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Diversity and Access Initiatives

Diversity, equity and inclusion — our commitment

The advancement division of the University of Dayton is committed to keeping inclusive excellence at the forefront of our mission, our vision, our values and our goals. We strive to advance the University through philanthropy while focusing on meaningful relationships with alumni, family and friends.

Your gifts do so much more than provide funding for a single fiscal year — they can improve our future forever. The University has more than 30 scholarships to support underrepresented students. Read through some of our students’ stories to learn how gifts make a lasting impact.

We encourage you to reach out for more information, including additional scholarship opportunities. Please contact Senior Associate Director of Development, Diversity and Access Initiatives Shyra Thomas at 937-229-2983 or for additional information. 

Get involved

We strive to create opportunities for alumni to learn, connect with one another and support students. Click on a resource listed below to learn more.

Alumni organizations help support the work of University Advancement. The Black Alumni Affinity Group volunteers engage, advocate for and support University of Dayton Black alumni and students in pursuit of lifelong engagement through volunteering, alumni experiences and expertise, and financial support of the overall University’s mission.

Alumni from the University of Dayton School of Law have also joined together to create a Black Law Alumni Leadership Group to support and provide professional development resources for the Black Law Student Association.

To learn more about ways to get involved or join alumni organizations, contact Assistant Director of Reunion and Affinity Programs Amanda Rupp at 937-229-2844 or

Our campus partners

We support this work in close collaboration with campus partners, including:


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