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University of Dayton

As a Catholic, Marianist university dedicated to educating the whole person in the family spirit, the University of Dayton is home to many established groups that thrive off of their entrepreneurial mindset. Here are a few that have a presence in The Hub and work to set the University of Dayton apart.

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The L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Crotty Center provides a distinctive approach to university entrepreneurship education, multidisciplinary entrepreneurship major and program, designed to meet the educational needs of future entrepreneurs, gives students the opportunity to start actual micro-businesses and offers exposure to rapid growth companies and regular contact with successful entrepreneurs.

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Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation

The Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) trains students in the creative competencies that today’s job market demands — critical thinking, creative problem solving and cross-disciplinary collaboration — while applying those same skills to the students’ diverse disciplines of study. The GEM connects University and city, bringing the Dayton community together in the pursuit of collaborative progress with a focus on community-centered approaches to social innovation.


Department of Art + Design

The Department of Art and Design is a campus leader in creating innovative and interdisciplinary courses that connect the arts, photography and design to contemporary histories, social justice inquiries and acts of civic engagement. Our students become conversant in aesthetic judgments, but also cultural awareness and social responsibility. Critical conversations take place in every classroom, driving our students to excel as leaders in contemporary culture.

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