Working at the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Our Vision. To lead the global human rights community in the search for transformative solutions to systemic patterns of injustice that will affect real change in the lives of the poor and the persecuted.

Our Mission. Building on the legacy of the university’s innovative Human Rights Studies program, the Human Rights Center advances the University of Dayton’s mission to promote respect for the inherent dignity of all persons through dialogue, research and education.


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Impact Report

The bricks and mortar of our center are the hearts and souls of our scholars, students and alumni. Read about us - our work, our vision, our principles - in our Impact Report.

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Human Rights Center

Fitz Hall 665 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2964

937-229-3294