Aerial photograph of the Immaculate Conception Chapel

Community Is More Than A Word. It's Our Shared Vision.

Developed in 2005 as a collaborative initiative between Student Development and Campus Ministry, the University of Dayton's Commitment to Community (C2C) served as an introduction to the student handbook and was utilized in the new community standards process.  It quickly became a practical foundational articulation of the values of the University and began to be used within programs throughout campus. What is unique about C2C is that it is not just a philosophical document; it is a living commitment evident in the interactions of our students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.

Do you feel challenged to a deeper understanding of community and responsibility?

The Commitment to Community (C2C) at the University of Dayton enables students to understand the principles of community living operative in the Catholic and Marianist tradition and fosters critical reflection to develop habits for living aligned with these values.

Our Commitment to Community

How do we challenge? We challenge one another.

Each habit is supported by specific behavior examples and a reflective question that challenges students to examine their behavior and choices and to hold one another accountable to these standards of living in community.  Through C2C, students are reminded and challenged to develop habits that "strengthen the educational community at UD and prepare students to live as mature members of society."  Strong collaboration between Student Development and Campus Ministry was, and continues to be, vital to C2C development and implementation.

Practicing Virtuous Behavior Develops Virtuous People. 

Administrators, faculty, staff, and students utilize both the text of the full document and the more simplified C2C pledge as a framework to challenge students and organizations to engage in the hard work necessary to build the intellectual, spiritual, religious, moral, physical, and social dimensions of the educational community.  When students embrace and live by these principles and habits, they are more able to become persons of great character and integrity committed to building community in the world that is reflective of a Catholic and Marianist education.

Do you respect the Dignity of Every Person?

Do you know the Three Principles for Community Living?

C2C reminds us that "behavior, expectations, policies, and relationships at UD are guided by the Catholic moral tradition" and teaches basic Catholic and Marianist principles for learning and living in community and the key habits for practical living (or virtues) that are derived from these principles.