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Solidarity with Ukraine

Notre Dame has a longstanding, strong relationship with Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU). Our hope is that this platform for news, stories, and resources, primarily utilizing content and information directly from UCU, will be one of many ways that the Notre Dame community stands in solidarity with our colleagues and friends.

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November 11, 2022

Report on UCU’s activities during the eighth month of the war

Dear Friends,

University life is inextricably linked with every day that brings us closer to victory. Whether we are on international partner trips or on campus, we talk about fighting the enemy. Our students, teachers, parents, graduates and donors of the university are an example and a testimony of unshakable strength – both on the front line and the home front.

Read the university report on the eighth month of the full-scale war to learn more about their activities.

August 15, 2022

Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Russian atrocities against clergy in Ukraine

“I offer my prayers today for all of Ukraine, and especially its churches and clergy, and ask that the Notre Dame community and everyone who values freedom to worship to do the same. Let us stand with people of faith as they resist such inhumane aggression.” Read more

May 13, 2022

Standing in solidarity: Notre Dame expands partnership with Ukrainian Catholic University

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak, organizer and president of Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), entered into an agreement today to significantly expand the existing academic, religious and cultural partnerships between the two universities. The enhancements come in advance of Notre Dame conferring an honorary degree on the archbishop Sunday in its 177th University Commencement Ceremony, where he will also serve as the principal commencement speaker. Read more

Stories from UCU Video stories from the UCU community

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Messages of Support Statements from President Jenkins and other campus leaders

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ND + UCU Read about Notre Dame’s longstanding relationship with UCU

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Resources Links to reliable news and Ukrainian information sources

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Campus Events See information on upcoming and past events

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How to Help Ways to support the UCU and broader Ukrainian communities

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 Ukrainian Anthem Metropolitan Opera singing the Ukrainian national anthem.