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Marianist Educational Associates

They take a pledge: We will enrich the University's Marianist Character.


The Marianist Educational Associates is an initiative among the three Marianist Universities to build strong partners with members of the Society of Mary. Each year, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to deepen their understanding of and their commitment to the traditions and beliefs that make the University of Dayton a Catholic and Marianist community.

Marianist Educational Associates (MEAs) participate in a formation program filled with readings, reflections and sharing of insights. Formation begins with a retreat held at Bergamo Center in Beavercreek near the end of May. Following the initial retreat, the MEAs meet once a month from September to May to continue their formation by developing, strengthening, and advancing our Catholic and Marianist philosophy of education.  At the end of the academic year during a special service, the MEAs make a public commitment to sustain and enrich the University's Catholic and Marianist character. 

Become an MEA

Applications for the 2024 Cohort are due in February 5, 2024.

Contact Allison Leigh with any questions. 

MEA Application 

Review the MEA Guidelines >>


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St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1638
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