“It is time to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” - Maya Angelou
Our Commitment to Diversity
As one of the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur learning community, we at the Academy of Notre Dame honor the gift of diversity. We recognize and celebrate all aspects of our dynamic community. As part of our commitment to preparing young women “with hearts as big as the world” for global citizenship, we educate for both scholastic achievement and social consciousness. We dedicate ourselves to sustaining a community that is transparent, socially just and richly diverse and inclusive. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion serves as both a resource and system of support for students, faculty, staff and administration.
“Little children, let us love not in wordor speech but in truth and action.”- 1 John 3:18, NRSV
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office will provide a context in which we can focus on teaching antiracist, antiracism behavior and beliefs. In our inaugural year we will dedicate our efforts to professional development for faculty and support for students. We shall cultivate an environment that fosters leadership and collaboration, social engagement and service. We encourage you to read this update from Dr. Judith Dwyer, Former Head of School at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur.
We welcome you to join our work.