St. André Bessette embodies the ideals the Office of Student Enrichment aims to promote. Brother André was the first saint of the Congregation of Holy Cross, which founded the University of Notre Dame. In life, his responsibilities were to safeguard the door of St. Joseph Oratory, welcome and assist guests, wake up those attending school, and deliver mail.
Include. Inform. Invest.
The Office of Student Enrichment is a place that offers programming and potential resources for members of the Notre Dame community who identify with the first-generation college and/or low-income student experience. By providing students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to have the conversation about the unique circumstances these students face, the Office of Student Enrichment helps our first-generation college and low-income communities to flourish at the University. We strive to serve all students including international, undocumented and DACA, transfer, and other non-traditional background students.
Inform: Make sure the entire Notre Dame Community understands the issues and challenges our high-achieving/under-resourced students face as they attend Notre Dame.
Include: Invite all students to join our programs, lectures, and discussions and assist as many students as possible to feel welcome and to make Notre Dame their home.
Invest: Provide benefits to students who qualify financially to allow them to have their own Notre Dame experience and to become the well-rounded Notre Dame alumni we invited them here to become.