The University of Notre Dame promotes a spirit of diversity and inclusion through academic inquiry, and programs and opportunities that reflect our foundational belief in the dignity of all men and women.

We invite you to explore the stories and activities that bring life to this important aspect of Notre Dame.


2016 Notre Dame Graduate Molly Seidel

Sustainability students cross disciplinary boundaries to address real-world issues

Tessa Bangs

Notre Dame’s sustainability program, open to all majors, seeks to inspire students to cultivate practices and ways of living that preserve natural resources for future generations. “It is important to think about how our different areas of knowledge complement each other and to understand that many of our most serious problems are not well behaved and do not stay within...

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William Collins Donahue

Video: William Collins Donahue on the Resonance of Small Moments in Holocaust Literature

Todd Boruff

“Early literary encounters with the Holocaust tended to tell you about the whole event, but now when the Holocaust appears, generally speaking, it appears in small moments, in kind of passing glances,” said William Collins Donahue, the John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities and chair of the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures at the University...

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Round Window

His church and mine: A love story

Nicole Steele Wooldridge ’07

“So, you’re Catholic, but you’re married to a Lutheran pastor. How does that work?” I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been asked this question in my seven years of marriage. Depending upon the inquirer, I have a few canned answers that easily roll off the tongue, but the simplest and most genuine is this: “By the grace of...

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Christina Wolbrecht, Associate Professor Of Political Science

Three questions with political scientist Christina Wolbrecht

Michael O. Garvey

Christina Wolbrecht, associate professor of political science, C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, teaches and writes about American politics, political parties, women and politics and American political development.

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Kristen Sawdon

Claim that MBA! A grad’s letter says it all

Christine Cox

Kristen Sawdon was on top of the world when she graduated in May, especially because she never seriously considered an MBA in the past. She always reasoned that it wasn’t the right fit for her.Even an encouraging talk from her then COO couldn’t convince her. “While I never consciously discounted an MBA because I’m a woman, I do think I struggled...

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University Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Sacred Heart Jesus

"In our commitment to diversity, we hope to reflect a global Church that is richly diverse ethnically and culturally, yet bound together in a family extending across the whole of the earth."

– Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President

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Features

Notre Dame and Bisk release 'Business of Good: Young Africa Rising' documentary

Joya Helmuth

The documentary follows young African leaders as they journey through leadership training and a cultural immersion of a lifetime at Notre Dame, a host institution for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program. The University partners with IBM experts to provide 25 fellows from Africa with six weeks of training in the area of business and entrepreneurship. Courses are designed by IBM instructors and Notre Dame...

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The forsaken virtue

Andrew Barlow '88

To be effective voices in arresting our nation’s spiral into distance, disrespect and disenfranchisement, we must embrace dignity, our own and that of others, regardless of consequence. As a starting point, it is helpful to remember the difference between dignity and arrogance. Dignity flows from the belief that each human life is not just inherently valuable but is equally valuable. Arrogance says,...

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Spirt of Inclusion

"Consciously create an environment of mutual respect, hospitality and warmth in which none are strangers and all may flourish."

– Notre Dame Spirit of Inclusion Statement

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