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Notre Dame de Namur University

Notre Dame de Namur University

Notre Dame de Namur University is the perfect place to start your college career, finish a bachelor's degree or complete a master's degree or credential.

Founded more than 160 years ago, we are the fifth oldest college in California. NDNU is a fully accredited, private, Catholic, co-educational master's university, located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. With 2,000 students from 28 states and 23 different countries, NDNU broadens the perspective and outlook of its students by exposing them to peers with very different backgrounds, cultures and world views.

At NDNU, smaller class sizes, ranging from 15 to 25, means that students receive personal attention from excellent instructors in challenging courses that cover a wide range of academic programs. Our professors don’t just teach; they are committed to help advise and mentor you through your college journey. Our location offers learning opportunities and internships that can’t be found anywhere else. NDNU also has two extension locations with partner colleges, and recently added online graduate programs.

NDNU strives not only for excellence in academics, but also to challenge its students to be extraordinary forces for change in the community. This is accomplished through a variety of community-based learning programs that redefine the concept of “hands-on” learning and connect students with programs that allow them to make positive contributions to the community.

Our students are active outside of the classroom in more than 30 student organizations spanning academics, ethnic, sports, professional, social and service groups. Student athletes participate in 11 NCAA Division II sports, and students in visual and performing arts present a varied calendar of events throughout the year.

At NDNU, all students are given the tools they need to succeed in college and life. Whether they are starting college for the first time or returning to college after an absence, we have programs tailored to all students’ needs so they can earn their degree and succeed in their chosen career.

 

Diversity Profile: Notre Dame de Namur University

Founded upon the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Notre Dame de Namur University is committed to addressing the constantly changing educational needs of our diverse society. In our commitment to diversity, we seek to create a sense of belonging, involvement and sharing and to understand and accept differences. The NDNU community welcomes, celebrates, promotes and respects the entire variety of human experience. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex/gender, disability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin and age.

Recognition and promotion of the strength and value of diversity will be coordinated with our recruitment and admission of students, curriculum, student life, staffing, campus facilities, community services, events, and training and development.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to non-discrimination in its hiring and other employment practices and in the application of its personnel policies. In compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists, employment decisions will be made irrespective of the staff member's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except for minors), sex, marital status, citizenship status, military service status, sexual orientation, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic condition), disability and/or any another status protected by law. When necessary, the University will reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities, if the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform all essential functions of the position and if it will be done without undue hardship to the University.

Lakiba Pittman
Director of Diversity
Dorothy Stang Center - Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
[email protected]
(650) 508-3463

Diversity is part of the institutional life of the NDNU community. Over the years it has been given voice in numerous official NDNU documents and policies such as the following:

NDNU Core Values
Core Value 3: Diversity

  • Commitments to celebrate, embrace, value, and learn from the voices, perspectives and experiences of all our community members
  • A commitment to ensure that the University offers its students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds opportunities that are accessible and fair to all constituents
  • A commitment to seek and respect diverse points of view in the academic arena

The Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community
Hallmark Five: We Embrace The Gift Of Diversity

  • We welcome to our community people of diverse cultures, ethnicity, race, socio-economic circumstances, gender, age, sexual orientation and faith traditions.
  • We develop educational programs which expand our knowledge and understanding of the diversity in our world community and which celebrate the richness of that heritage.
  • We initiate strategies and support services which respect individual learning styles and which build the self-esteem of each student.

Diversity Statement adopted December 1993

Founded upon the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Notre Dame de Namur University is committed to addressing the constantly changing educational needs of our diverse society. In our commitment to diversity, we seek to create a sense of belonging, involvement and sharing and to understand and accept differences. The NDNU community welcomes, celebrates, promotes and respects the entire variety of human experience. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex/gender, disability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin and age. Recognition and promotion of the strength and value of diversity will be coordinated with our recruitment and admission of students, curriculum, student life, staffing, campus facilities, community services, events and training and development.

Faculty Handbook, Criteria for Promotion
Criterion 7: Inclusive Excellence

    1. Central to the mission of NDNU is a commitment to diversity, whether by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic background or religious affiliation. Inclusive Excellence is a way of understanding diversity as contributing both to social justice and educational outcomes. In support of this commitment to diversity, faculty are expected to be intentional in their instruction and in their interaction with students to the principles of inclusiveness, as it is only through inclusiveness that we can be excellent as an educational institution.
    2. Commitment to inclusive excellence can be demonstrated through a variety of activities. The following list includes possible examples and illustrative only:
      1. service on the Diversity Council
      2. mentoring of diverse students and/or faculty
      3. demonstration of inclusion of diversity-related topics in curriculum (e.g. through syllabus)
      4. service as an advisor to an ethnic student club
      5. development and/or participation in co-curricular activities around inclusive excellence
      6. demonstration of professional development activities around inclusive excellence
      7. assistance in strengthening one’s department/program for cultural competence
      8. research related to inclusive excellence
      9. offering community-based learning courses in diverse settings.

Strategic Plan 2011-2014

    • Strategic Initiative I: “Foster academic success through excellent teaching, strong academic support services and personalized attention to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive student body. Enhance our status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution in order to attract and educate underserved student populations.”

Diversity Data and Research - The Library has prepared a list of resources related to diversity that may be helpful for research. While there are still many types of diversity not covered in this research guide, this is a sample of the resources available through the Gellert Library and on the web. 

More than 30 student organizations representing a wide array of interests are active at NDNU. Student organizations are an important part of student activities and allow you to pursue your special interests — both new ones and those you bring to campus.

Student Life and Leadership (SLLO) works with student organizations in planning on-campus meetings, workshops, speakers, cultural programs, service projects and other special events. Getting involved in a student organization is a great way to meet others, develop leadership skills and pursue your interests. You can get involved at whatever level works best for you.

List of active clubs and organizations

Resources for clubs and organizations are available on the SLLO forms page.

The historic 50-acre campus is located in Belmont, CA on the San Francisco peninsula in Silicon Valley and the foothills of the Pacific Ocean. NDNU offers opportunities for city action as well as outdoor activities. Take in views or social hot spots that surround the campus. The great weather year-round is also a plus.

NDNU is conveniently located within one mile of bus, train and major freeways, and  30 minutes from three international airports. Our location is ideal for easy access for students residing on campus or commuting to class - day or night.

NDNU is situated in the heart of one of the country’s most exciting regions for professional possibilities and personable enrichment. Whether you’re just getting started in college, returning to reshape your career or broaden your opportunities, NDNU provides resources for internships and relationships with staff, faculty and alumni to help you build your future.

Click here to learn more about Cultural Activities, Outdoor Activities, Sports and Recreation and Technology. 

 

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