The University of Notre Dame has announced plans to create a campus center devoted to current and new diversity and inclusion programs. The facility will be in remodeled space on the second floor of the LaFortune Student Center.
Notre Dame says the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and serve as a hub for students utilizing resources in Multicultural Student Programs and Services, the Office of Student Enrichment and the Gender Relations Center.
“Our goal is to ensure that all of our students experience a true sense of inclusion and belonging at Notre Dame,” said University President Rev. John Jenkins. “The creation of a visible and inviting place at the heart of our campus where students can gather, discuss issues that are important to them and access resources that enhance their Notre Dame experience represents an important step forward.”
Notre Dame received a $1 million gift from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to underwrite some of the programming that will occur at the center.
The university says it intends to raise another $9 million in additional funding over a five-year period.