The Ohio Dominican community is lively, passionate and dedicated to the success of our students and the pursuit of truth, justice and peace. As a Catholic Dominican university, Ohio Dominican University embraces all who seek the truth. Ohio Dominican University was chartered in 1911 as the College of St. Mary of the Springs. It was founded as an all-women’s school, becoming coeducational in 1964. The college changed its name to Ohio Dominican College on July 1, 1968. Ohio Dominican became a university on July 1, 2002. Ohio Dominican has a rich history, notable alumni and significant milestones that have contributed to its success and identity. The Dominican tradition of spirituality is rooted in common life: liturgical prayer and meditation, study, and ministry of the Word. These values continue to guide the faculty, students and staff at Ohio Dominican University. Ohio Dominican University is Catholic in many ways: by dedication to academic excellence and teaching instruction, by the creative faith and pledge to developing community among its members, as well as by living out the Gospel mandate to proclaim the Good News. A Catholic university, by institutional commitment, brings to its task the inspiration and light of the Christian message. In a Catholic university, therefore, Catholic ideals, attitudes and principles penetrate and inform university activities in accordance with the proper nature and autonomy of these activities.