President's Initiatives

  • President's Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

    The President's Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is charged with providing oversight, fostering accountability, facilitating communication, and coordinating initiatives across the University as Notre Dame seeks to build an even more diverse and inclusive community. It achieves this end by ensuring that initiatives are underway; establishing achievable and measurable goals for the University and the various units; and monitoring progress toward these goals.

  • 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.