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Rector's Office Directories & Documents

Educational Resources and Recommended Readings

To help you along your journey at the University of Dayton, the office for mission and rector offers these resources about the Marianists, the Catholic traditions and character of the University, and our Marianist educational philosophy.


University of Dayton

Commitment to Community   PDF    Pledge   

Marianist Heritage Tour of UD Campus 

Hard Times on the of UD by Roz Young
     PDF        Digital Booklet

Educating Faith-Filled Leaders in the Midst of Adaptation and Change: A Short History of the University of Dayton

"The Purposes and Nature of the University of Dayton"
[ PDF ]

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Mission of the University: A Continuing Conversation

"Characteristics of Marianist Universities"

Common Themes in the Mission and Identity of the University of Dayton Document

Common Themes in the Mission and Identity of the University of Dayton  Brochure

"Statement on the Catholic and Marianist Identity of the University of Dayton"
[ PDF ]

"Vision of Excellence"
[ PDF ]

"Vision 2005 & Core Beliefs"
[ PDF ]

"Conversing: Reflections on the University of Dayton's Catholic and Marianist Character in its 150th Year — A Report from the Task Force on the Sesquicentennial Conversation"
[ PDF ]

Our Madonna & Child Logo Usage Guidelines
[ DOC ]


Three O'Clock Prayer

Marianist Resources for University Governance by Megan Mustain
PDF ]  

Chaminade 250 Celebration Opening Liturgy Homily by Rev. James Fitz, S.M.

Marianist Lecture 2011 by Rev. Martin Solma, S.M.

Marianist Founder's Dinner 2011 Keynote Message by Rev. David Fleming, S.M.

Marianist Founder's Dinner 2011 Response by Sandra Yocum, Ph.D.

"Why Study Mary" by Rev. François Rossier, S.M.
[ MS Word ]

The Marianist Spirit, A Response to the Educational Challenges of Our Time by Rev. Manuel Cortes, SM, 2014 Marianist Lecture

"Community and Culture" by Christopher Duncan, Ph.D
[ MS Word ]

"Mission of the Marianist Family" by Rev. Jim Fitz, S.M.
[ MS Word ]

Catholic Universities

Association of Marianist Universities

"Guidelines Concerning the Academic Mandatum in Catholic Universities, Draft November 2000"

"Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Apostolic Constitution of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II on Catholic Universities"
[ PDF ]

"Academic Challenge" by David Herrelko, Ph.D
[ MS Word ]

"Men & Women on a Mission: Catholic Education in the Marianist Tradition" by Rev. John A. McGrath S.M.
[MS Word]


North American Center for Marianist Studies 


Founders of the Marianist Order

The Heritage of Nazareth

Chaminade 250th Anniversary Celebrations Around the World 2011 

Blessed William Joseph Chaminade: His Life and His Legacy 

Blessed Chaminade's Legacy

The Beatification of Blessed Chaminade 


Office for Mission and Rector

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1638
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