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Vision: Key Concepts

Foundational Commitments


  • Make a University of Dayton education affordable and accessible to all students who are qualified, including middle- and low-income families, by containing rising costs, generating new revenue, and securing greater philanthropic support.
  • Create a more diverse, welcoming, and interculturally inclusive campus from the board of trustees to the student body, with a special commitment to socio-economic and racial/ethnic diversity.
  • Develop the agility needed to adopt new models of teaching and learning that engage students and prepare them for servant-leadership roles and lifelong career success.
  • Integrate the arts and humanities as they play an essential role in the development of creative and critical thinking and forward-looking leadership.
  • Advance dialogue between faith and reason, a centerpiece of Catholic intellectual tradition.