Social Wellness emphasizes the human need for social interaction and cultivating positive relationships. 



Establish Connections

Graduate Student Union

"The Graduate Student Union (GSU) exists to improve the quality of life for all graduate students at the University, both in the classroom, laboratory, and library and in everyday life.  Through the planning and support of the council, the GSU endeavors to enhance the quality of graduate education and your experience at the University."

Be your own advocate – join a GSU committee!  GSU has nine committees addressing a wide range of issues important to Notre Dame graduate students. From health care to technology, from social events to general quality of life, these committees strive to improve services, resources, and programs for all grad students – and any grad student can join! Joining a committee not only allows you to advocate for your concerns, it will introduce you to other students with similar interests and provide opportunities for leadership development.

Student Activities Office

"The Student Activities Office strives to enhance the overall educational experience of students and serves the campus community through development of, exposure to, participation in, and assistance with intellectual, spiritual, cultural, recreational, social, leadership, and employment opportunities. The Office also fosters an environment which values differences, the freedom of expression and the holistic development of students."

Graduate Clubs

Find a list of graduate clubs on the SAO website.

Grad Life Grants Program

Check out our Grad Life Grants page for complete information.

Center for Social Concerns

"The Center for Social Concerns (CSC) provides community-based learning courses, community-based research, and service opportunities for students and faculty and lies at the heart of the University of Notre Dame. It is a place where faith and action, service and learning, research and resolve intersect. Over the past 29 years, the Center has offered educational experiences in social concerns inspired by Gospel values and the Catholic social tradition so that students and faculty may better understand and respond to poverty and injustice."

Gender Relations Center

"As an office in Student Affairs, the Gender Relations Center (GRC) designs and implements programs about healthy relationships, gender and sexuality consistent with the Catholic character of the University.  It creates dialogue on campus by collaborating with student clubs, other departments at Notre Dame and community organizations in South Bend.  It is the first and only office of its kind within collegiate student affairs nationwide."

Multicultural Student Programs and Services

"Advocates. Community builders. Welcoming committee. Collaborators. The professionals in the Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) office are all of these things and more.

No matter what service we’re providing, we work together toward a common goal: to ensure that historically underrepresented students feel at home, are connected with on-campus opportunities, and have every chance to succeed at Notre Dame."

International Student and Scholar Affairs

"International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) offers a variety of support services and programs to help international students and scholars make the most out of their time at the University. ISSA coordinates educational and cultural programs and events throughout the year to help international students, scholars and families feel at home in the United States."