Vicar to the U.S. Armed Forces from Borneo to Okinawa, wrote these words in his diary:

In 15 minutes, the American liberator bombers destroyed our labor of 15 years...

Fr. Haggerty was awarded the U.S. Bronze Star medal on February 21, 1947 for his services as a volunteer chaplain of the Visayas-Mindanao Force during the war years. He also became an adviser to Fertig's Guerrilla Government. Fr. Haggerty and his successor, Fr. Andrew F. Cervini, S.J., worked to reconstruct the school, and in 1946, regular classes recommenced. This was only interrupted again after the eruption of Mt. Hibok-Hibok on August 30, 1947, when the campus housed refugees from Camiguin, and even sponsored a boxing bout in its gym to raise funds for the victims.

University Status

In a bid for university status, Fr. Francisco Z. Araneta, S.J., then rector, had vowed to St. Francis Xavier that if ever Ateneo de Cagayan is conferred as a university before its Commencement Exercises on March 22, 1958, he will rename the university after the saint.

On that fateful day, an hour before the Commencement Exercises, then-Secretary of Education Manuel Lim, had sent a telegram stating that Ateneo de Cagayan has now been granted university status.

On August 27, 1958, Ateneo de Cagayan was inaugurated as a university and had officially become "Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan". It became the first university in Mindanao, and the first Jesuit institution, among those existing in the Philippines, even first before its sister school Ateneo de Manila to be given university status. After the inauguration, a banquet was held in honor of then-President Carlos P. Garcia, who was conferred, the very same day, the honorary degree Doctor of Laws, the first honorary degree given by the university.[2]

Xavier University today

Today, X.U. has four campuses, a grade school in Macasandig (about 2,000 students); high school in Pueblo and grade school annex (nursery to grade 6, also about 2,000 students); Manresa Complex that houses the College of Agriculture laboratory classes, extension programs and SEARSOLIN; and the Main Campus in Corrales Avenue — where X.U. has about 11,000 college, professional schools and technology students being trained.[citation needed]

Schools and Colleges

Professional Units

Graduate School

Academic Programs:

Arts and Sciences:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master in English Language and Literature
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master in History

Public Administration:

  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • Master in Public Administration


  • Master of Engineering


  • Master of Arts in Nursing

College of Law


As a Jesuit professional school, the College of Law strives for professional competence, developing men and women trained in the theory and practice of law.[3]

The College aims to instill into the students a Christian outlook as to be worthy members of the legal profession and the community, particularly in the pursuit of truth and the promotion of justice. It also desires to foster a high ethical standard in the legal profession under a regime of liberty and democracy.[3]

Further, it aspires to train the students for leadership and seeks to develop a social conscience within the context of the mission of Xavier University in knowledge, value, and service to God, to the people, the community, and the country.[3]

Course offered:

  • Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.)

On November 11, 2011, the college was conferred as "Outstanding Law School" by the Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, during the second anniversary of the board held at the Manila Pavilion, for being one of the ten best performing law schools in the Philippines from 2001 to 2011. Likewise, a plaque was presented to its dean, Atty. Raul R. Villanueva, as outstanding law dean.[4]

Dr. Jose P. Rizal School of Medicine


Course offered:

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Preparatory courses:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (College of Nursing)

Recently, only 63% out of 16 examinees, all 2008 graduates, with national passing of 46% out of 1344 examinees from around the Philippines, have passed the licensure examination for medical doctors last February 2010.[5]

On October 8, 2009, a memorandum of understanding was signed by then-university president, Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J., Ph.D.; the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, represented by Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D.; and the Mother Provincial of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres in the Philippines, Sr. Zeta Caridad Rivero, S.P.C., as a partnership for the ownership of the new Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital (MRXUH) (formerly Maria Reyna Hospital), which will become the base hospital for the Dr. Jose P. Rizal School of Medicine and the College of Nursing, and the building of the new Emergency room/Operating room (ER/OR) complex.[6]

Undergraduate Units

College of Agriculture


The College of Agriculture student council is the Agriculture or Aggies Student Council (ASC). Its team is called the Bullriders, and its mascot is the Bull.

Four-Fold Functions

  • Instruction
  • Research
  • Extension
  • Production

Course Offerings:

  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science major in:
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Animal Science
    • Crop Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Developmental Communication major in:
    • Developmental Journalism
    • Educational Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology

On February 27, 2009, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in its Memorandum Order No. 3, declared Xavier as a Center of Development (COD) in Agriculture for a period of three years. This title is the first to be given to a private institution.[7] In November 2009, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in its Memorandum Order no. 32 series of 2009, announced Xavier as a National Center of Excellence, specifically a Provincial Institute for Agriculture (PIA) under the National Agriculture and Fisheries Education System. As PIA, Xavier will be among the priority partners of CHED in implementing development projects in agriculture. Xavier also qualifies for a half a million grant to fund scholarships, continuing agriculture education programs, instructional materials development and upgrading of facilities including research laboratories, among other priority projects supported by CHED.[8] In April 2010, the College of Agriculture was awarded Level II re-accreditation for a period of five years by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities.[9] Recently, the college was awarded Level III accreditation by PAASCU, one year after its Level II re-accreditation.[10]

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers most of the university's teaching core subjects of all colleges (e.g. Filipino, English). It is home to the largest academic programs with discipline clustering around Humanities, Linguistics, and Natural and Social Sciences. Its student council is the United Arts and Sciences Student Council (UNITASS). Its mascot is the Tiger.[11]

Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in:

  • Economics
  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Filipino
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • International Studies

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in:

  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry

College of Computer Studies


The College of Computer Studies is the youngest college in the university. Its council is the Computer Studies Student Council. Its mascot is the Wizard.

Course Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (formerly Information Management)

The College of Computer Studies aims to provide quality but affordable education and training service in the field of information technology and computing that is relevant and responsive to the growing domestic and international demand for IT professionals. The College of Computer Studies will carry on with the mission of producing IT-savvy professionals who will be formed according to the Ignatian and Xavier way of preparing men and women to lead and serve others.

The College of Computer Studies had previously been recognized and included in the first batch of Centers of Development for Excellence in Information Technology Education (CODE-IT) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and its flagship BS in Computer Science is one of the first programs outside Metro Manila to be Level II-accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

College of Engineering


The College of Engineering student council is the Association of the College of Engineering Students (ACES). Its mascot is Lapu-Lapu, the famous Filipino warrior.

Course Offerings:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

On November 3-4, 2009, 65% or 11 out of 17 examinees, with national passing of 53% out of 912 examinees, have passed the Chemical Engineering government licensure examination. All of the passers are 2009 graduates.[12] On the same month, 75% or 12 out of 16 examinees, with national passing of 46% out of 4878 examinees, have passed the licensure examination for Civil Engineering.[13]

On September 2010, 100% of 7 examinees, with national passing of 65% out of 2387 examinees, have passed the Mechanical Engineering licensure examination. All of the passers are 2010 graduates. One passer, Roselle Victor C. Lague, came in second place.[14] On the same month as well, 73% or 8 out of 11 examinees, with national passing of 34% out of 2686 examinees, have passed the Electrical Engineering licensure examination administered in Cebu City. All of the passers are 2010 graduates.[15]

College of Nursing


Founded in 1989, the College of Nursing student council is the Council of Nursing Students (CONUS). Its mascot is the Python.

Course Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

During the 2008 Nursing Licensure Examination, according to the Commission on the Higher Education (CHED), Xavier is ranked #1 among the schools whose students took the board exams.[16]

From 2004 to 2008, the College of Nursing was among the top 20 nursing schools in the Philippines.[citation needed] The College of Nursing was in second place with 97.82%, next to the University of the Philippines Manila.[17]

In June 2010, 86% of the 14 examinees (100% of first-time examinees (2 who are 2010 graduates) and 71% of 7 repeater examinees), with national passing of 41% out of 91,008 examinees, have passed the licensure examination for nurses.[18]

School of Business and Management


The School of Business and Management (formerly College of Commerce) is a recognized center of excellence in accountancy, business, and management education in Mindanao.[19] Its student council is the School of Business and Management Student Council (SBMSC). Its mascot is the Eagle.

Course Offerings:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in:
    • Business Economics
    • Financial Management
    • Marketing Management

Graduate Programs:

  • Doctor in Corporate Management
  • Master in Business Administration

School of Education


The School of Education was founded in 1938, and was reopened in 1947. Its student council is the Teachers' Guild (TG). Its mascot is the Phoenix.

Course Offerings:

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) with field of concentration in:
    • Special Education (SPED)
    • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
    • General Education (Gen.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) major in:
    • Mathematics
    • English
    • Filipino
    • Biological Sciences

Graduate/Diploma Programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Arts in Education major in:
    • Guidance and Counseling
    • School Management
    • Teaching Communication Arts
      • English
      • Filipino
    • Teaching Mathematics
  • Professional Education (for non-education students)
  • Diploma in Teaching Special Education
Institute for the Development of Educational Administrators (IDEA)
  • Master of Arts in Educational Management

Center for Integrated Technologies


Unlike the other colleges, the Center for Integrated Technologies [20][21] (formerly Center for Industrial Technology) (CIT) is a technical-vocational school. Its student council is the Center for Integrated Technologies Student Council (CITSC). Its mascot is the Knight.


Technician courses offered:

  • Automotive Technology
    • Automotive Servicing NC II
    • Automotive Servicing NC III
  • Computer Technology
    • Computer Hardware Servicing NC II
    • Computer Programming NC IV
  • Electronics Technology
    • Consumer Electronics NC II
  • Mechanical Technology
    • Machining I
    • Machining II
    • SMAW NC II
  • Short-Term Technical Courses
    • Shield Metal Arc Welding NC II
    • Advanced Welding
    • Basic Machining and Gear Production (Machining NC II)
    • MS Office Applications
    • Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II
    • Computer Hardware Servicing
    • Advanced Machine Shop: Milling, Shaping
    • CNC Machining
    • Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
    • AutoCAD
    • Technical Drawing NC II
    • Auto Electricity: Basic and Harnessing
    • PC Assembly, Troubleshooting and Networking
    • Mechatonics NC II

Basic Education Units

Preparatory and Grade School

Principal: Mrs. Fatima L. Paepke


  • Maliksi
  • Masaya
  • Malusog
  • Malinis

Kinder II:

  • Matiyaga
  • Matapat
  • Matapang
  • Matulungin
  • Matatag

Grade 1:

  • Archangel Amitiel
  • Archangel Gabriel
  • Archangel Michael
  • Archangel Jhudiel
  • Archangel Sealtiel
  • Archangel Uriel

Grade 2:

  • St. Mark
  • St. John
  • St. Peter
  • St. Matthew
  • St. Thomas
  • St. Paul
  • St. Luke
  • St. Andrew

Grade 3:

  • Fr. Jose Burgos
  • Fr. Mariano Gomez
  • Fr. Jacinto Zamora
  • Pres. Manuel Quezon
  • Melchora Aquino

Grade 4:

  • Apolinario Mabini
  • Jose Rizal
  • Andres Bonifacio
  • Miguel Malvar
  • Antonio Luna
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar
  • Graciano Lopez-Jaena
  • Marcela Agoncillo
  • Josefa Llanes Escoda

Grade 5:

  • St. John Berchmans
  • St. Peter Canisius
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga
  • St. Stanislaus Kostka
  • Bl. Peter Faber

Grade 6:

  • St. Edmund Campion
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola
  • St. Peter Claver
  • St. Robert Bellarmine
  • St. John Ogilvie

Defunct Sections:

  • 1 - Archangel Hanael
  • 3 - Ramon Magsayasay
  • 4 - Antonio Luna
  • 5 - St. Jean De Brebeuf
  • 6 - St. Isaac Jogues

High School

Principal: Fr. Joaquin Jose Mari C. Sumpaico, S.J.

First Year:

  • St. Francis Xavier
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga
  • St. John Berchmans
  • St. Claude de la Colombiere
  • St. Alexander Briant
  • St. Stanislaus Kostka
  • St. Robert Bellarmine
  • St. Peter Canisius
  • St. Lorenzo Ruiz***
  • Bl. Pedro Calungsod
  • St. Francis Borgia

Second Year:

  • St. Robert Southwell***
  • Bl. Peter Faber
  • St. Peter Claver*
  • Fr. Matteo Ricci
  • St. Edmund Campion
  • St. Alphonsus Rodriguez
  • Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro
  • Fr. Horacio de la Costa**
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf
  • Fr. Pedro Arrupe**
  • St. Francis Jerome

Third Year:

  • St. Jose Rubio**
  • St. Roche Gonzales**
  • St. Bernardine Realino
  • Bl. James Sales
  • Bl. Francisco Garate
  • St. Stephan Pongcracz
  • St. Paul Miki
  • St. Joseph Pignatelli
  • St. John de Brito
  • St. Andrew Bobola*
  • St. Nicholas Owen

Fourth Year:

  • St. Anthony Daniel
  • St. Isaac Jogues
  • Bl. Diego Luis de San Vitores
  • St. John Ogilvie
  • Bl. Rupert Mayer
  • St. Francis Regis*
  • St. Juan del Castillo**
  • Bro. Richard Michael Fernando
  • St. Alberto Hurtado **
  • St. Thomas Garnet

2011-2012 Honor Classes*
2011-2012 Semi-Honor Classes**
2011-2012 Unincluded Sections***

There are two semi-honor classes and one honors class throughout the four year levels in high school. A student may be retained to the semi-honors and honors class provided that he or she will maintain his or her grades no lower than 82%. His or her average must not be lower than 85%. If a student fails two units in the final quarter, he or she will be required to attend the summer classes and will be placed on academic probation the following school year. If the student fails more than two units, he or she will be asked to leave the school.[citation needed]

Notable Xavier – Ateneo People


Honoris causa


  • Fr. Miguel A. Bernad, S.J., Ph.D. - Jesuit priest; professor of Literature; writer and founder, Kinaadman Journal Research Center
  • Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D. - Jesuit priest; Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro; former dean of Arts and Sciences, and of Agriculture (1984–1993); former director, Southeast Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute (SEARSOLIN) (1984–1993)
  • Fr. William F. Masterson, S.J. - Jesuit priest; former president, Ateneo de Manila University (1947–1950); former department chair of English; first dean of Agriculture (1953–1984); former director, Southeast Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute (SEARSOLIN) (1964–1984)
  • Jeoffre W. Acebido - Judicial Excellence Awardee (2011)


Main Student Body:

  • Central Student Government (CSG)

Legislative Body:

  • Directorate

Judicial Branch:

  • Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC)

Independent Commissions:

  • Electoral Commission (EleCom)
  • Commission on Audit (CoA)
  • Students Rights and Welfare (StRaW)

College Councils:

  • Undergraduate Councils:
    • Agriculture Student Council or Aggies Student Council (ASC)
    • United Arts and Sciences Student Council (UnitASS)
    • Computer Studies Student Council (CSSC)
    • Association of the College of Engineering Students (ACES)
    • Council of Nursing Students (CONuS)
    • School of Business and Management Student Council (SBMSC)
    • Teachers' Guild (TG)
    • Center for Integrated Technologies Student Council (CITSC)
  • Professional Councils:
    • Medicine Student Council (MSC)
    • Association of Law Students (ALS)
    • Graduate School Student Council (GSSC)
    • School of Education Graduate Studies Student Council (SoEGSSC)
    • Master in Business Administration Council (MBAC)

Co-Curricular Organizations:

  • Agriculture:
    • Junior Philippine Society of Animal Science (JPSAS)
    • Ateneo Crop Science Society (ACroSS)
    • Ateneo Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAgE)
    • Philippine Association of Food Technologists (PAFT-eta)
    • Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE)
    • Ateneo Agribusiness Circle (AAC)
    • Development Communication Society (DevComSoc)
    • Philippine Association of Agriculturists (PAA Jrs.)
  • Arts and Sciences:
    • Ateneo Diplomatic Corps (ADC)
    • Mathematics Society (MathSoc)
    • BIOPHILIC Society
    • Ateneo Philosophy Club (APC)
    • Chemistry Society (ChemSoc)
    • Xavier University Psychology Society (XUPS)
    • Xavier University Marine Science Society (XUMSS)
    • Economics Society (EcoSoc)
    • Xavier English Language and Literature Society (XELLO)
    • Organization of Sociology and Anthropology Students (OSAS)
  • Computer Studies:
    • Xavier Computer Enthusiasts' League (XCEL)
  • Engineering:
    • Junior Institute of Electronics and Communications Engineers of the Philippines (JIECEP)
    • Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE)
    • Junior Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (JPIChE)
    • Junior Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (JPSME)
    • Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE)
    • Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE)
  • Education:
    • Xavier University Holistic Union of General Educators (XU-HUGE)
    • Xavier University School of Education Literary and Communications Society (XUSELiCS)
    • Special Educators Society (SpEdSoc)
    • Xavier University Society of Early Childhood Teachers (XU-SECT)
  • Business and Management:
    • Junior Financial Executives (JFinEx)
    • Junior Marketing Association (JMA)
    • Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)
    • Xavier University Alliance of Business Economics Students (XU-ABEcS)

Extra-Curricular Organizations:

  • Assembly of Extra-Curricular Organizations (AECO)

Member Organizations:

  • Performing Arts:
    • Xavier University Glee Club (XUGC)
    • Xavier University Cultural Dance Troupe (XUCDT)
    • Dulaang Atenista (DA)
    • Crusader Cheer Force (CCF)
    • Soundtable
    • Xavier University Band
  • Sports:
    • Ateneo Blue Ultimate (ABU)
    • Bullriders
    • Xavier University Rodeo Enthusiasts
    • Ateneo Mountaineering Society (AMS)
    • Xavier University Mixed Martial Arts Association (XUMMAA)
    • Xavier University - Japan Karate Association (XU-JKA)
  • Cultural, Visual and Fine Arts:
    • Kaliwat Ki Pu Agyu
    • Circulo de Arte
    • Ateneo Camera Club (ACC)
  • People and Service Oriented:
    • Red Cross Youth (XU-RCY)
    • Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan DOST Scholars' Association (XADSO)
    • Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Parliamentary Debate Circle (XUAdCPDC)
    • Xavier Science Foundation Scholars' Association (XSFSA)
    • Nature Crusaders of the Philippines Foundation (NCPF)

Religious Organizations:

  • Xavier University - United Religious Organizations (XU-URO)

Member Organizations:

  • Ateneo Cathechetical Instruction League (ACIL)
  • Associate Missionaries of the Assumption (AMA)
  • Lestonnac Flame Circle (LFC)
  • Christian Life Community (CLC)
  • Christ's Youth in Action (CYA)
  • Legion of Mary (LoM)
  • Institucion Teresiana Youth (IT Youth)
  • Youth for Christ (YfC)
  • Campus Chapel Aides (CCA)
  • Xavier Kristohanang Kabataan (XRistKa)
  • SIRA'J-Muslim Religious Organization - the main Islamic organization

Program-based Organizations:

  • Under RA 7079 (Campus Journalism Act of the Philippines):
    • Crusader Yearbook
    • The Crusader Publication
  • Under the Office of Student Affairs (OSA):
    • STREAMS - Pathways to Higher Education
    • Ateneo School of Upcoming Leaders (ASUL)
    • Atenista Ako Movement
  • Under the Office of Research and Social Outreach (RSO):
    • Kristohanang Katilingban sa Pagpakabana (KKP)
  • Under the Gudiance and Couseling Office (GCO):
    • Xavier University Peer Facilitators (XUPF)
  • Under the National Service Training Program (by virtue of RA 9163):
    • Xavier University-Philippine Air Force-Reserve Officers' Training Corps (XU-PAF-ROTC)
    • Literacy Training Service (XU-NSTP-LTS)
    • Civic Welfare Training Service (XU-NSTP-CWTS)

*as of AY 2011-2012


The university gymnasium

Xavier University operates on four campuses: the 8-hectare main campus in the heart of Cagayan de Oro City houses the academic units, except for the support farms and extension works of the College of Agriculture; the Grade School Campus in Macasandig; the High School started SY 1999-2000 at a new building at a 13-hectare campus in Pueblo de Oro, a Grade School - Annexed is also at the Pueblo de Oro, and the 50-hectare Manresa Complex on the way to the airport includes the experimental and demonstration farms and extension works of the College of Agriculture, and SEARSOLIN.Currently, the university has a student population of 14,564, excluding that of the preschool, primary and secondary school units.


Presidents and Rectors of
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
Most Rev. James T. G. Hayes, S.J., D.D., 1933
Fr. Joseph L. Lucas, S.J., 1933 - 1934
Fr. Vincent L. Kenally, S.J., 1934 - 1935
Fr. George J. Kitchgessner, S.J., 1935 - 1937
Fr. Edward F. Haggerty, S.J., 1937 - 1949
Fr. Andrew F. Cervini, S.J., 1949 - 1956
Fr. Francisco Z. Araneta, S.J., 1958 - 1959
Fr. James J. McMahon, S.J., 1959 - 1964
Fr. Cornelius J. Quirkes, S.J., 1964 - 1967
Fr. Luis F. Torralba, S.J., 1967 - 1973
Fr. Federico O. Escaler, S.J., 1973 - 1976
Fr. Ernesto O. Javier, S.J., 1976 - 1990
Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J., Ph.D., 1990 - 1993
Fr. Antonio S. Samson, S.J., 1993 - 2005
Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J., Ph.D., 2005 - 2011
Fr. Roberto C. Yap, S.J., Ph.D., 2011 - present

The University operates as a non-stock education institution governed by its own Board of Trustees with Mr. Elpidio M. Paras, President and CEO of Parasat Cable, Inc., as Chair, and Fr. Roberto C. Yap as University President since June 2011. Fr. Yap succeeded Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J., Ph.D. after the transition period at the Ateneo de Manila University.[22]

One of the five Jesuit colleges and universities in the Philippines, Xavier University works in consortium with Ateneo de Davao University and Ateneo de Zamboanga University.

See also


  1. ^ The Crusader (Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan) 35 (5): 21. December 2008. 
  2. ^ "History of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan". XU Webteam. http://www.xu.edu.ph/index.php/about-xu/xu-history. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  3. ^ a b c "College of Law". XU Webteam. http://www.xu.edu.ph/index.php/about-xu/xu-history. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  4. ^ "College of Law honored with Outstanding Law School award". XU Webteam. http://www.xu.edu.ph/index.php/other-news/617-college-of-law-to-be-honored-with-outstanding-law-school-award. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  5. ^ New Doctors, XU Website, 4 March 2010, http://www.xu.edu.ph/index.php/the-president/memos-of-the-president/doc_view/56-new-doctors.pdf, retrieved 2011-01-15 
  6. ^ "XMRUH launches new ER-OR complex". XU Website. http://www.xu.edu.ph/index.php/component/content/article/1-latest-news/465-xmruh-launches-new-er-or-complex. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
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