Alumni Hall

Welcome to the Women's Center

The Women’s Center is an educational space that enhances the climate for women and men on campus. The Center advances the full and active participation of women who learn and work at the University of Dayton while promoting campus and community conversations on the role of women in society and the world.

What we focus on:

  • Sanctuary and social justice
  • Service and leadership
  • Scholarship and learning
  • Spirituality and community

Connected, distinctive, and community-building, we strive to promote equality, understanding and mutual respect in a strong educational community in which women and men are supported, challenged and prepared to learn, lead, and serve.

"Nothing is more important than for women to participate -- in whatever way. It's mostly deciding you're going to make a difference."

- Madeleine Albright

We celebrate, we honor, we encourage and we love. The Women's Center's programs are about educating, supporting and being connected in community.

We have posted information that may be important to the health and wellness of you, your friends and family.

Dr. Mary Buchwalder, medical director of the University of Dayton Health Center, shares some of her thoughts and advice about health and wellness for undergraduate, graduate, faculty and staff women of all ages.

We also post information from other sources with a focus on women's well-being. In addition, the Women's Center subscribes to several women's health newsletters. They can be accessed by visiting our Resource Center in #206 Alumni Hall.


Save paper and learn more: read our newsletter here.

Each bi-semester issue tells new stories and covers women's accomplishments, as well as  health, wellness and safety issues. Read our issues (pdf) >>

Would you like to subscribe and receive a free hard-copy of each issue? Send your name and mailing address to

We welcome your feedback and story ideas. Please send them to


The Women’s Center maintains a resource center (Alumni Hall, 208) of books and videos available for loan to UD students, faculty and staff. These materials pertain to:

  • Emotional Health
  • Feminism & Gender Roles
  • General Reading & Poetry
  • History / Herstory
  • Leadership
  • Physical Health
  • Self-Help & Empowerment
  • Spirituality & Religion
  • Social Justice & Climate
  • Violence / Abuse / Power
  • Women & Art
  • Women of Color / Diversity
  • Women in Society & the World
  • Work & Life

Drop by during business hours to browse materials in  the center, #208 Alumni Hall. Roesch Library’s online catalog can also be used to search for materials by title, author, subject and keyword (for the Women’s Center’s holdings, use the categories listed above). Items that belong to the Women’s Center collection will be clearly indicated as such, and can be checked out by visiting the Women’s Center’s Resource Center in Alumni Hall, room 208.

In addition to the books and videos, the Women's Center subscribes to several monthly health and wellness newsletters that are also available in the Resource Center.

Brochure racks in the Resource Center make available information on a wide variety of subjects and resources available at UD and beyond. Web links to many of these resources are included under "For More Information" on this page.

Reserve Space

"The Women's Center at the University of Dayton is an educational space that serves to enhance the climate for women and men on campus." This quote from our mission statement reflects our philosophy that the Center's public spaces are a community resource meant to be used by the entire UD community for any number of purposes. These areas must be reserved in advance by a UD student, faculty or staff member.

The Center's Conference Room (AL_206), Lounge (AL_208B), and Gallery Space can be reserved by any UD student, staff or faculty member, subject to guidelines listed here under "For More Information." Please read those guidelines before following the instructions below:

  • Use the "Edit event" function in Google calendar, select either AL_206 (Conference Room) or AL_208B (Lounge) for the "Add: Guests/Rooms, etc." drop-down menu.  Please note Google calendar will initially decline a request for space, but Center staff will check for availability and send a confirmation. For Gallery Space please call 937-229-5390 or contact.
  • If you are unable to use the Google calendar, contact Center staff directly for assistance.
  • To discuss using the Center's Gallery space for an exhibition or display, please read the "Gallery Space Guidelines and Agreement" and then contact Center staff.

Contact Us

Office location: 2nd Floor, Alumni Hall

Mailing address:
300 College Park Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45469-0322

Phone : 937-229-5390

Office hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Other hours by appointment.

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