- UD Faculty & Student Demo Data
- Provost Diversity and Inclusion Plan
- Bias Related Incident Team (BRIT)
- Faculty Hiring
- Diversity & Intercultural Events
Diversity and Inclusion
The University of Dayton holds that the diversity of human perspectives and capabilities is essential to the fostering of educational excellence in the 21st century and beyond. As a Catholic and Marianist community, this commitment to the multiplicity of human ability and experience stands as a firm declaration of love for God’s creative and bountiful handiwork. Devoted to inclusion of diversity, the University calls all of its faculty, student and staff to intentionally honor the dignity of all persons, and to treat each other with the respect to which each is entitled. This institutional mission to value and promote human dignity and respect shapes education inside and outside the classroom, influences the demographic composition of our academic community, and sustains the educational and professional climate in the classroom and workplaces.
The University welcomes you to join us in the building of a progressively more diverse, inclusive and robust learning and living environment.
Jack Tak Fok Ling, PhD
Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Office of the Provost
UD Faculty and Student Demographic DataFaculty Trends FA05-FA10 (PDF) >>
Provost Diversity and Inclusion Plan
Individual Academic Unit Plans
The below units will be posted as they become available.
- School of Business plan
- School of Education and Allied Professions plan
- School of Engineering plan
- School of Law plan
- University Libraries
Bias Related Incident Team (BRIT)
University of Dayton Statement on Dignity
So God created humankind in his image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
A primary assertion of both our religious and civil traditions is the inviolable dignity of each person. Recognition of and respect for the person are central to our life as a Christian and educational community and are what allow us to pursue our common mission while being many diverse persons. Thus, discrimination, harassment, or any other conduct that diminishes the worth of a person are incompatible with our fundamental commitment as a Catholic university conducted in the Marianist tradition.
Purpose of BRIT
The University of Dayton is committed to creating an inclusive environment that respects the fundamental dignity of all human beings. As part of our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the University developed a process to address hate crimes and bias-related incidents on our campus.
A hate crime is a completed, attempted, or threatened abusive or hostile act against persons, property, or an institution that involve a victim, or victims selected on the basis of an Individual’s or group’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person.
Not all hateful behavior rises to the level of a crime. “Bias-related incidents” are completed, attempted or threatened abusive or hostile acts that violate the Code of Student Conduct and/or the Policy on Harassment and reasonably believed to be motivated by an actual or perceived consideration of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other protected classification.
Contact information of BRIT Coordinator:
Jack Ling, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Affirmative Action Procedure
Affirmative Action Procedure (HR website) >>
Promising Search practices
Diversity and Intercultural Events
Annual Programs & Events
July - Minority STEM Summer Bridge Program - Offers incoming minority first-year students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) the opportunity to get a “head start” on their first semester at the University of Dayton (UD). The students come to campus for one week during the summer prior to matriculation to prepare for math and science courses; become familiar with UD; and build community identity through interactions with each other, and with current students, faculty, and staff.
August - Women's Equality Day - 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Anniversary cake will be provided in the dinning halls to commemorate, courtesy of the Women's Center.
September - Intercultural Speedmeet - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Women's Center.
September - Education Abroad Fair - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.
October - Annual Native Peoples Celebration
November - Friends of Middle East Reception - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.
January - Annual MLK Address - Co-sponsored by the University of Dayton Speaker Series and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
February - Black History Month - Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Women's Center co-sponsor programs and events focused on women of color.
March - Women's History Month - The Women's Center sponsors programs and events on a variety of topics all month long. March 8th is International Women's Day.
March - International Festival - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.
April - Muslim Women's Conference
April - Equal Pay Day - Programs and events sponsored by the Women's Center.
April - Pride Week
Other Programs & Event
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf is a partnership between OMA and the Women's Center to link women on campus.
Annual Colors of Leadership Conference - This conference seeks to inform and motivate diverse collegians - those new faces of leadership - to achieve their full leadership potential. Participants will be challenged to develop and explore leadership skills and fulfill the tenants of responsible leadership.
Friends of Asia Reception and Friends of Africa Reception - Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.
ContactInstitutional Diversity and Inclusion
Office of the Provost
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-1634