University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame du Lac is a private, non-profit Catholic research university located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, in the United States. The main campus covers in a suburban setting and it contains a number of recognizable landmarks, such as the Golden Dome, the "Word of Life" mural, the Notre Dame Stadium, and the Basilica. The school was founded on November 26, 1842, by Father Edward Sorin, CSC, who was also its first president.
Provided academic instruction and services to approximately 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing courses of study within five undergraduate colleges, a business school, a law school and graduate school. Conferred approximately 3,600 baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional degrees.
Provided services to the University community, its guests and other patrons including food services, student and visitor lodging, laundry services, and multiple recreational facilities. The University intercollegiate athletics program enabled student-athletes to compete in twenty-six sports programs at the NCAA Division I level.
University researchers administered nearly 1,000 awards for studies based within the disciplines of engineering, science and humanities.
The University operates library facilities containing more than three million volumes, serving the University and the local community. The University publishes numerous academic periodicals and volumes and operates a museum of art housing over 29,000 works.
The University's Institute for Educational Initiatives strives to improve the K-12 education of all young people, particularly the disadvantaged through a variety of programs. The largest such program is the ACE program, a two-year service program offering college graduates the opportunity to serve as full-time teachers in under-resourced schools across the United States and several foreign countries. Additionally, the University provides volunteers and financial support for other organizations, both directly and through its Donor Advised Fund Program.