Graduate students talk in the Byzantine Reading Room of the Hesburgh Library

Notre Dame’s commitment to diversity represents our belief that to be a great university, we must gather together faculty and students who not only come from diverse backgrounds but who also bring varied approaches to their scholarship and learning.

The Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the deans, and the faculty attend to the continued development of this goal in part through the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee and the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students.

Providing recommendations to the president, the two committees explore ways for Notre Dame to more fully realize the ideals articulated in its mission. Among other initiatives, this has led to an updated University Diversity Statement, which can be found at diversity.nd.edu along with additional resources.

The most important thing about Notre Dame is that it has a very welcoming environment; it reaches out to various people from different communities. But it also prides itself as reaching out to individuals with different ideas, different values.

—Darren Davis, Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Political Science

Moreau Faculty Development Program

The Moreau Faculty Development Program seeks to increase the number of scholars who will contribute to the intellectual vibrancy, cultural competency, and research excellence of the University. Read More


Librarian-in-Residence Program

Recent library school graduates who can contribute effectively to the diversity of the profession and Notre Dame are eligible for this program, which offers a two-year appointment as a visiting librarian. Read More