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.

Richard Notebaert

Richard Notebaert named recipient of first Hesburgh-Stephan Medal

Michael O. Garvey

Under Notebaert's stewardship as chair of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, Notre Dame has attracted its most diverse and academically competitive students ever, provided more financial aid and welcomed more low-income students, launched the largest construction program in the University’s history, grown its endowment to record levels and realized historic levels of research funding.

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Rita Colwell

Dr. Rita R. Colwell: 2016 Graduate School Commencement Address

Notre Dame News

Watch video Father Jenkins, Provost Burish, Dean Carlson, distinguished faculty, staff, family, and friends, and especially members of the Notre Dame graduate class of 2016. It is an honor to participate in this, the 84th Graduate School commencement. I have been involved with higher education for decades, and have participated in many commencement ceremonies, but I am always delighted to...

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Expanding Your Horizons Career Conference

Nineteenth annual Expanding Your Horizons broadens career aspirations for girls

Shadia Ajam

On Saturday, Apr. 23, Notre Dame hosted the 19th annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) career conference for middle school girls that focused on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Throughout the conference, students had the opportunity to collaborate and learn from female role models working in STEM fields. This exposure provides a gateway for empowering girls to see...

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Michael Pippenger

Columbia University dean appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization

Paul Browne

Michael E. Pippenger, Columbia University’s dean of undergraduate global programs and assistant vice president for international education, has been appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization at the University of Notre Dame, Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, announced Friday (April 29). He succeeds J. Nicholas Entrikin, the inaugural occupant of the post, who will retire this...

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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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‘Disability is not the whole of who you are’

Catherine Owers and Haleigh Ehmsen

For students with disabilities, the University and College provide notetakers, extended test time and accessible dorm rooms, among other resources. But the impact of disabilities extends beyond the classroom and the residence hall, and the Sara Bea Center for Students with Disabilities and the Disability Resource Office cannot solve all the challenges that come with everyday social interactions for those students....

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A transformative journey: Notre Dame experiences life at the border

Brendan O’Shaughnessy

A dozen Notre Dame faculty members and community partners from South Bend went to Tucson, Arizona, to hear migrants’ stories during a four-day Mexican Border Immersion seminar in early January. The faculty and student groups participated in activities ranging from talks with community activists to hikes through the desert with humanitarians who deliver water, and from witnessing border violation court...

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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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