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.

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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