“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
Notre Dame’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides mission-rooted support to our community so that all students are seen, heard, and valued.
Through a variety of programs and initiatives, the office facilitates antiracism as a practice and mindset on campus and “beyond the gates.” We will continue our work of connection and belonging with faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, the office provides opportunities for Notre Dame alumnae to gather and contribute to our work. We cultivate an environment that fosters leadership and collaboration alongside social engagement and service.
During the 2021-2022 academic year, we will concentrate on Hallmark Three “We educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world” to guide our programming.
Dr. Laura Hotchkiss, Head of School, brings a commitment to this work in sharing the following:
“I am very excited to be a part of a community that so clearly acts with kindness and care. I will continue to move us forward in our work to create a community of belonging through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.”