As a Notre Dame student, you don’t need to be told to get involved.
You wouldn’t be here unless you were passionate about the world and developing your potential as a leader. The Division of Student Affairs can introduce you to the many different ways you can get connected at Notre Dame.
As a result of your participation in campus life, you’ll meet new people, discover new passions, grow as a leader and as a person, and connect your creativity, heart and intellect to the causes that need it the most.
For your life in faith.
Rooted in the Catholic tradition and inspired by the spirituality of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Campus Ministry is committed to cultivating the faith of all Notre Dame students, regardless of your faith background. Through Campus Ministry, you will have access to experiences that will enable you to grow in your faith and prepare you to continue on your spiritual journey long after you graduate.
Student Activities Office
There are more than 400 student clubs and organizations at Notre Dame.
The Student Activities Office is here to help you find the things that will allow you to pursue your passions, grow as a leader, and explore new interests. In addition to student clubs and organizations, the Student Activities Office:
- Facilitates campus-wide events throughout the year, including Saturday Night Entertainment at Legends, free movie nights, and Comedy on the Quad, to name a few
- Hosts the Leadership Institute, a program designed to provide leadership education for first-year students
- Offers a Student Leadership Retreat in which leaders of different Student Union organizations can come together to plan for the upcoming school year
Learn more about the Student Activities Office at Notre Dame
Challenge your mind, body, and spirit through recreational sports.
- Compete alongside your friends in one of our intramural sports (ranging from tug of war and basketball to ice hockey and bowling)
- Join a yoga, Zumba, or cardio kickboxing class
- Participate in one of our dozens of club sport programs
No matter how you choose to take advantage of RecSports at Notre Dame, you’ll have the opportunity to challenge your body, continue to play the sport you love at a high level, and achieve balance in your daily life.
Gender Relations Center
Promoters of healthy and safe relationships: welcome.
The Gender Relations Center at Notre Dame is committed to the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual development of all students.
If you’re interested in creating programs that will help foster dialogue on issues of sexuality, gender, and healthy relationships on campus consistent with the Catholic character of the University; if you’re willing to engage in difficult but necessary conversations; if you’re passionate about inclusivity and increasing the respect of all people, please explore the different programs and events the Gender Relations Center has to offer.
Multicultural Student Programs and Services
Expand your world view.
Take advantage of the rich diversity of our campus. Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) offers students access to a wide range of programming that celebrates difference, explores multicultural education, and supports the needs of underrepresented populations. Through MSPS you might:
- Attend a lecture through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Series for the Study of Race
- Join other students in connecting with a faculty mentor from your desired field of study as part of the Building Bridges Mentoring Program
- Participate in Interrace Forum, an intercultural dialogue group providing opportunities for self-discovery about current issues impacting campus life
Learn more aboout Multicultural Student Programs and Services at Notre Dame
Share your voice, shape our dialogue.
Notre Dame Student Media offers a variety of opportunities to use your communications skills and be part of a rewarding team effort. From print journalism to broadcast television, students can contribute their own ideas writing stories, editing videos, and working with peers to produce award-winning pieces.
Graduate Student Life
Notre Dame graduate students: caring for your needs.
You’ve chosen your discipline and are passionately engaged in advancing your knowledge. But you still seek colleagues and connections beyond your department and school.
Graduate Student Life is here to help you thrive during this challenging and exhilarating time. Connect with other graduate students, form lasting friendships, solidify your professional network, and grow together as scholars and as people.
Become part of the soundtrack of life at Notre Dame.
How can you meet like-minded musicians, play an integral role in campus life, and become part of a storied musical tradition? By joining one of Notre Dame’s student bands. Play in the Band of the Fighting Irish, a section ensemble, or one of six jazz or concert bands and become part of the soundtrack of life at Notre Dame!
Center for Social Concerns
There’s a place for those who want to change the world.
For over 30 years, the Center for Social Concerns, a key campus partner of the Division of Student Affairs, has connected students and faculty with opportunities to serve locally, regionally, and internationally. Through the Center you might:
- Participate in a Social Concerns Seminar and spend your spring, winter, or fall break exploring social justice issues in a wide range of real-world contexts (recent sites have included Appalachia, Phoenix, and Chicago)
- Attend a lecture by an internationally renowned expert
- Connect with one of more than 50 local service organizations
- Conduct research on behalf of a local organization to help them address a critical need
Engage with the World. Start with South Bend.
There are literally hundreds of ways you can engage with South Bend and Michiana—and every one of them will help you grow as a person.
Want to get involved locally? Here are a few places to get you started:
Explore South Bend's foodie trail. Learn about local history. Check out unique shopping destinations. Downtown South Bend and Visit South Bend Mishawaka can help you explore the area.
Interested in service? The Student Activities Office features more than 60 service-oriented student clubs on campus. The Center for Social Concerns maintains relationships with nearly 50 local organizations. Or, through the Robinson Community Learning Center you can help tutor one of the more than 600 local students who participate in programming each week.