Interested in getting involved on campus?
Stop by the Student Governemnt Office (203 Lafortune) or email us at email@example.com to chat about the many ways to get involved with the campus, South Bend, and international community during your time at Notre Dame. Below are just a few of the options that you might be interested in considering.
First Year Students:
There are two student union groups specifically designed to help first year students get involved on campus: FUEL and FCC. Descriptions of each group are below. More information will be provided at Student Government 101 August 30th at 7pm in Washington Hall.
1) FUEL (First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership).
FUEL is a freshmen only organization which provides opportunities to participate in specific projects and to learn about all the different areas of Student Government. FUEL members become part of one of the 9 Senate Departments and work directly with upperclassmen to accomplish the Student Senate's policy goals. FUEL applications are due in September each fall and will be available on this website at the beginning of the semester. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the student government table at activities night on August 28th from 7-9 in the JACC Fieldhouse. You can also stop by the Student Government office (203 LaFortune) when you get to campus to talk to a team member!
2) FCC (Freshmen Class Council)
FCC is an opportunity for First Year Students to get invovled with the programming side of the Student Union. One representitive from each dorm is elected in early September. The 29 representatives then work to create class unity through dances, apparel, and other events! FCC is a great way to meet classmates and learn the workings of University level programming. For more information email email@example.com or visit the student government table at activities night on August 28th from 7-9 in the JACC Fieldhouse. You can also stop by the Class Council office (203 LaFortune) when you get to campus to talk to a team member!
1) Get involved in your dorm.
Each dorm has a president, vice president, senator, and numerous commissioners that help orchestrate events. Going to Hall Council in the dorms each week is a great way to learn what is going on on campus. The elections for all these dorm positions occur in March each year.
2) Apply for Senate Chair and other Special Interest Positions
These positions are opportunities to work directly under the Student Body President and Vice President. The application process occurs in late February/early March.
3) Apply for Class Council
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are encouraged to apply for class council each Spring for the following year. Class councils are in charge of planning events for the class, including barbeques, rosaries, guest speakers, etc. They are also in charge of designing class apparel. These applications are available in the middle of March.
4) Join a Senate Department
Student Senate divides its many projects among 9 different departments. Each department is made up of a few Senators, as well as other students who have expressed an interest in working with the specific issue. Applications are open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors throughout the year, but students are encouraged to apply in March when the new Senate term begins.
Any further questions please contact Student Government at firstname.lastname@example.org