Student Formation

Student Formation

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The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture is dedicated to serving Notre Dame students, encouraging them to explore the depth of the Catholic moral and intellectual traditions, and giving them essential tools to engage the world beyond the university.

Inspired by the richness of the Catholic intellectual and moral tradition, the Center’s Sorin Fellows Program provides Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College undergraduate and graduate students opportunities and resources to integrate their social, intellectual, and spiritual values in the context of their collegiate experience and in the discernment and pursuit of their vocations.

 As a Sorin Fellow, students have the opportunity to:

Develop enduring friendships with students and faculty through programs such as the Sorin Supper Club, Sorin Salon Series, and Bread of Life dinners.

Enhance their intellectual experience through specialized advising by faculty, faculty-led reading groups on enduring pieces of literary reflection in the Catholic tradition, and exclusive meetings with influential leaders and distinguished visitors to the university.

Deepen their faith life through occasions for shared worship, prayer, and reflection at the monthly Sorin Fellow First Friday Mass and socials.

Cultivate their gifts and talents through Center-sponsored internships and funding opportunities.

By participating in and contributing to the life of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, Sorin Fellows play a crucial role in amplifying Notre Dame’s witness to human dignity, authentic human freedom, and the common good in the public sphere.

Tap here to learn more about our Sorin Fellows Program