Venite ad me omnes -- “Come to me all of you.” That is the inscription on the base of the statue of Jesus that stands before the Golden Dome with arms extended in welcome.
The image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the heart of our campus is a daily reminder of the kind of community we strive to be at Notre Dame—one that, recognizing the dignity of every member, welcomes each one fully, treasures their gifts as a reflection of God, supports them and shares their struggles. The University Mission Statement recognizes that “the intellectual interchange essential to a university requires, and is enriched by, the presence and voices of diverse scholars and students.”
In our commitment to diversity, we hope to reflect a global Church that is richly diverse ethnically and culturally, yet bound together in a family extending across the whole of the earth... In this way, we are co-creators of a Notre Dame community that seeks to embody ever more fully the love that radiates from the heart of Christ and the welcome of his open arms.
- Fr. John Jenkins, President of University of Notre Dame