foster and improve a learning environment in
which students are fully engaged not only in traditional academics but
also in contributing to the communities in which they live and in
readying themselves for meaningful servant-leadership beyond our
In doing so, the University will fulfill its commitment to its Catholic and Marianist traditions by enabling students to substantiate their faith, work constructively and collaboratively and make informed decisions on the basis of open-minded appraisals and moral discernment.
Central to these commitments is the University of Dayton’s distinctive ideal of transformative education through integrating learning and living in community. As a conceptand as a practice, this means understanding that there is a seamless relationship between education and action, and faith and life, and that our graduates are prepared by the University to contribute significantly through service and leadership to the communities — at every level — in which they live and work.