We’re committed to diversity—for the greater good.    

Students sitting in the grass at the opening picnic

Notre Dame takes its commitment to cultivating a diverse intellectual community seriously. In fact, diversity is a moral and intellectual necessity.  

As a Catholic University, we believe that 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.

Coming together on campus is only the start.

We must cultivate community among us if we are to harvest the benefits of diversity. That’s why you’ll find a wide range of activities, student clubs, and lectures geared toward celebrating difference. 

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.

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