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University of Dayton

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469
(937) 229-1000
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School Information
"As a Catholic research university, our spirit ignites a boundless curiosity that drives us to search for truth. It pushes us to go beyond the easy answers and to use our knowledge to make an impact. Here, we adapt to meet the needs of the changing world. We turn big dreams into bold moves. And we build community — inviting people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to enrich and advance our common mission. Together, we're passionately striving to create a brighter tomorrow." The university enrolls over 11,600 students, has a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers over 130 academic programs across its five schools. (Source: (Source:
General Information
The University of Dayton has not yet implemented a university-wide program to support anti-racist initiatives. However, in a symbolic action, the university released a letter to W.E.B. DuBois which demonstrates systemic racism at the university. Following the conclusion of its "Roots of Racism" web series, UD's president promised to make changes to the curriculum and implement training for faculty and staff members. UD also has compiled a list of anti-racism resources for the entire campus community, including students and faculty. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • UD's president promised to "educate faculty and staff".
  • In September of 2021, the school founded the Hall Hunger Initiative, which involved a racism simulation in which students participated.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • University releases historic letter from the university to the president that “demonstrates systemic racism” at the university.
  • University has recently hosted a "Roots of Racism" web series, so that the "current situation, in which systemic racism persists in prominent Dayton institutions, their policies, and even within existing law, can be better understood."
  • The University of Dayton offers numerous anti-racism resources, including a promotion for Ibram X. Kendi's book, "How to Be an Anti-Racist."
  • In 2021, the school compiled "Catholic and Anti-Racist" responses by faculty and staff.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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