Carol Bradley | February 8, 2015
The University’s diversity initiative came out of the work of the President’s Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, the formation of which was announced in September 2013 in a letter from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to campus.
The goal of the committee, chaired by Father Jenkins and including eight other members of the administration, is to ensure that University-wide initiatives are underway and progress is being made in creating a more diverse and inclusive campus community. The committee considers issues around diversity of race, ethnicity, nation of origin, socioeconomic class, gender and sexual orientation.
“We foster a diverse and inclusive community at Notre Dame for many reasons,” said Father Jenkins. “It provides a richer educational environment, enables us to attract and retain a wider variety of talented people and enhances the satisfaction of those who study and work here. All these are important.