Life and Dignity Week

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Life & Dignity Week is a celebration of the gift of life and the inherent dignity of every human person. The observation of this week by the university community includes an abundance of events spanning a variety of topics, meant to engage students and staff in an educational presentation of the unique gift of each human person.

Event Highlights

  • Mid-Winter Powwow — Celebrate the richness of Native American culture. We invite the Bismarck-Mandan community to join us for this great event.
  • Community Learning Day — Throughout the day, we will focus on topics concerning the dignity of the human person and seeing everything through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.


The University of Mary maintains a standing Task Force for Catholic Social Teaching, Diversity, and Inclusion, chaired by a member of the University’s Board of Regents. This task force plans and coordinates educational programming, conducts and analyzes campus climate surveys, and sponsors events in celebration of human life and dignity. The task force can be reached at