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Seeking to Serve

Our passion for service stems from a powerful belief about what we can accomplish by working together in community.

As a Catholic, Marianist university, we are deeply committed to the common good. Our spirit of hospitality and inclusiveness permeates campus, and we educate for service, justice and peace. Join us in working toward a brighter tomorrow as we serve on campus, in Dayton and around the world.

Service in Action



For a half-century, our students have spent summers among the people of Salyersville, Kentucky. They live simply and learn more than they ever could imagine.

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Our ETHOS in Action

Conceived by a group of students determined to change the world, ETHOS combines study abroad and service-learning into a life-changing adventure.

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Go on an Adventure

Looking to expand your knowledge on various domestic or international issues while helping others? BreakOut and go on an adventure that helps the community — and broadens your perspective.

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Opportunities to Serve

Service Clubs

With 40+ clubs dedicated to service and social justice, you can turn your principles into action and make a real difference in the Dayton community — and around the world.

Awareness and Advocacy

From hunger and homelessness to racism and human rights atrocities, many injustices plague our world – but you can do something about it.

REAL Dayton

Through REAL Dayton, students reach out beyond campus, encounter Dayton, hear from local leaders, act with others and lead together.

SERVICE Saturdays

From serving lunches at area shelters to building a house, SERVICE Saturdays provide opportunities to make a difference, engage with the local community and reflect on your involvement.