Interest Groups

Interest groups are for Notre Dame faculty and staff members who would like to connect through common interests with other young leaders within the ND community. If a group is open to the broader community, it will be noted in the group details. In order to join an Interest Group, just click the links below. You'll automatically be added to that group's Google group which will be the primary means of communication to all about upcoming dates to meet up!

Goals for YLND Interest Groups: 

  • Put folks in touch with others who share common interests
  • Provide an online resource for ND faculty or staff members only to easily connect with the campus community

YLND Interest Groups are NOT:

  • NOT for promotion of your personal business (see Conflict of Interest policy)
  • NOT for marketing merchandise or services
  • This is NOT a fully managed forum. We provide an opportunity for members of the ND community to connect with one another, but we do not manage the resulting interactions in any way. Please use appropriate discretion in all interactions and remember the YLND Groups Policy at the bottom of this page.

Start an Interest Group

Click here if you're interested in starting a YLND Interest Group!

Interest Group Events

Curious what our Interest Groups are up to? Click here to check out some upcoming Interest Group events!

Current YLND Interest Groups

Link to join

Tennis Time

Tennis is a lifelong sport, come enjoy it with us! All levels welcome. Based on the number of players and skill level, we'll have several courts of play available.

Join now!


South Bend Events & Entertainment

Looking for something fun to do? Come explore all that South Bend and the Michiana area has to offer! From festivals to sporting events, this group will have options for all looking to venture through the city!

Join now!


A Novel Idea Book Club

Love books? Love bars? A Novel Idea Book Club meets every six weeks for book discussions and drinks. Members vote on which fiction or non-fiction best-seller to read. All are welcome to join!

Join now! 

Although the University is not responsible for the content or accuracy of group-specific information, the University reserves the right to regulate or remove groups at its sole discretion. The University and Young Leaders of Notre Dame cannot vouch for any person hosting a group and your use of these special interest groups is at your own risk. Contact the Young Leaders of Notre Dame or the Department of Human Resources regarding any problems or to report a concern. Users of this site must adhere to the University's Responsible Use of Data & Information Technology Resources.

Last updated: 7/9/18

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