We’re here to take care of one another.
As a student, you need a strong support system in order to flourish. Notre Dame offers that and so much more.
From the resources of the University Counseling Center and the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being to the Care Consultants and Disability Services, Notre Dame offers you support when you need it most. So don’t be afraid to seek help, help others, and take advantage of the services and staff at your disposal.
Need to talk?
Whether you are trying to discern the answer to a difficult decision, articulate who you are more clearly, figure out what you’re supposed to be doing with your life, or struggling with the death of a loved one, we invite you to consider Campus Ministry as a resource. Let us help you to think about how your faith can give you a new perspective and how God walks with you in your life.
Do you have a friend you're concerned about?
The Care Consultants at Notre Dame can help.
Each year, we handle referrals from faculty, staff, students, and parents about their loved ones who may be struggling with or distressed by academic, emotional, and social issues. We can help you to help your friends connect with the resources and services they need to get through this difficult period in their lives. There is no problem or concern too small.
University Counseling Center
If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the important first step.
You’re seeking help—for yourself or someone else.
Whether you’re struggling with homesickness, depression, low self-esteem, or substance abuse, the University Counseling Center (UCC) can help. Talk with a trained professional staff member, find helpful online resources, or schedule a consultation to determine your best plan of action. Above all, get the help you need.
University Health Center
We are in support of your health.
When you’re juggling classes, extracurricular commitments, service, and your social life, staying healthy can fall off your radar. That’s where University Health Services comes in.
Stop in our walk-in clinic (open 24 hours a day) for allergy injections or immunizations, pick up your prescription at our on-site pharmacy, or receive treatment for your medical needs. We’re here to support your health so you can get back to seizing the day.
McDonald Center for Student Well-Being
When it comes to being well, everyone could use a little support.
The path to wellness can be fraught with stressful detours, especially when you’re adjusting to the demands of life on a college campus. By making the most of the resources offered by the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, you can find healthy ways to reduce stress and get back to being the best version of yourself.
Sara Bea Disability Services
A community accessible to all students
Sara Bea Disability Services ensures that every qualifying student has equal access to a Notre Dame education. Whether you need testing accommodations or auxiliary aids and services, or would like to volunteer to take notes for a friend with a disability, Sara Bea Disability Services can help.
We are committed to supporting expecting parents in need.
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, don’t worry: we’re here to help, not to pass judgment. We want to give you the care, assistance, and support you need to ensure that you and your baby can both thrive at Notre Dame. From free pregnancy tests and counseling to physician referrals, student housing, and coursework accommodations, you’ll have the full support of the Notre Dame family.
Sexual Assault Resources
Together, we value the human dignity of each and every person in our community.
Notre Dame does not tolerate sexual and discriminatory harassment of any student, faculty, or staff member of the University community. If one person is sexually assaulted on Notre Dame’s campus, it is one too many. Together, we strive to create an inclusive and safe environment where all students can flourish.
Never be afraid to speak up.
If you’ve been a victim of discriminatory or sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or assault, don’t be afraid to speak up. Talk to any member of Hall Staff or a Division of Student Affairs administrator anytime.
If you’d prefer to remain anonymous, you can file a report through Notre Dame’s SpeakUp website, receive information about sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct, and schedule a meeting with a university administrator to discuss your concerns.
Don’t miss a single thing.
If you don’t have the resources to buy football tickets, attend concerts on-campus, or spiritual retreats off-campus—or any campus-sponsored activity, for that matter—don’t worry: the Rector Fund can help. We established the Rector Fund to ensure that every student can receive the full Notre Dame experience, regardless of his or her financial situation. If you’re a student who meets financial aid guidelines, you can contact any rector on campus to see if the event you hope to attend qualifies.
Your Safety at Notre Dame
Your safety is our top priority.
In order for every member of the Notre Dame community to flourish, we must first feel safe and secure on campus.
Our campus partners in the Office of Campus Safety - which include duly authorized police and fire departments - implement a wide range of security measures, including ND Alert, a comprehensive emergency notification system engaging email, telephone, cell phone, and text messaging to keep our community safe.