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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

The University of Dayton affirms that diversity, equity, and inclusion are inextricably linked with excellence. Diversity at all levels of the University enriches and creates an optimal learning environment and expands our institutional ability, intelligence, and creativity; building an inclusive community with equity for all members is fully aligned with our Marianist charism – Eric F. Spina, President

The primary objective of this strategic plan is to make a significant contribution to the achievement of the University’s Strategic Vision and the advancement of its mission. This plan is informed by a critical and honest examination of our past; a comprehensive assessment of our present situation; and a commitment to adapt to a changing world where our students will learn, lead and serve with excellence in pursuit of the common good. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is not an option; it is a mission-driven imperative – Lawrence A. Q. Burnley, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

The University’s strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion is centered around four overarching strategic goals: 


Create and sustain an equitable and inclusive campus climate 


Achieve and sustain greater diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the University community 


Create a robust curricular and co-curricular architecture to advance diversity, equity and inclusion 


Develop, implement, assess and report on unit-based strategic plans to advance inclusive excellence 


Office of Diversity and Inclusion

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1626