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Activities & Groups

ASSOCIATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

The University of Dayton's Association for Young Children is the professional organization for early childhood educators at the university. UDAYC organizes programs and tutors for local elementary schools; sends students to national, state and local conferences; and participates in area professional development programs.

ATHLETICS AND RECREATION FACILITIES

The Thomas J. Frericks Center, Baujan Field and outdoor playing fields are all available for use by students. The RecPlex, a state-of-the-art fitness and recreation complex, offers the following amenities:

  • aerobics, cardiovascular and weight rooms with the latest equipment
  • classrooms and group fitness studios
  • a climbing wall
  • four courts for basketball, floor hockey, volleyball and other activities
  • an eight-lane natatorium and whirlpool
  • an elevated 1/8-mile indoor track
  • locker rooms
  • a lounge and juice bar

CHI SIGMA IOTA

For more information on the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, contact Dr. Scott Hall or Dr. Kelli Jo ArndtVisit the Chi Sigma Iota website >>

COLLEGE MIDDLE LEVEL ASSOCIATION

The Collegiate Middle Level Association provides professional growth and service opportunities to Middle Childhood Education majors.

COLLEGIATE ADOLESCENT TO YOUNG ADULT CLUB

The University of Dayton chapter of the Collegiate Adolescent to Young Adult Club (CAYAC) builds a greater community in the AYA academic program by providing opportunities to apply academic knowledge in service and field experiences, by sharing information about career opportunities, and by building connections with professionals in the field. CAYAC is the founding organization of the student education symposium, which brings together all licensure areas to learn about successful, national educational programs and innovations in education.

COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

The University of Dayton student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children increases interaction and awareness of those with special needs by becoming involved with numerous organizations and schools.

EPSILON DELTA UPSILON

Epsilon Delta Upsilon is a professional co-ed fraternity for education and health and sport science majors that promotes knowledge and understanding of their fields of study. Members participate in activities that advance their mission of unity, service and professionalism.

FITNESS ASSESSMENT CENTER

Established in 2006, the Fitness Assessment Center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped to test muscle strength, aerobic power and body composition using "gold standard" instrumentation rarely found in such a facility. Students can gain expertise in using equipment, such as the isokinetic dynamometer, BodPod and metabolic cart, for testing and research.

GRADUATE COMMUNITY FELLOWS

The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community initiates and sustains partnerships with urban neighborhoods and larger communities for both comprehensive community building and as a context for connected learning and scholarship. Learn more >>

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON

This professional organization provides support for school psychology graduate students. Contact Dr. Susan Davies for further information.

SCHOOL STUDY COUNCIL OF OHIO

The School Study Council of Ohio (SSCO) improves education through the cooperative examination of educational issues, the diffusion of proven effective educational practices, and the active participation of all individuals interested in educational exploration and planning. Learn more >>

STANDER CUP

The Stander Cup helps kick off the annual Stander Symposium, a two-day celebration of academic excellence, rich collaborations, and the many forms of intellectual, artistic and spiritual growth on campus. On the first evening of the Stander Symposium, six-person teams compete in cornhole, dodgeball, trivia, basketball and other events to win the Stander Cup. Students in the Sport Management program manage all aspects of the event, from promotion and volunteer coordination to sponsorship support and implementation.

STUDENT EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

The annual student-run Student Education Symposium connects pre-service teachers with practitioners in the field through speakers, discussion panels, workshop sessions and networking opportunities.

WELLNESS PROGRAM

Our students manage the university's wellness program for faculty and staff on campus. The program promotes a healthy lifestyle through activity-based courses, lecture programs, individual fitness assessments and screening programs for specific health risks. Students gain experience in program coordination and in service as wellness personal fitness trainers for program participants.