otre Dame’s founding can perhaps best erful social and historical forces.
be characterized as an outburst of Just as the University was being
missionary zeal. How else can one established, the first waves of
describe the action of Father Edward Sorin, the European immigrants, overwhelm-
28-year-old French priest of the Congregation ingly Catholic, were reaching
of Holy Cross who —with $310 cash and three America’s shores, and Notre Dame’s
log buildings in various stages of disrepair in location — though seemingly
the middle of the northern Indiana frontier — remote — in fact put it within easy
had the temerity to christen his enterprise the reach of cities like Chicago, Detroit
University of Notre Dame du Lac? and St. Louis, all of which soon
Notre Dame at its founding was a name in would have large immigrant
search of, or perhaps in anticipation of, a uni- Catholic populations. The growth of
versity. The wonder is not so much what the the University of Notre Dame and
University has become more than a century and the immigrant experience would be
a half later, but that it survived at all in those inextricably linked.
early years of beginning almost literally from A number of forces were at work
nothing. in this relationship. The American
In his book, The University of Notre Dame: A Dream was coming into being, and
Portrait of Its History and Campus, historian with it the hope and expectation
Thomas Schlereth of the American studies that, through hard work and edu-
department has described the odds the cation, children would enjoy
University was up against: “Only nine other greater opportunities than their
Catholic colleges existed when Notre Dame was parents. At the same time, anti-immigrant and the University that its charter claimed it was.”
founded, but that number had grown to 51 by anti-Catholic sentiments were open and perva- Zahm was not without evidence to support his
1861. Presently only seven of these antebellum sive in American society, creating barriers to faith in Notre Dame’s potential. On this campus
institutions still exist. One historian estimates immigrant Catholic students. Equally strong in 1899, Jerome Green, a young Notre Dame sci-
a mortality rate of approximately 80 percent sentiments among many Catholics regarded entist, became the first American to transmit a
among Notre Dame’s contemporary secular public schools at any level as dangerous places wireless message. At about the same time,
institutions. Yet Notre Dame survived …” where young people might lose their faith. For Albert Zahm, Father John’s younger brother,
The University’s survival of those early years all these reasons, education — primary, sec- was designing the first successful helicopter
is a tribute not only to the faith of Father Sorin, ondary and higher education — became the and first wind tunnel and was launching the first
but also to his pragmatism and wit. In the begin- centerpiece of American Catholicism. man-carrying glider from the roof of a building
ning, his institution’s only admissions require- Though it may not have seemed so at the on campus. The University also had established
ment was the ability to pay — some payment, at time, this great historical movement of peoples the nation’s first architecture, law and engineer-
least, and not necessarily in currency or coin; and the creation of the American melting pot ing schools under Catholic auspices.
livestock or the services of a tradesman or some dramatically enhanced the odds of Notre Dame’s The debate over Notre Dame’s future was
other “in-kind” payment also were cheerfully survival. What still had to be decided, however, effectively ended in the two decades following
accepted. Nor were admissions limited by reli- was precisely the type of insti- the First World War. In 1919,
gious preference. Father Sorin’s mission and tution Notre Dame would the University installed its first
inspiration were thoroughly and indisputably
2004 NCAA president to have earned a
become. How could this small
Catholic, but from the beginning he made it Midwestern school without Graduation Rates Ph.D., Father James Burns,
clear that would-be students of any religious endowment and without ranks All Student-Athletes C.S.C., and the changes he ini-
persuasion were welcome; indeed, that Notre of well-to-do alumni hope to 1. Duke tiated were as dramatic as
Dame’s student body eventually would become compete with firmly estab- 2. Notre Dame they were far-reaching. The
overwhelmingly Catholic was more a reflection lished private universities and Northwestern 87
elementary, preparatory and
of American culture than of parochialism on the public-supported state institu- Stanford 87
manual labor programs were
University’s part. tions? As in Sorin’s day, the 5. Rice 82 scrapped; the University’s first
Sorin was equally flexible when it came to his fact that the University pur- Virginia 82 board of lay advisors was
University’s academic offerings. While a classical sued this lofty and ambitious 7. Boston College 81 established with the goal of
collegiate curriculum was established early on, vision of its future was testi- creating a $1-million endow-
so too were elementary and preparatory pro- mony to the faith of its leaders Male Student-Athletes ment, with a national cam-
grams as well as a manual labor school, and for — leaders such as Father 1. Duke 88 paign conducted to achieve
several decades the collegiate program never John Zahm, C.S.C. 2. Stanford 84 that goal; and the first annual
attracted more than a dozen students in any year. As Schlereth describes it: 3. Notre Dame 82 giving program for alumni was
As Notre Dame’s chronicler, Father Arthur Hope, “Zahm … envisioned Notre 4. Northwestern 81 launched. With this impetus
C.S.C., has written, “If (Sorin) was to begin at all, Dame as potentially ‘the intel- 5. Rice 78 established, between 1919
the head of this new college had to be mightily lectual center of the American and 1933 the University would
concerned about frostbite and empty stomachs. West’; an institution with large Female Student-Athletes erect 15 new buildings and
The more elusive problems of intellectual devel- undergraduate, graduate, and 1. Northwestern 96 triple the numbers of both its
opment would have to wait.” professional schools equipped 2. Duke 95 students and its faculty.
If Notre Dame in its infancy was the child of with laboratories, libraries, 3. Notre Dame 94 Also during this period, a
Sorin’s vision and will, its subsequent growth and and research facilities. Notre 4. Virginia 92 new and utterly unanticipated
development were the products of large and pow- Dame should strive to become 5. Stanford 91 element was added to the ethos
194 Notre Dame Stadium’s 75th Anniversary
Irish Athletic Programs Excel Under NCAA’s New APR Standard throughout its history, Notre Dame’s position in
American culture mirrors that of the Catholic
All 22 athletics programs at Notre Dame programs that fail to earn an APR scored of 925 Church. The world is very different from the one
exceeded the new academic performance stan- or better will be barred from replacing a schol- encountered by Father Sorin on his arrival in
dard introduced in February of 2004 by the arship athlete who leaves the institution while this country. The tangible barriers faced then
NCAA, and 13 Irish teams scored a perfect academically ineligible. Programs with chroni-
by Catholic students and scholars have largely
1,000. cally poor academic records based upon a
been removed, and today one may find such stu-
The Academic Process Rate (APR) uses a rolling four-year rate ultimately will be barred
dents and scholars at Harvard and Stanford and
series of formulas related to student-athlete from postseason competition, in addition to los-
Duke, as well as at Notre Dame. American
retention and eligibility to measure the academ- ing their scholarships.
Catholics are firmly implanted in the American
ic performance of all participants who receive a Notre Dame registered an overal APR of 979,
grant-in-aid on every team at every NCAA and among Division 1-A schools it had the third mainstream.
Division I college and university. It replaces the highest percentage of teams with perfect scores. At the same time, the secularization of con-
annual graduation rates report that previously The national average for Division 1-A institu- temporary American society is an undisputed
was issued by the NCAA. Beginning in 2005-06, tions was 944. fact, and with that transformation has come a
weakening of common values, an antipathy to
belief, and a resistance to the very notion of
of Notre Dame, and the University forever after During the 18-year presidency of Father
underlying truths. One expression of this view-
would be a national institution. That new ele- Edward Malloy, the University has continued to
point is the contention that a Catholic university
ment was, of course, the game of football. But grow in stature. Endowed faculty positions now
is a contradiction in terms, that reason and
for Notre Dame and for its legions of ethnic number more than 190, the student body is
belief are somehow mutually exclusive. The
American loyalists — most, but not all, Catholic among the most selective in the nation — with
Catholic intellectual tradition and the Western
— the cliché was true: Football was more than a third of entering freshmen ranking among the
university tradition itself stand in opposition to
a game. Through its academic program, Notre top five students in their high school graduating
this contention, as does Notre Dame.
Dame already was part of the striving of ethnic classes — and the graduation rate annually is
It is a telling act that throughout Notre
Americans to earn a place in the American among the four or five highest in the nation.
Dame’s history, and increasingly in recent years,
mainstream. Now, even for those who had never The University’s endowment, now more than $3
many eminent scholars of various faith tradi-
and would never attend Notre Dame, the billion, is the 18th-largest in American higher
tions have made the University their home sim-
University became a symbol, so much so that its education and campus additions have included:
ply because they have preferred to work in a
attraction persists literally to this day. new research laboratories; a graduate student
community of learning where belief is not
The national recognition football brought to housing complex; residence halls for under-
merely tolerated, but in fact is celebrated.
Notre Dame was a mixed blessing at those times graduate women (who now comprise more than
Father Sorin’s dream was predicated on his
when it tended to overshadow the University’s 45 percent of the student body); DeBartolo
conviction that a university would be a powerful
growing academic distinction, but overall it has Hall, the most technologically advanced teach-
force for good in this land that he embraced as
been an almost incalculable boon to public ing facility in higher education; a 153,000-
his own. For the University of Notre Dame,
awareness of, interest in and support of Notre square foot complex for the Mendoza College of
Sorin’s conviction remains the inspiration, the
Dame. It may be amusing to speculate how the Business and the new DeBartolo Center for the
mission and the driving force.
University’s history might have been different Performing Arts.
without the phenomenon of football, but the The question for Notre Dame today is, having
University is happy to accept this legacy as is. become a distinguished American university, to U.S. News & World Report
If the post-World War I era saw Notre Dame’s what should it now aspire? 2005 Top 20 Rankings of
first flowering as a true University, the six Some goals are self-evident. The University National Universities
decades since the Second World War has seen must strive at all times to bring new vigor to its
the vision of John Zahm reach full fruition. teaching and to enhance both the breadth and 1. Harvard
Father John Cavanaugh, C.S.C., began the the depth of the education it offers students. At Princeton
process after the war by toughening Notre the same time, it must strengthen significantly 3. Yale
Dame’s entrance requirements, increasing fac- its graduate programs and faculty research to 4. Pennsylvania
ulty hiring, and establishing the Notre Dame make ever greater contributions in the quest for 5. Duke
Foundation to expand the University’s develop- new knowledge. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ment capabilities. Then, during the 35-year But the institutional mission of Notre Dame Stanford
tenure of Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., reaches beyond these goals. 8. Cal Tech
Notre Dame’s enrollment, faculty and degrees The higher aspiration of the University of Notre
awarded all doubled; library volumes increased Dame is to seek out and assume leadership roles
five-fold; endowment catapulted from less than through which students and alumni, faculty,
$10 million to more than $400 million; campus interdisciplinary institutes, and professional pro- 11. Northwestern
physical facilities grew from 48 to 88 buildings; grams can bring their accomplishments to bear Washington University (St. Louis)
faculty compensation increased ten-fold; and on the most basic and pressing needs of human- 13. Brown
research funding grew more than twenty-fold. In ity — for peace and social justice, for human 14. Cornell
addition, two defining moments occurred during rights and dignity, for ethical conduct in business, Johns Hopkins
this period: the transference of University gover- science and the professions, for a renewal of val- Chicago
nance in 1967 from the Congregation of Holy ues in interpersonal and societal relationships, 17. Rice
Cross to a predominantly lay board of trustees and for a more enlightened stewardship of the 18. NOTRE DAME
and the admission of women to undergraduate environment, to name but a few of the challenges. Vanderbilt
studies in 1972. This aspiration is incumbent upon Notre 20. Emory
Dame as a Catholic university. Today, as
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Indicators of Excellence
RANKINGS • The Notre Dame marching band was founded in 1843 and is
• Notre Dame is rated among the nation’s top 25 institutions the oldest college marching band still in existence.
of higher learning in surveys conducted by U.S. News and INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES
World Report, Princeton Review, Time, Kiplinger’s, and • Notre Dame ranks sixth in the percentage of students study-
Kaplan/Newsweek. ing abroad among major research universities.
• The Wall Street Journal has cited Notre Dame as one of the • Notre Dame offers 27 international study programs in 17
“New Ivies” in American higher education, along with, countries. The two newest programs are in Bologna, Italy,
among others, Duke, Northwestern and Johns Hopkins. and Beijing.
• Notre Dame ranks eighth in a listing of “dream schools” in • Notre Dame’s Keough Institute for Irish Studies is the
a survey of college applicants and parents by the Princeton nation’s foremost Irish studies program, and Notre Dame
Review. The top seven are NYU, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, has the most prominent presence in Ireland of any American
Duke, Columbia and Princeton. university. The Keough Notre Dame Study Centre-Ireland,
• Hispanic Magazine ranks Notre Dame ninth on its list of the housed in historic Newman House in Dublin, engages in
top 25 colleges for Latinos. extensive cooperative agreements with Trinity College,
Dublin, and University College Dublin (UCD).
FACULTY AND PROGRAMS • At the request of Pope Paul VI, Notre Dame helped found the
• Chemist Dennis Jacobs was selected the 2002-03 U.S. Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies at Tantur,
Professor of the Year for research and doctoral universities located on a hilltop on the road from Jerusalem to
by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Bethlehem.
Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education. SERVICE
• The Department of Philosophy was ranked 14th in the • Community service is a hallmark of Notre Dame. About 80
United States in a survey of nearly 200 philosophers, and percent of Notre Dame students, through the University’s
Notre Dame and Yale were cited as the nation’s top two pro- Center for Social Concerns, are active in social service, and
grams for the study of the philosophy of religion. at least 10 percent of each year’s baccalaureate graduating
• Faculty in the College of Arts and Letters have earned 20 class spends a year or more in volunteer service, prompting
fellowships from the National Endowment for the UN General-Secretary Kofi Annan to say, “Notre Dame rep-
Humanities during the past six years, more than for any Hesburgh Library resents much that is best and most generous in the
other university in the nation. American tradition.”
• The School of Architecture is ranked ninth by the National • Jerome J. Green, a member of Notre Dame’s engineering • More than 600 Notre Dame graduates have participated in
Architectural Accrediting Board. faculty from 1895-1914, was a pioneer of wireless commu- the Holy Cross Associates program since its inception in
• The National Science Foundation has joined with Notre nication. Guided by the findings of Guglielmo Marconi, 1978. Established by the University’s founding congregation,
Dame and two other universities to establish the Joint Green became the first American to transmit a wireless the program engages young lay people in the congregation’s
Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics. message—from Notre Dame to neighboring Saint Mary’s service to the poor in the United States and Chile.
• Notre Dame established the first programs in law, engi- College. • Notre Dame’s Social Concerns Seminars, in which under-
neering and architecture at an American Catholic institution • Beginning in 1907, Notre Dame priest and professor Rev. graduates spend fall and spring breaks offering assistance
of higher learning. Julius Nieuwland, C.S.C., conducted research that 25 years in Appalachia and other impoverished areas, is one of the
• Notre Dame’s Institute for Medieval Studies was the first in later led to the discovery of the formulae for synthetic rub- most comprehensive service-learning programs in higher
the United States, and the University also founded the first ber. Produced commercially by the DuPont Company under education.
publication series dedicated specifically to medieval topics. the brand name Neoprene, the highly elastic material is • The University’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) sends
• According to the National Science Foundation, Notre Dame used for products ranging from water-faucet washers to 135 recent graduates to teach in some 90 understaffed
is one of the top three U.S. universities in low-energy gasoline-pump hoses to the adhesive strips on disposable Catholic schools in the Southern, Southeastern, and
nuclear physics research. diapers. Southwestern United States and in South Bend. A national
• Notre Dame’s Department of Accountancy consistently • Germ-free technology developed by professors James model, ACE has received the Higher Education Award from
ranks among the top 10 in the country in an annual nation- Reyniers and Morris Pollard at Notre Dame’s LOBUND the Corporation for National Service for leadership in using
wide survey of accountancy department chairs. Laboratory has played a significant role in bone-marrow national service resources through AmeriCorps.
• The Department of Mathematics ranks in the top quarter treatment for leukemia and Hodgkins disease, the preven-
among all universities that grant a doctorate in the field. tion of colon cancer, the use of nutrition in preventing ALUMNI
• The Notre Dame Law School is rated 20th by U.S. News & prostate cancer, and the development of “statin” choles- • The University’s network of 248 alumni clubs—including 38
World Report, and the Educational Quality Rankings of U.S. terol-lower drugs. international clubs—is the most extensive in higher educa-
Law Schools places Notre Dame among the top four nation- • The late biologist George B. Craig Jr. was one of the world’s tion.
ally for teaching quality. foremost experts on mosquitoes and their disease-carrying • With graduates renowned for their loyalty and generosity,
• U.S. News & World Report and Entrepreneur Magazine rank capabilities. For two decades he studied the genetics of Notre Dame annually ranks among the top five universities
Notre Dame’s Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Aedes aegypti, the Yellow Fever mosquito, using it to better in percentage of alumni who contribute.
among the top 25 in the nation. understand disease transmission and to experiment with • In alumni satisfaction surveys, Notre Dame ranks among
• The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory genetic control techniques. His later work included study of the top three nationally.
and Notre Dame have collaborated to create a new Institute LaCrosse encephalitis in the Midwest and the Asian Tiger
for Theoretical Sciences. mosquito’s migration from Southeast Asia to the United RESOURCES AND FACILITIES
• Notre Dame is part of a consortium of universities con- States. • Notre Dame ranks in the top 20 among all American col-
structing the world’s largest telescope in Arizona. leges and universities in size of endowment (approximately
• Two Notre Dame theologians are members of the official STUDENTS $3 billion) and in annual voluntary support. Since 1984-85,
translation team of the Dead Sea Scrolls. • Notre Dame’s graduation rate of 95 percent is exceeded by the University has ranked first in the amount of money con-
only Harvard and Princeton. tributed annually by parents. It has the largest endowment
RESEARCH MILESTONES • Notre Dame graduates are accepted into medical schools at and yearly gift total of any Catholic institution of higher
For more than 100 years, Notre Dame researchers have been a rate of about 75 percent, almost twice the national aver- learning in the world.
at the forefront of numerous pioneering developments: age. • Notre Dame is one of just 10 major private universities to
• In 1893, 10 years before the Wright brothers’ first flight, • Notre Dame has one of the highest undergraduate residen- receive a rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investors Service.
Notre Dame engineering professor Albert Zahm organized tial concentrations of any national university, with 80 per- • A new report puts Notre Dame’s economic impact on the
the first International Aeronautic Congress in Chicago. cent of its students living in 27 residence halls. Some 40 local marketplace at more than $830 million annually.
Based upon experiments on campus, he presented a paper Holy Cross religious continue to live and provide a pastoral • The DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts—a $63.6 mil-
that proposed the first modern method for launching air- presence in the halls. lion, 150,000-square-foot complex with five distinct per-
planes and manually controlling them in flight by using • Fighting Irish athletics programs have produced the second formance venues—opened in the summer of 2004.
rotating wing parts to balance the aircraft laterally and a most Academic All-Americans among Division I-A colleges
double tail to control pitching and side-to-side movement. and universities.
196 Notre Dame Stadium’s 75th Anniversary
Rev. John I. Jenkins, University’s annual operating budget of more than
C.S.C., took office as the $700 million and an endowment of more than $3 bil-
Notre Dame Administration
17th president of the lion. He oversees human resource activities for a President
University of Notre Dame work force of more than 4,000 employees – the Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
on July 1, 2005. He was largest in St. Joseph County – and directs the Executive Vice President
elected by the University’s University’s construction program. John Affleck-Graves
Board of Trustees to a five- A native of South Africa and a naturalized U.S. cit- Vice President and Associate Provost
year term April 30, 2004. izen, Dr. Affleck-Graves specializes in the study of Christine Maziar
An associate professor initial public offerings, valuation and asset pricing Vice President and Associate Provost
of philosophy and member models, and shareholder value-added methodology. Jean Ann Linney
of Notre Dame’s faculty He is the author of more than 50 refereed publica- Vice President and Associate Provost
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
University President since 1990, Father Jenkins tions and the recipient of numerous teaching Dennis Jacobs
had served from July 2000 awards. Vice President for Student Affairs
until his election as presi- Dr. Affleck-Graves joined the Notre Dame faculty Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C.
dent as a vice president and associate provost at the in 1986 after teaching and conducting research for Vice President for University Relations
University. the previous 11 years at his alma mater, the Louis M. Nanni
Prior to his service in the provost’s office, Father University of Cape Town, where he earned bachle- Vice President for Graduate Studies/Research
Jenkins had been religious superior of the Holy or’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Jeffrey C. Kantor
Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame for three Vice President and General Counsel
years. As religious superior, he was a Fellow and Patrick F. McCartan Carol Colby Kaesebier
Trustee of the University, but he relinquished those was elected the fifth chair Vice President for Business Operations
posts to assume his duties in the provost's office. of Notre Dame's Board of James J. Lyphout
Father Jenkins specializes in the areas of ancient Trustees in May 2000. He Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
philosophy, medieval philosophy and the philosophy has been a Notre Dame Scott C. Malpass
of religion. He is the author of “Knowledge and Faith trustee since 1989 and Vice President for Public Affairs, Communication
in Thomas Aquinas,” published by Cambridge also is a Fellow of the Hillary Crnkovich
University Press in 1997. University.
Vice President for Finance
Father Jenkins earned two degrees in philosophy Mr. McCartan served
John A. Sejdinaj
from Oxford University in 1987 and 1989. He earned from 1993 through 2002 as
his master of divinity degree and licentiate in sacred managing partner of
theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Chair of the Notre Dame Jones, Day, Reavis & Board from 1991-98. He has served 25 years on the
Berkeley, Calif., in 1988. Prior to entering the Board of Trustees Pogue, an international University's Academic Council, including 10 years
Congregation of Holy Cross, he earned bachelor’s law firm headquartered in on its executive committee, and also was a member
and master’s degrees in philosophy from Notre Cleveland. Cited by The National Law Journal as one of the Provost's Advisory Committee and the search
Dame in 1976 and 1978, respectively. of the country's most respected and influential cor- committees for the University's two most recent
Father Jenkins was ordained a priest in Notre porate trial lawyers, he currently is Jones Day's sen- provosts. He served as acting dean of the Law
Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart in 1983. He ior partner, concentrating on appellate litigation and School from 1991-93 and was an associate dean
served as director of the Old College program for corporate governance. from 1988-91 and from 1993-99.
Notre Dame undergraduate candidates for the A 1956 graduate of Notre Dame, Mr. McCartan Dutile has served on numerous University and
Congregation of Holy Cross from 1991 to 1993. earned his law degree from the University in 1959. Law School committees and is a member of the edi-
A native of Omaha, Neb., Father Jenkins was Before joining Jones Day, he served as law clerk to torial board of the Notre Dame Press. He received
born Dec. 17, 1953. Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Whittaker. the 2001 James E. Armstrong Award, which is pre-
sented annually by the Notre Dame Alumni
John Affleck-Graves Fernand N. Dutile, Association for outstanding service to the University
was elected the first lay affectionately known as by an employee.
executive vice president of "Tex," was appointed chair
Notre Dame in April 2004. of the University's Faculty
A vice president and asso- Board on Athletics in 2000.
ciate provost the previous Dutile also is Notre
three years, he also holds Dame's Athletic Faculty
the Notre Dame Chair in Representative to the
Finance in the Mendoza NCAA.
College of Business. A 1965 graduate of the
Dr. Affleck-Graves, the Notre Dame Law School
Dr. John Affleck-Graves Tex Dutile
Executive Vice President fifth person to serve NCAA Faculty and a member of the facul-
as executive vice presi- Representative ty since 1971, Dutile previ-
dent, administers the ously served on the Faculty
2005 Notre Dame Football 197
Thank you for your tremendous support of our entire athletics Dos and Don’ts for representatives in regards to • have telephone contact with a prospect regarding permissible
program. Our 800+ student-athletes, our coaches and administra- a current student-athlete: pre-enrollment activities such as summer employment, provided
tive staff are very appreciative of your spirit and affinity for Notre (The following lists of examples are not all-inclusive. As always, the prospect has graduated from high school and signed a
Dame, in particular intercollegiate athletics. ask before you act!) National Letter of Intent. Also, you must contact the Compliance
Office to make them aware that you are making these employ-
With that, your adherence to all applicable NCAA rules and reg- Dos ment arrangements.
ulations is essential as we strive to maintain and enhance our You may:
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• contact a current student-athlete regarding employment oppor-
dition of integrity and values. prospect initiates the call. Such a call may not be prearranged by
tunities, however, no contact may be made without approval from
Our Compliance Office staff stands prepared to assist you with an institutional staff member and you are not permitted to have
the Compliance Office.
your questions and concerns regarding NCAA regulations. Please a recruiting conversation, but may exhibit normal civility. You
• provide a student-athlete, not their family and friends, an occa-
contact us immediately should you have concern regarding any sit- must refer any questions about our athletics programs to an ath-
sional (once a semester) meal at your home.
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• view a prospect’s athletic contest at your own initiative provided
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• provide a currently enrolled student-athlete, their parents of
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The Compliance Staff • continue established family relationships with friends and neigh-
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Who is Representative of (Exception: NCAA rules do permit institutional staff members
Notre Dame’s Athletics Interests? and athletics representatives to provide student-athletes (not
You may not:
(The following lists of examples are not all-inclusive. As always, including their family and friends) with an occasional meal
• write, e-mail or telephone a prospective student-athlete or
ask before you act!) (defined as once a semester) provided the meal is at the staff
his/her parents in an effort to recruit them to Notre Dame.
member’s or athletic representative’s home and not at a restau-
You are if: • become involved in making arrangements to provide money,
• you are an enrolled student or graduate of the University. financial aid or a benefit of any kind to a prospect or the
• use the name, picture or appearance of an enrolled student-ath-
• you have ever participated in or are a member of any organiza- prospect’s family and friends.
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mercial product or service of any kind. Any use of a student-ath-
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• you have ever made financial contributions to the University of recruiting visit.
from the Compliance Office.
Notre Dame athletics department. • contact a prospect to congratulate him/her on signing a National
• provide any payment of expense or loan of an automobile for a
• you have ever helped to arrange employment of or provided any Letter of Intent to attend the University.
student-athlete to return home or to any other location.
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• provide awards or gifts to a student-athlete for any reason. All
• you have ever been a season ticket holder in any sport. a prospect, and his/her relatives or friends to visit campus (or
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• you have ever promoted the athletics programs at the University elsewhere).
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• provide an honorarium to a student-athlete for a speaking
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advance by the Compliance Office.
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• allow a student-athlete, his/her relatives or friends to use your
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telephone to make free calls.
responsible for the behavior of all its athletics representatives in rela- ed. We ask, however, that you also help to keep Notre Dame’s tradi-
• provide free or reduced cost lodging in your home to a student-
tion to NCAA rules and regulations. Violations of NCAA regulations by tion of athletics integrity intact by following the NCAA regulations.
athlete or a student-athlete’s family and friends.
an athletics representative could result in the loss of eligibility for Your assistance will help ensure that the eligibility of both prospective
involved student-athletes (e.g. no participation in competitions) and/or and currently enrolled student-athletes is protected and preserved.
severe sanctions against the University (e.g. loss of scholarships, tel-
Prospective Student-Athlete Your efforts to know and follow the NCAA legislation are greatly appre-
A prospective student-athlete is any student who has started class-
evision and post-season bans). ciated because violations could affect the eligibility of involved
es for the ninth grade. Any student younger who receives any benefits
prospects or student-athletes and/or result in NCAA penalties being
from an institution or athletics representative would become a
Current Student-Athlete imposed on the University.
prospective student-athlete. In addition, student-athletes enrolled in
A student-athlete is any Notre Dame student who is a member of To that end, it should be our goal, as the best alumni and fans in
preparatory school or two-year colleges are considered prospective
a varsity athletics team. the country, to preserve and protect each and every student-athlete’s
student-athletes. * Note: An individual is considered a prospect
NCAA regulations apply to all student-athletes, not just those stu- eligibility. All NCAA legislation cannot be covered in a limited space
(whether or not they have signed a National Letter-of-Intent) until the
dent-athletes who were recruited or who receive an athletics scholar- such as this brochure. Therefore, any additional questions should be
first day of initial collegiate enrollment or the first day they report for
ship. *Note: NCAA regulations concerning enrolled student-athletes forwarded to the Compliance Office in the Department of Athletics.
practice, whichever is earliest. Therefore, all NCAA regulations con-
remain in effect throughout the entire year (including summer break). Please remember to ask before you act!
cerning contact with a prospective student-athlete are applicable until
If a student-athlete has completed his/her final season of eligibility, all
NCAA regulations must be adhered to until he/she graduates or leaves Mike Karwoski, Associate Director of Athletics
school. (574) 631-4107 or Karwoski.email@example.com
The Dos and Don’ts for representatives in
regards to a prospective student-athlete: Lisa Deibler, Assistant Director of Athletics
(The following lists of examples are not all-inclusive. As always,
(574) 631-8090 or Deibler.firstname.lastname@example.org
ask before you act!)
Allen Greene, Coordinator of Compliance Information
Dos (574-631-7358) or Greene.email@example.com
• forward information about prospective student-athletes to the
appropriate coaching staff.
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198 Notre Dame Stadium’s 75th Anniversary
Director of Athletics
The Kevin White Administrative File student-athletes who enrolled in 1995 – and it also
received the 2003 award for highest overall student-
Year School Assignment athlete graduation rate (92 percent of those who
1982-85 Loras College Director of Athletics
enrolled in 1996). When the NCAA first issued its
1985-86 Loras College Vice President for Academic Performance Rate numbers in 2005, Irish
Student Development, teams excelled, with 13 earning a perfect 1,000
Director of Athletics score.
1986-87 Loras College Vice President for • The NCAA Division I-A Athletic Directors' Association
College Advancement, gave one of its four 2000 awards of excellence to
Director of Athletics Notre Dame's CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
1987-91 University of Maine Director of Athletics • He renewed Notre Dame's NBC Sports contract for
1991-96 Tulane University Director of Athletics televising of home football games for five more years
(through 2010) and its Westwood One contract for
1996-00 Arizona State University Director of Athletics football radio broadcasts for five more years (through
2000-present University of Notre Dame Director of Athletics 2007).
• He oversaw the University’s NCAA re-certification
process in 2004 as Notre Dame went through that
self-study and peer review process for the first time
Kevin White, one of the most progressive and talented • Notre Dame won the BIG EAST Conference since 1997. The University’s athletic program was
administrators in the intercollegiate athletics ranks, quick- Commissioner's Trophy for overall athletic success in recertified without conditions.
ly has attached his signature as director of athletics at the league play in 2001, ’02 and ‘03 for both men and With a Ph.D. in education, White currently is a concur-
University of Notre Dame. women – after which the award was no longer pre- rent associate professor in the management department of
White previously had been athletic director at Arizona sented. In 2004-05, 13 Irish squads won either the the Mendoza College of Business, teaching as part of Notre
State University, Tulane University, the University of Maine, BIG EAST regular-season crown or tournament (or Dame's MBA program during spring semesters (he teach-
and Loras College. He brought a combined 18 years (1982- both). es a sports business course).
83 to 1999-2000) of experience in those positions with him His five years on the job at Notre Dame have featured a White has served on numerous NCAA committees,
to his assignment at Notre Dame. handful of other noteworthy accomplishments: including the NCAA Council, formerly the association's
Appointed March 13, 2000, White agreed to an original • He helped the Irish athletic program toward its goal of highest governing body, as well as currently serving as
five-year contract as well as a five-year extension, then in becoming a top five program in the NACDA Directors' president of the Division I-A Athletic Directors' Association
December ‘02 saw his commitment extended an additional Cup all-sports competition by championing the and second vice president of NACDA.
two years to 2012. University's plan to add 64 grants-in-aid in order to During his coaching career, White served as head track
White's first five years at Notre Dame saw unprece- give all 26 varsity sports the full NCAA complement of and field coach at Southeast Missouri State (1981-82) and
dented across-the-board achievement on Irish fields of scholarships. assistant cross country and track and field coach at
play: • He emphasized the need to remain competitive on the Central Michigan (1976-80). He began his coaching career
• Notre Dame finished 11th, 13th, 13th, 19th and 16th, facilities front by commissioning a facilities master at Gulf High School in New Port Richey, Fla., coaching
respectively, in the National Association of Collegiate plan that now provides a long-term plan for upgrading cross country and track and assisting in football and
Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Directors' Cup all- Notre Dame's athletic physical plant. wrestling. White also spent a year (1980-81) as district
sports ratings in those five years, its best-ever five- • On the academic front, in 2001-02, 25 teams achieved administrator for athletics and special projects for the Mt.
year run in that competition. GPAs of 3.0 or higher, including eight Academic All- Morris Consolidated School District in Mt. Morris, Mich.
• On nine occasions Irish teams have earned number- Americans. In 2002-03, three Irish student-athletes Born Sept. 25, 1950, in Amityville, N.Y., White earned
one national rankings. earned recognition as both All-Americans on the field his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1983 with an
• The Irish claimed the '01 national championship in and Academic All-Americans in the classroom. In emphasis on higher education administration. In 1985 he
women's basketball, the ’03 and ’05 NCAA titles in 2003-04, Irish teams produced six more Academic All- completed postdoctoral work at Harvard University's
fencing and the ’04 crown in women’s soccer. Americans, including soccer star Vanessa Pruzinsky, Institute for Educational Management. He earned his mas-
• A record 37 Notre Dame athletes earned All-America who also earned an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship ter's degree in athletics administration from Central
honors in 2001-02. after graduating with a perfect 4.0 average in chemi- Michigan University in 1976 and his bachelor's degree in
• In 2003-04 an unprecedented 22 teams qualified for cal engineering. Six more Academic All-Americans business administration in 1972 from St. Joseph's College
NCAA competition, including two (hockey and were added to the list in 2004-05. in Rensselaer, Ind., where he also competed as a sprinter
women’s golf) that accomplished that for the first time • The American Football Coaches Association awarded in track and field.
and a third (men’s golf) that made the field for the first its Academic Achievement Award for 2001 to Notre White and his wife Jane (she also has degrees from St.
time in 38 years. Dame based on its 100 percent graduation rate. The Joseph’s and Central Michigan) have five children –
University received a 2002 USA Today/NCAA Academic Maureen, Michael, Danny (a Notre Dame graduate), Brian
Achievement Award for graduating 90 percent of its (a senior at Notre Dame) and Mariah.
Missy Conboy Stan Wilcox John Heisler Bill Scholl Boo Corrigan Mike Karwoski Tom Nevala
Deputy Deputy Sr. Associate Sr. Associate Assistant Athletic Assistant Athletic Assistant Athletic
Athletic Director Athletic Director Athletic Director Athletic Director Director Director Director
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Statement of Principles
Throughout its long and pursue the wisdom of our cul-
proud history, the University ture and religious heritage and
of Notre Dame has embraced to experience the human family’s
the philosophy that a well- diversity and interdependence.
rounded athletics program — To accomplish these objectives,
including club, intramural and the University provides to its stu-
intercollegiate competition — dents, on an equitable basis,
comprises an integral part of ongoing opportunities to culti-
Notre Dame’s educational vate their moral, intellectual and
mission. physical well-being.
This philosophy reflects the
importance of operating an Basic Principles
intercollegiate athletics pro- 1. Any student hoping to suc-
gram that fully comports with ceed at the University needs a
the University’s aspirations as significant level of ability and
a Catholic institution. Notre preparation. Therefore, the
Dame therefore dedicates Office of Undergraduate
itself to the pursuit of excel- Admissions will accept into the
lence in intercollegiate athlet- University only those student-
ics within the framework of an athletes who demonstrate, on
academic community commit- the basis of the best available
ted to the University’s educa- academic and character-based
tional and religious objectives. information, the capacity to
Notre Dame also commits complete a degree at Notre
itself to the unquestioned Dame.
integrity of its athletics programs. All individuals involved, ascertains the views and concerns of student-athletes. The 2. Even for individuals manifestly well suited for Notre
directly or indirectly, in the athletics enterprise must main- Board reviews data on admissions of student-athletes and Dame, the adjustments to the rigors of academic and ath-
tain and foster the values and goals associated with the on their academic performance, progress towards letic life in a highly-competitive university present difficul-
University’s mission as a Catholic institution of higher edu- degrees, and graduation rates. The Board assesses the ties. The University recognizes its responsibility to provide
cation. effectiveness of institutional support for student-athletes. appropriate assistance to enable student-athletes to meet
As a Catholic university, Notre Dame espouses In addition, the Board sets guidelines for the approval of the demands of both academic and athletic competition. To
Christian values and principles. These include the devel- all student petitions for a fifth year of eligibility for athlet- this end, the University affords its student-athletes suit-
opment of the human person — spirit as well as body — ics and votes on each such petition. The Board establishes able academic counsel and support, primarily under the
in addition to the pursuit of excellence in all endeavors, guidelines for all intercollegiate athletics schedules and auspices of the provost’s office. Other sources of support,
the nurturing of Christian character, and the call to per- qualifications for captaincy of all University teams, and it both academic and personal, include the faculty, academ-
sonal integrity and responsibility. By providing a general votes on all proposed schedules and captaincy nomina- ic advisors, the residence-hall staff, coaches, athletics
description of the structures that support these endeavors, tions. The Board also assesses and revises procedures for administrators and the Student Development Program.
this document articulates the central values and expecta- resolving prospective conflicts between final examinations 3. The University strives to schedule practices and com-
tions that guide the University of Notre Dame’s participa- and post-season championship events. petitions so as to minimize conflicts with class periods and
tion in intercollegiate athletics. In its role as a liaison to the broader faculty, the Faculty other academic assignments of student-athletes. In this
Board disseminates appropriate, non-confidential informa- regard, the rhythm of the academic year and the particu-
PRESIDENTIAL CONTROL tion and initiates discussions on educational issues lar importance of final examinations warrant special
Notre Dame adheres to the principle of presidential regarding intercollegiate athletics and the related con- attention. All playing schedules remain subject to the
control over intercollegiate athletics. The director of ath- cerns of the faculty and administration. approval of the Faculty Board on Athletics.
letics reports to the president, who exercises ultimate 2. The faculty athletics representative champions aca- 4. Notre Dame expects its student-athletes to maintain
responsibility for the conduct of the University’s intercolle- demic integrity, promotes the welfare of student-athletes, the appropriate sequence and number of courses and the
giate athletics program. The Faculty Board on Athletics and helps ensure institutional control of intercollegiate grade-point-average necessary to complete a degree with-
serves as the principal advisory group to the president on athletics. More specifically, the faculty athletics represen- in the usual time (normally four years), including summer
educational issues related to intercollegiate athletics. The tative works with the president and the director of athlet- classes when appropriate. Any exception to this policy
chair of the Faculty Board on Athletics also serves as the ics to maintain appropriate University oversight of inter- remains subject to the approval of the Faculty Board on
NCAA-mandated faculty athletics representative. collegiate athletics; assists the president and director of Athletics.
athletics in determining institutional positions on pro-
Basic Principles posed NCAA and conference legislation; serves on search STUDENT LIFE
1. The Faculty Board on Athletics nurtures Notre committees for senior athletics administrators and head Like other students, student-athletes should have the
Dame’s commitment to academic integrity within the ath- coaches; oversees decisions regarding eligibility of stu- opportunity to pursue fully the University’s academic, cul-
letics program, strives to ensure that the University’s ath- dent-athletes; remains visible and available to student-ath- tural and spiritual resources. The University holds student-
letics program operates in consonance with Notre Dame’s letes; and actively participates in all investigations and athletes not only to the same standard of conduct that
educational mission, and actively promotes the welfare reports of possible NCAA violations. applies to other students, but also to that higher level of
and educational success of the University’s student-ath- behavior appropriate to their visibility.
letes. The Board also functions as a formal liaison between ACADEMICS
the faculty and the athletics department. Notre Dame dedicates itself to providing to all of its stu- Basic Principles
In carrying out its charge, the Board reviews policies, dents an outstanding education. The University commits 1. Student-athletes must comply with all University
procedures and practices that affect the educational expe- itself to developing in its students those disciplined habits rules and guidelines, including those set out in both the
rience of student-athletes and advises the president of its of mind, body and spirit that characterize educated, skilled student handbook, du Lac, and in the Student-Athlete
findings and deliberations. The Board systematically and free human beings. Notre Dame calls its students to Handbook. The Office of Residence Life and Housing
200 Notre Dame Stadium’s 75th Anniversary
enforces the University-wide rules according to procedures 3. Notre Dame requires its coaches to adhere to the poli-
applicable to all student disciplinary matters. cies and procedures of the University, its conferences and Chronology of
2. The University strives to integrate student-athletes the NCAA. To that end, Notre Dame provides a comprehen- Varsity Sports at
into the student body so that all students may take full sive orientation to new coaches and suitable continuing
advantage of the educational and other opportunities education to other coaches. The University treats seriously Notre Dame
afforded by campus and hall life. Given the centrality of all violations of University, conference or NCAA standards
residential life to the University’s mission, student-athletes and reports such violations according to the applicable 1880s
normally live in residence halls; exceptions to this policy conference or NCAA procedures. 1887 — Football becomes first men’s sport,
remain subject to the approval of the Faculty Board on awards 14 monograms
Athletics. Moreover, Notre Dame provides no separate res- ADMINISTRATION OF THE 1889 — Track and field becomes men’s sport
idence halls or sections of residence halls for student-ath- DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS
letes. The Director of Athletics and the other administrators in 1890s
3. The University lists among its primary concerns the the department of athletics supervise all activities of the 1891 — Baseball becomes men’s sport
physical and mental health of all members of the Notre athletics program at the University. All aspects of the pro- 1897 — Basketball becomes men’s sport
Dame community. Because of the dangers inherent in ath- gram must accord with the principles of justice and fair-
letic competition, the prevention of injuries and the provi- ness. In addition, Notre Dame expects the personal and 1920s
sion of medical care for student-athletes demand particu- professional lives of its athletics administrators to reflect 1923 — Cross country becomes men’s sport,
lar concern and deserve constant attention. The appropri- the highest standards of behavior. Athletics administrators with Knute Rockne as coach
ate sports-medicine and athletics-training personnel alone also must adhere to the policies and procedures of the 1923 — Tennis becomes men’s sport
determine whether injury or illness precludes a student- University, its conferences and the NCAA. The University
athlete from practicing or competing. treats all violations of such policies and procedures seri- 1930s
4. Because of the harm that illicit drug use causes and ously. 1930 — Golf becomes men’s sport
the pressure on student-athletes to use performance- 1934 — Fencing becomes men’s sport
enhancing drugs, drug-related education and counseling Basic Principles
require particular emphasis. As a preventive measure, all 1. The University maintains full and direct control of the 1950s
student-athletes remain subject to regular, random, and financial operations of the athletics department, including 1955 — Wrestling becomes men’s sport
unannounced drug testing according to the University’s all revenues. The operating budget and the ongoing finan- 1958 — Swimming & diving becomes men’s sport
established drug-testing protocol. University Health cial activities of the athletics department remain subject to
Services decides the timing of drug tests, determines the same approval process as all other units of the 1960s
whom to test and administers the tests. The drug-testing University. 1968 — Ice hockey becomes men’s sport
protocol prescribes the treatment of test results and the 2. Historically, Notre Dame’s athletics program has gen-
consequences of a positive test. erated funds sufficient to cover its expenses, as well as to 1970s
5. Notre Dame regularly provides chaplains for athletics provide funds for the University’s general operating budget. 1976 — Tennis and fencing become first women’s
teams. Chaplains’ duties include pastoral care and liturgi- The generation of revenue must always take into consider- sports
cal services for student-athletes, coaches and staff. ation Notre Dame’s integrity and priorities. 1977 — Basketball becomes women’s sport
3. The University commits itself to the principle of racial,
1977 — Soccer becomes men’s sport
COACHING STAFFS ethnic and gender diversity in the composition of its coach-
The University strives to maintain a staff of coaches who ing and administrative staffs. Notre Dame will make every 1978 — Field hockey becomes women’s sport
represent the best in athletic instruction, who possess the reasonable effort to promote this commitment as positions 1980s
ability to motivate and inspire, and who take responsibility are created or vacated.
1980 — Volleyball becomes women’s sport
for the full development of the student-athletes within their 4. Consistent with its overall academic mission and pro-
charge as students, athletes and persons. Coaches, who gram, its financial resources and the athletic interests of its 1981 — Lacrosse becomes men’s sport
after all are primarily teachers, share with members of the student body, the University will provide a full and stable 1981 — Swimming becomes women’s sport
faculty and other University personnel the obligation to athletics program for both sexes. Notre Dame embraces 1986 — Cross country becomes women’s sport
educate, train and otherwise assist in the formation of stu- the principle of gender equity and will continue to monitor 1986 — Field hockey discontinued as
dents entrusted to them. Furthermore, Notre Dame recog- its intercollegiate programs in accord with this principle. women’s sport
nizes the important role each coach plays in the 5. In considering conference affiliations, the University
University’s overall educational mission and makes this will assess the extent to which the other institutions 1988 — Soccer and golf become
aspect an important part of both the coach’s position involved share Notre Dame’s educational philosophies and women’s sports
description and periodic evaluation. Because of the public goals, as well as its commitment to integrity in intercolle- 1989 — Softball becomes women’s sport
nature of their work, coaches represent Notre Dame in a giate athletics.
highly-visible manner. Their words and actions should 1990s
therefore reflect the University’s values and principles. CONCLUSION 1991 — Track & field becomes women’s sport
Notre Dame endeavors to maintain a highly-competitive 1992 — Wrestling discontinued as men’s sport
Basic Principles athletics program consistent with its tradition, heritage 1996 — Lacrosse becomes women’s sport
1. Notre Dame expects the personal and professional and overall mission as a Catholic university. It will attempt
1998 — Rowing becomes women’s sport
lives of its coaches to reflect highest standards of behavior. to excel in intercollegiate athletics, but always in conform-
Coaches’ actions must demonstrate that athletic success ity with its primary role as an educator and moral guide.
may not jeopardize institutional or personal integrity or Notre Dame will conduct its intercollegiate athletics pro-
student-athlete welfare. gram so as to support the University’s commitment to edu-
2. Notre Dame expects its coaches to appreciate the cation, as well as the letter and spirit of the policies and
primacy of academic life at Notre Dame and to emphasize procedures of the University, its conferences and the NCAA.
that primacy during the recruitment and education of stu-
dent-athletes and their participation in intercollegiate ath-
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Announcing the Director’s Circle
This fall we were thrilled to launch a recognition society within the
Rockne Heritage Fund - the Director's Circle. Through this new
recognition society, the University honors those alumni, parents and
friends who demonstrate a tangible interest in supporting Our
Lady's University. An annual gift of $1,000 or more to the Rockne
Heritage Fund, automatically enrolls donors in the Director's Circle.
Give a Gift and Leave a Legacy
All Notre Dame alumni, parents and friends are encouraged to
make a gift to the Rockne Heritage Fund.
How to make a gift:
• Send a check payable to the University of Notre Dame (see address below).
• Go to our web page at www.und.com.
-- Click on the Rockne Heritage Fund logo.
-- Click on "Make a Gift Now" to make a credit card gift online.
-- Specify “Rockne Heritage Fund” in the comments section.
• Specify if your employer has a matching gift program.
• Notre Dame employees may request a payroll deduction form.
University of Notre Dame
Rockne Heritage Fund
P.O. Box 519
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
• Ticket assistance for home football games begins at the $1,000 giving level.
• All gifts made to the Rockne Heritage Fund are credited toward eligibility for the following year’s Alumni
Football Ticket Lottery
• When you make a gift to the Rockne Heritage Fund, you are joining a family whose faith in Our Lady’s
University is unbending, whose vision of excellence never fades and whose footprints forge the path of
greatness for generations to come.
Contact Information: Maureen L. McNamara
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