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Equity Compliance Office

The Marianist vision of community living embraced by the University of Dayton is based on the conviction that every person has innate dignity because all people are made in the image and likeness of God. This conviction is rooted in the following verse: "The dignity of the human person is rooted in [the person's] creation in the image and likeness of God; it is fulfilled in [the person's] vocation to divine beatitude.... The divine image is present in every person. It shines forth in the communion of persons, in the likeness of the unity of the divine persons among themselves." (Catholic Catechism, 1700, 1701). 

Notice of Nondiscrimination  

The University adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. The University of Dayton does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, familial status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.  This includes protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission or other human rights agencies, in the planning and administration of its admissions policies, educational programs, scholarships, loans, and other financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs, services, and activities, or in employment.  Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a type of sex discrimination.

This policy covers nondiscrimination in employment as well as access to educational opportunities.  Therefore, any member of the campus community, guest or visitor who acts to deny, deprive or limit the educational, employment, residential and/or social access and/or benefits required by applicable law, and/or opportunities of any member of the campus community on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above (which denial, deprivation or limitation constitutes “discrimination” under this policy) is in violation of this policy.  This includes failing to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities, when that accommodation is consistent with state and federal law.

Note:  On this website, “Title IX” stands for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., and “Section 504” stands for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.

For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, click here or contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator at 937-229-3688 or by email at