AMU Programs

Marianist Educational Associates

Marianist Educational Associates participate in a one-year formation program filled with readings, reflections and sharing of insights.

At the end of the year, during a special service filled with inspiring words, song and prayer, they make a public commitment to sustain and enrich the University’s Catholic and Marianist character.

Members of the Marianist Educational Associates are governed by common guidelines.

Learn more about becoming an MEA:
Chaminade University
St. Mary’s University
University of Dayton

AMU Connections / Affinity Groups

AMU Connections brings together, in person or virtually, representatives from the three Marianist universities (or two when appropriate) who hold common responsibilities on their respective campuses.


The purpose of these groups is threefold:

  1. Dialogue and share best practices in their respective professional fields.
  2. Consider how Marianist educational values can be integrated, or more fully integrated, into their individual leadership practices and programmatic responsibilities.
  3. Discover and diagram steps in future collaborative efforts.


Current affinity groups

University Provosts
Education Deans
College Deans
Business Deans
Engineering Deans
Chief Information Officers
Religious Studies/Theology
Military Veterans Services
Marianist Leadership Scholars
AMNIS: Association of Marianist Universities Network in Sustainability
Civic Engagement
Campus / University Ministry
Food Insecurity Group