Ask A Sherpa-University of Notre Dame

“How does Notre Dame’s faith tradition affect the culture on campus?” -Anonymous “Although faith is a central and shared quality in the Notre Dame student’s life, it is not necessarily the most important quality whatsoever. Coming from the perspective of a non-religious student, I believe that my experience has been enriched by the faith-centered ideals of the campus. The school has a catholic based message, but the religious aspect is not overpowering when it comes to daily life. There are weekly masses in every dorm, but no student is required to go to any religious event, including these masses. The only true religious requirement is the required 2 theology courses that a student must take through their years at Notre Dame. These religious courses, however range from the course “Intro to Christianity” to a course called “World Religion”. These courses educate on all facets of religion, not specifically Christianity. On the other hand, there are a significant number of students who practice religion and their faith is very central in their daily life but you do not need to be one of those students if you do not wish to be. Whether you are religious or non-religious, you can find …