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Diversity and Inclusion

Diverse People. Common Mission.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are foundational Catholic principles. Diversity is a gift of God's creation, and we are committed to honoring the intrinsic value and dignity of all people.

These values are also central to the Marianists. Founded in France during the French Revolution, the Marianists established egalitarian communities where people from various classes of society lived and worked together. All people were welcomed, and they used their collective gifts and talents to achieve their shared mission.

Today, we continue to build vibrant, diverse communities that are marked by openness, cooperation, collegiality and a sense of service. We are builders of community — dedicated to advancing the common good together.

For the second consecutive year, the University of Dayton is among a small group of schools nationally honored with a 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

UD's Plan for Inclusion

UD's commitment to creating a diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment starts with action. Here are 11 steps we are taking to creating lasting change.

Explore Our Plan

Diversity & Social Justice Resources

To bring Christ into the world, we are called to engage in charitable works, model inclusion and improve systems so everyone can thrive.

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

President