About the Office of Diversity
The Office of Diversity is committed to encouraging the promotion of a thoughtful adherence to the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community. In particular, the Office is guided by the fifth Hallmark: We embrace the gift of diversity.
Diversity can often give rise to cultural misunderstanding, discrimination, and systemic inequality. The Office is committed to implementing strategies by which NDNU can address such social problems both within our community and in the larger world.
Under the guidance of the Provost, the Director of the Office of Diversity and the Diversity Council also conduct regular campus climate surveys. These surveys are part of a longitudinal study that measures how well the University's personnel, programs, and activities support racial, ethnic, and gender diversity. The next survey is scheduled for the 2011-12 academic year.
University Diversity Statement
Founded upon the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Notre Dame de Namur University is committed to addressing the constantly changing educational needs of our diverse society. In our commitment to diversity, we seek to create a sense of belonging, involvement and sharing and to understand and accept differences. The NDNU community welcomes, celebrates, promotes and respects the entire variety of human experience. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex/gender, disability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
Recognition and promotion of the strength and value of diversity will be coordinated with our recruitment and admission of students, curriculum, student life, staffing, campus facilities, community services, events, and training and development.
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