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Diversity and Inclusion

Notre Dame, guided by the spirit and teachings of the Catholic Church and Society of Mary, actively seeks students, families, faculty, staff and trustees of diverse backgrounds who are committed to the formation of a community of inclusion that respects the dignity of every individual.

We teach students that advocating for justice is essential to their development as Christian persons, upright citizens and academic scholars. We believe members of our community should work to eliminate prejudice and be a voice for those pushed to the fringes of society on the local, national and global level. Therefore, Notre Dame challenges our community members to battle discrimination against any person or group, including, but not limited to discrimination on the basis of age, creed, gender, race, national or ethnic origin, socioeconomic status or religion.

diversity and inclusion

Kala Parker
Director of Diversity and Inclusion

...We can and must build unity on the basis of our diversity of languages, cultures and religions, and lift our voices against everything which would stand in the way of such unity. Together we are called to say 'no' to every attempt to impose uniformity and 'yes' to a diversity accepted and reconciled.”

-- Pope Francis, Address at the National September 11 Memorial Museum

We're big believers in valuing all types of diversity, its importance in teaching our kids to admire and respect all people, and its crucial role in fulfilling Notre Dame's mission and the Marist Way. We firmly believe that recognizing and appreciating diversity is one of the greatest assets our kids can have to being generous contributors to our community and being successful in their goals.”

-- Current NDP Parent