Health and Wellness

University Centers and Departments

Topics of Interest

Center for Student Support and Care

Comprised of the Care and Wellness Consultants and Sara Bea Accessibility Services, the primary goal of the Center is to support and advocate for students with a variety of needs. In this capacity, the Center acts as a bridge between students and the wider University community, ensuring students have access to resources and necessary accommodations.



Staff Directory:

Administrative Office: 228 Coleman Morse

Phone: 574-631-7833


Rev. James E. McDonald, C.S.C., Center for Student Well-Being

The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being provides prevention, intervention, and education programs and coordinates assessment activities that support the health of Notre Dame students, both at the Center and across campus. 

University Counseling Center

With licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, professional counselors, and a nutritionist on staff, the accredited University Counseling Center (UCC) provides free and confidential psychological counseling and crisis intervention services to eligible Notre Dame students, and consultation and outreach services to members of the Notre Dame community. The UCC, committed to the practice of psychology as determined by the ethical code of the American Psychological Association and the laws of the state of Indiana, affirms diversity and recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person.

University Health Services

University Health Services is a multidisciplinary team committed to providing and promoting services to meet the health care needs of the diverse Notre Dame community.  The provision of competent, supportive, accessible, and cost-effective health care services minimizes the interruptions in the academic life of students and provides a valuable medical resource for the campus community. All dimensions of our health care services respect the dignity of each individual and support the Catholic character of the University of Notre Dame.

Information Regarding Sexual and Discriminatory Harassment

The University of Notre Dame strives to maintain a community characterized by a respect for others. At a minimum, this means a community that is free from sexual and discriminatory harassment. Our culture of respect means that no type of sexual or discriminatory harassment is tolerated, and all incidents of intolerant or disrespectful conduct will be addressed. The University is dedicated to responding quickly and thoroughly to all reports of sexual or discriminatory harassment, and to enforcing the University's Non-Retaliation Policy (75 KB) to protect those who report and/or are involved in an investigation of sexual or discriminatory Harassment. Sexual and Discriminatory Harassment Policies and Procedures are managed by the Office of Institutional Equity.

Assistance for Pregnant Students

Recognizing that pregnancy and parenting can cause isolation, financial hardship, or other constraints for university students, the University of Notre Dame, in keeping with its mission as a Catholic university, is committed to creating a culture of life on campus.  Assistance is available for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  For more information, please visit the following resources

Support Services for Students with Eating Disorders and Concerned Others

Students who are struggling with their eating behaviors, have body image concerns or are worried about the eating behaviors of friends, roommates, teammates or family members are encouraged to utilize the following resources for assistance. Many students minimize their eating concerns and wait until the problem has spiraled out of con­trol. Eating disorders impact both male and female students. Whether a person is eating too much or not enough, is overweight or under­weight, or avoids activities and interactions because of how she/he feels about her/his weight, appearance or behavior — there are many campus resources that can provide assistance. Those students who worry about the eating behaviors of others may also benefit from the support services described below. Eating behaviors can impact students whether they are worried about a friend or have begun to worry about their own eating behaviors and appearance.

  • University Counseling Center: Saint Liam Hall, 574-631­-7336; Counselors are available to provide a professional assessment and determine what types of treatment would be most helpful. Some students benefit from individual counseling, group therapy, nutritional counseling and/or a psychiatric consultation. These services are available on campus and can be accessed and coordinated through the University Counseling Center. Some students may benefit from more intensive services than are available on campus and referrals will be provided for other resources.  UCC's website provides educational information about eating disorders at
  • University Health Services: Student Health Center, 574-631­-7497; Provisders are available to conduct physical examinations and make recommendations to students about their physical health. A physician participates on the eating disorders multi­disciplinary treatment team.
  • Food Services: Nutrition Office in South Dining Hall, 574-631-­0106; a registered dietitian is available to help assess potential eating problems and provide nutritional counseling to those struggling with eating issues.
  • RecSports: Rolf Sports Recreation Center, 574-631­-6100; Consultations are available to answer questions such as “How do I get started with an exercise program?” “What changes should I make?” “Am I doing enough/too much?” To make sure your workouts are safe and effective, orientations on fitness equipment are available throughout campus.
  • Residence Hall Staff: Your hall staff has received training about eating disorders and is available to discuss this type of concern with you.

Support Services for Problem Gamblers and Concerned Others

Problem gambling is gambling behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. The term “problem gambling” includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as “pathological” or “compulsive” gambling. Pathological or compulsive gambling is a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, “chasing” losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling despite serious or negative consequences.  For more information, please visit: "Gambling" resource page managed by the University Counseling Center.

Self-Help Services Offered Through the University Counseling Center

In addition to the resources on this page, the University Counseling Center offers a number of additional self-help resources on the following topics: Abusive Relationships/Domestic Violence; Academic and Career Issues; Alcohol and Other Drug Issues; Anger; Anxiety, Worry, Panic, and Stress Management; Assertiveness Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD); Bipolar Disorder; Depression & Suicide; Distress Tolerance; LGBTQ Issues; Grief; Happiness; Homesickness; Internet, Computer, Gaming Addiction; Math Anxiety; Mental Health Screenings; Multicultural Awareness; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Perfectionism; Procrastination; Relationships, Communication, and Conflict; Self-Esteem; Self-Injury; Sleep Issues; Smoking Cessation; Study Abroad and Cultural Shock/Adjustment; Suicide Prevention and Coping Resources; Test Anxiety; Time Management; Transitions; and Trauma & Disaster.  For more information on self-help services, visit: