Social Concerns Student Groups at Notre Dame

The following Notre Dame student groups have been identified as propelling the mission of the Center for Social Concerns with addressing campus-wide and community wide concerns of diversity and inclusion, community service, social change, and advance the mission of the Catholic Social Tradition. By being a Social Concerns Student Group you are eligible to participate in the Social Concerns Fair in the beginning of the academic year which is a great opportunity to recruit members, network, and receive support from faculty and staff. The following Social Concerns Student Groups actively address the goals and principles that align with our institute:

Active Minds is established for the expressed purpose of: 1. Increasing the awareness of the students, faculty, and staff at Notre Dame about the following: • issues surrounding mental health • symptoms related to mental health disorders • mental health resources available both on campus and in the surrounding community 2. Removing stigma surrounding mental health disorders so that students will feel more comfortable openly discussing mental-health related issues and seeking help when it is needed 3. Promoting a general awareness of holistic health by emphasizing care of both body and mind 4. Providing students with easy access to information about Eating Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and other mental health disorders 5. Serving as a liaison between the student body and the mental health community by holding campus-wide activities such as hosting guest speakers, providing informational fact sheets, organizing fundraisers and running national Active Minds programs designed to reduce stigma and raise mental health awareness 6. Providing a forum and building an open environment for all students to speak up about mental health. For more information, please contact us at activemi@nd.edu.

The purpose of the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Initiative is to build relationships with impoverished families in South Bend throughout the year and purchase/deliver Christmas presents and groceries to said families. Contact us at afci@nd.edu

The Africa Graduate Club of Notre Dame is a graduate club open to Africans and anyone who identifies as African, with a deep desire to contribute or make a positive impact on the African community in Notre Dame and the African Continent. This platform will also bring together stakeholders interested in fostering a collaboration between Africans affiliated with the University and other interested organizations to enhance the link between the African continent to the University. Through our activities, the platform will seek to improve the social and professional experience of African graduate students on campus, increase awareness of Notre Dame offerings to prospective African graduate students, establish a relationship with other African student clubs at similar schools and establish a network of African alumni, students and staff of the University.

ASA is a student organization dedicated to promoting appreciation for Africa’s diverse cultures among members of the Notre Dame, St. Mary’s, & Holy Cross community. The club seeks to establish a home away from home where those of African heritage and all those interested in learning more about Africa can come together and enjoy intellectual discourse. Through various programs and activities we hope to generate enthusiasm for and encourage awareness of all aspects of African society. All are welcome! Visit our website: http://asa756.wix.com/notredameasa. For more information, please contact us at asa@nd.edu.

Africana Studies Club of Notre Dame

The purpose of this club is to provide an intellectual center for the exploration of the African Diaspora. The Africana Studies Club coordinates a regular series of roundtable discussions and other educational activities for students and faculty about cultural, political, and economic issues pertinent to the African Diaspora. Members attend lectures and meetings with visiting scholars whose work is focused on the Africana Diaspora.

As a community, we are called to honor and respect our elderly by providing them with the best possible care as they age. Besides the option to move elders into the family home, there are three main types of senior housing: assisted living, nursing home care, and Aging in Place. Aging in Place is the only program nationwide that allows the elderly to live independently in their own homes, which are often located in senior apartment complexes. This method is also the most cost-effective for families whose elders are self-sufficient and do not need around-the-clock nursing care. Nevertheless, Aging in Place works very hard to create a vibrant social community for their residents by facilitating fun and engaging activities several times a week. For more information, please contact us at agewell@nd.edu.

The purpose of AMFIND shall be to inspire and foster the connection between graduate students at Notre Dame and the local community and charities in South Bend. AMFIND will work toward its goal by: A: setting up volunteer networks among graduate students in different laboratories and depts. B.operating semester-based parallel food drives among graduate students and other charity events, and C. creating opportunities for students from the graduate school to volunteer at local charities for food. For more information, please contact us at amec@nd.edu.

The American Red Cross Club is a service based group that will provide Red Cross services, assisting the St. Joseph Chapter to fulfill its humanitarian mission through serving the local South Bend and Notre Dame Community. The purpose of the Red Cross Club is to coordinate student activities relating to programs fostered by the American Red Cross. These activities include, but are not limited to: Blood services, safety and lifesaving instruction, health fairs, youth services, and other projects agreed upon by the membership. It will do this through services that are consistent with the congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement as well as the University of Notre Dame Mission Statement and University policies.

The club is intended to help facilitate pain control, boost energy levels, and provide a safe and fun activity through aquatic therapy for children who are dealing with intense side effects from medical diseases and their treatments. ARK-ND will work toward its goals by: A. providing anything from aquatic recreation to swim lessons and workouts to promote activity of the patient B. coordinating with local hospitals to promote this program and allow more kids to have the opportunity to receive the benefits listed above. For more information, please contact us at arknd@nd.edu.

The purpose of ASAND shall be to bring together the Notre Dame Armenian community, cultivate an interest in Armenian culture, bring awareness about Armenian culture and history, and to act as a resource for the campus community. For more information, please contact us at armenian@nd.edu.

The purpose of TBAB shall be to foster solidarity and awareness of pediatric oncology research and commemorate those in the Notre Dame and South Bend community impacted by cancer. TBAB will work toward its goals by: A. coordinating a regular series of planning meetings through a student ad-hoc committee, B. volunteer opportunities at Memorial Hospital For more information, please email us at tbab@nd.edu.

The purpose of Ballet Folklorico Azul y Oro is to promote a cultural awareness, both educational and social, to ND and SMC representing students, alumni, faculty, and staff members interested in Hispanic culture. For more information, please email us at bfayo@nd.edu.

The purpose of this club is to foster friendships between college students and mildly to moderately physically and/or mentally disabled persons in the local community. For more information email us at bbuddies@nd.edu.

A.To serve as an extension of the formal program administered by Big Brothers/Sisters (BBBS) of St. Joseph’s County, Inc. to the Notre Dame and St. Mary’s communities. B.To supplement, enhance, and assist the Notre Dame/St. Mary’s volunteers in developing their one-on-one relationships with their Littles. C.To promote cohesion and recognition for the BBBS volunteers on the two campuses in their efforts to promote friendship with the assigned youth.

The purpose of The Black Student Association is to promote unity among Notre Dame’s Black students by: -Serving as a representative body for Black students -Acting on issues of importance to the community -Serving as a support and discussion forum for black organizations, clubs, and affiliates on campus -Voicing concerns of the Black community to the University. The BSA will also strive to strengthen the relationship between the Black community and the wider Notre Dame community. Visit our website: http://www.nd.edu/~bsa. For more information, please contact us at bsa@nd.edu.

The purpose of BGCND shall be to create a connection between local Boys and Girls Clubs and the University. Coordinating volunteers to tutor weekly during "Power Hour" at the Boys and Girls Club, being the liasion between the BGC of St. Joe County and interest groups and teams at Notre Dame, raising awareness about the BGC in the ND community. For more information, please email us at bgcnd@nd.edu.

The purpose of the Brazil Club shall be to foster awareness and information, promote activities in regards to Brazilian culture, or the Portuguese language by coordinating a regular series of roundtable discussions of students who are interested in Brazil; coordinating talks, lectures and cultural events that focus on Brazil; and by creating a database of Brazilian alumni or figures that would promote an interest in Brazil. Visit our website: http://www.nd.edu/~brazclub. For more information, please email us at brazclub@nd.edu.

bridgeND shall have a two-fold purpose, nan1ely (1) to unleash college students' potential to become future political leaders by connecting them as principled and skilled debaters and negotiators, together becoming constructive, solutions-oriented voices on timely and divisive political issues AND (2) to be a collegial, social atmosphere that encow·ages strong political discussion without the animosity that harms so many debates. For more information, please contact us at bridgend@nd.edu.

The purpose of buildOn ND is to... 1) Raise awareness about the impact that illiteracy and the education crisis has on the poverty cycle. We will host discussions, guest speakers, campus wide awareness events, etc. in collaboration with other education-based clubs on campus. In addition, we hope to provide service to local educational places such as La Casa de Amistad and St. Adalberts. The purpose of this is to educate the Notre Dame community. Even though we are a fundraising club, we recognize the importance of encouraging members to take a step back from the money and focus on the root issue at hand. 2) Take action to interrupt the poverty and illiteracy cycle. a. Fund a school. A school costs $30,000 dollars to build. Our goal is to fund the building of a school every other year. buildOn will host on campus fundraisers and online campaigns to provide the funds necessary to complete this goal. b. Send members on treks. We will send members on treks for the groundbreaking of schools every other year. This trek will be less about building the school, though members will spend about half the day on the worksite, and more about understanding the culture and lifestyles of those we are helping. A typical trek involves living in host homes, eating dinner as guests of the family, and spending half of every day on the worksite and half participating in some cultural activity. It is a learning opportunity for members and a direct way to become committed to the cause. (more information about treks provided in trek itinerary). For more information, please contact us at buildon@nd.edu.

Our mission is to provide a weeklong summer camp experience that provides children who are coping with a parent's illness or death from cancer the opportunity to gain confidence, self-empowerment, and a sense of control and mastery over their environment. For more information, please email us at ckesem@nd.edu.

Caribbean Student Association (CARIBSA)
The purpose of CARIBSA shall be to foster growth through the coordination of educational, cultural and social awareness projects. CARIBSA shall promote harmonious coexistence and understanding of the diverse heritage of nations throughout the Caribbean, which comes from a wide variety of religions, races and creeds. CARIBSA strives to further cultural exchange between Caribbean nationals and all other students at the University of Notre Dame. For more information, please email us at caribsa@nd.edu.

The purpose of this chapter shall be to educate Notre Dame’s campus on social justice and global poverty issues that require immediate attention, especially migration, climate change, global hunger, and human trafficking. This chapter will work toward its goal by: A. Hosting awareness campaigns on campus B. Organizing advocacy events For more information, please email us at ndcrs@nd.edu.

The purpose of the College Democrats of Notre Dame will be to uphold and promote the principles of the Democratic Party and social justice through debate and action. For more information, please email us at cdems@nd.edu.

The mission of College Mentors for Kids is to motivate at-risk children to pursue their dreams that may include a college education by pairing them with college students who will teach them that they can achieve anything they want. For more information, please email us at cmk@nd.edu.

To serve as a liaison between Notre Dame, Saint Marys and Holy Cross students, faculty, and staff volunteers and social service organizations in the South Bend Hispanic community. Visit our website: http://www.nd.edu/~cash/. For more information, please email us at cash@nd.edu.

The purpose of CLERC shall be to promote academic excellence, safety awareness, law enforcement and public safety networking , and build positive community relations through volunteer service work in the field. For more information, please email us at clerc18@nd.edu

CS for Good is a student club focused on the intersection of computing and social good. The purpose of CS for Good shall be to use computing technology as a tool to create a positive social impact and a culture of social engagement. CS for Good will work toward its goals by: A.creating infrastructure for student teams to work on computing projects for community partners in need, B.organizing events to encourage the use of computing technology for good, such as thematic hackathons or speaker events with exemplary individuals, and engaging in outreach events to help South Bend residents. For more information, please email us at cs4good@nd.edu.

The Diversity Council of ND (DCND) will serve as a body of students that address issues surrounding diversity and race relations at the University. Visit our website: http://www.nd.edu/~diversnd. For more information, please contact us at diversnd@nd.edu.

The purpose of DMK shall be to serve as a means of creating effective responses to some of the most prevailing challenges to K-12 education today: A. coordinating tutoring and mentorship opportunities for ND, SMC, and HCC students B. measuring statistical outcomes based upon student learning C. coordinating and operating a budget within the realms of the Faculty Advisor and outside funds (Institute for Educational Initiatives) For more information, please contact us at domers@nd.edu.

The purpose of DTND is to provide emotional and exemplary support to elementary school students during class time. DTND inspires kids to do what it takes to make their dreams come true. For more information, please contact us at dream316@nd.edu.

The purpose of e-NABLE ND shall be to foster leadership development and volunteer involvement through the coordination of educational and service projects. For more information, please contact us at enablend@nd.edu.

The purpose of LES shall be to foster leadership development through the coordination of educational and awareness projects. LES will work toward its goals by: A. coordinating a regular series of roundtable discussions of student leaders, B. meeting with University administrators to provide feedback on current leadership development programs, and C. Creating a mentorship program between first year students and graduating student leaders. For more information, please contact us at laweco18@nd.edu.

The purpose of Education Bridge shall be to facilitate student-led efforts to support the 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, Education Bridge, founded by ND students. Education Bridge is a non-profit org. that builds and operates schools in South Sudan. The goal of the organization is to provide education to youth in South Sudan and to promote peacebuilding and conflict resolution skills among the students. For more information, please contact us at edbridge@nd.edu.

The first purpose of EduClub is to provide the communities of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross with an opportunity to bring students and departments together to learn about and discuss education policy, reform, and opportunities. The second purpose is to help foster and enhance the growing interest in education on the Notre Dame campus. For more information, please contact us at educlub@nd.edu.

The purpose of the Exoneration Project shall be to foster awareness and leadership development through the coordination of educational and awareness events as well as advocacy opportunities. The Exoneration Project will work toward its goals by: A. Advocating for the release of wrongfully convicted persons by providing members with opportunities to work on pro bono post-conviction investigations and court proceedings under the supervision of licensed attorneys. B. Inviting relevant speakers and experts on a wide array of criminal justice topics to educate the law school community and general public on the causes of wrongful convictions. C. Advocating for criminal justice reform to prevent wrongful convictions in the future. For more information, please contact us at ndep@nd.edu.

The purpose of EYH shall be to provide Notre Dame students an opportunity to encourage middle school girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. EYH will work toward its goals by: A. coordinating with local middle schools, girl scout troops, and other outreach programs to reach the greatest number of middle school girls in the area, B. reaching out to local women in STEM fields that can act as empowering role models and lead exiting hands-on workshops, and C. creating several collaborations with various STEM departments across campus, local industry partners, and internal programs at Notre Dame. For more information, please contact us at SAO360@nd.edu.

Explore, Excite, Engage ND is a student run educational outreach service club that partners with local high schools. Our mission is to share Notre Dame resources with South Bend/Mishawaka teachers and students to help encourage the pursuit of learning. For more information, please contact us at eee@nd.edu.

We will act as a vocal, collaborative force for the women of Notre Dame, South Bend, and anywhere else women need help finding their voice. We will promote women's rights in a respectful and educational setting. For more information, please contact us at feminism@nd.edu.

The purpose of Foodshare is: 1. To raise awareness of the problems of food waste and its relation to hunger and to work to create more positive and constructive attitudes to these issues on the Notre Dame campus. 2. To actively participate in the fight against hunger, food waste, and the waste of other valuable resources, through such projects as a food salvage program. For more information, please contact us at foodshar@nd.edu.

The purpose of FIMRC-Notre Dame shall be to support the mission of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, dedicated to improving pediatric and maternal health in the developing world through the implementation of innovative and self-stainable health improvement programs. For more information, please contact us at fimrc@nd.edu.

The purpose of Frontline shall be to foster civil awareness and respect through thoughtful, challenging, and candid discussion. Frontline will work towards achieving its goal by: A) facilitating discussions about the racism and privilege we at times fail to see; B) creating a safe and respectful environment that allows people to grapple with the necessary discomfort these talks require, and C) through discussion, formulate and execute measures to improve our surrounding racial environment.

The purpose of GLEB-ND shall be to empower communities and student volunteers through the week long legal brigade. GLEB-ND will work toward its goals by: A) empowering rural communities to overcome obstacles that impede the fundamental human right of access to justice, B) orchestrating legal clinics and educational workshops with local staff and attorneys during the brigade, C) and fundraising on campus and raising awareness about inequities of international human rights.

Global Brigades is a secular, international student-operated volunteer organization whose mission is to provide sustainable development to underserved communities throughout the world. This chapter will offer on Brigade Program: Public Health. Along with affiliate groups at other distinguished universities, our ND team recruits and educates student volunteers and then travels overseas to aid in the construction of in-home infrastructure projects consist of concrete flooring, eco-stoves with external exhaust chimneys, water storage units and wash basins, showers, and latrines with septic tanks with the goal of improving overall health and well being by combating common, preventable illnesses at their source. In addition to our manual construction, we will run complementary educational programs to teach basic sanitation practices that will help improve the overall health of these communities. For more information, please contact us at gphb@nd.edu.

GlobeMed at Notre Dame aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world. For more information, please contact us at globemed@nd.edu.

The purpose of GreeNDshall be to foster leadership and provide a means of communication and collaboration among environmentally-related student groups. GreeND will work toward its goals by: A. Meeting monthly to discuss campus environmental issues B. Sending out weekly newsletters through the EnvironmentallyAware listserv to interested members of the student body informing the student body of environmentally-related events on campus C. Supporting events, such as Energy Week and Earth Week, sponsored by related student groups. Visit our website: http://www3.nd.edu/~gogreen/ For more information, please contact us at gogreen@nd.edu.

The mission of Notre Dame Habitat is to educate Notre Dame students about social justice, poverty, and housing issues through the construction of a simple, decent house for one South Bend family each year. Visit our website: http://www.nd.edu/~habitat. For more information, please contact us at habitat@nd.edu.

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The purpose of Amnesty International Notre Dame shall be to promote global human rights. In particular, Amnesty International Notre Dame goals shall include, but not be limited to: freeing all prisoners of conscience; ensuring fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolishing the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; ending political killings and "disappearances"; and opposing human rights abuses by opposition groups. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights shall come as a guiding document for this group.For more information, please contact us at peace@nd.edu.

The purpose of the IHRS shall be to promote human rights. This will be done with activities such as: 1. Increasing awareness of international human rights abuses through advocacy; 2. Providing opportunities to work with human rights organizations during the school year as well as developing a program for funding summer human rights internships for juris doctorate students; 3. Sponsoring events to increase human rights awareness at Notre Dame; 4. Increasing the collective knowledge and understanding of human rights among all future Notre Dame attorneys, in the appreciation of the impact human rights have in every sphere of the law. Law Club. Visit our website: http://law.nd.edu/student-life/organizations/. For more information, please contact us at intlhrs@nd.edu.

The purpose of IJMCCND will be to promote the goals of the international Justice Mission: to rescue thousands, protect millions and prove that justice for the poor is possible. For more information, please contact us at ijmnd@nd.edu.

Irish Fighting for St. Jude Kids has the following objectives, purposes, and goals: 1. To unite Notre Dame campus in an effort spearheaded and led by the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College student bodies. 2. To raise much needed dollars for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 3. To promote the value of service learning to all students of Notre Dame/St. Mary’s. 4. To provide students the opportunity to accumulate valuable, practical knowledge through their Executive Board planning and program execution work. For more information, please contact us at stjude@nd.edu.

The purpose of IRMH shall be to foster leadership development through the coordination of service and fundraising projects to benefit the Ronald McDonald House at Memorial Hospital.For more information, please contact us at irmh@nd.edu.

The purpose of the Latina/a Graduate Association of Notre Dame shall be to build community and foster inter-cultural dialogue among Latina/a graduate students,Latino Studies graduate students, and all interested Notre Dame graduate students who wish to participate. These goals will be accomplished through social, academic,professional development,and community outreach events,as well as through meetings. For more information, please contact us at latgrad@nd.edu

The Latino Student Alliance is a club dedicated to serving Latino students on campus, as well as anyone interested in learning about Latino culture. We strive to serve the diverse interests of our club members and plan to hold a wide range of events that reflect our mission. We welcome and encourage all Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross students to join our community. Visit our website: http://www.nd.edu/~las. For more information, please contact us at lsa@nd.edu.

Law Club. Visit our website: http://law.nd.edu/student-life/organizations/ For more information, please contact us at lvcy@nd.edu.

The purpose of LLF shall be to provide a forum in the Law School community for the scholarly discussion of legal issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) persons. LLF shall achieve this purpose by hosting academically and professionally focused events, and by promoting knowledge and awareness of LGBT legal topics For more information, please contact us at llf@nd.edu.

The purpose of LWLND shall be to fund raise and provide information and resources for and about individuals with developmental disabilities through the coordination of educational and awareness projects. LWLND will work toward its goals by: A. coordinating a regular series of monthly meetings to provide disability awareness to the Notre Dame campus, B. creating a mentorship program between first year students and residents at Misericordia Heart of Mercy. For more information, please contact us atlwl@nd.edu

The purpose of LSN of ND shall be to: Increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars; engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state; establish a network of current and alumni University of Notre Dame Lilly Endowment Community Scholars devoted to serving the community; motivate Lilly scholars to continue to be active citizens and leaders throughout their lives; collaborate with the LSN Alumni Board and foster connections with Lilly scholars beyond the University of Notre Dame's campus.

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The purpose of Love Your Melon ND shall be to foster the support of children undergoing cancer treatment. For more information, please contact us at ndlym@nd.edu.

The purpose of MM shall be to foster student development through the coordination of service projects and the development of interpersonal relationships with residents, especially with those living with Alzheimer's and dementia, at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. Mending Minds will work toward its goals by organizing volunteer trips to Healthwin each Saturday and Sunday, coordinating events in collaboration with employees at Healthwin, and helping students form a better understanding of mental health issues in general. For more information, please contact us at mendmind@nd.edu.

The club intends to provide a forum for students of the graduate business community to discuss issues encountered by persons who identify as either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer (LGBTQ) in the workplace and in business leadership. Espousing diversity - both in viewpoints and backgrounds-is crucial for harnessing the full potential of an organization in dealing with business problems in a dynamic marketplace. Enabling its students to speak freely on these issues and cultivate friendships among each other-regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity- will help the MCOB prepare them in addressing these concerns in their future careers, especially as leaders of their professions

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote awareness of the wide variety of cultures throughout the world and how these cultures interact in the United Nations. Another purpose of this organization will be to attend a Model United Nations conference at least once a year. Visit our website: http://www3.nd.edu/~ndmun/ For more information, please contact us at ndmun@nd.edu

Moneythink is a national non-profit organization that aims to promote financial literacy by placing college mentors in local urban high schools. For more information, please contact us at themoney@nd.edu

The purpose of the MSA shall be to serve the best interests of Islam and Muslims in the Notre Dame community by: 1. Helping Muslims carry out Islamic activities in pursuance of Islam as a complete way of life; 2. Carrying on religious, social, civic, charitable, literary, athletic, scientific research, and other Islamic activities; 3. Promoting friendly relations and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims; 4. Upholding the high ideals of Islam based on the concepts of brotherhood, harmony, tolerance, and egalitarianism. For more information, please contact us at ndmsa@nd.edu.

*The primary purpose of the organization is to provide an environment that is conductive to the intrinsic socio-cultural needs and desires of the Native American students at Notre Dame. NASAND wishes to strive to promote a sense of unity among the Notre Dame Native American community by providing an atmosphere that Native American students can relate to, both socially and culturally. *It is purpose to educate ourselves (Native Americans) cross-culturally and others (non-Natives) about the major common concerns of Native Americans. Through education, NASAND wishes to enrich and encourage individual understanding and awareness of Native Americans and how Native Americans perceive themselves. Education may consist of a variety of the following contributing factors, but not limited to unbiased historical presentations, cultural presentations and activities, literature, speakers, and field trips. *NASAND shall address the problem of retention among Native Americans at Notre Dame. In addition to the aforementioned goals, NASAND recognizes the need to provide academic support to its members in an effort to maximize member's educational pursuits. For more information, please contact us at nasand@nd.edu. Visit our website: http://www.nd.edu/~nasand.

To generate funds to support Partners In Health's work across the globe in under-resourced nations. To educate the Notre Dame & South Bend communities about the right to health care, create populous discourse on global health issues, and share PIH's stories, lessons, and evidence of what is possible. To advocate for universal right to health care by building pressure through media outlets, engaging in online action and petitions, and building relationships with local legislature. For more information, please contact us at pihengag@nd.edu.

NDPF intends to contribute to building peace and justice by exploring and articulating the ideals of Christian Gospel non-violence and by striving to apply it to personal life and to the structures of society. NDPF seeks to fulfill this mission in the University of Notre Dame community through prayer, action, education, protest and fellowship. Visit our website: http://www3.nd.edu/~pfellow/. For more information, please contact us at pfellow@nd.edu.

The Puerto Rican Association of Notre Dame works to engage and empower Puerto Rican and Latino students to raise awareness on Puerto Rican social, political, economic, and racial issues. It acts as a safe space for students and community members to gather and celebrate their shared Puerto Rican culture and Spanish language. The PRSAND serves as a platform for students to hold discussions and activities on Puerto Rican issues by: organizing student panels to inform the Notre Dame and South Bend community; coordinating cultural events that expose students to Puerto Rican culture and; inviting guest speakers to hold lectures.

The purpose of RareND shall be to develop a student initiative oriented to spreading awareness and recognition of rare diseases. This club is completely and thoroughly student-driven. Student leaders of this club have a passion for fighting against rare diseases. All founders of this club have been trained in two semesters of a Clinical Research class in rare diseases and have substantial knowledge in the field. We will fight for this club to be a great club for Notre Dame. For more information, please contact us at rarend@nd.edu

The purpose of SOE shall be to promote sisterhood, foster positive self-image, and strengthen the minds of young women. Visit our website: http://www3.nd.edu/~shades/. For more information, please contact us at shades@nd.edu.

The purpose of STFND shall be to promote the importance of women’s education on a global scale. Through the coordination of fundraising events STFND will provide academic sponsorships to girls in developing countries attending a school partnered with the national She’s the First organization. In an effort to raise awareness among the Notre Dame student body, activities will highlight the necessity of education in allowing girls around the world to break social and economic barriers. For more information, please contact us at stfnd@nd.edu.

Silver Wings is a national, co-ed, professional org. dedicated to creating proactive, knowledgeable, and effective civic leaders through community service and education about national defense. For more information, please contact us at silverwg@nd.edu

The mission of Slice of Life ND is to bring Notre Dame and St. Mary’s students in contact with underprivileged children in the South Bend area in order to help these children improve their academic performance and to build self esteem, self-confidence and respect for themselves and others. For more information, please contact us at sol@nd.edu

Members of Social Justice in American Medicine will become educated about the current U.S. healthcare system as it affects the poor and uninsured, will explore proposed state and national healthcare initiatives from a perspective of social justice, and will use this knowledge to raise awareness about these issues to work toward positive change. For more information, please contact us at sjam@nd.edu

The purpose of this club shall be to unite student volunteers from Notre Dame with children with autism or special needs in the South Bend and Granger communities. The goals of each pair of Special Friends are as follows: - for the student volunteer to form a unique and loving bond with a child in the community - to raise greater student awareness of individuals with autism or special needs - for the student volunteers to assist the children in homework, speech therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy or any other goals outlined by the parent of the child with special needs or autism - for each student volunteer to spend at least 4 hours per week with that child - to meet once (or twice if needed) a semester as a club for club business, as well as to discuss how each student-child pair is working out. Visit our website: see https://sites.google.com/a/nd.edu/specialfriends/. For more information, please contact us at sfriends@nd.edu.

SUB is the primary programming body of the student union, attempting to access the needs and wants of the undergraduate student body and provide services and social, intellectual, and cultural opportunities that enhance undergraduate student life. SUB coordinates many campus-wide events, including the following: Fall Mall, Literary Festival, Collegiate Jazz Festival, AnTostal, major concerts, weekend movie series, etc. For more information, please contact us at sub@nd.edu.

The purpose of “Student Voices in Palestine” shall be to create an atmosphere of education and discussion of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, with special emphasis placed on raising awareness of Palestinian narratives, which are often silenced by mainstream channels of information, as well as educating Notre Dame students to Israeli and Jewish experiences and arguments, in order to promote a substantive engagement of the Notre Dame community with the plight of the Palestinians and with devising concrete activities to advance justice to Palestinians and Israelis. For more information, please contact us at svp@nd.edu.

The purpose of SAGV shall be to A. Form a nonpartisan student group that will advocate for safer campus, local, state, and national gun laws. B. Create a student voice that educates, supports, and works for greater gun safety. C. Bring students together to have productive and respective conversation on gun violence. For more information, please contact us at sagv@nd.edu.

The mission of SCNOND is to develop the South Bend community through pro-bono consulting engagements with local nonprofit organizations through the unique experiences and gained academic knowledge of our student members. The secondary mission of SCNOND is to develop our student members for future career endeavors through consulting projects with nonprofit organizations. For more information, please contact us at scnond@nd.edu

The purpose of SCOP shall be to educate and energize the public, especially young people, about a child-oriented approach to public policy. Special attention will be given to fostering a youth movement in Indiana to encourage the enactment of child-friendly policies. For more information, please contact us at scop@nd.edu

The purpose of The Blue and Gold Project is to raise awareness and financial support for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN. Riley provides medical treatment for critically or chronically ill children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Children from every county in Indiana receive care at Riley. The Blue and Gold Project seeks to support anyone who has been impacted by pediatric cancer or childhood illness – as a patient, survivor, relative or friend – through a variety of activities. These activities can include, but are not limited to: 1. Establishing a forum in which people can share their stories related to childhood diseases and hear from researchers, doctors, and advocates in the community who seek to raise awareness for a cure. 2. Engaging with the Michiana families of Riley Hospital for Children through visits and events, or organizing small gifts for the kids such as knit hats or letters for their visits to Riley or local treatments. 3. Volunteering at and raising awareness for other relevant events and organizations including the Beacon Children’s Hospital, Cancer Awareness Week, and Child Health Day. Many children that receive treatment at Riley receive subsequent treatments at Beacon. 4. Involving the Notre Dame campus in SMCDM (Saint Mary’s College Dance Marathon), a dance marathon that raises funds to support the children, families, and research at Riley Hospital for Children. For more information, please contact us at bluegold@nd.edu.

The purpose of the Timmy Global Health of Notre Dame shall be to foster interest about Ecuador through the coordination of educational and awareness projects and a yearly medical service trip to Ecuador. Visit our website: http://www3.nd.edu/~timmynd/Timmy_Global_Health_of_Notre_Dame/Welcome.html For more information, please contact us at timmynd@nd.edu

The Wabruda is an organization based on brotherhood amongst African-Americans. Through intellectual elevation, communal interaction, and faith in God we will strive to achieve social awareness and personal enlightenment. http://www3.nd.edu/~wabruda/ For more information, please contact us at wabruda@nd.edu

University of Notre Dame Wishmakers aims to enrich the lives of children facing life-threatening medical conditions by providing financial, inspirational, and motivational support, while working closely with Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. It provides college students with an outlet for making a difference in the lives of others. For more information, please contact us at mawnd@nd.edu

The ND World Hunger Coalition was established in 1974 in an attempt to raise awareness on campus of issues related to hunger in the local community and through the world. The WHC organizes a number of educational, spiritual, and service-oriented projects throughout the academic year. The Wednesday Lunch Fast is the group's main project. Those who wish to participate volunteer to skip lunch each Wednesday of the semester and the dining hall donates a designated amount for each meal skipped. That money is then sent to several Third World grassroots developmental projects in an effort to alleviate the suffering of hunger. Sign-ups take place at the beginning of each semester and only those students with meal plans may participate. In addition, the group sponsors a Thanksgiving and Easter Basket Drive each year. Donations are taken up around campus and used to purchase Thanksgiving/Easter dinners for the less fortunate in the local community. Visit our website: http://blogs.nd.edu/food-security-coalition/world-hunger-coalition-nd/ For more information, please contact us at whc@nd.edu

 

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Upcoming Events

October 2020

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Acoutsticafé | Justice in the World
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
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Postgraduate Service: JVC Northwest Information Session
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

November 2020

01
Higgins Labor Film Club: On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Engaged Learning Forum | Spanish CBL @ 10
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
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Labor Café Goes Virtual! November First Friday
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Higgins Labor Film Club: Bread and Roses (2000)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 4:00pm
09
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 1)
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
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CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 2)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

December 2020

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Labor Café Goes Virtual! December First Friday
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm