Our Mission

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The mission of Graduate Student Life is to enhance the educational experience of and quality of life for Notre Dame students pursuing advanced degrees.

As a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, and in partnership with the Graduate School, Graduate Student Life is committed to:

  • Cultivating a community of integrated learning in which the healthy and holistic development of mind, heart, body, and spirit is encouraged and supported for all graduate students
  • Assessing and addressing the distinct and diverse needs of the graduate student population with a particular focus on wellness and community building
  • Modeling and fostering collaborative relationships across departments, programs, and divisions
  • Creating an environment in which the presence and contributions of graduate students are recognized, valued, and celebrated.