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Join the Conversation and participate in Onward, the Student Government moderated online forum, that seeks to facilitate the spread of ideas, the continuation of dialogue, and the implementation of those ideas to improve Our Lady's University! We look forward to hearing from you!

Onward is the Student Government moderated online forum that gives students a place to post ideas or ask questions, engage in discussion, and put their ideas into action to improve Our Lady’s University. Onward operates under a problem-solution model, encouraging students to format posts that generate constructive discussion that promotes action. Under development since last April, Student Government launched Onward in late September. The forum is moderated by the Department of Constituent Services, which keeps a watchful eye on the forum, ensuring that Onward remains a constructive environment, suitable for improving the University.


Read our first report: Onward Report 1

Read our latest report: Onward Report 2

Find out more by reading our 2-Pager.

Since launch, Onward has been visited by over five hundred students, who have posted sixty-two ideas and have registered over three thousand votes. Student Government is very excited about this level of participation early on, and we hope to see a continued increase in Onward usage. As such, over the coming months, a primary goal of Constituent Services will be to continue advocacy and awareness of Onward to the Notre Dame student body, highlighting the accessibility and promise of this new forum. Finally, the Onward Steering Committee, chaired by Director of Constituent Services, Jack Kill, will begin drafting monthly reports that highlight the top ideas onOnward as well as explaining how these ideas can be implemented through collaboration between Student Government and administration officials. By publishing these reports, Student Government hopes to increase transparency between the triangular relationship that is the student body, Student Government, and the administration, all while seeking to improve Our Lady's University.

Onward Podcast

Student Government is proud to announce the launch of the Onward Podcast, produced and hosted by Notre Dame student Pete Freeman.

Episode 1 - Bridget Rickard '18 on Democratizing Dining Halls Online

Note: the views stated in these podcasts are those of the interviewees and not necessarily those of Student Government

While Our Loyal Sons are Marching Onward to Victory!