ND Votes

ND Votes is a nonpartisan campaign of the Center for Social Concerns, the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, and the Constitutional Studies Minor to promote voter education, registration, and mobilization. ND Votes fosters conscientious engagement in political and civic life among students. More information is available at

Tocqueville Program

The Tocqueville Program for Inquiry Into Religion and American Public Life is dedicated to fostering the study of the role of religion in American democracy. Through classes, outreach seminars, conferences, and fellowships the Tocqueville Program seeks to create an energetic and stimulating environment for students, professors, the South Bend community, journalists, and policy makers to discuss and better understand the role of religious faith, religious communities, and religious issues in American public life, and to encourage public awareness of the various historical and philosophical principles involved.

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Washington Program

The University of Notre Dame Washington Program offers students the ability to study off-campus, becoming immersed in the political and cultural life of Washington D.C. In the semester-long program, students take classes focused on politics and policy as well as intern part-time. The program provides students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience and engage in career discernment. 

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