Diversity is Everyone's Business

Dear Cathedral Family and Friends,

As the saying goes, “Diversity Is Everyone’s Business.”  Here at Cathedral we want each student, parent, faculty, staff, and administrator to play a role in this important agenda. There are so many ways our school, families and friends of Cathedral can contribute to our commitment to Diversity.

Cathedral's commitment to diversity goes way beyond just providing information, it is about action.  It’s exciting to share with you news and information about the various activities, initiatives, changes in the world of Diversity in our school and extended community.

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How can I get more involved with diversity at Cathedral?

Student Involvement - Students can become members of Café Club (Cultural Awareness is for Everyone), Multicultural Club, EMBRACE Club or student unions with a mission to help students become more aware of their differences, but more importantly learn about similarities that are not always known or understood.    

Café Club also offers students the opportunity to have panel discussions on key topics on Diversity. At ”Diversity Movie Night,” movies are selected for viewing and discussion. Through these discussions, students learn why differences can cause disagreement and separation due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of cultural differences.

Throughout the year the diversity department and other diversity groups at Cathedral will host other events as well.  Some of these events include school dances, informational luncheons and dinners that include guest speakers from the community and awards ceremonies honoring people who have made contributions to diversity within our school and community.

Parent Involvement - I invite you, as adult members of our Cathedral family, to consider having more "Courageous Conversations" with students and colleagues so we enhance our ability to connect at all levels of diversity. I encourage you to look for opportunities that allow you to experience multiple perspectives both in and outside the classroom.

The Cathedral family is encouraged to share “Diversity Moments.” These could happen in the classroom, in the hallway, in assembly, at the mall in church, even at home. These moments are times when something is discussed or observed that allows an individual or group of individuals to have an “AHA” moment. That usually results in an increase in one’s understanding of Diversity and other aspects which includes Equity, Justice, Multiculturalism, and Inclusion. The goal of our Diversity webpage is to keep our Cathedral students, families, alums, and fans well informed about what is happening at Cathedral in the area of Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion at our school and the communities we serve.

I invite you to take a few moments and explore the importance of diversity at Cathedral High School.  If you have any questions pertaining to diversity and Cathedral High School please contact me.


Ken Barlow
Vice President for Community Relations and Diversity
phone: (317) 968-7366
fax: (317) 968-7395
email: kenbarlow@gocathedral.com