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LGBTQ+ Inclusion

"In the Family Spirit"

Guided by our Catholic and Marianist values, the University of Dayton is committed to honoring the intrinsic value and dignity of all people. We strive to foster a campus community where all members, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+), are welcomed, respected, safe and valued.

Our Communities

Our LGBTQ+ students are integral to the Marianist community cultivated on our campus. We value the dignity of every member and seek to cultivate an environment in which genuine human relationships and the beauty of their diversity can flourish. In this way, individuals can thrive, learn and live to their potential.  

  • The Brook Center for Empowerment and Wellbeing honors our commitment to the intrinsic value of all people. The center houses the Assistant Director of LGBTQ+ Education who connects students with resources, provides support, develops campus wide programming, and builds community, the LGBTQ+ and Allied Student Lounge, and multiple student groups.
  • LGBTQ+ and Allyship Ministry, housed within Campus Ministry, seeks to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for spiritual and personal growth.
  • UD Athletics has received a top score on the Athletic Equality Index, a national assessment of LGBTQ+ inclusion across all NCAA Division I athletic departments
National coming out day 2023 Photo
UD faculty, staff and students participated a group photo to show care and love for our LGBTQ+ community and allies on National Coming Out Day. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with The Brook Center, Campus Ministry and the Student Government Association,  sponsored the event to mark this annual day of recognition and affirmation of LGBTQ+ people and communities

The University of Dayton’s support for LGBTQ+ employees is grounded in our family spirit and our commitment to inclusive excellence and the fair and equitable treatment of all members of our community. 


The University of Dayton Alumni Association is actively working to engage LGBTQ+ alumni in inclusion efforts on campus and in our alumni communities.

Fellow for LGBTQ+ Inclusion

To address strategic goals, needs and concerns related to inclusion and equity for employees of the UD community who identify as LGBTQ+, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion created the Fellowship for LGBTQ+ Inclusion. Our current fellow is Anya Galli Roberston (, Assistant Professor of Sociology.