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Vision, Mission and Values

Division of Student Development


Discover. Practice. Create. In Community.


The Division of Student Development cultivates student learning in the Catholic and Marianist tradition. We challenge students to construct inclusive communities of purpose, demonstrate practical wisdom, and choose value congruent behaviors. We support students as they create safe and healthy environments where differences are respected and celebrated. We empower students to discover their vocation as they develop the skills needed to lead for the common good.

Core Values

  • Learning as an innovative process guided by the Catholic and Marianist tradition
  • Respecting the dignity of self and others
  • Building community by committing to the common good
  • Developing habits of self-care in pursuit of well-being
  • Reflecting on and exploring faith, purpose, and calling
  • Advancing inclusive excellence
  • Using professional ethics and standards to inform our practice

Learning Outcomes

Experiential Wisdom

Drawing on the practical skills that students learn in their co-curricular experiences, students will develop creative and effective strategies to address academic, workplace, individual and community needs.

Community Engagement

Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a Marianist education through active community participation, collaboration and service.

Healthy Living

Students will exemplify appreciation for the dignity of each person and the common good by engaging in healthy behaviors, making purposeful decisions and contributing to environments that promote health and reduce risk.

Multicultural Development

Students will demonstrate an understanding of their own and other's identities, have meaningful cross-cultural experiences and reflect on and address individual and structural barriers to equity and inclusion.

Statement of Inclusive Excellence

The Division of Student Development recognizes the educational benefits of diversity for students, faculty and staff. We are committed to engaging in reflection, dialogue and experiences that both challenge and affirm multiple perspectives. Our Marianist charism calls us to value the dignity of every person and to advocate for social justice.


Vice President of Student Development

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0951