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.