The Rivers Institute at the University of Dayton has taken on the mission of reuniting Dayton and its rivers. To accomplish this mission, the Rivers Institute brings together community members and leaders to discuss the future of Dayton’s greatest natural resources – its rivers and aquifers. The Rivers Institute is unique both at UD and nationally because it is housed in the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, making students the driving force. Finding students, faculty, administrators, and community leaders working together as part of one institute is extremely rare and thus extremely innovative and powerful.