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This inaugural Status of Women at the University of Dayton: 2018 -19 Report Card is an effort to be transparent around the representation of women across the UD workforce and in leadership roles. Our goal in generating this report card is to annually evaluate progress toward increasing institutional diversity and promoting equity for women-identified staff and faculty. In doing so, the report identifies areas where progress is being made and areas where more work is needed. The report card is also a space to share progress on gender equity initiatives led by the Women's Center and other units across campus.

Data presented in this report card was provided by the university’s Institutional Research Office and represents academic year data collected in fall 2018; all gender and racial categories are self-reported. While the university collects and shares data on employees and students at UD, we created this gender-specific report to take a more in-depth look at women’s representation across the staff, faculty, and administrative ranks, as well as leadership at the Board of Trustees level. We also wanted to paint a more nuanced view of women’s status at UD, by disaggregating the data to more clearly show the differences between and among women by examining both gender and race. The data shows us that women of color remain grossly underrepresented across the life of the university, particularly in key leadership roles.