There is one committee this year: the Outreach-Advocacy Committee. Both committees will focus on pushing forward initiatives to prioritize the mental health and well-being of students on campus and will focus on building relationships with organizations in the South Bend community and developing volunteer opportunities for AM members. The committee is headed by two co-chairs and will meet once outside of general club meetings to further their respective goals. 


As a branch of Active Minds at Notre Dame, the mission of the Outreach-Advocacy Committee is threefold...

  1. To increase the availability of mental health resources to students through initiatives that engage our on-campus partners (i.e., University Counseling Center, McDonald Center for Student Wellbeing, University Health Services, Center for Student Support and Care) and administrative offices.
  2. To raise awareness about mental health issues on campus through advocacy events. Our previous work has included producing a syllabus statement on student mental well-being, formulating trigger warning resources and infographics, and building mental health check-in slides for instructors.
  3. To form connections and collaborative partnerships with organizations outside the scope of Active Minds or the University.

In the past, the Committee has mainly worked with Clubhouse International– specifically the Elkhart Branch. Through this partnership, the Committee applied for a grant from the Center for Social Concerns and created a website for the partnership. Going forward, the Committee hopes to continue fostering this partnership as well as expand to forge other connections, such as Lexington House.


  • Attend weekly committee meetings to discuss ongoing topics and initiatives 
  • Attend biweekly all-club general meetings 
  • Complete any assigned tasks throughout the week 

(restricted to student netIDs only)