A Resource for All

The Center for Dominican Studies (CDS) 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.


Presentation during ODU's Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture

Programs & Services

The Center for Dominican Studies provides opportunities for study, dialogue and the search for truth.

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ODU's annual St. Catherine of Siena Lecture

Events & Videos

Get info on upcoming CDS events, and view video archives of events you may have missed.

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The Core Academic Theme

Each year, the Ohio Dominican community explores one of the themes of the academic Core Curriculum. This theme is discussed and emphasized through classroom discussions, public lectures and common readings, as well as through community service. 

During the 2023-2024 academic year, the ODU community is exploring the theme of Truth through lectures, readings, community service and more.

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.

While the Center for Dominican Studies no longer produces these publications, we hope you enjoy reading our past issues.

Dominican Studies Journal The Center for Dominican Studies Newsletter

Fr. Dan Millisor
University Chaplain
The Center for Dominican Studies