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Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost operational changes effective August 24, 2020.
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We expand our imagination of human possibility.

Welcome to the University of Dayton. We are a top-tier Catholic research university guided since 1850 by a compelling mission in the Marianist educational tradition.

The University of Dayton's faculty are teacher-scholars committed to transformative education that prepares students for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service. Our faculty also are influential researchers and creative artists who work across departmental boundaries to create and apply new knowledge and expand our imagination of human possibility.

Inspired by the Marianist vision of education and scholarship that builds community among diverse people, the University of Dayton supports a rich culture of collaboration among students, faculty, staff and partners locally, across the country and around the world.

On our highly residential campus, students live and learn in community. And it's our commitment to community that generates high-impact scholarship that addresses human needs — from creating a sustainable future to protecting human rights globally.

I invite you to explore the University of Dayton's vibrant community.


Paul H. Benson, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Quick Links: Selected Documents, Policies, and Reports

Habits of Inquiry and Reflection, 2006

The Habits of Inquiry and Reflection (HIR) document from 2006 articulates seven core institutional learning goals for University of Dayton students.

More Documents and Reports
Office of Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) staff at the University of Dayton provides leadership and support for the university’s strategic efforts to advance its work on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ultimately, their goal is to create and sustain a campus educational community and workplace environment that celebrates and enjoys the gift of diversity, achieves equitable outcomes for individuals and communities regardless of their identities, and to model inclusion throughout the institution.

The Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion reports to the provost and is a member of both Provost's and President's Councils and serves on the President's Cabinet.

Visit Office of Diversity & Inclusion Website
Student Success and Persistence Team (SSPT)
The Student Success and Persistence Team is charged by the Provost with recommending and promoting strategies that will increase undergraduate student success and persistence from term to term and until graduation. 
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Office of the Provost

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1634
Operational Changes effective Aug. 24, 2020