President's Initiatives

  • Notre Dame Board of Trustees’ Task Force Report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The Trustee Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, examined the campus climate, heard from various constituencies, reviewed University initiatives and produced this report which offers the University an invaluable strategic framework that calls us to focus on long-term, sustainable progress, rather than a checklist of specific action items that might result in short-term outcomes. 

  • President's Executive Diversity Council

    Established in fall 2021, the Executive Diversity Council, chaired by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. meets monthly. The purpose of the Council is to monitor progress on the key initiatives of the 2021 Trustee Task Force Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; offer advice to the University’s Executive Officers on the University's DEI initiatives; and serve as a conduit for feedback and input from the University community.

  • Notre Dame Award

    The Notre Dame Award is given to women and men whose life and deeds have shown exemplary dedication to the ideals for which the University stands: faith, inquiry, education, justice, public service, peace and care of the most vulnerable.

  • Notre Dame Forum

    Since its establishment in 2005 by Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the Notre Dame Forum has addressed timely topics from multiple perspectives. Each year, the campus community is invited to focus on a central theme of particular importance to the University, the nation, and the larger world. In prior years, the ND Forum has focused on, among other topics, The Church Crisis and Response, Globalization, Sustainability, and Immigration.

  • Columbus Murals

    On January 20, 2019, Fr. Jenkins announced that the murals depicting the life of Christopher Columbus on the walls of the ceremonial entrance of the Main Building would not be regularly displayed in their current location, and that the images would be presented in a context that would convey the broader story of their composition and of Native Americans.