The Dean's Fellows is a select and diverse student group comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors dedicated to the liberal arts and to the intellectual enhancement of the campus community. The Fellows partner with a variety of centers and institutions on campus in order to facilitate engagement amongst the academic, social, and cultural aspects of life at Notre Dame. The contributions and experiences of the Fellows include:
- Initiating and hosting the annual Debate & Discussion Series;
- Serving on student collaboration committees for the University;
- Organizing University- and College-wide events geared at incoming students to help them explore the breadth and scope of what we have to offer at Notre Dame (examples include: the annual Arts and Letters Open House for Early Admitted students; working during Freshman Orientation to welcome students; and helping with the transition of first-year students into the College and the academic aspects of it); and
- Participating in culturally enriching ventures (art exhibits, lectures, operas, etc.) on-campus, locally, and in the Chicago area.
Students who participate in the Fellows are motivated, curious, committed, and multifaceted. It is an organization that values diversity and passion above all and is committed to seeing both individual and group ideas realized. As of Fall 2015, there are 28 members of the Dean's Fellows.