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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. UD also received the Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2022 Diversity Award, a national recognition honoring colleges and universities that take proactive steps to support and engage with minority-owned businesses.

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A Deep Commitment

UD has a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. As a Catholic and Marianist university, it is our duty to be a community that promotes human dignity and builds up the beauty of human diversity.

A Catholic, Marianist Perspective

Diversity, equity and inclusion are an essential part to our educational mission as a Catholic and Marianist university. Our commitment is focused on our ability to love and respect others as Jesus taught and to encounter the fullness of God in one another.

A Catholic, Marianist Perspective

Diversity, equity and inclusion are an essential part to our educational mission as a Catholic and Marianist university. Our commitment is focused on our ability to love and respect others as Jesus taught and to encounter the fullness of God in one another.

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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