Diverse is who we are.

At the University of Dayton, diversity isn't a buzzword. It has been a vital part of our identity since our inception in 1850. Inclusiveness of all peoples, cultures and religions is what defines the core of our Marianist tradition. Thousands of our students study abroad or participate in immersion retreats, and our campus is home to students from more than 30 countries. As a result, you'll find a university committed to creating an open, respectful and inclusive campus.

Diversity Champion

The University of Dayton has named Lawrence A. Q. Burnley, an experienced university administrator for diversity initiatives, as the University's first vice president for diversity and inclusion, effective July 1.

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Moral Courage in Ferguson

'Push yourself outside of your comfort zone and ask questions because you may not get the answer you thought. But regardless of what you do get, you’ll find truth.' Those are the words of University of Dayton student Francesca Chaba after she returned from a Human Rights Center project May 12-27 in Ferguson, Missouri, to examine, study and collect examples of moral courage.

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A Commitment to Diversity

University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina is among the university leaders nationwide who have signed the NCAA’s diversity and inclusion pledge rolled out this week, affirming a commitment to ethnic, racial and gender diversity in the hiring process for athletics.

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