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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

Who are the River Stewards?

River Stewards, 2024

The River Stewards program is the flagship program of the Rivers Institute, administered by the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community at the University of Dayton. The three-year interdisciplinary program focused on leadership development and civic engagement is based on the model of learn, lead and serve. River Stewards participate in weekly mini-courses, provide service to the community, and work together to develop a project their senior year. Currently there are over 40 River Stewards from over 20 different majors, with these students collectively completing more than 2,000 hours of community engagement every year. Interested students can apply to become a River Steward in the second semester of their freshman year.


The Rivers Institute

1401 S. Main Street Dayton
Dayton, Ohio 45409