Opportunities & Activities
What you learn in class is just the beginning. Explore professional, recreational, service and other opportunities and activities available at the University of Dayton.
Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into teaching in high-need Indiana high schools. Learn more >>
This is a competitive program, and assistantships are limited. Assistantships are available in several departments within the School of Education & Allied Professions. Learn more >>
Professional Development Workshops
The University of Dayton's Non-degree Workshop Program provides continuing education credit for leaders and educators in Ohio. Learn more >>
Association for Young Children
The University of Dayton's Association for Young Children is the professional organization for early childhood educators at the university. UDAYC organizes programs and tutors for local elementary schools; sends students to national, state and local conferences; and participates in area professional development programs.
Athletics and Recreation Facilities
The Thomas J. Frericks Center, Baujan Field and outdoor playing fields are all available for use by students. The RecPlex, a state-of-the-art fitness and recreation complex, offers the following amenities:
- aerobics, cardiovascular and weight rooms with the latest equipment
- classrooms and group fitness studios
- a climbing wall
- four courts for basketball, floor hockey, volleyball and other activities
- an eight-lane natatorium and whirlpool
- an elevated 1/8-mile indoor track
- locker rooms
- a lounge and juice bar
Chi Sigma Iota
College Middle Level Association
The Collegiate Middle Level Association provides professional growth and service opportunities to Middle Childhood Education majors.
Collegiate Adolescent to Young Adult Club
The University of Dayton chapter of the Collegiate Adolescent to Young Adult Club (CAYAC) builds a greater community in the AYA academic program by providing opportunities to apply academic knowledge in service and field experiences, by sharing information about career opportunities, and by building connections with professionals in the field. CAYAC is the founding organization of the student education symposium, which brings together all licensure areas to learn about successful, national educational programs and innovations in education.
Council for Exceptional Children
The University of Dayton student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children increases interaction and awareness of those with special needs by becoming involved with numerous organizations and schools.
Epsilon Delta Upsilon
Epsilon Delta Upsilon is a professional co-ed fraternity for education and health and sport science majors that promotes knowledge and understanding of their fields of study. Members participate in activities that advance their mission of unity, service and professionalism.
Fitness Assessment Center
Established in 2006, the Fitness Assessment Center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped to test muscle strength, aerobic power and body composition using "gold standard" instrumentation rarely found in such a facility. Students can gain expertise in using equipment, such as the isokinetic dynamometer, BodPod and metabolic cart, for testing and research.
Graduate Community Fellows
The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community initiates and sustains partnerships with urban neighborhoods and larger communities for both comprehensive community building and as a context for connected learning and scholarship. Learn more >>
John R. Schleppi Sport Management Career Enhancement Fund
The Schleppi Fund provides funding for a sport management major to attend a professional conference and explore career possibilities. The award, named for the first director of the Sport Management program at the University of Dayton, is unique because it is awarded by a panel of seniors to a fellow student. Learn more >>
School Psychologists of the University of Dayton
This professional organization provides support for school psychology graduate students. Contact Dr. Susan Davies for further information.
School Study Council of Ohio
The School Study Council of Ohio (SSCO) improves education through the cooperative examination of educational issues, the diffusion of proven effective educational practices, and the active participation of all individuals interested in educational exploration and planning. Learn more >>
The Stander Cup helps kick off the annual Stander Symposium, a two-day celebration of academic excellence, rich collaborations, and the many forms of intellectual, artistic and spiritual growth on campus. On the first evening of the Stander Symposium, six-person teams compete in cornhole, dodgeball, trivia, basketball and other events to win the Stander Cup. Students in the Sport Management program manage all aspects of the event, from promotion and volunteer coordination to sponsorship support and implementation.