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Don't Cancel Your Class

Don't Cancel Your Class!

Attending a conference?  Not feeling well?  Need to cancel a class?  Let us teach for you!  

Advance notice or day of, give us a call!

Don't cancel your class!  Whether you plan on canceling in advance, or something comes up the day of, invite an educator into your classroom instead.  We offer presentations on a variety of topics including sexual violence prevention, leadership, wellness, and LGBTQ+ support services.  We value our collaboration with faculty across campus.  Please let us know how we can best support your work and students.


Programs Offered

Health Equity Education  seeks to cultivate a community in which all members of the community take an active role in fostering an ethic of wellbeing, where all members of the community can succeed, thrive and matter.  To build a culture of wellbeing we must engage in a comprehensive approach that builds individual capacity and self-efficacy, fosters meaningful relationships, as well as prioritizes environments and policies which make healthy choice the easy choice.

LGBTQ+ Student Services offers several sessions that explore the experiences of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer) identifying people, particularly at the University of Dayton. As a Catholic and Marianist institution, UD believes strongly in supporting all members of our community, including our LGBTQ+ members.  Being LGBTQ+ or an Ally and being Catholic are not mutually exclusive identities.  Presentations introduce LGBTQ+ identities and concepts through the lens of Catholic and Marianist teaching, and can focus on sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or allyship. 

Mental Health Education offers content to help students build a foundational understanding on what mental health is, how everyone is a part of the conversation, and what resources are available to them at the University of Dayton. Topics also covered include thriving versus surviving, stress management, self care, supporting others, and the impact of self-affirmation. 

Sexual Violence Prevention Education has many different presentations that address violence prevention, including gender socialization, neurobiology of trauma, supporting survivors, hook up culture and perpetration patterns, rape culture, healthy relationships, and Green Dot (bystander intervention).  We are happy to personalize the presentation to your course content.  We all have the power and responsibility to do something to stop power based personal violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking at UD.  Help us improve our campus culture!

Career Services offers workshops on the topics of choosing a major, career decision-making, vocational discernment, resume and cover letter writing, working on campus, interviewing, the job search process, salary negotiation, networking, and LinkedIn profile construction.  Career Services is also willing to work with you to customize a workshop to meet your needs and those of your students.  We appreciate your help in supporting the career-related goals of Flyers from admission until retirement.

The Center for Alcohol and Other Drugs Resources and Education (CADRE) offers a variety of prevention presentations that provide students with current and beneficial information about substance use. We empower students to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and other drug use through our presentations and programs. 

The Dean of Students Office is the primary advocate for students and creates comprehensive co-curricular opportunities to educate the whole person.  Presentations include topics such as mid-college crisis and reporting concerning behavior in your peers. but with advance notice, additional topics can be created with class interest or course syllabus.

UD Dining Services believes that good nutrition is the key to good mental and physical health, and eating a balanced diet is an important part of good health for everyone. Our program is designed to help students familiarize themselves with basic nutrition knowledge. In this course we will cover information on developing healthy eating habits and achieving your goals, practical cooking skills, healthy meal ideas, and practical grocery shopping skills

Flyer Finances believes in educating the whole person. Beyond what students are learning in the classroom, we also want to ensure that they are learning important skills to manage their finances. Students exposed to financial education are less likely to default on their student loans and more likely to graduate on time. In this session, we will start with the basics - budgeting, understanding and managing credit, and student loans. 

Student Leadership Programs offers a session that will assist students in developing the qualities of leadership that are essential for organizational, career, and personal success.  During the session, students will connect their goals and values to the class curriculum which enables students to reflect upon their leadership development and to integrate their learning inside and outside of the classroom.

Will You Help Us?

Your class creates a platform for these important conversations with students.  Don't cancel your class.  Instead, have one of our educators engage your students in these important topics.

Request a "Don't Cancel Your Class" Presentation

Please give us some information about your class(es) and when you would be interested in bringing in a speaker. We will do our best to find coverage for your class.  The presenter will be in touch with you as quickly as possible.  If this request is urgent, please feel free to contact the Brook Center at 937-229-1292.


This initiative is sponsored by the Division of Student Development.  For general questions, please contact the Brook Center or 937-229-1292.


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