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.

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.

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To register your group please click here

YLND Interest Groups

How to sign up

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.


Kendra Bayne

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!


Mara Trionfero

Toddler Time

Looking for play dates in the park for your toddlers or just an afternoon of fun with the little ones? This group will link up young leaders who are looking to meet others with young children.


Lucas Eggers

Sunday Mass and Brunch

Our usual routine is 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church (on Ironwood, just south of Douglas) followed by brunch at the Original Pancake House (also on Ironwood) but we're open to suggestions.  Feel free to join us for either or both - just show up or email ahead of time! 


Marisa Villano

Notre Dame Women's Golf League 

The golf league for women plays every Tuesday beginning May 23 through August 1, with the final tournament and banquet scheduled on Tuesday, August 8. Members must tee off between 4 p.m. and 5:44 p.m. in order for their scores to count and to receive weekly prizes. All skill levels welcome, we are out to have a fun time!
You can sign up online at


Nicky Lodewyk

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.

Last updated: 6/12/18