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Office of the Provost

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.


Darlene Weaver, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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.

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.

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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.

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Student Success and Persistence Team (SSPT)

The Student Success and Persistence Team (SSPT) engages faculty, staff, and students in advancing the University of Dayton’s mission, systems, and practices to support student success, shaped by our Catholic and Marianist foundation.

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Office of the Provost

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1634