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  • Center for Dominican Studies

    The Center for Dominican Studies serves as a resource for all those interested in learning more about Dominican education, the Dominican charism, the history of Ohio Dominican University, and its mission and values.

    To fulfill its mission, the Center for Dominican Studies sponsors and hosts a variety of programs and services for the students, faculty, staff and alumni/ae of Ohio Dominican University, and for members of the community.

    The center also fosters and promotes collaboration with and between various areas of the University; the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Peace; the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio; other Dominican colleges, universities, centers and agencies throughout the country and the world; members of the Dominican family; and all groups and individuals who are dedicated to the promotion of the Dominican charism.

    Mission Statement

    The Mission of the Center for Dominican Studies is to promote the Dominican charism of preaching; to provide opportunities for members of the University and the community to understand and experience the meaning and value of Dominican education; and to serve as a public voice at the University and in the community regarding issues of importance to the church, culture and society.

    The Center for Dominican Studies at Ohio Dominican University focuses on the Dominican motto, “To contemplate truth and share with others the fruits of this contemplation,” and the four pillars of Dominican life: study, prayer, community and ministry.

    Guiding Principles:

    • Commitment to the Catholic and Dominican identity of the University through word, study and example of life
    • Commitment to scholarship and reflection
    • Commitment to the arts and the aesthetic dimension of human life
    • Commitment to peace and justice for all humankind
    • Commitment to collaboration among the members of the Dominican family and various cultures within the global community