What Student Government is Working on this Week 10/5-10/12


This week is Irish State of Mind week, our mental health awareness week. There are tons of events going on this week,  which we hope will bring awareness to mental health and mental well-being. And make sure to check out Touchdown Jesus, he is lit up green for this week, the color of Mental Health Awareness.

Monday 10/6

Movie Screening “On the Bridge” 7:30PM

In Debartolo 131 join us for a free screening of the full-length documentary, “On the Bridge,” directed by Notre Dame Professor, Olivier Morel; the film represents the disturbing aspects of the current war and serves to break down stereotypes and stigmas related to PTSD and our US veterans. Professor Morel and protagonist Vince Emanuele will be available after the screening for Q&A.

Monday 10/6-Tuesday 10/7

Stop by LaFortune, Share your stories, write on our makeshift graffiti wall, and Help us to inspire others with your stories

Tuesday 10/7

Dinner and Discussion 5:00-6:30pm

McNeil Room, LaFoutune, 

Join NAMI-ND and members of Clubhouse, a community center in South Bend for those with serious mental illness, for an evening of dinner, discussion, and fun.

In Our Own Words 7:00PM

Join us in the LaFortune Ballroom at 7pm for an evening of storytelling where Notre Dame students come together to share their stories on how mental illness has affected their lives and a reception to follow.

Wednesday 10/8

University Counseling Center Open House 11:00AM-1:00PM

Dooley Room, Lafortune Student Center

Join the University Counseling Center for an open house; discover the services offered by the UCC and try out the Inner Resource Room massage chair and sun lamps!

Healing Mass 8:00 PM

Join us at the Grotto for a mass to heal, remember and pray for all those affected by Mental Illness.

Late Night Breakfast 10:00PM-12:00AM

Join us for a late night breakfast at South Dinning Hall, enjoy the sounds of Acousticafe, sign our Irish State of Mind Banner, and help us continue to spread mental illness awareness.

Thursday 10/9

Believe: Giving Witness to Hope 7:30 PM

Join us on Thursday at the Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva at Saint Mary’s. Tom Seeberg, father of Lizzy Seeberg, will share his story of hope in the wake of Lizzy’s death. Mr. Seeberg will discuss sensitive issues, such as sexual assault and mental health, and how we can work together to overcome these struggles.

Friday 10/10

To Write Love On Her Arms 2:30-4:00

Join us in Debart 101, to join Jamie Tworkoswki, the founder of the organization “To Write Love On Her Arms” for an afternoon of inspiring witness, music, and hope as he shares his story of his organization, which works to spread awareness of issues of depression, suicide, self-harm, and mental illness.


From South Bend to North Quad! This Friday October 10th Quad Markets are finally coming to campus. Join us on North Quad Friday afternoon, there will be vendors from the South Bend farmer’s market and more. It should be a great time, please come out.

3. Senate

This week Senate is discussing and participating in Diversity Training. This training is organized by Stephen Kim, who is Student Government’s representative to Diversity Council. This event will give Senators the opportunity to reflect on our own identities and our identity as a whole and how these beliefs on our identities affect campus life.