Thank you for all that you do for Notre Dame students.

As a member of the Notre Dame faculty, you’re the heart of what makes this University one of the most highly sought after in all of the country. You are also our trusted partners as we continue our efforts to integrate academic and student life seamlessly on campus, and develop each student holistically.

Here are just a few of the ways the Division of Student Affairs is helping to build community between faculty and students on campus:

  • First-Year Faculty Dinners: Owing to a partnership between the Residential Life team in Student Affairs and First Year of Studies, Faculty First-Year Dinners, formerly known as “Discernment Dinners” were launched in Fall 2014 as a way for students and faculty to build community outside the classroom.  Several pilot dinners over the 2014-15 school year were extraordinarily successful, and each included twenty residents and five faculty members representing different colleges. 
  • The Moreau First Year Experience Course, now in its second year, organizes sections by residential zones.
  • We are excited to share that in Spring 2015, fourteen undergraduate residence halls (of 29) had a designated faculty fellow.  Three of these halls are continuing an existing faculty fellow program. Faculty fellows help cultivate an ongoing relationship with a particular residence hall community, participating in various academic, social and liturgical events throughout the academic year. 
  • Edward Hums, a faculty member in the Mendoza College of Business and his wife Shirley, are currently residing in Lyons Hall as part of an faculty in-residence pilot. 
  • The Building Bridges Mentoring Program is a robust faculty-student mentoring programming sponsored by Multicultural Students Programs and Services. 
  • Many faculty members serve as official advisors to Student Clubs and Organizations on campus

If you’re interested in participating in any of the programs listed above—or spearheading your own initiative—please contact Lissa Bill, Senior Counselor to the Vice President for Student Affairs.