Student Affairs E-newsletter: September 5, 2023

Author: Kate Morgan

Support, Resources, and Programming

The Division of Student Affairs aspires to serve as a trusted resource, helping to connect students with information regarding health, development, faith, residential life, extracurricular interests, and future endeavors. For questions or concerns, please email

Safety After Parietals

The University strongly encourages students to report instances of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and other instances of sexual harassment to the University and/or local law enforcement agencies.

At times, students are hesitant to report misconduct to University officials because they are concerned that they themselves, or witnesses to the misconduct, may be found responsible for other policy violations (e.g, parietals or alcohol violations).

While these behaviors are not condoned by the University, our collective interest in addressing these harmful incidents outweighs concerns about other violations, and survivors and witnesses will not be referred to the University’s Conduct Process for lesser violations. Students who feel unsafe in a residence hall after parietals should leave the hall, regardless of the time, without concern for a parietals violation.

Important information regarding the Policy on Discriminatory Harassment Sexual Harassment and Other Sex Based Misconduct , Procedures for Resolving Concerns of Discriminatory Harassment Sexual Harassment and Other Sex Based Misconduct, and Policy on Non-Retaliation is available here.  

Family Resource Center (FRC)

Wednesday, September 6, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 106 Duncan Student Center
Stop by for coffee, donuts, and fellowship with other married and parenting students at ND. The first 20 students will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Students are invited to bring their spouse and/or children along. To register, click here.

Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Stepan Center
Come cheer on the Irish at the FRC's annual Welcome Social and Game Watch with other ND students who are married, pregnant, or parenting. Families are invited and lunch is provided. To register, click here.

Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 p.m., Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall
ND students who are married or parenting are invited to attend an educational program at the FRC presented by Brent St. Clair, Senior Staff Clinician and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the University Counseling Center (UCC). Dinner and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 8 here and send any questions to

Gender Relations Center (GRC)

Wednesday, September 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Washington Hall
The GRC, in collaboration with Catharsis Productions, presents a consent education program. Join us to learn about issues surrounding dating, sexual violence, and consent.

Student Activities Office (SAO)

Friday, September 8, 9 - 11 p.m., Library Lawn

ArtsNDSnacks is arts and crafts all grown up. Come out and enjoy a paint night with a local instructor who will provide a step by step painting tutorial. You'll be painting like a pro in no time. The painting lesson will begin promptly at 9 p.m., so make sure you get there on time to grab a canvas and brushes while supplies last. And, yes, there will be snacks!

Saturday, September 9, 9 - 11 p.m., Library Lawn

Are you a fan of bingo? Join SAO for Bingo Night and a chance to win prizes including gift cards, ND gear, and more! Be one of the first 50 students to attend to claim an exclusive prize.

Center for Student Support and Care (CSSC)

Are you starting to miss home, looking to reconnect to on-campus resources, wanting to make sure you start off on the right foot academically, or registering for an accommodation? We are here to help! The Center for Student Support and Care (CSSC) is committed to providing you with comprehensive and individualized support through our team of Care and Wellness Consultants and Access Consultants! Schedule an appointment to meet us at

Center for Career Development

Monday, September 18 - Friday, September 22, Duncan Student Center
It's time to start thinking about developing your plan for success at the upcoming 2023 Fall Semester Career Fair Week events. The Center for Career Development (CCD) is here to help! Now expanded to five days, students from all majors will have multiple opportunities to network, meet, and connect with a diverse array of recruiters and employers, all in one centralized location in Duncan. Get started at

University Counseling Center (UCC)

Last Day to Sign Up
This Fall, the University Counseling Center (UCC) will offer the semester-long Innsightful Emotional Wellness Program to interested graduate students FREE of charge. In the past, this program was offered to all students, but this academic year, Innsightful is exclusive to graduate students.

This virtual, 12-week program helps students learn skills to better manage their emotions and improve their well-being, and utilizes support groups, just-in-time content, and wellness coaches to provide the support and guidance students need to cope with ongoing personal and school-related stress and anxiety. Notre Dame graduate students who have participated in the program over the last year report feeling supported, understood, and note reduced feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Interested students can sign up to participate directly on the Innsightful website using their Notre Dame email address and the coupon code “FreeNotreDame.” Innsightful will form small support groups based on the availability students provide at registration.

Registration is limited to 20 participants per section
The Penn Resilience Program (PRP) is a 6-session training that equips individuals with a set of empirically supported skills that can be applied in everyday life to strengthen the ability to navigate adversity and challenges, manage stress, and thrive in their personal and professional lives. PRP is not a treatment program; rather, it is a skills program that is designed to prevent anxiety and depression, and to increase well-being. The PRP skill set draws from two fields in psychology: cognitive behavioral psychology and positive psychology.

The 6-week sessions will be split into two different sections, occurring only on Fridays. The first section will begin Friday, September 8 through Friday, October 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. All dates are in W134 Duncan Student Center, except for Friday, September 16 which will be in W106 Duncan Student Center. The second section will begin on Friday, September 22 and will run through Friday, November 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Section two will take place on the third floor of St. Liam Hall in the conference room.

Group counseling is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how you relate to yourself and others. The support and feedback given by fellow group members can be an invaluable way to cultivate deeper, more meaningful relationships. The connections made and the content discussed in group therapy can help lessen anxiety, depression, and loneliness. For more information about group therapy, visit

Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m., W229 Duncan Student Center
Do you feel pressure from society, family, or peers to change the way you look? This three-session body acceptance workshop supports students in directly challenging the cultural messages that appearance should fit within a narrow set of “ideals” that exclude diverse bodies based on race, gender, sexuality, and ability. Please plan to attend all three sessions. Click here for dates. No sign-up needed!

The UCC is offering yoga for trauma survivors for Fall 2023. Section one, Yoga Therapy and Wellness, will be on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. This group is designed to empower students to connect inward, learn to regulate emotions, slow down from the chaos, and let go. The gentle atmosphere will help students feel grounded and balanced while focusing on meditation and mindfulness. The students are encouraged to find stability and safety within their bodies. This yoga support group will help students in the healing process to achieve optimum health and happiness.

The second section, Yoga for Healing, will be held on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. This will be a safe space for survivors of sexual assault that offers a form of expression, moving beyond trying to find the words to articulate how they feel. Students will learn to establish safety and stability in the body, build skills and strategies for managing painful experiences, and regain power and control through mindful movement.

Space is limited in each group. To learn more and register, students must complete a drop-in appointment at the UCC.  


Help us limit long entry lines! All RecSports participants are required to review and sign the 2023-2024 academic year waiver through prior to visiting facilities or participating in programs. Visit for more information.

Registration for Flag Football is now open. Learn how to register your team today at

Tuesday, September 5, 7 - 9:30 p.m., 131 Debartolo OR Wednesday, September 6, 7 - 9:30 p.m. in W246 Duncan Student Center
Looking for an on-campus job and love football? Become an official with RecSports! Attend one of our clinics to begin your training and learn more about the sport! All experience levels are welcome. Have questions? Email Mack Freeman at

Thursday, September 7, 7 - 8 p.m., W246 Duncan Student Center
Have questions about your IMLeagues account? Want to become an official? Unsure about how to join a team? Hoping to learn more about the difference between intramural and club sports? Drop in at any time for snacks, t-shirt giveaways, and to learn more about Sport Programs and RecSports!
Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us for the Domer Run! Choose between the 5k, 10k, and 2-mile walk to experience the beauty of Notre Dame's campus while gathering in fellowship and developing the mind, body, and spirit together! Both runs are open to participants aged 13 and older. The walk is open to all ages. Strollers are allowed on the walk. Registration is open here through September 22.

Campus Ministry

Monday, September 11, 7 - 8 p.m., 301 Coleman-Morse Center

Sophomores: What’s your purpose? Who do you want to be? How is God calling you? Join us for the kick-off of our Passion and Purpose small group. We will explore these questions together through prayer, conversations, readings, tools, and reflections. Come check it out even if you're not sure if you want to commit. Snacks will be provided. Contact Mary Catherine McDonald at if you have any questions.

Monday, September 11, 6:30 p.m., Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall

Join Fr. Peter Pomposello, military chaplain and Catholic priest with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, as he reflects and shares photos of his experience of September 11th as a native New Yorker and his journey since. Pizza will be provided.

Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m., Coleman-Morse First Floor Lounge

Have you ever wondered what Catholic Christianity is all about? Whether you’re new to Notre Dame, a student from a non-Catholic background, or just intrigued by our Catholic culture, join us for a brief presentation regarding the basics of Catholicism and how you will see it lived out at Notre Dame. We’ll have discussion over dinner, and there will be time to ask questions. Register here by Friday, September 8. Co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA). Contact Brett Perkins at if you have any questions.

Interested in joining a faith sharing group? Check out all of our offerings on the Campus Ministry website! For more information, please reach out to the appropriate contact or fill out this general interest form here. Groups will be added to the webpage throughout the year.