Transformational Leaders Program
The Transformational Leaders Program endeavors to support some of our highest potential undergraduate students with a comprehensive portfolio of services and opportunities to enhance their Notre Dame experience.
- Inaugural Cohort of Scholars
- University Commitment
- Benefits to Students
- Program Leadership
By streamlining connections to the many opportunities the University has to offer, the Transformational Leaders Program serves students’ academic, social, and spiritual development, paying particular attention to differential preparedness and resource needs on a student-by-student basis. The aim is to help each scholar reach their academic and intellectual goals while staying healthy, grounded, and connected.
Our most important and precious resource as a campus community is our students. The Transformational Leaders Program sits squarely at the intersection of our commitment to student development and our responsibility to nurture the promise of future leaders.
Notre Dame is proud to be one of 45 national partners with the QuestBridge National College Match Program. For the 2021–22 academic year, all QuestBridge students will be invited to become members of the program.
The Transformational Leaders Program represents a commitment to:
- Comprehensively support students to improve, enhance, and ensure academic and post-graduate success.
- Create cohorts of dedicated, community-minded leaders who support one another in their personal and professional aspirations.
- Provide physical space for gathering, studying, and collaborating.
- Support the development of leadership, communication, and networking skills.
- Collaborate with the Office of Student Enrichment and other campus entities to provide additional material support when needed for the program’s students to flourish at Notre Dame.
Students who opt into the program can expect:
- Mentoring by and connection to the program’s director and staff.
- Intensive advising in collaboration with first-year and college advisers.
- Community programming and social opportunities, including over campus breaks.
- Opportunities for paid summer research and/or summer school study with housing.
- A dedicated gathering and study space (220 Main Building) open Monday–Friday during University business hours.
- Material support for typical campus undertakings readily available to all students.
The program is led by two members of the Notre Dame faculty who consult regularly with the student-led campus QuestBridge organization.
Director of the Transformational Leaders Program
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Africana Studies and Education, Schooling, & Society Program
Vice President and Associate Provost for Institutional Transformation and Leadership Development
Professor of Theology and Africana Studies
Students and parents/caregivers interested in learning more about the Transformational Leaders Program are invited to contact us.
Office of Student Enrichment (OSE)
OSE aims to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment so that every new generation of Domers finds a home and flourishes at Notre Dame.
Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS)
MSPS provides support for historically underrepresented students on campus through academic initiatives, cultural enrichment programs, student organizations, and by connecting students to the alumni network.
Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)
CUSE creates opportunities for students to pursue research and creative endeavors by helping them find faculty mentors, funding, presentation/publication outlets, and other resources.
Center for Student Support and Care
Connecting Notre Dame students with academic, social, physical, mental, financial, and spiritual support, the Center for Student Support and Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive, individualized care.