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Covid-19 FAQ for Center for Student Involvement

Kennedy Union has reopened for typical operating hours.  

Covid-19 Website

Internal departments and student organizations can now submit meeting space requests.  All meetings/events must comply with the recommendations of the Path Forward Meetings and Events working group.  

The University will not schedule external events until further notice.  

In-Person Space Request (1850)
Now more than ever, student organizations will play a critical role in fostering community and a sense of belonging. However, the way student organizations engage will need to adapt to ensure the health and safety of the University and greater Dayton communities. Student organizations are highly encouraged to meet and host events and meetings in a virtual format whenever possible. Recognizing the need for some in-person experiences as essential to our educational mission and to the student experience, student organizations may request approval to host in-person events from the In-Person Event Request Review Committee.
As officers adapt their organization's plans for the fall semester, CSI is providing guidance for student organization events and gatherings. This guidance can be accessed on the website below and is subject to change as University Guidelines and Ohio Orders evolve.

Fall 2020 Guidance for Student Organizations
I am a fraternity or sorority new member/associate member/interest. Are we allowed to finish our new member process/member intake process?
  • The following directives are in place for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester:Per the University's on March 10th, 2020, in-person events are canceled until further notice. That said, no in-person member intake/new member education meetings may take place. Online new member education may continue through Zoom or other telecommunication platforms unless otherwise directed by your National Office/IHQ. Any online new member education meetings should be registered on 1850 as virtual events. This includes any Big/Little events if your chapter has such a structure in place. 
  • Any in-person initiation rituals and new member presentations shall be put on hold until further notice. While typically, we would not allow chapters to carry over a new member class into another semester, FSL will make the exception to extend the current new member period until students can be safely initiated when we return to campus. Chapters should not add additional tasks or requirements for their new members past what their new member program calls for. If a chapter can hold a safe initiation ceremony prior to Fall 2020, they may do so if it meets the following criteria:
    • The initiation ritual does not violate any University, Federal, State, or Local mandates/directives regarding events, gathering, travel or "Stay At Home" orders.
    • The initiation ritual does not add additional costs for its new members for travel that would potentially deter new members from participating.
    • The initiation ritual must have support and presence from their organization's regional or national leadership.
    • FSL MUST approve this and be in touch with the organization's regional or national leadership. 
      • If your National Office/IHQ has told you to cease your process, you must do so and follow the guidelines they have set out for you. 
      • Chapters should continue to abide by all Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct as well as the University's Hazing Policy.
How will COVID 19 affect fall recruitment/intake?
  • At this time, the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff is working hard to plan for all scenarios for our fall semester. We will make a determination on how fall recruitment/intake will occur once we know more about University, Federal, State, and Local mandates regarding events, gathering, travel or "Stay At Home" orders.
How is FSL maintaining communication with stakeholders during this uncertain time?
  • We are working with all of our stakeholders, especially council leaders, chapter leaders, and advisers to maintain our scheduled meetings via Zoom, email, and phone,  as well as finding new ways to connect as a community during this time.

The Campus Activities Board is hosting several in-person, hybrid, and virtual programs!

Follow CAB on social media to learn more.

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Absolutely!  Follow UDLateNight on social media for up-to-date news and events!

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Yes!  Our virtual and hybrid programs are offered for PATH-credit.

Visit AVIATE on 1850 for more information
Several of our staff have set up virtual office hours which can be scheduled through 1850.  You can also email us by visiting our staff webpages.

Virtual Office Hours on 1850

Get Involved

There isn't a single University of Dayton experience. In fact, each of us has a different version of life as a Flyer. And with the resources available through the Center for Student Involvement, you can tailor your time here to focus on your interests - and expand them.

Join one of our officially recognized student organizations. Enjoy a theatrical production, guest lecture, dance ensemble or musical recital in Boll Theatre. Bowl a few games in the Hangar. Attend fun, rewarding (and often, free) alcohol-free weekend programs throughout the year.


recognized student organizations


values-based fraternities and sororities


organization meetings and events each year


1850 is the platform for students and organizations to track and complete paperwork related to their campus involvement. Students can look up events, news, ride boards, organizations to join, and AVIATE related programs.

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Beyond the Bubble

With over 270 recognized student organizations, tons of intramurals and club sports, numerous performing arts groups and ensembles, here are always things to do on campus, but sometimes sometimes you just want to get away from campus. We'd encourage you to get out and get to know Dayton! Below you'll find a few options to get away and enjoy our community.

Explore Dayton

Center for Student Involvement

Kennedy Union, Room 241
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0620