Notre Dame of Dadiangas University

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Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
Pamantasang Notre Dame ng Dadiangas
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NDDU Main Campus
Motto School: Ad laudem atque Education Human Integrity
Marist: Ad Jesum Per Mariam
Motto in English School: Education Towards Excellence and Human Integrity
Marist: All to Jesus through Mary
Established 1953
Type Private University
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic, Marist, Notre Dame Educational Association
President Bro. Manuel De Leon, F.M.S.
Location General Santos City, PhilippinesPhilippines
Campus Marist Avenue (Main Campus)
NDDU-IBED Lagao Campus
NDDU-IBED Espina Campus
Total land area: 29 hectares
Former names Notre Dame of Dadiangas College (1953–2006)
Hymn N.D.D.U. Hymn: A Life of Thanksgiving, Notre Dame Hymn / Notre Dame March
Colors Green and Gold        
Nickname Notre Dameans, NDDU Kingfishers
Website www.nddu.edu.ph

The Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (NDDU), simply known as Notre Dame, is a school in General Santos City. It is a Catholic institution run by the Marist Brothers or FMS (Fratres Maristae a Scholis). It offers undergraduate and graduate courses as well as pre-elementary and basic education. Further, it offers a broad spectrum of academic programs through its colleges. It consists of three campuses in General Santos — the main campus along Marist Avenue, the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University-Integrated Basic Education Department or NDDU-IBED Lagao Campus and the Espina Campus. Today, NDDU is the only private university in the city of General Santos.

Under the CHED Memorandum Order No. 48, the school was granted "University Status" on June 26, 2006.[1]

Affiliations[edit]

As a Marist Institution, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University is affiliated with Marist Schools in the Philippines and linked internationally with University of Alcalá, Spain, Universidad Marista, A.C. Mexico City, Universidad Marista, Guadalajara, Mexico, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná and Universidad Marista, De San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

The University is a member of Notre Dame Educational Association, Inc. (NDEA), a network of Notre Dame Schools in the Philippines, under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, owned and administered by:[2]

Religious Congregations Juridical Jurisdictions
Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)

Marist Brothers (FMS)
Augustinian Recollect Sisters (AR)
Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena (OP)
Oblates of Notre Dame (OND)
Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
Sisters of Paul of Chartres (SPC)
Sisters of the Presentation of Mary (PM)

Archdiocese of Cotabato
Diocese of Kidapawan
Diocese of Marbel
Vicariate of Jolo

Notable Alumni[edit]

Achievements[edit]

  • NDDU is the only Level 4 PAASCU Accredited University in General Santos City and one of the first schools in Mindanao.
  • NDDU has been granted an Autonomous Status and has maintained its level 3 in PAASCU (Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities).
  • Center of Development for Excellence in Civil Engineering (CODE-CE) for Region XII.
  • Best Nursing School in Mindanao garnering 15th place in nationwide ranking of the best Nursing Schools (2010).
  • In National Cheerleading Championship - National Level, NDDU Ranked 4th place out of 23 Colleges and Universities, nationwide. (2011)

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