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.

Is Eco-Friendly Unmanly? The Green-Feminine Stereotype And Its Effect On Sustainable Consumption

Going green is for girls — but branding can make men eco-friendly

Shannon Roddel

A study by James Wilkie, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, provides evidence that shoppers who engage in green behaviors are stereotyped by others as more feminine and also see themselves as more feminine. In a series of seven studies, Wilkie and his co-authors manipulated small details about the products, attempting to...

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Shannon Hendricks Helped Launch A Relationship Between Notre Dame Women's Soccer And Special Olympics

Two worlds meet for Shannon Hendricks

Daily Domer Staff

Giving back to the special needs community has always been close to the heart of University of Notre Dame women’s soccer sophomore Shannon Hendricks. This spring, Shannon began helping coach the ND Special Olympics Unified soccer team, of which her brother Brian is a member. It was only a matter of time before she brought her two worlds together.

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Segura Arts Studio

Images of social justice from the Segura Arts Studio

Alexandra Schaufele

This exhibition of fifty-two prints illustrates the history of Segura Arts Studio’s published works and describes its mission of working with underrepresented artists. The studio invites activist artists, bringing their work to the community and emphasizing not only the importance of collaborative practice, but of activism and education.  

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Homelessness In The United States Is A Persistent And Complex Problem

Emergency financial aid from call centers effectively prevents homelessness

Brittany Collins Kaufman

Each year more than 2.3 million people experience homelessness, 7.4 million people live “doubled up” with friends or family for economic reasons, and many more are on the brink of homelessness. In addition to the negative mental, developmental and health problems that arise among homeless adults and children, the issue costs a community more than $5,000 for each person who...

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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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Emily Vincent with Qi at Chunmiao Little Flower in 2013.

Small acts of great love

Daily Domer Staff

Notre Dame undergraduate Emily Vincent discovered the nonprofit Chunmiao Little Flower on a service trip during high school in 2013. There, she learned the extent of China’s issue with orphaned and abandoned children. There are an estimated 600,000 abandoned children in China—98 percent of whom have disabilities.

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Former basketball star sets her sights on a new challenge

Lauren Love

Cameasha Turner walked into South Bend’s Center for the Homeless earlier this month a little bit apprehensive, but mostly excited to volunteer in the community she would be calling home for the next three years. Turner grew up in a predominately black and poor community and is one of 11 children. Because her home life was not always stable — she...

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Prayers for peace, justice and solidarity amid divisive time across the nation

Cidni Sanders

It may come as no surprise that, in times of division and frustration in the United States, members of the Notre Dame community choose to unite in prayer. Students, faculty, staff and community members were invited to attend two prayer vigils promoting peace, unity and understanding. “We come here today to pray and spread love. ...  WWe hope that love overcomes hate,...

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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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