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 as a way for students and faculty to build community outside the classroom. 
  • The Moreau First Year Experience organizes sections by residential zones.
  • We are excited to share that 14 undergraduate residence halls had a designated faculty fellow. 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.  
  • Two faculty couples live in residence on campus. Drs. John and Karen Deak, along with their two dogs, Tawny and Hecktor, live among the residents of Dunne Hall, and Edward Hums, a faculty member in the Mendoza College of Business, lives with his wife Shirley in Lyons Hall. 
  • 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 Tony Oleck, Advisor to the Vice President for Student Affairs.