Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, coeducational, liberal arts, Roman Catholic university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It was established in 1915 to develop African-American Christian leadership; however, today, over half of the student body is non-Catholic and only 10% is black. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. Xavier is organized into the following academic divisions:
Xavier's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). The men's teams are nicknamed the Gold Rush, and the women's teams are known as the Gold Nuggets.
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