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Learning How to Live a Good Life

Service is Part of the Fabric at Notre Dame College

Learning How to Live a Good Life

Learning How to Live a Good Life

Learning How to Live a Good Life

Learning How to Live a Good Life

A Notre Dame College education is anchored in the liberal arts, attuned to its students’ professional preparation and multiple learning needs, and sensitive to its Catholic heritage. The College not only prepares students to earn a living, it prepares them to live a life doing good work – work that is characterized by excellence, ethics and social responsibility.

Service has a long tradition at the College, as its mission is grounded in that of the Sisters of Notre Dame. The hallmarks of a Notre Dame education include developing sensitivity to the needs of others and developing a spirit of service to one’s community. FalconCorps, the College’s service center, builds upon that tradition by fostering participation in community service and increasing understanding of social justice issues.

Students regularly volunteer at the Cleveland Food Bank, the Tri-City Consortium and the Heights Emergency Food Center. The day freshmen step onto campus they encounter that spirit of service and social responsibility, as they are asked to participate in a Welcome Weekend Food Collection. For several years, students have spent their fall and spring breaks building houses for Habitat for Humanity. The College’s student athletes regularly volunteer at Special Olympics, raise money for various causes, and visit local schools to share their personal stories of struggles and successes. Notre Dame alumni engage in service retreats, and faculty and staff volunteer their time for the American Heart Association and the Ronald McDonald House.

Notre Dame is currently also in the process of designing a signature core curriculum that cultivates personal responsibility, service, professional ethics, and a sense of the common good from a local to a global perspective in all degree-seeking students.

In short, service is part of the fabric at Notre Dame College.

For that commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, Notre Dame has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition for a college or university.

On the following pages you will read about a few examples of how service touches nearly everyone at Notre Dame College: