The University of Dayton has long celebrated its heritage as a Catholic and Marianist university. Daily and annually, in the ordinary and extraordinary occasions of the life of the University, the people of the University community acknowledge in tangible, visible ways the University’s grounding in the tradition of Catholicism and in the Family of Mary. Each succeeding generation benefits from appropriating anew the vision and inspiration that guided the founders of our institution. Therefore, it is important that our acknowledgment and celebration of our heritage become more conscious and explicit, a sustained examination and reaffirmation of the traditions in which the University grounds itself.
University of Dayton, "Statement on the Catholic and Marianist Identity of the University Of Dayton" (1990). Documents from the President's Office. 3.