Sorin Fellows Program

About the Sorin Fellows Program

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The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture’s Sorin Fellows Program is a community of students at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College inspired by the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition and committed to pursuing the integration of their social, intellectual, and spiritual values in the context of their collegiate experience and in the discernment of their vocations.

Through this student formation program, Sorin Fellows are supported by the de Nicola Center and provided opportunities to develop enduring friendships, enhance their intellectual experience, deepen their faith lives, and cultivate their gifts and talents. The Center currently supports more than 220 Sorin Fellows at the undergraduate and graduate levels, representing nearly every field of study from across the range of the university's constituent colleges and schools.

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

Named in honor of Notre Dame’s founder, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., the Sorin Fellows Program takes as its inspiration Father Sorin’s vision that Notre Dame might be a “powerful means for good” in the world.

The four pillars of the Sorin Fellows Program: 

  1. The development of enduring friendships with other fellows and with university faculty and staff.
  2. The enhancement of students' intellectual experience through unique extracurricular opportunities.
  3. The deepening of students' faith lives by way of common reflection, prayer, and worship.
  4. The cultivation of gifts and talents through Center-supported internships, research, and service opportunities.

Learn more about student programming here.

Learn more about funding for student research and internships here.

Apply to our Sorin Fellows Program here.