Multicultural Affairs

Diversity isn't a buzzword. It's our identity.

We are now located on the first floor in Alumni Hall.

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The family spirit is a hallmark of the University of Dayton. Here, we are committed to creating an academic community that celebrates inclusivity while focusing on the Marianist philosophy of learning, service, leadership and community.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides staff, facilities, services and special programs to support the academic experience of students. The staff works closely with academic deans, faculty and administrative offices to provide a comfortable and supportive campus environment based on the intellectual, social, and cultural needs of a community of learners. This office serves as a resource for the entire campus community, while providing multicultural students and their families with a direct and centralized connection to the University.

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There are as many things to do as there are reasons to participate.

Our residential campus supports numerous opportunities for extracurricular involvement.  Programs hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs supports the social, spiritual, and leadership development of students.

Take control of your education and begin to enjoy a positive college experience through UD Transitions Pre-Orientation Program. Celebrate holidays and build community through OMA Days. Celebrate accomplishments through recognition banquets. Recognize the contributions of cultural groups during Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian and Pacific American Heritage, Native Peoples Week and other cultural programming.

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Engaging Students Outside of the Classroom

More than 200 student clubs are active on campus. UD has are academic, athletic, cultural, professional, service-oriented and social groups, and several are dedicated specifically to multicultural interests.

  • Cultural: Black Action Through Unity (BATU); El Orgullo Latino/The Latin Pride; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Ebony Heritage Singers 
  • Greek: National Pan Hellenic Council; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
  • Professional: National Society of Black Engineers; Society of Hispanic Professionals and Engineers; National Association of Black Accountants
  • Other: Music FAB - Music, Fashion, and Beauty; OHANA - OMA Newsletter; UKURI - Spoken Word Organization; Students in Another Direction (SAND); Women of Remarkable Distinction (WORD)
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You have the will. We have the ways.

Academic support is offered to students by way of supplemental advising, intervention and workshops. The Office of Multicultural Affairs works in collaboration with other academic and student service offices to address your individual needs to ensure your academic success.
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Developing leaders. Developing the future.

Hone your leadership skills during the AYIL Leadership Academy. Learn the art of leadership and how to be an effective leader in your community during the Colors of Leadership Conference. Discuss concerns and share programming information with presidents of other student organizations as part of Kindred Presidents.

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Have questions? Ready to get involved? Let us know.

Office of Multicultural Affairs
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0812

Phone: 937-229-3634
Fax: 937-229-4331