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.

Terrence Floyd looks to future with hope

Nelisha Silva

Terrence Floyd, brother of the late George Floyd and founder of the nonprofit We Are Floyd, discussed the fight for racial justice and his hopes for the future of America in a conversation with student body president Allan Njomo on Wednesday evening. The event was hosted by and part of Notre Dame student government’s department of diversity and inclusion and the...

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Eve Kelly joins Human Resources as diversity and inclusion program manager

Office of Human Resources

Eve Kelly has been appointed as the University of Notre Dame’s first diversity and inclusion program manager, assisting Eric Love, director of staff diversity and inclusion. She began the position on Aug. 16. Kelly’s responsibilities include assisting Love with diversity and inclusion initiatives — such as the Diversity Speaker Series and Discussions, Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Education Volunteers and Diversity...

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Think. Pair. Share.: Dr. Luis Fraga Speaks on Podcast about the Transformative Nature of a Catholic Education

Oliver Ortega

ILS Director Dr. Luis Fraga, the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science, recently appeared on the podcast Think. Pair. Share. to discuss the transformative nature of a Catholic Education. Hosted by Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives, Think.Pair.Share. describes itself as exploring "learning--from the everyday exchange of thoughts and ideas--to the theories and practices behind entire systems."…

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Cool Courses: Three Classes Explore Gender through Lenses of English, History, and Gender Studies

Hailey Oppenlander

Throughout different departments at the University of Notre Dame, faculty and students are engaging in conversations about utilizing feminist methods of study, analyzing how gender affects their discipline, and recognizing female scholars and historical figures who are sometimes overlooked. Check out three courses offered this semester that explore gender through the lenses of English, history, and gender studies.…

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