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Chaminade University

St. Mary's University

University of Dayton


The mission of the Association of Marianist Universities is to support, promote and advance Marianist higher education.  We do this by facilitating an environment to sustain cooperation and the exchange of experience and information among our three universities. AMU represents Marianist higher education at the national and international levels and contributes to the formation of leaders in the Catholic and Marianist educational traditions in their service to the Church and world.


The only Catholic university in Hawaii, Chaminade University offers a rich educational environment with a dedicated, involved faculty, small class sizes and a safe, beautiful campus

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s University – the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest – is a nationally recognized liberal arts institution that provides students with personal attention and powerful academic programs.

University of Dayton

Founded in 1850 on a 125-acre farm, today the University of Dayton is the largest private university in Ohio – and is recognized as a top-tier national research university with a student-centered learning environment.

Chaminade University of Honolulu, St. Mary’s University of San Antonio and the University of Dayton embody the Marianist spirit of educating the heart and mind to create learning that lasts and inspiring relationships that serve. The Association of Marianist Universities builds on a strong history of collaboration and common mission – and draws on the example of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Society of Mary – to create environments that let students thrive.

Faith in action
for the common good.

The characteristics of Marianist education are rooted in an ideal embodied in Mary, the Mother of Jesus. As members of the Marianist family, our faith – and our commitment to bringing the message and person of Jesus to others – moves us to action for the common good. We come together as a community of faith and love in our common search for the truth. And when we work together with a deep sense of mission, we can engage in a collaborative effort to understand and improve the world.     LEARN MORE

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Marianist Educational Associates

AMU Newsletter

The AMU Newsletter is edited by Alex Salinas at St. Mary’s University,
Sharon LePage at Chaminade University of Honolulu and Verb Washington at the University of Dayton

Librarians from Marianist Universities Meet

Librarians from Chaminade University Honolulu, St. Mary’s University and the University of Dayton met in Dayton from April 17- 19, 2018 . They shared best practices, discussed possible collaborative efforts, and enjoyed Marianist hospitality. The photo from the...

International Extravaganza

A spring tradition at Chaminade, this event is organized by students to showcase our cultural diversity through dance and song. The CUH student clubs shared their talents with the campus community with an evening of enthusiastic performances and good cheer.  ...

MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here?

A march for peace was one of the university events marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CUH students, staff and faculty met on the lawn of Sullivan Family Library where the bells tolled 39 times here and across the nation....

What is a Marianist Sister or Brother?

As you know, the Marianist Sisters (the Daughters of Mary Immaculate; the F.M.I.) and the Marianist Brothers and Priests (the Society of Mary; the S.M.) recently celebrated the bicentennials of their foundations (1816 for the Sisters, 1817 for the Brothers.) What...

Income Tax Preparation

  Accounting and business students have assisted the elderly, homeless, and working-poor communities for over 20 years by providing free income tax preparation and personal budget planning assistance. In these service-based experiential learning settings,...

Flyer Promise at the University of Dayton

High achieving Students from three affiliated high schools; Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton Ohio, theDayton Early College Academy, also in Dayton, and the Colegio San Jose High School, a Marianist High school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, can attend the...

Chaminade University: My Reflections

I began my presidency at Chaminade University of Honolulu August 1and would like to share with you some of what I have learned about Chaminade since I arrived. A love of learning, a longing for discovery, a commitment to pursuing truth and making the world a better...

Marianists Change Lives

tell us how your life was changed

The Marianist Educational Associates has given me a change to connect with others trying to bring the spirit of Chaminade’s intentions into their own lives and their work.

Kathe Lehman-Meyer

St. Mary's Universty

When I arrived in San Antonio with my nuclear family of four in 1976, they became our extended family, and gave me enthusiastic encouragement. Whatever I have accomplished in those 41 years I owe to the Marianists and the Marianist Charism.

Rosemarie Wahl, BS, MS, PhD

St. Mary's Universty

It was through the process of learning about the Marianist charism that I chose to become Catholic. I felt a calling to contribute to the mission of something beyond me. I began working at UD in 2004. Being welcomed wasn’t just people being nice. Being welcomed meant they cared for me and encouraged me to grow, engage and help others to grow.

Christina M. Smith

University of Dayton

The priests and brothers who taught me when I was a student at St. Mary’s had a profound impact on my life and my work as a teacher.  When I had the opportunity to come back to St. Mary’s and teach, I was thrilled!  I see my vocation here as continuing the work of my teachers and becoming a MEA has brought me closer to the heart of the Marianist mission every day of my life.

Terri Boggess, Ph.D.

St. Mary's University