Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

For other schools with similar names, see Xavier University (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Xavier School.
Xavier University
Ateneo de Cagayan
Pamantasang Xavier – Ateneo de Cagayan

The Jesuit University in Northern Mindanao, Philippines
Latin: Universitas Xaverius Athenaea Cagayanus
Former names
Ateneo de Cagayan (1933–1958)
Motto Veritas Liberabit Vos
Motto in English
"The Truth Shall Set You Free" (John 8:32)
Type Private, Research
Established June 7, 1933 (June 7, 1933)
Affiliation Catholic Church (Jesuit)
Chairman Mr. Francisco dF Guerra III
President Fr. Roberto Yap, SJ, PhD
Principal Fr. Joaquin Sumpaico, SJ
(high school)
Emmanuel G. Gomez (grade school)
Students 13,713 (2016)
Location Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental,  Philippines
Campus Main 8-ha. - Corrales Ave., Divisoria (undergraduate/graduate & professional)
Pueblo de Oro 13-ha. (grade school annex & high school)
Macasandig (grade school)
Manresa - 50-ha., (agriculture & integrated technologies)
Maria Reyna – Xavier University Hospital
Hymn "Xavier, Alma Mater"
Colors Blue      and      White
Nickname Xavier Crusaders
Mascot University-wide – Crusader Knight
High school – Squires
Grade school – Pages
Affiliations PAASCU, Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines
Website XU-ADC

Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan (ADCU) is a private, Catholic university run by the Society of Jesus in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. Founded in 1933 as the Ateneo de Cagayan, it became a university in 1958, when it was given its present name in honor of the Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier.



Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan 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 Bishop and Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. It was first located at Burgos Street, where the former St. Augustine Parochial School was also located, and began with 17 first-year high school students. 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. 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 throughout Mindanao and Visayas.

World War II

ADCU moved to its present location on Corrales Avenue and grew into a college, offering courses in Liberal Arts, Education, and Commerce. On December 9, 1941, with only 614 students, the school closed down and on May 2, 1942, became the headquarters of the Imperial Japanese Army in Mindanao. On September 9, 1944, planes from the United States Air Force bombed most of Cagayan de Misamis into piles of rubble, including the school. Fr. Edward J. Haggerty, S.J., then Rector and Military Vicar to the U.S. Armed Forces from Borneo to Okinawa, wrote 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. Haggerty and his successor, Fr. Andrew F. Cervini, S.J., worked to reconstruct the school and in 1946 regular classes resumed. There was one more interruption, after the eruption of Mt. Hibok-Hibok on August 30, 1947, when the campus housed refugees from Camiguin, and also sponsored a boxing bout in its gym to raise funds for 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 Ateneo de Cagayan was granted university status before its commencement exercises on March 22, 1958, he would rename it after the saint. An hour before the commencement exercises, then-Secretary of Education Manuel Lim sent a telegram stating that Ateneo de Cagayan now had university status. On August 27, 1958, it was inaugurated as a university and officially became "Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan". It was the first university in Mindanao and first Jesuit institution in the Philippines to be given university status, a year before its sister school Ateneo de Manila. At the inauguration banquet Philippine President Carlos P. Garcia received the honorary degree Doctor of Laws, the first conferred by the university.[1]


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., PhD, 1990 – 1993
Fr. Antonio S. Samson, S.J., 1993 – 2005
Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J., PhD, 2005 – 2011
Fr. Roberto C. Yap, S.J., PhD, 2011 – present

The University is governed by a Board of Trustees with Mr. Elpidio M. Paras, President and CEO of Parasat Cable, Inc., as Chair, and Fr. Roberto C. Yap, S.J., PhD, as University President since June 2011.[2] One of five Jesuit colleges and universities in the Philippines, Xavier University works in consortium with Ateneo de Davao University and Ateneo de Zamboanga University.


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.

The Religious Studies (RS) subjects (12 units) give our students a strong foundation on their Catholic faith with courses that cover Scriptures and Old Testament, Christology, Church and Sacraments, Christian Morality and the Social Teachings of the Church.A parallel subject, the Muslim Religious Studies (MRS), is also offered for Muslim students.

The Philosophy subjects (12 to 15 units) teach students the art of "liberal thinking." While RS/MRS subjects strengthen one's faith, the Philosophy subjects complement them by presenting different perceptions of reality and existences. Students take up courses on Logic, Philosophy of Man, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion. The Liberal Arts subjects, such as communication subjects (English and Filipino with 6 units each), Math (at least 12 units), Sciences and Technology (at least 9 units), re-establish the "renaissance man," a student who is knowledgeable of the world around him, both in the arts and technology.

Professional schools

Graduate School

The Graduate School houses the university's post-baccalaureate programs, ranging from master's degrees to doctorates. Its council is the Graduate School Student Council (GSSC).

College of Law

The College of Law offers a Bachelor of Laws program. Its student council is the Association of Law Students (ALS). Its team is called Legis and its mascot is the goddess Dike (Lady Justice).

Its curriculum is designed to widen and deepen appreciation and understanding of the history and development of law and to encourage continuing education and research consistent with the nature of the field. Together with the Xavier University Center for Legal Assistance, students of the College of Law provide legal and paralegal assistance to the marginalized members of society. Early on, they are exposed to litigation, consultation and counseling, which enable them to develop a logical and analytical mind, uphold high ethical standards, and possess a mastery of communication skills vital in effective law practice. The College of Law aspires to attain superior performance and service. Its students have won in national and international moot court competitions and law debates. It has also produced graduates who are nationally distinguished law practitioners, corporate counsels, policy makers, local chief executives, and judiciary officials.

On November 11, 2011, the college was named an "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. It was recognized as 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.[3]

From the 10th top performing school nationwide during the past 3 years (2012 - 2014), XU emerged as the 7th top performing among law schools with at least 20 examinees for the 2015 BAR Exam; it also produced an 8th placer.[4]

Dr. Jose P. Rizal School of Medicine

The Dr Jose P Rizal School of Medicine is housed in a 5 - storey building located at the east side of Xavier University campus.

The first two floors house the Community Health Care Center, a secondary health care facility with a 35-bed capacity. It also has an out-patient department which sees about 450 patients per day.

The third floor houses the administrative offices, Faculty Room, Medical Education and Research Units, Laboratories of Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Parasitology, the Accreditation room, and classroom/discussion rooms.

The fourth floor houses the Medical Library, Skills Laboratories, Laboratories of Histology, Neuro-Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, the Office of the Medical Student Council, and discussion rooms.

The fifth floor houses the Gross Anatomy laboratory, Student Lounge and classroom/discussion rooms.

The Medical Library has a book collection containing over 4,500 titles and more than 5,000 volumes; serial holdings of 256 journals; and many CD-ROMS on particular topics in medicine. It also boasts of being the repository (the only one in Mindanao) of World Health Organization (WHO) publications. It operates a computerized library system. It also houses the E-library for use by medical students. The e-library also has Wi-Fi access.

The Medical Education Unit is directly under the Dean of the School of Medicine and is responsible for faculty development through in-service training programs and workshops. It also evaluates curricular programs of the School of Medicine and makes recommendations as regards innovations in the medical curriculum. It is directly involved in the screening of problem-based learning modules for faculty and students. The unit is equipped with prescribed and reference medical textbooks for use of faculty as well as textbooks on education.

The Research Unit of the School of Medicine was established as a result of the commitment of the School to local, regional and national development through research. Its main function is to provide guidance in researches of faculty and students, and edit research papers for publication in the Research Journal of the School of Medicine. Its Ethics Review Committee is also consulted as regards ethical issues in the conduct of research by other private institutions in Northern Mindanao.

When University President Fr. Ernesto O. Javier, S.J., founded the School of Medicine in 1983, he fully intended that it be a top producer of medical practitioners. It has been granted Level 1 Accredited Status and was recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Development in Medical Education after its graduates consistently scored 100% in licensure examinations over a number of years. It was likewise recognized by the Professional Regulations Commission and the Board of Medicine for having ranked second in the national Physician Licensure Examination in a span of 11 consecutive exams. Consequent on these honors, the school was chosen by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development as a satellite medical institution for its project on the development of research capabilities. In collaboration with the XU Community Health Care Center, the school was also the pilot site in Mindanao for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network Program in 2008.

The School of Medicine prepares graduates to address especially the needs of Northern Mindanao, with health care services that are accessible and affordable for all.

Undergraduate schools

Find below the many commendations the university has received from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

College of Agriculture

The College of Agriculture was founded in 1954. Its student council is the Agriculture or Aggies Student Council (ASC). They are known by the monikers Aggies and Bullriders, and its mascot is the bull.

Its educational apostolate involves an integrated program of instruction, research, extension and production which strives and is committed to the wholistic formation of students and rural leaders who will promote Sustainable Agriculture and other relevant technologies and a more equitable access to resources within the context and realities of "global liberalization" and "grassroots people participation." This is operationalized in the formulation and continued review of responsive curricula for course offerings, continued faculty and personnel team-building process, and their human and professional development, planning and utilization of Manresa Farm and facilities for its integrated program, and conduct of research, outreach and production activities which have inherent value in or related to agricultural development.

The college provides a great balance of student learning. Its curricula are prepared in a way that students do not just learn theories inside the classroom but also given the opportunity to apply their learning in communities. Exposure and immersion activities enable its students to be involved in society. Aside from that, quality Internship opportunities in various acclaimed companies and organizations in the Philippines are also provided to its students to ensure personal growth and get them ready for the workplace.

On February 27, 2009, CHED declared Xavier a Center of Development (COD) in Agriculture for a period of three years,[5] the first private institution given this designation, and on December 2015, it was declared as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Agriculture in its CMO No. 38, s. 2015.[6] In November 2009, (CHED) declared Xavier a National Center of Excellence, specifically a Provincial Institute for Agriculture (PIA) under the National Agriculture and Fisheries Education System.[7] As a PIA, Xavier is among the priority partners of CHED in implementing development projects in agriculture. Xavier also qualifies for a ₱500,000 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 PAASCU,[9] and one year later Level III accreditation; it was again re-accredited for another 5 years in 2016, valid until May 2020.[10][11]

The college is home to 5 topnotchers and over 50 top 10 finishers of the agriculture licensure examination and is also included in the list of recognized qualifications for immigration by the New Zealand Embassy.

College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers most of the university's core subjects, e.g., Filipino, English. Its student council is the United Arts and Sciences Student Council (UNITASS). Its mascot is the Tiger.[12]

College of Arts and Sciences is home to the largest academic programs with disciplines clustering around humanities, languages, natural sciences, and social sciences. The College deepens the social awareness, competence, and commitment of students for the service and development of the region, Mindanao and the country. The College with its more than 160 highly qualified faculty members forms students through instructions, research, and outreach programs. Today, CAS continues its pursuit for academic excellence, research and community outreach. It has Level IV PAASCU Accreditation. Its linkages with Local Government Units (LGU) sustain its Coastal Research Management and strengthen its research and extension network. The Office of International Cooperation and Networking (OICN) negotiates with foreign universities for international linkages.

The Arts and Sciences programs of the university are PAASCU Level IV accredited with its Literature and Biology programs declared as a CHED Center of Development.[13][14]


College of Computer Studies

The College of Computer Studies was founded after the others, in 2011. Its council is the Computer Studies Student Council (CSSC) and its mascot the Wizard.

The CCS adheres to the philosophy of an integrated and outcome-based approach learning that uses instruction, research, social outreach and values formation to develop competent, conscientious and committed IT professionals. It also engages in a continuing improvement program to ensure that the offerings comply with local and international standards and regulatory requirements through an ISO9001/IWA 2 "Guidelines for the Application of ISO 9001: 2000 in Education" alignment initiative.

The CCS maintains partnerships and linkages with other institutions in academe, industry and government to augment its instruction, research and social outreach capabilities and enhance the delivery of its curricular offerings. For instance, the CCS has been a long time partner and training provider of the SMART Schools/Microsoft Partners in Learning Program, a collaborative project of SMART, Microsoft, PBSP, DepEd that provides service to the community through IT training programs for public schools.

The College of Computer Studies was included in the first batch of Centers of Development for Excellence in Information Technology Education (CODE-IT) by CHED and its flagship BS in Computer Science is one of the first outside Metro Manila with Level II accreditation from PAASCU.[15]

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering student council is the Association of the College of Engineering Students (ACES). Its mascot is the Warrior symbolized by Lapu-Lapu.

The College of Engineering was founded in 1979 with only 374 students. The Engineering programs offered then were Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In its founding year in 1979, the operations started with Engr. Ernesto B. San Juan as the Dean of the College of Engineering. He worked as part-time Dean, and was assisted by one full-time faculty (Engr. Luis Ocena) and one student assistant (now already a Jesuit priest). The College was temporarily housed at the second floor of the Science Center Building from June 1979 to May 1982. Five (5) years after its founding there were only 51 (out of the initial 374 students) who graduated from the College in 1984. Out of the 51 students, 43 graduated in March and 8 graduated in May 1984. Eight (8) students graduated from Chemical Engineering, 30 from Civil, 6 from Electrical and 7 from Mechanical Engineering. The College has grown steadily through the years. In 1993, the College has grown to offer two (2) additional programs, namely, Electronics and Communications Engineering (now called Electronics Engineering) and Industrial Engineering. In 1995, the College began offering Master of Engineering Program (MEP).

Licensure exam passes: Chemical Engineering, November 2015 – 12 out of 14 or 85.71% (53.32% nationally);[16] Civil Engineering, May 2016 – 15 out of 20 or 75% (38.17% nationally).[17] Mechanical Engineering, 2010 – all 7 or 100% (65% nationally), with Roselle Victor C. Lague, in second place.[18] Electrical Engineering, 2010 - 8 out of 11 or 73% (34% nationally).[19] Electronics Engineering, April 2016 - 13 out of 16 or 81.25% (36.95% nationally)[20] All of the college's programs are PAASCU Level II accredited and five of them are declared as Center of Development by CHED namely: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.[21]

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing was founded in 1989. Its student council is the Council of Nursing Students (CONUS), and its mascot is the Python.

The College of Nursing continues to be among the best performing schools in the country, consistently topping the national board exams. It was recognized by the Commission on Higher Education in 1992 and graduated its first batch in 1993. The first board takers immediately pinned a 100% passing rate in the Integrated Nurses Licensure Examination.

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is community-oriented, revolving around the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and rehabilitation of clients in the communities. The College commits to an education responsive to the needs and goals of the community and the country. It provides opportunities for students to involve in community activities and services that promote their physical and spiritual fitness, cultural and environmental consciousness, and sense of national identity.

With the vision to produce health workers with preference for the poor and marginalized in the region, students engage in basic sanitation activities in the community such as the regular free circumcisions in barangays. A course requirement also provides opportunities for students to share their expertise in particular health issues through community fora and informal discussions. Students also devote time to community health centers or hospitals before graduating. Xavier University shall strive to remain the country's leading provider of quality nursing education to help Filipinos both local and global clientele the best health service in the world.

In November 2014 Xavier produced 157 new nurses with a 100% passing rate on the licensure exam. Based on the results of the December 2012 exam, among large nursing schools Xavier ranked No 2 in the country. In the latest Nursing Licensure Exam last June 2016, the college garnered yet another 100% passing rate making it the fourth time in a row that it had a perfect passing; furthermore, there are two placers in that exam making it a total of 13 topnotchers in those 4 exams alone.[22]

School of Business & 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.[23] Its student council is the School of Business and Management Student Council (SBMSC). Its mascot is the Eagle. SBM is the most populous college unit in the university.

The formation of students in the School of Business and Management is primarily geared towards forming ethical graduates with leadership capability and a global perspective. It is committed to empowering graduates to possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes to create and manage wealth for the common good. They are trained to competently assume employment positions in business, industry, government and the academe, but are more strongly driven to establish, manage and sustain enterprises that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of our countrymen, especially the marginalized. The School of Business and Management advocates social entrepreneurship as the means to make a difference in the lives of people. The Student Entrepreneurship Program provides an avenue for emerging entrepreneurs to learn entrepreneurial values, business ethics, environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility.

Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan soars high as one of the top performing accountancy schools in the Philippines, based on the May 2016 board exam results. After 28 out of the 37 examinees successfully passed the recent Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination, XU landed on the 6th spot with a passing rate of 75.68%.[24] Out of the 21of 39 successful examinees nationwide, 17 were from Xavier. They were the first-ever graduates of Xavier's Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management in March 2016. XU garnered a passing rate of 89.47% (17 out of 19) above the national passing rate of 53.85%.[25]

Its Accountancy and Business & Administration programs are PAASCU Level IV re-accredited, valid until May 2019.

School of Education

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

The School of Education aims at becoming a leading Teacher Education Institution by fervently improving its teaching and learning practices through a comprehensive continuing education program anchored on relevant research and training.

Students are immersed in quality instruction that is founded on the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (i.e. Context, Experience, Reflection, Action, and Evaluation). They are formed to be dedicated educators by exposing them to extensive and intensive internship in various educational institutions in the region as early as their sophomore year. The faculty provides training for Science, Math and English teachers and also conducts INSET for public school teachers and tutorials for students.

The School also holds a Level III Re-accredited Status granted by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has recognized Xavier University's School of Education as Center of Excellence (COE) in its memorandum order number 17, series of 2016, released Thursday, March 31. SOE's elementary and secondary education programs are both PAASCU Level IV re-accredited and as a Center of Training Institution for the Department of Education's Certificate and In-Service Education and Training (INSET) Programs.[26][27]

SOE is one of the top performing schools in the Licensure Examination for Teachers nationwide consistently garnering high passing rates and producing several board placers over the years in both elementary education and secondary education.

Master of Arts in Education
Post-Graduate/Doctorate Degree

Besides offering a Diploma in Special Education Teaching Program, the SOE faculty also provides training for Science, Math and English teachers and conducts INSET for public school teachers and tutorials for students.

Center for Integrated Technologies

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

The Center for Integrated Technologies (CIT) aims to produce, through Jesuit education, graduates who possess and exhibit a high degree of technical competence, outstanding leadership qualities, and strong Christian values. It exposes its students to entrepreneurial and industrial work and enables them to imbibe a keen sense of responsibility to the community. The Center is recognized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as delivering institution for technical vocational education programs. In 1999, CIT was identified by TESDA as Center for Excellence in Industrial Technician Education. The Center offers four three-year programs based on TESDA training regulations. Students who complete the programs are also eligible to take the TESDA National Certificate (NC) examinations for the respective qualifications embedded in each program.

The CIT was housed at the main campus at Corrales Avenue until 2012 when it moved to the Jose Ch. Alvarez Technology Complex in the Manresa campus.[28] The old CIT building was renamed Faber Hall (from St. Peter Faber, co-founder of the Society of Jesus) and is used by the Colleges of Nursing and of Computer Studies. Presently, it is gearing to be the home of the Technical-Vocational Track of the Senior High School.


The University Libraries support the teaching and research programs of the University by providing students and faculty members the materials they need for academic work. Recreational reading materials are also available for the interest of the University community. The University Libraries is one of the largest libraries in the country. It has wireless internet access, internet laboratory, and 14 libraries and sections included in its system.

Linkages and Resource Sharing

XU Library is a member of the Jesuit Higher Education Institutions Library Consortium JHELCon namely; Ateneo de Davao University, Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo de Naga University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Loyola School of Theology, Loyola College of Cullion and St John Vianney Theological Seminary. Its main purpose is to use group purchasing power for licensing digital resources; use group purchasing power to purchase a common library system for all members when resource become available; provide access to and share information resources held across all the member libraries; provide support and training for its members; and share best practices in providing information services to its users.

The American Corner has been active and effective in providing current and useful information including but not limited to Education, Economics, Management, Business, American Studies, Literature, English Teaching, English Language, Politics, Law and Democratic Societies.

The library participates in the consortium of Engineering Libraries in the Philippines (CELPhi). The aim is to allow participating libraries to share resources on-line and provide better access to the shared collection at lower cost; to upgrade the professional and personal competencies of its members; to share information on professional issues, best practices and appropriate technical services.

The library is also a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), one of the leading international associations of library organizations. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Its annual conference provides a venue for librarians to learn from one another. The IFLA forum promotes international cooperation, research and development in all fields related to library activities.

The library supports and participates in a Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ). Its aim is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. It also aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use quality control system to guarantee the content.

The library participates in "Kultura link: Libraries for Culture and the Arts" a flagship project of National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS) in consonance with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). It envisions to link libraries with culture and arts collection through collaborative and networking strategies among and between the cultural agencies and university based libraries.

The library is also a member of the Academic Libraries Book Acquisition Systems Association, Inc (ALBASA), a non-profit organization that aims to engage in joint, coordinated program of library book purchasing and to provide a clearing house for various cooperative activities among members.

The library continues to be the lead institution in the Academic Libraries Information Network in Mindanao (ALINET) since it was founded in 1988. It has been involved in several activities geared towards the improvement of the library services of the member libraries. Its original concept of bibliographical and physical access to each library's holdings is still the heart of the inter-library cooperation. Thousands of students from each member institutions have benefited from the resources made available to them.

Basic education schools

Preparatory & Grade School

The preparatory and grade school campuses are located in Barangay Macasandig and in Pueblo de Oro.

High School

Aside from preparatory and grade school, ADCU offers secondary education. Formerly, the high school was located in the main campus at Corrales Avenue, but was relocated to a separate campus in Pueblo de Oro together with the grade school levels (though using SBM and Faber during renovations on the Pueblo campus in 2013-14).[29]

Notable people

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Honoris causa



The university gymnasium in 2008.

Xavier University operates on five campuses:

See also

Coordinates: 8°28′35.96″N 124°38′48.85″E / 8.4766556°N 124.6469028°E / 8.4766556; 124.6469028


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