Health and Wellness
University Centers and Departments
- Rev. James E. McDonald, C.S.C., Center for Student Well-Being
- University Counseling Center
- University Health Services
Topics of Interest
- Information Regarding Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Hostile Environments
- Assistance for Pregnant Students
- Support Services for Students with Eating Disorders and Concerned Others
- Support Services for Problem Gamblers and Concerned Others
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 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 Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Conduct that Creates a Hostile Environment
Sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault and sexual misconduct, is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Dating violence, domestic violence and stalking could also be considered forms of sex discrimination. Because of the seriousness of these offenses, the University has adopted specific policies and procedures to address alleged violations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and hostile environments by Notre Dame students. The University also provides additional resources on the Title IX resource website at titleix.nd.edu.
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
- 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 ucc.nd.edu.
- University Health Services: Student Health Center, 574-631-7497; Physicians 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.
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; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning 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: http://ucc.nd.edu/self-help/