Community is more than a word. It's our shared vision.

The Catholic and Marianist vision of education makes the University of Dayton community unique. It shapes the "warmth of welcome"1 we first experience when we arrive on campus and the family spirit we treasure long after graduation. It calls us to academic rigor integrated with faith and life. It challenges each of us to take up the hard work necessary to build the intellectual, spiritual, religious, moral, physical, and social dimensions of our educational community.2

1. Rule of Life of the Society of Mary, (Dayton, OH: Marianist Press, 1984), article 8.

2. “A Vision of Excellence,” University of Dayton. September 2005. Available at

Do you feel challenged to a deeper understanding of community and responsibility?

Commitment to Community highlights three Catholic and Marianist principles for learning and living in community and the seven key habits that are derived from them. You are called to understand these principles and to develop these habits. Doing so will strengthen our educational community and will prepare you to live as a mature member of society.

Practicing virtuous behavior develops virtuous people.

The University of Dayton’s Catholic and Marianist mission calls us to develop our character and
integrity as leaders committed to building community in our world.

We accept this challenge and make the following pledge:

  • We commit ourselves to learn in and through community.
  • We commit ourselves to respect the dignity of every person in thought, word and action.
  • We commit ourselves to practice solidarity in order to promote the common good.

Administrators, faculty, staff, and students utilize both the full document and the more simplified C2C pledge as a framework to challenge students and organizations to engage in the hard work necessary to build the intellectual, spiritual, religious, moral, physical, and social dimensions of the educational community.  When students embrace and live by these principles and habits, they are more able to become persons of great character and integrity committed to building community in the world that is reflective of a Catholic and Marianist education.

Our C2C on the Road

Residents of Woodland Ave, winners of the Block vs. Block C2C Sheet Contest traveled to Oxford, OH to watch the Dayton Flyers take on the Miami Redhawks. With ten houses participating, Woodland Ave. had the most participants out of all of the residential areas in the student neighborhoods. An evening of celebrating our Commitment to Community on the road was topped off with UD defeating Miami 66-62! View 2014 C2C Sheet Contest entries

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