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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Inclusive Excellence

The University of Dayton’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence is rooted in the Catholic and Marianist conviction that every person has innate dignity because all people are made in the image and likeness of God. Social or cultural discrimination is incompatible with God’s design. Efforts to create access and lead everyone to excellence through equity and inclusion emanate from the University of Dayton’s call to solidarity and the common good.



Inclusive Excellence Academy - Listening for Inclusion

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Inclusive Excellence Academy - Men's Work in Gender Equity

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What it Takes to Bridge the Access and Success Gap for Lower-Income Students

Higher education, national organizations and legislators across the country are advocating to double the Pell grant, writes University of Dayton President Eric Spina in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. It's a transformative opportunity to improve enrollment of lower-income students at a time when they continue to experience the most adverse impacts of the pandemic.

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Symbols of Solidarity

Destiny Watson '20 shared a photo on Instagram after Saturday's joyful, tearful dedication of the NPHC Legacy Terrace that features nine granite pillars symbolizing the contributions of Black fraternities and sororities on our campus.

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University repeats as recipient of national diversity and inclusion award

For the second consecutive year, the University of Dayton is among a small group of schools nationally honored with a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED Award recognizes U.S. institutions of higher education that demonstrate a notable commitment to diversity and inclusion across campus.

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Diverse discussions in the field

Latinx Group Unites Disciplines at University of Michigan

Read about how a group of Latinx scholars across disciplines created an inclusive community at the University of Michigan.

Academic Minute: How Entitlement Explains Inequality

Listen to this edition of the Academic Minute, where the University of Houston Downtown's Kristin Anderson discusses how entitlement plays a part in inequality. Anderson is a professor of psychology at Houston Downtown.