Dayton recognized for Catholic identity emphasis

DAYTON, Ohio - A national association for student services at Catholic universities recognized Marianist-run University of Dayton for making Catholic identity an integral part of student life.

The Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities awarded the university its 2012 Best Practices Award in the dean of students category.

The award highlights programs in various student life areas that demonstrate Catholic identity as an integral part of a student life program.

The university's "Commitment to Community" program emphasizes that Catholic moral tradition guides behavior, expectations, policies and relationships at the university by outlining key Catholic and Marianist principles and habits for community living.

"When students embrace and live by these principles and habits, they are more able to become persons of great character and integrity committed to building community in the world that is reflective of a Catholic and Marianist education," said Bill Fischer, University of Dayton vice president for student development. "Administrators, faculty, staff and students utilize this as a framework to engage in the hard work necessary to build the intellectual, spiritual, religious, moral, physical and social dimensions of the educational community."

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