Our Stories

Notre Dame is committed to diversity in our University community because it is a moral and intellectual necessity. As a Catholic university, we at Notre Dame believe every human being possesses the dignity of being made in God’s image, and every culture reflects God’s grandeur. Diversity enriches our social interactions and intellectual lives by exposing all of us to approaches and frames of reference that challenge our unexamined assumptions.

Yet our coming together on campus is only the start; we must cultivate community among us if we are to harvest the benefits of diversity. By working together, we come to appreciate how the gifts of each individual enrich the lives of every individual and the community as a whole.

We hope through the stories we share below that you may better understand and appreciate the diversity we strive to foster among our students, faculty, and staff.

Sergio González on Latino immigration, religion, and community in Milwaukee, 1920–1990

Shane Ulbrich

González, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received a 2017 Research Travel Grant from the Cushwa Center for his project “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me: Latino Immigration, Religion, and Community Formation in Milwaukee, 1920–1990,” which investigates the links between Latino immigrants’ faith and social activism.

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Notre Dame volleyball camp welcomes players from Beijing

Jane Horvat '18

Each summer, youth volleyball players across America travel to Notre Dame to train and learn under the tutelage of the Irish volleyball players and coaching staff. This year the team camp included participants from across the continents as well as across the country. From July 18-22 a contingent of players and coaches from the Yuxin School Affiliated to Capital Normal University in Beijing...

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