Military and Veteran Initiative

American flag and the Golden Dome

Notre Dame has a history that is rich with military service and veteran involvement; Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the University’s president from 1952–1987, even credited the Navy with keeping Notre Dame in business during World War II.

The Military and Veteran Initiative advances Notre Dame’s longstanding engagement with those who are serving or have served in defense of our nation. It is a comprehensive and focused review to identify, examine, and elevate current initiatives, and to identify enhanced opportunities to cultivate and lead innovative academic, research, government, and community collaborations that will positively impact the men and women of the United States military, both personally and professionally.

This endeavor, which is led by the Military and Veteran Initiative Steering Committee (189 kb PDF), will allow us to explore how Notre Dame can achieve singular distinction as one of the nation’s best universities for veterans, military, ROTC, and their families.


For more information about the Military and Veteran Initiative, contact Regan Jones, senior project manager for multidisciplinary initiatives, at