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.

Race Relations Week Panel Discussion

Panelists discuss race and educational opportunity

The Observer

As part of student government’s Race Relations Week, David Robinson, former NBA player and father of student body president Corey Robinson; David Krashna, Notre Dame’s first African-American body president; Christina Brooks, the City of South Bend’s diversity and inclusion officer; and Maria and Gabby Muñoz, undocumented students at Notre Dame spoke in a panel on racial justice in the context...

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Spirit Of Eagles By Chholing Taha (Cree Indian), Courtesy National Library Of Medicine

Native Voices exhibit on display through October 26

Hesburgh Libraries

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness is an interactive exhibition that examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai’ians and features interviews with more than one hundred tribal leaders, healers, physicians, educators, and others.…

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Multicultural Student Programs And Services

Participating in ND's DC Program: Sarafina Joseph

Sarah Snider

"During my time at Notre Dame, I explored different areas outside of my academic interests which included faith-based groups, student government groups, and even worked as a research assistant. Each contributed to my growth as a Notre Dame student. Over the course of that exploration, I added Africana Studies as a minor and have since been dedicated to advocating for...

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Juan Felipe Herrera

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera visits Notre Dame

Evelyn Gonzalez

Juan Felipe Herrera can’t trace a straight path from his childhood as the son of itinerant Mexican farmhands roaming southern California to his current post as poet laureate of the United States. But he knows that it involves crossing borders and smashing through barriers, bouncing between beatnik coffee shops and academic ivory towers, and bringing disparate people together around the...

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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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Program for Inclusive Education

New program for inclusive education

Alliance for Catholic Education

The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) has established the Program for Inclusive Education, a range of educational opportunities aimed at supporting the needs of all learners that will welcome its first cohort of inclusive educators in the summer of 2017. PIE will directly address the need for inclusion in our nation’s Catholic schools, as more than 185,000 students are...

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Out of the office: A supreme speaker

Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Parade magazine reported in its September 9th issue that 10 percent of college grads polled thought Judge Judy was on the U.S. Supreme Court, but it was an actual Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who showed up on campus on September 12th to address Notre Dame students and members of the public. The session began with a look at...

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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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