Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Dayton holds that the diversity of human perspectives and capabilities is essential to the fostering of educational excellence in the 21st century and beyond. As a Catholic and Marianist community, this commitment to the multiplicity of human ability and experience stands as a firm declaration of love for God’s creative and bountiful handiwork. Devoted to inclusion of diversity, the University calls all of its faculty, student and staff to intentionally honor the dignity of all persons, and to treat each other with the respect to which each is entitled. This institutional mission to value and promote human dignity and respect shapes education inside and outside the classroom, influences the demographic composition of our academic community, and sustains the educational and professional climate in the classroom and workplaces.

The University welcomes you to join us in the building of a progressively more diverse, inclusive and robust learning and living environment.

Jack Tak Fok Ling, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Office of the Provost

Inauguration Day 2009

UD Faculty and Student Demographic Data

Faculty Trends FA05-FA10 (PDF) >>
Commencement Day

Provost Diversity and Inclusion Plan

Summary of Academic Units Diversity and Inclusion Plans, March 2011 (PDF) >>

Individual Academic Unit Plans

College of Arts and Sciences plan, January 2011 (PDF) >>

The below units will be posted as they become available.

  • School of Business plan
  • School of Education and Allied Professions plan
  • School of Engineering plan
  • School of Law plan
  • University Libraries
UD Immaculate Conception Chapel

Faculty Hiring

Pre-search Meeting

UD Faculty Pre-search Process (PDF) >>

Affirmative Action Procedure

Affirmative Action Procedure (HR website) >> 

Promising Search practices

School of Business Administration, Department of Management/Marketing, March 2011 (PDF) >>

Diversity and Intercultural Events

Annual Programs & Events

July - Minority STEM Summer Bridge Program - Offers incoming minority first-year students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) the opportunity to get a “head start” on their first semester at the University of Dayton (UD). The students come to campus for one week during the summer prior to matriculation to prepare for math and science courses; become familiar with UD; and build community identity through interactions with each other, and with current students, faculty, and staff.

August -  Women's Equality Day - 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  Anniversary cake will be provided in the dinning halls to commemorate, courtesy of the Women's Center.

September - Intercultural Speedmeet - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Women's Center.

September - Education Abroad Fair - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.

October - Annual Native Peoples Celebration

November - Friends of Middle East Reception - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.

January - Annual MLK Address - Co-sponsored by the University of Dayton Speaker Series and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

February - Black History Month - Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Women's Center co-sponsor programs and events focused on women of color.

March - Women's History Month - The Women's Center sponsors programs and events on a variety of topics all month long.  March 8th is International Women's Day.

March - International Festival - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.

April - Muslim Women's Conference

April - Equal Pay Day - Programs and events sponsored by the Women's Center.

April - Pride Week

Other Programs & Event

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf is a partnership between OMA and the Women's Center to link women on campus.

Annual Colors of Leadership Conference - This conference seeks to inform and motivate diverse collegians - those new faces of leadership - to achieve their full leadership potential. Participants will be challenged to develop and explore leadership skills and fulfill the tenants of responsible leadership.

Friends of Asia Reception and Friends of Africa Reception - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.


Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Office of the Provost
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-1634