Catholic Mission & Service
The Catholic mission lies at the heart of our University. With your generosity, Notre Dame provides faith-based resources, retreats, and service programs to serve God and neighbor.
Faith informs everything we do. At the core of Notre Dame's mission is a defining Catholicism that guides our search for truth and inspires students, faculty, and alumni to lead lives of faith, meaning, and service. Notre Dame is committed to serving those in need, a commitment that includes traditional volunteer efforts as well as innovative service-learning programs and research to improve the lives of others. A gift to Catholic Mission and Service makes possible these and many other aspects of Notre Dame's Catholic character:
- Campus Ministry offers more than 40 retreats that serve nearly 3,000 students each year.
- More than 80% of students participate in service projects while on campus, and at least 10% of each graduating class devotes one or two years to service work after graduation.