Our Priorities

Through the Boldly campaign, we seek to improve Notre Dame's capacity to achieve its mission of being a force for good in the world, with three priorities at the foundation: to prepare leaders of character, to serve humanity, and to strengthen our distinctiveness.

The following is a small sample of the University's nearly 200 priorities in this campaign.

Preparing Leaders of Character

The hallmark of a Notre Dame education is the combination of the rigorous intellectual training that makes for a successful career with the cultivation of the moral and spiritual values that make for a fulfilling and meaningful life. 

Serving Humanity

As a Catholic research institution, the University of Notre Dame has an opportunity, as well as a responsibility, to maximize our intellectual and academic resources in ways that will guide, inspire, and heal all our neighbors in this nation and around the world. 

Strengthening our Distinctiveness

It is imperative that Notre Dame continually strengthen and renew the core elements—education, research, and faith—that shape our identity as the nation’s premier Catholic research university and figure prominently into our mission of educating students in mind, body, and spirit.