Monday June 11, 2018

Here for Our Students

National and international organizations recently recognized the University of Dayton’s Division of Student Development for its community policing, alcohol prevention, residential learning and student training programs, and annual report.

"These are well-deserved honors for our hard-working staff who tirelessly provide a safe learning-living environment for our students where they can prepare to be future leaders," said Bill Fischer, University of Dayton vice president for student development.

The Office of Public Safety and the Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Resources and Education (CADRE) picked up their awards at their respective conventions in June.

UD Public Safety received the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Award for Innovations in Community Policing last week. The association presents the award for significant evidence-based crime prevention programs or initiatives and development of strong community partnership programs. Read more about the Office of Public Safety's community policing efforts here and here.

At the beginning of June, CADRE received the 2018 Prevention Excellence Award for Outstanding Alcohol Prevention Efforts at Everfi's Campus Prevention Network Summit. The Prevention Excellence Award is presented to campuses that demonstrate achievements in effective alcohol and other drug prevention initiatives. CADRE received the award based on its Everfi’s Alcohol Diagnostic Inventory score, staff interviews, and assessment in the key areas of programming, critical process, institutionalization and policy. According to Everfi, institutions selected to receive this award must demonstrate the highest standards in alcohol and other drug prevention, paving a path for creating safer, healthier campus communities. Read more about CADRE here.

In March, University of Dayton Housing and Residence Life received three awards for its AVIATE program from NASPA, an international association for student affairs administrators in higher education. NASPA presented Housing and Residence Life with the Excellence Gold Award and the overall Grand Bronze award for enhancing students’ academic success and residential learning in the areas of housing, residence life, judicial affairs and contracted services. The AVIATE program, in partnership with the University's Office of Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives, encourages students’ engagement in learning outside the classroom. Students’ engagement in their learning determines their access to preferred housing. NASPA's Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Knowledge Community gave Housing and Residence Life a Promising Practice Award (honorable mention) for that partnership. Read more about AVIATE here.

Also in March, UD’s Center for Student Involvement received the 2018 Association of College Unions International Campus Award for Excellence in Student Training Programs. This award recognized the center's Student Employment for the Real World program, which uses student learning, development, and assessment to help students understand and enhance skills learned during their student employment. Read more about UD student employment opportunities here.

The Division of Student Development’s 2017 Annual Report earned a 2018 Gold Hermes Creative Award from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals in the category of public relations, communications and strategic programs. The comprehensive report showcases the division's initiatives, programs and resources that build and support the University's student experiences. Hermes Creative Awards is one of the largest international competitions for creative professionals and has been recognizing marketing and communications excellence for 23 years. This year’s competition received more than 6,500 entries from marketing and communications departments, media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. You can read the report here.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.

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