Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Notre Dame Research Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (NDR DEIC) takes seriously its mission to move the dial on making NDR a more diverse, just, and welcoming workplace. In the spirit of accountability, the committee intends to share details of its work and its outputs in this playbook. The information below is subject to change as the committee refines its purpose and goals. If you would like to join the DEI committee, please contact the co-chairs, Joanna McNulty and Katie Rutledge.


The NDR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee was created in 2021 to lead projects that foster diversity, promote equity, and enhance inclusion within the division. NDR DEIC collaborates with other DEICs across campus, allowing compassion and kindness to inform all we do. We acknowledge that individually and collectively we have imperfect knowledge of a range of issues across the spectrum of diversity. 

NDR DEIC commits to continuous learning and self-reflection as we work to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion across NDR while maintaining accountability to one another, our division, the University, and the wider community. We do not follow popular trends but aim to have a lasting impact creating a Great Place to Work where all feel valued, respected, and accepted.  

Mission Statement

The NDR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee strives to foster openness and social inclusion within our division such that each person has the opportunity to develop their authentic selves, to feel welcomed and valued because of their lived experience, and to use their unique strengths to contribute to the division, the University, and the community. Research-based information will influence division policies, procedures, and practices to become more equitable and increase transparency. 

Values Statement

  • We seek to offer and promote programming that provides space for self-reflection and education on diversity and inclusion. 
  • We will support policies, procedures, and practices that uphold and increase transparency in hiring, pay, performance assessment, and career growth.
  • We seek to involve and amplify diverse voices and increase awareness of the contributions of underrepresented peoples in research by supporting efforts to increase visible and unseen diversity in the research community. This includes staff, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students across a range of visible and unseen differences.