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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Inclusive Excellence

The University of Dayton’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence is rooted in the Catholic and Marianist conviction that every person has innate dignity because all people are made in the image and likeness of God. Social or cultural discrimination is incompatible with God’s design. Efforts to create access and lead everyone to excellence through equity and inclusion emanate from the University of Dayton’s call to solidarity and the common good.


09.20.21 - 09.21.21

Inclusive Excellence Scholar Residency

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A Desire to Serve

The 2021 Lackner Award recipients have helped shepherd the University of Dayton through complex, unpredictable times with grace, an unflappable spirit, and seemingly boundless energy.

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Sacred Stories

I deeply admire Pope Francis and his focus on loving and supporting the most marginalized members of society. When I was asked to record a Sacred Stories podcast, I selected three short passages from the pope’s book, The Name of God is Mercy, for sharing and offering my reflections.

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