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.


From Hong Kong to South Bend: Celebrating differences and taking advantage of opportunities

Colleen Wilcox

James Luk ‘21 is an international student from Hong Kong majoring in political science with a minor in computing digital technologies. Luk is a Kellogg International Scholar, Notre Dame International Security Center Undergraduate Fellow, founder of the Hong Kong Student Association at Notre Dame, and previous student intern at Notre Dame International. 

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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

‘Ways of seeing and changing the world’: Gender Studies Program marks 30 years

Carrie Gates

Three decades after its founding, the Gender Studies Program is thriving, with more than 70 students currently pursuing gender studies majors, supplementary majors, and minors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as more than 50 associated faculty across campus. Hundreds of students have found a home in the program over the years — including Sarah A. Mustillo ’96, the...

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Beyond the Dome: Notre Dame’s commitment to internationalization

Colleen Wilcox, Notre Dame International

The University’s commitment to internationalization is demonstrated through the opening of the Keough School of Global Affairs in 2017, Notre Dame’s first new school in nearly a century; the development of diverse academic programs and study abroad opportunities; the recruitment of more international students and faculty; the financial support of collaborative and innovative faculty research abroad; and the deepening existing...

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Employee Resource Groups assist in diversity recruitment, retention

Cidni Sanders

Employee resource groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups created by a shared characteristic, interest or life experience. Seven groups currently exist at Notre Dame: Adelante Hispanos, the Black Faculty and Staff Association, Notre Dame Staff of International Descent, Notre Dame Veterans Association, SPECTRUM (LGBTQ), THRIVE! Inspiring ND Women and Young Leaders of Notre Dame.   

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Spirit 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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