Always friendly, always approachable, MSPS exists at Notre Dame specifically to address the needs and interests of historically underrepresented students and to provide all students with rich opportunities to explore:
♦ Leadership ♦ Career development ♦ Academic Research ♦ Identity ♦ Graduate and Professional school ♦ Diversity ♦ Student life on campus ♦ Volunteerism in the South Bend community ♦
What we do:
Building Bridges Mentoring Program, MSPS Scholars, and Breaking through Barriers (BTB), provide historically underrepresented students with the resources to participate in undergraduate research, scholarships and fellowships, and career placement opportunities. The goal of these programs is to enhance each student's leadership skills and encourage each student to attain career and graduate school aspirations.
Educational programming, such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Series for the Study of Race, creates unsurpassed educational opportunities for engagement with race, identity, power, and privilege at Notre Dame, in order to provide and help all students integrate learning opportunities and experiences through which they can develop all dimensions of themselves.
Every opportunity at MSPS is grounded in our commitment beyond lip service to level an inherently and structurally unequal playing field in our world, in our nation, and in our communities.
Engage with us!
University of Notre Dame Harassment Reporting Procedure
MSPS seeks to provide a forum for the discussion of racial equity, on campus and beyond. What we ask of the students, faculty, and staff, is a willingness to enter into conversations that celebrate the backgrounds of all people and foster an inclusive community.
However, if you need to report an alleged incident of discrimination, there are policies and procedures in place to address these issues:
The University of Notre Dame believes in the intrinsic value of all human beings. It is, moreover, committed to the full, peaceable participation of all its members in the educational endeavor it fosters. Accordingly, the University prohibits discriminatory harassment by all administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University is also committed to the free expression and advocacy of ideas and wishes to maintain the integrity of this commitment as well. (Office of Institutional Equity website)
♦ To see the University of Notre Dame's reporting procedure on Discriminatory Harassment, click here.
Definition of Harassment: Harassment is any physical conduct that intentionally inflicts injury on the person or property of another, or any intentional threat of such conduct; any hostile, intentional, and persistent badgering, addressed directly at another, or group of others, that is intended to intimidate its victim(s) from any University activity; or any verbal attack, intended to provoke the victim to immediate physical retaliation.
Definition of Discriminatory Harassment: Conduct, as described above, constitutes discriminatory harassment, if it is accompanied by intentionally demeaning expressions concerning the race, gender, religion, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability of the victim(s). (Office of Institutional Equity website)
Every individual has the duty to report incidences of Discriminatory Harassment.
♦ Who Should I contact?
Students: If you need to report an alleged incident of discrimination, click here.
Faculty or Staff: Contact your manager, chair, dean, or Human Resources.
You may also report an alleged incident of discriminatory harassment to the Discriminatory Harassment Ombudsperson, Dwight King. The telephone number for the Ombudsperson is 631-3909.