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United in Distinction

At the University of Dayton, we believe diversity, equity and inclusion are inextricably linked to excellence.

As a Catholic, Marianist institution, we embrace diversity as a gift of God's creation, and we are committed to honoring the intrinsic value and dignity of all people.

We are builders of community — dedicated to advancing the common good together.

UD is one of 90 colleges and universities to receive the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Why Diversity Matters

UD has a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion

Becoming an Anti-Racist University

UD is not immune to the kinds of racist systems and behaviors that perpetuate institutional racism. As a University community, we can — and must — do better. Here are 11 steps we're taking toward becoming an anti-racist university.

Learn How We're Working to be Anti-Racist

Diversity & Social Justice Resources

Diversity and inclusion have been a vital part of the University of Dayton’s identity since our founding in 1850. To support greater diversity, equity and inclusion, we offer an antiracism guide, action steps you can take, book recommendations and other resources.

Explore Diversity and Social Justice Resources

To be fully human, we must embrace multiple perspectives and look at the world through the eyes of people who are different from us to grow in our own knowledge, empathy — and humanity.

Eric F. Spina