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Black alumni events and opportunities

The University provides opportunities to socialize and network with other Black alumni as well as hear from and support Black students.

Share your UD Story

As part of the 2021 Global Voices Symposium that is being hosted by the Humanities department in the College of Arts and Sciences, you are invited to share your story. Testimonials collected from Black alumni and current students at the University of Dayton may be used to inform the conversation at a session on March 3, 3-5 p.m. This will be the opportunity for ALL of the UD community to see what the Black experience at UD truly is like. More importantly, we offer this opportunity for you to feel heard as a member of the UD community.

Tell a story about what it was like being a Black student at UD by sharing memorable moments, which may respond to questions such as:

  • Is there one event that was particularly impactful to you as a Black student?
  • What was it like for you in classes, dining halls, residential spaces, campuswide events, or the student neighborhood?
  • What were the little things that shaped your time on campus?
  • Where did you confront challenges? Where did you find support?

You may submit your testimonial in two ways:

  1. Leave a voicemail: 937-839-2533.
  2. Record a voice memo and email it to Joel R. Pruce,

In the recording, please begin with your name, major, year of graduation and contact information, and then proceed to tell your story. Anonymous stories are accepted as well, but stories possess greater historic value when attached to an identifiable person.

By submitting your testimonial, you agree to its use in symposium events in March 2021 and its archival for future educational use. At the symposium, we anticipate using clips of stories to motivate critical discussions among campus community members.

Black alumni town hall video

President Eric Spina and Black alumni came together for a town hall. This digital meeting included campus updates as well as initiatives supporting and advocating for diversity and inclusion.

Upcoming Events

12 p.m. Feb. 24
Uniquely UD: Multi-ethnic Engineers Program
UD’s Multi-Ethnic Engineers Program is celebrating 25 years of building a community of success for underrepresented minority engineering students. Join us for a conversation with current students, alumni and MEP staff as they share about new developments in MEP and the impact the 25-year program has made in the lives of underrepresented students in engineering.

Mar. 1-4
Global Voices Symposium: Critical Examination of Our Times: The State of Race on the University of Dayton Campus
The Global Voices Symposium seeks to understand how and why the state of race at the University of Dayton campus has changed over time. It uses stories from students, staff, faculty, and alumni to accomplish that goal. In addition, it challenges each panel to come up with a list of recommendations of what the University should do to turn into reality its message of inclusivity. For the schedule, additional information and to register please visit the Global Voices Symposium website.

12:30 p.m. Mar. 3
Student Organization Webinar Series: Alpha Kappa Alpha
Our student organization webinar series gives alumni a chance to hear directly from students on how they continue to adapt and build community. Join student leaders of AKA to learn more about how their semester is going.

6 p.m. Apr. 7
Black Alumni Town Hall
Join President Eric Spina and your fellow Black Alumni for a Town Hall. This digital meeting will include campus updates and initiatives supporting and advocating for diversity and inclusion.

Black Alumni Reunion 2021 - Save the Date
September 24-26, 2021
More information to come on the Black Alumni Reunion webpage!

Make an impact

Your gift can help improve our future forever. We invite you to learn more about scholarships that support Black students at UD.

This award recognizes a student who demonstrates a similar level of commitment and engagement as Mona Guerrier Fallen to the University of Dayton and our diverse campus community. The undergraduate student recipient(s) should demonstrate a commitment to leadership and service to the MEC and UD community as well as academic achievement. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

Make a gift

This scholarship assists deserving students who are enrolled in pursuing courses on a full-time basis. Scholarship recipients should be well-rounded, demonstrate a commitment to community service and have financial need.

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