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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum.  It was founded in 1966 and continues to be conducted by the Brothers of Holy Cross a society of lay religious men within the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) who take vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience as a way to more creatively and intimately serve the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ, His Body – the Church, and the needs of the world. Brothers of Holy Cross serve through ministries which educate and sensitize persons to the need of the world for justice and peace.

At a Glance

Holy Cross College is a Catholic, co-ed, residential college offering Bachelor of Arts degrees
Location: 150 acre wooded campus in Notre Dame, Indiana
Founded: 1966
Mascot: “Saints”
Undergraduate Enrollment: 530
Student Body: Holy Cross students are a diverse group representing more than 30 states and a dozen countries. Enrollment is approximately 60% male and 40% female. Racial mix varies in any given year but roughly mirrors the US population.
Affiliation: Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.)
Tuition & Fees (2016-2017): $28,760 annual
Room & Board (2016-2017): $10,500 annual
Degree Programs: Majors and Minors
in Business, Communications, Elementary Education, English, History, Liberal Studies, Psychology, Theology, Visual Arts, and Gerontology. Also offer minors in Global Perspectives, Political Studies, Pre-Med, and Spanish
Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA): Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Golf, and Soccer.
Club Athletics: Cheerleading, Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Lacrosse

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Holy Cross Expands Science Programs and Facilities

Holy Cross Expands Science Programs and Facilities

Holy Cross College is making a move forward into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by adding majors in biology and computer science. Last year, the college also added an educational track in pre-engineering through collaboration with Saint Mary’s College and Purdue University Polytechnic Institute. In October 2016, these new majors were approved by the Higher Learning Commission, and became available to current and incoming students immediately.

Right now, the science program is working out of an updated older building. Over the summer, the college worked with the University of Notre Dame to create space for STEM at Holy Cross by demolishing most of the old Saint Joseph High School building at the edge of campus. The remaining portion of the building, renamed the Saint Joseph Art and Science Building, contains science labs, classrooms, gathering areas, and faculty offices. However, the college plans to add a state-of-the-art science facility in the near future. Holy Cross recently received a $3.5 million challenge grant for a new science building from a northern Indiana foundation (who wishes to remain unnamed at this time). The college plans to raise the match by the end of 2018 as part of the college’s $15 million Ascend Campaign.

With STEM jobs growing at a rate nearly twice that of other fields, Holy Cross is responding to the demand in the marketplace. According to the US Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, growth in STEM career fields has outstripped non-STEM ones, and is projected to continue increasing. For a traditionally liberal arts college like Holy Cross, this trend represents an exciting challenge. “The liberal arts curriculum is essential to providing a comprehensive educational background,” explains Br. John Paige, president of Holy Cross College. “But we also want to provide a broader scope of detail in terms of what majors and tracks are available.”

The natural science division faculty worked to create the new majors with deference to Holy Cross’s mission to educate both the hearts and minds of its students. Like all education tracks at Holy Cross, the new majors and take a holistic approach to education, incorporating internship, research, and service aspects.

lynne csiszar-cary 2 webThe biology program is helmed by Lynne Csiszar-Cary, Ph.D., who is also the Chair of the Natural Sciences Division at Holy Cross. Csiszar-Cary was a research scientist for Miles Laboratories/Bayer, a director of product development for American Biogenetic Sciences, and an associate professor of Biochemistry for 13 years at Bethel College. Her leadership of science at Holy Cross is grounded in a blend of classroom, research, and internship experiences. “I encourage my students to connect their learning with practical application,” says Csiszar-Cary. Her goal is to help students find their personal career calling. “I believe supporting students with mentoring and career advising is critical for maximizing success in medical school, post-graduate programs and science careers.”

robert minvielle webComputer science is led by Robert Minvielle, Ph.D. His work in computer science varies from owning an operating a consumer electronics design firm to architecting data center operations and computing resources in a 3-D visualization research facility. His eclectic experience in higher education and as a computer science professional will allow Dr. Minvielle to connect major goals with students’ interests by challenging students’ intellectual creativity. “I hope to bring a new empowerment to students of science at Holy Cross,” says Minvielle. “We teach methods and pathways to overcome any obstacles so that our students might go out into the world, solve, and create.”

The Michiana community will benefit from this expansion of Holy Cross College’s science facilities and programs. Holy Cross students are required to complete a professional internship and to participate in service learning opportunities in the area, and these additional science majors will expand the pool of highly motivated interns and volunteers for area businesses. With South Bend now listed as one of 10 worldwide cities “reinventing themselves through technology” (Smart+Connect Communities Institute), many of these science graduates may choose to “stay local.” This will further support projects funded by the $42 million investment from the Regional Cities Initiative (Indiana Economic Development Corporation Initiative), part of the North Central Indiana Regional Development Plan.

See all our majors and minors HERE.

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Tri Campus Collaborates to Combat Sexual Harassment

Tri Campus Collaborates to Combat Sexual Harassment

The presidents of Holy Cross College, Saint Mary’s College, and the University of Notre Dame signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on March 7 committing to a “collaborative approach in our attempt to eliminate sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and any other form of sexual harassment … in recognition of our shared Holy Cross heritage.” The MOU took effect immediately and will be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.

March 7, 2017; Brother John Paige, CSC, president of Holy Cross College, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in his office as Holy Cross College students and staff observe. (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)
March 7, 2017; Brother John Paige, C.S.C., president of Holy Cross College, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in his office as Holy Cross College students and staff observe. (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)
“Holy Cross institutions have a long history of addressing important issues like this directly and within our shared charism,” said Br. John R. Paige, CSC, president of Holy Cross College. “As part of the tri-campus community in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross College is especially interested in continuing this tradition of collaboration with our colleagues at Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame to address this significant campus safety issue that is of common interest to us all.”

This joint effort is intended to foster communication and the sharing of information across all three campus communities. The goal of the MOU and the tri-campus collaboration is to raise awareness and improve prevention education, resources, reporting options and procedures.

The MOU includes eight provisions:

  • The provision of a resource coordinator to each student who is a party to a complaint, regardless of their home institution in order to treat all students with care and respect. Resource coordinators will be trained faculty or administrators who can help identify, explain, and navigate reporting options and available support services, including referrals to counseling, educational support, pastoral care, medical treatment, law enforcement, information about available interim measures, and administrative and legal processes.
  • Offering a complainant who attends a different participating institution the option to consent to have their name and the general nature of their complaint shared with their home institution as a means to facilitate resources and support. Each institution will provide an authorization form on its website, and complainants will always retain the ability to share any additional information with their home institution at any time.
  • Any time one institution issues a timely warning for any reason, it will share it with designated officials at the other institutions.
  • The notification to each institution regarding upcoming awareness, educational, and prevention events that are open to all three campuses.
  • Collaboration on one or more awareness, educational, or prevention events per academic year.
  • The sharing of updates, at least once per semester, with each institution regarding initiatives and strategies on each campus to encourage student reporting and to prevent all forms of sexual harassment.
  • The inclusion of website links to each institution’s information regarding sexual harassment including: definitions, procedures, policies, resource information, reporting options related to concerns regarding students, faculty and/or staff, and the MOU.
  • An annual exchange of information among the institutions’ Title IX coordinators or designees about policies and procedures on all three campuses related to any kind of sexual harassment, including any changes.
Men’s Basketball Makes CCAC Tournament

Men’s Basketball Makes CCAC Tournament

The Holy Cross men’s basketball team has made the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament, as made official by league offices Sunday evening. The Saints will take on #8 and top seed Robert Morris University on Tuesday, February 21, at 8:00 p.m. The men’s basketball team was one of eight teams to make the conference tournament in the NAIA’s largest conference of 15 teams. Holy Cross posted a 14-16 regular season overall record and a conference record of 10-11.

The Saints and Eagles played earlier this year on January 7, when Robert Morris pulled out a 89-87 victory in overtime after the Saints rallied back from a 22-2 deficit to start the game. Holy Cross has been led by Ryan Lutz this year who is averaging a team-best 17.2 points per game, while shooting 41.4% from behind the arc. 6’3″ center Ja’Mare Washington has dominated the paint, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds per game. Washington ranks second nationally pulling down 3.96 offensive rebounds per game. The undersized big man also ranks top ten nationally in field goal percentage (4th), total rebounds (7th), and rebounds per game (9th). O’Brien Hobbs is the only other Saints to average double-figures for the season scoring 12.9 points per contest. Junior transfer Travon Brackett has performed well in CCAC play averaging 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game.

To follow the Saints Tuesday evening please visit www.eaglesportsnetwork.com for live video and stats. Also, Regional Radio Sports Network will be traveling to the game to provide an audio broadcast available at portal.stretchinternet.com/rrsn.

For anyone interested in traveling, the game will be located at the Robert Morris University Athletics and Convocation Center located at 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights, IL.

Follow @HOCROSAINTS on Twitter for pregame graphics and updates on all Holy Cross Athletics.

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Welcome Saint Joseph’s College Students!

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Become a Saint: Forever a Puma

Holy Cross College extends an invitation for you to bring your Puma Pride with you to our campus to continue your education. During this difficult time our staff is committed to providing you with the support you need to explore completing your degree with us and graduate on time. As partners in Catholic education, Holy Cross College offers you the ability to stay involved with your faith for life as you continue your holistic education in the tradition of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

You’ll work closely with our Associate Director of Admissions, Adam DeBeck, a 2006 Saint Joseph’s College graduate, to navigate your next steps. Interested Pumas are encouraged to submit their free transfer application to get started.

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Our Promises


For Pumas Interested in Becoming Saints

Holy Cross is proud to be able to offer the following promises to Saint Joseph’s College students:

  • Freshman Scholarship Consideration: Scholarships that recognize your unique situation to ensure you are treated as if you started your education at Holy Cross. Scholarship amounts range from $6,000 – $16,000 for students based on your cumulative college GPA (see All About Transferring for scholarship details).
  • Generous Transfer Credit Acceptance: Students with above a 2.0 cumulative GPA can be assured if their credits earned counted towards your Saint Joseph’s graduation requirements, Holy Cross will accept them as transfer credits for your Holy Cross bachelor’s degree (pending HLC approval).
  • Core Courses Accepted for HC Equivalencies: Your work in Core I through Core IX will exempt you from comparable Holy Cross core coursework. Students will still have access to enroll in experiential courses that provide opportunities for international travel and professional internships using the Holy Cross College network.
  • Immediate Access to Tri-Campus Community: Holy Cross students are eligible to access the academic, social, and spiritual resources on our neighboring campuses of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.

*These promises require enrollment in one semester of enrollment in at least 12 academic credit hours. Individual circumstances can be reviewed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Justin Watson, or the Registrar, Hiroko Harrison, for personal advising on how Holy Cross can play a part in completing your bachelor’s degree.

Please see the Contact Info section if you have questions for Adam, Hiroko, or Dr. Watson.

These offers are available only to Saint Joseph’s students who apply to begin study at Holy Cross College in the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Why Holy Cross?


Why Should You Transfer to Holy Cross?

You’ll always be a Puma, but there’s a place for you at Holy Cross. We’re a small, residential, Catholic campus similar in many ways to Saint Joseph’s College. Like Saint Joseph’s, it’s the people who make Holy Cross unlike most other college campuses. We hope you’ll bring your Puma Pride to Notre Dame, IN, where you’ll find many comparable academic programs, student life clubs, and a focus on holistic, faith-based education.

Students in the fall

Not only will Holy Cross welcome your gifts and talents to our community, but the entire zip code of 46556 – Notre Dame, IN – is excited to have you join students from across the country and world to make our community your new home. Full time students with a Holy Cross student ID will have access to activities on all three campuses including: Notre Dame Season football/basketball ticket purchase opportunity, membership in the University of Notre Dame marching band and/or the HC Dawgpound pep band, vibrant campus ministry programs on all three campuses, and leadership in a variety of clubs and student organizations.


All About Transferring


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Let Us Help You!

Acceptance to Holy Cross is contingent upon application via the free transfer application. If you have questions, call Admissions at (574) 239-8400, and an admission representative can help guide you through our expedited transfer process.

There are a number of merit scholarships available for students transferring from Saint Joseph’s College:

Scholarship SJC GPA Annual Award
Driscoll Society Trustee Scholarship 3.5+ $15,000 – $16,000
Driscoll Society Presidential Scholarship 3.0 – 3.49 $14,000
Driscoll Society Scholarship 2.5– 2.99 $12,00 – $13,000
Holy Cross Annual Fund Achievement Award > 2.5 $6,500

Add the Holy Cross College school code to your FAFSA – 007263 for immediate review of your financial aid upon acceptance to Holy Cross.


Saints Athletics


Would You Like To Play Sports at Holy Cross College?

We are always looking to add individuals of high character and athletic ability to our NAIA teams. Our athletic department endorses and supports the college’s mission to transform lives by developing students in mind, body and spirit. We strive for excellence in our programs and focus on athletic success, while encouraging academic achievement, spiritual maturity and social growth.

Contact Saints Athletics to get started.

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Learn more about our eight NAIA teams:
Men’s Golf
Women’s Golf
Men’s Soccer
Women’s Soccer
Men’s Basketball
Women’s Basketball

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Men’s Tennis
Women’s Tennis


Contact Info


Adam DeBeck, Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Adam DeBeck
ADeBeck@hcc-nd.edu
Phone: 574-239-8338
Address: 
Holy Cross College
54515 Indiana State Road 933 N.
P.O. Box 308
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Hiroko Harrison, Registrar

HHarrison@hcc-nd.edu
Phone:574-239-8401

Justin Watson, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs

JWatson@hcc-nd.edu
Phone:574-239-8367


English Department Hosts Literary Fest

English Department Hosts Literary Fest

The Holy Cross College English Department will host a Literary Festival week February 20-23, 2017, on the Holy Cross College and University of Notre Dame campuses. Events will include readings by Holy Cross faculty members, local authors, and students. All events are free and open to the public.

The Literary Festival will kick off at Holy Cross College on Monday, February 20, at 7 p.m. Professors Melanie Page, Joshua Hamilton, Ph.D., and Brother George Klawitter, CSC, will read selections from their published books. Page is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame MFA program and teaches literature and writing courses in the English and First Year Seminar programs at Holy Cross. She is the creator of the online book review blog Grab the Lapels and has had fiction published in sundry venues, most notably Mutilations on a Theme: An Anthology of the Best Innovative College Writing. Dr. Hamilton earned his Ph.D. in Spanish with a minor in American Literature at Indiana University. He currently teaches in the Spanish department at Holy Cross and has recently released a poetry collection, Slow Wind. Br. George taught English and served for many years as Chair of English at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. He teaches literature and creative writing courses at Holy Cross College and has published numerous books of poetry include Let Orpheus Take Your Hand, Country Matters, and Gareth. His most recent book is Early Men of Holy Cross, one of several books he has written about early Holy Cross Brothers in Indiana and in Algeria.

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On Tuesday, February 21, at 7 p.m., Holy Cross College will host two local writers. Asali Kelly is a community activist and writer interested in breaking racial stereotypes. Committed to exploring race and gender, she leads regional writing support groups for at-risk populations. Steve Carlsen is an Army combat veteran with multiple overseas tours. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division and was deployed to Kosovo and Afghanistan. He uses the written word to reflect on life and service to country and recently completed a novel written from the perspective of an Iraqi soldier.

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At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, author Michael Collins, Ph.D., will be at the University of Notre Dame Hammes Bookstore. Dr. Collins, who also teaches in the English department at Holy Cross College, will read selections from his most recent novel and work produced under his direction by students from the Westville Education Initiative. An Irish immigrant, Dr. Collins is the author of ten works of fiction translated into 22 languages. His novel The Keepers of Truth was a finalist for The Man Booker Prize. A recipient of numerous New York Times Notable Book of the Year awards, Collins has also won the Irish Novel of the Year and French Novel of the Year. Dr. Collins is also a world-class endurance runner, and he earned a bronze medal at the 2010 World Championships 100K.

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The final event of the week will be a student Open Mic Night on Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross College. All Holy Cross, Notre Dame, and Saint Mary’s College students are invited to read their own original creative work. Readers will also present work by students from the Westville Education Initiative.

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All Holy Cross events will take place at 7 p.m. in Vincent Hall at Jazzman’s Café, which will open at 6:30 p.m. for service. The Notre Dame reading will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Hammes Bookstore on the Notre Dame campus, and a reception will follow.

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Lynn Coleman to Speak at Practical Lessons

Lynn Coleman to Speak at Practical Lessons

Community leader Lynn Coleman will discuss how serving others can transform lives and bring positive change to the community when he speaks at Holy Cross College’s next Practical Lessons in Success on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m.

For Coleman, leading through service is a way of life. With over 40 years of experience working for the people of northern Indiana, Coleman has lived an extraordinary life of hard work and public service as a South Bend Police officer, as a special assistant to former South Bend Mayor Steve Luecke, as a volunteer, and as a Violent Injury Community Liaison with Beacon Health Services. Bringing his many years of experience to his speech, Coleman will discuss the impact individuals can have to create a more just and caring community, and looking beyond one’s self to understand the role one can play in their community and country.

Brother John Paige, CSC, president of Holy Cross College, commented on the outstanding quality of speakers for the Practical Lessons in Success series. “We have been fortunate to bring remarkable community leaders to campus who share their experiences with students and the entire Michiana community. The series serves as a valuable extension of what we do at Holy Cross College – helping current and future leaders gain a better understanding and insight into making our world a better place.”

All Practical Lessons in Success presentations are free and open to the public.

My HCC Gives Back


 

DAY OF GIVING

April 5, 2017

We are excited to announce that Holy Cross College is preparing to celebrate its first ever Day of Giving, a chance for our entire Holy Cross College community to share experiences, give back, and look forward. You might volunteer to spread the word, wear Holy Cross colors, or share how your life was changed because of Holy Cross College.

For many of you, a day of Holy Cross pride will also include making a gift that will have an extra impact by helping to unlock $25,000 in challenge gifts, providing additional support for some of our most active affinity groups at the college.

WHAT YOU CAN DO


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Support student scholarships

Student Scholarships

At Holy Cross, we strive to ensure that students who want to pursue an education have the financial support they need. Be a part of helping our students receive the funding they need to achieve their academic goals.

Be one of 25 donors to unlock an extra $5000 for student scholarships!

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Support Frohne emergency fund

Frohne Student Emergency Fund

By supporting the Frohne Student Emergency Fund in memory of our beloved professor, Vickie Frohne, Ph.D., you will help ensure that our students’ academic experiences will not be hindered by small emergency costs that arise throughout the academic year. This might include things like books and other essential academic expenses or travels costs due to family illness or death.

Be one of 25 donors to unlock an extra $5000 for this fund!

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Support campus ministry

Campus Ministry

Each year, we support the faith and religious experiences of our student’s spiritual programming and initiatives through Campus Ministry, including special masses, trips, and retreats.

Be one of 25 donors to unlock an extra $5000 for Campus Ministry!

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Support student life

Student Life

Your support to student life programs helps foster the out-of-classroom experience by providing opportunities for students to create lasting memories and life-long friendships. Your gift will help support student life programming and the various clubs on our campus.

Be one of 25 donors to unlock an extra $5000 for Student Life!

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Support athletics

Athletics

Be a part of supporting 100 of our students who participate in student athletics. An NAIA school since 2008, our Saints athletic programs are rapidly growing and breaking records every year!

Be one of 25 donors to unlock an extra $5000 for athletics!

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Give a Gift


On April 5, your gift will go even further, because every unique gift we receive will help us unlock an extra $25,000 in challenge gifts for some of our most active affinity groups at the college: athletics, student life, campus ministry, scholarships, and our special new student academic emergency fund.

Please visit give.hcc-nd.edu/myhccgives or call (574) 239-8344. Gifts received by April 5, 2017, will be counted towards the challenge gifts.

Thank you so much for all that you do!

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Get Involved


Sign up to be one of our ambassadors at give.hcc-nd.edu/ambassador2017, and be eligible to win special prizes.

There are even more ways to get involved as an alumni or parent by visiting www.hcc-nd.edu/alumni

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Be a Saint


Wear your Holy Cross gear!Wear your Holy Cross gear, connect with your classmates, and share your story on social media. Use #MYHCC to join in the day.

Need Holy Cross gear? Visit the Hammes Bookstore online, www.bkstr.com/holycross-hammesstore/home, to get ready for My HCC Gives Back!

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FAQ


Q: What credit cards do you accept?

A: We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard.

Q: If I mail my gift, will it count toward the goals for Day of Giving?

A: Yes, any gifts received on or before April 5 will count. Additionally, any gift made in response to our My HCC Gives Back mailing or made online from March 5 – April 5, 2017, will automatically count.

Q: If I split my gift, will each split gift be matched?

A: We appreciate your support and desire to maximize the matching benefit to the college. To encourage broad involvement, the challenges were offered based on each unique donor who makes the gift, not each gift.

Q: Can I choose where to direct my gift?

A: Yes! Gifts of any amount to athletics, student life, campus ministry, student scholarships, and the Frohne Student Emergency Fund will count toward the day of giving, My HCC Gives Back, and are eligible to unlock the challenge gifts. To designate your gift to a specific area or fund, go to give.hcc-nd.edu/myhccgives, Make a Gift, then select Designations.

Q: May I give a gift in memory or in honor of someone?

A: Yes, absolutely. Please include the name of the person you wish to remember or honor.

Q: I’d like to get involved at Holy Cross. Where can I request volunteer information?

A: Thank you for your interest to lead and serve at Holy Cross College. Please visit www.hcc-nd.edu/alumni for information on how to get involved.

*If you wish to speak with someone directly about making your gift, please call (574) 239-8344.



 

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Holy Cross College Reaffirms Support of Immigrants and Refugees

Holy Cross College Reaffirms Support of Immigrants and Refugees

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending all refugee admissions for 120 days, indefinitely barring Syrian refugees from entering the United States and blocking citizens of seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Today, January 30, 2017, Br. John R. Paige, CSC, president of Holy Cross College, issued this statement in response to the executive order.

“As a Catholic higher education institution, Holy Cross College is opposed to the recent Executive Order signed by President Donald J. Trump concerning U.S. immigration policy.

As an essential and enduring part of its mission, Holy Cross College has always welcomed students from all walks of life – especially immigrants and refugees – with joy, love, and hope. We benefit greatly from their presence, and we believe that the diversity they bring to our community makes us a better and more complete institution. Our Catholic faith calls us to respect the dignity of all people, and Pope Francis calls us to embrace with hospitality those who have been marginalized. In answering these calls, we are committed to sustaining an inclusive campus environment that remains open to people of all faiths and cultures. We recognize our moral obligation to assist those searching for a better life and acknowledge the ability of higher education to serve this need.

In keeping with our mission, we therefore stand in solidarity with other Catholic and higher education organizations in opposing this order.”

Our tri-campus community neighbors have also issued similar statements.
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Holy Cross in the News

2017

3/15 Holy Cross Plans Science Hall


Holy Cross College is making plans to build a science building on campus.

Holy Cross recently received a $3.5 million foundation challenge grant toward the building and will seek to raise matching funds by the end of 2018 for the project, the college announced this week. The college will seek to raise at least $15 million through its Ascend capital campaign.

The four-year Catholic college recently added new majors in biology and computer science, and also now has an educational track in pre-engineering through partnerships with Saint Mary’s College and Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

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3/14 Holy Cross STEM Focus Could Fill Pipeline


Holy Cross College in Notre Dame is boosting its focus on science, technology, engineering and math. The school is planning a new $7 million science facility on the campus with funding from a regional foundation and a match from the $15 million Holy Cross “Ascend” campaign. Holy Cross recently added biology and computer science majors, as well as a new educational track in pre-engineering that is part of a collaboration with Saint Mary’s College and Purdue University Polytechnic Institute.

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3/13 McKeel’s Mac Flannery To Become Part of Holy Cross Tennis History


Mac Flannery – and seven others – are now answers to a trivia question.

The McKeel Academy senior signed his national letter of intent two weeks go to become part of inaugural Holy Cross College men’s tennis team. Holy Cross – now a four-year school – is located on the campus of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

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3/8 Agreement Addresses Sexual Assault on Notre Dame, Holy Cross, Saint Mary's Campuses


It’s a topic some students say gets a vow of silence.

“Nobody wants to talk about sexual assault but it’s something that we have to talk about,” Saint Mary’s College junior Abbie Spica says.
But a new memorandum of understanding wants to make sure three college campus leaders are talking: Sharing information about sexual assaults on University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College campuses.

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3/8 Local Colleges Collaborate to Address Sexual Violence


The University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College are joining forces to fight against sexual harassment and violence.

On Tuesday, the presidents of the three institutions signed a “memorandum of understanding” to share information and resources across the campus communities.

“While they may be at different schools, (students) still have interactions that have little to do with what schools and more just with them being students,” said Dr. Kelly Jordan, Dean of Students at Holy Cross College.

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3/8 Three Colleges to Work Together to Combat Sexual Violence, Harassment


The University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College have reached a formal agreement to work together in an effort to eliminate sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence and harassment.

The presidents of the three schools have signed a memorandum of understanding on the matter, the schools announced Tuesday.

The written agreement states a commitment to a “collaborative approach in our attempt to eliminate sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and any other form of sexual harassment … in recognition of our shared Holy Cross heritage.” The three adjacent colleges all were founded by Holy Cross religious communities.

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2/19 Holy Cross College Holds Literary Fest


The Holy Cross College English department presents a literary festival from Monday through Thursday at Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame.

The Holy Cross events take place at 7 p.m. in Vincent Hall at Jazzman’s Café, and the Notre Dame reading is at 7:30 p.m. in the Hammes Bookstore.

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2016

11/16 CCAC explores ND, SMC relationship with city

The Community/Campus Advisory Coalition (CCAC) met Tuesday afternoon at the Holy Cross College St. Joseph Arts and Sciences Building to discuss ways to foster and improve the relationship between South Bend, its residents and local college students.
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11/14 Native justice served in Mass for the Oppressed

Before an audience of 50 inside the Holy Cross Chapel at Holy Cross College, Emerson Eads conducted the Concordia Choir, the Ritornello Orchestra, and soloists Tess Altiveros, Jaunelle Celaire, Toby Newman, Barry Banks and David Miller in his local unveiling of “Mass for the Oppressed.”
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11/09 Cervelli plants Trinity Tree ahead of inauguration

Br. Jesus Alonso, vice president for strategic initiatives at Holy Cross College, said all the branches of Moreau’s religious vision must collaborate for the tri-campus community to reach its full potential.
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11/05 Michiana Orchid Society Fall Show ends Sunday

A variety of vendors are displaying their best blooms and competing for prizes.
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10/01 Young Fort Wayne woman's situation highlights immigrants' obstacles to college

Maria Barrera is the type of applicant every college wants: highly intelligent, hard working and caring toward her family and others.
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09/20 Holy Cross College marks 50th anniversary

Holy Cross College opened 50 years ago this fall as a Catholic two-year junior college founded by the Brothers of Holy Cross.
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09/19 Holy Cross Touts Records, New Programs

Holy Cross College is reporting a record 647 students enrolled for the 2016-2017 academic year, a 7 percent increase over the previous year. The college says it has also added 24 faculty members and advisors with the expansion of its academic programs.
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09/02 Tri-campus community comes together for sustainability class

Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross are united by a shared history, community and strong connection with the Congregation of Holy Cross. For the first time ever, the three schools are coming together in one classroom to learn about sustainability in a new course this fall.
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06/02 Holy Cross Hopes To Expand Prison Education Efforts

Holy Cross College in South Bend wants to give more Indiana inmates the opportunity to pursue a college degree. The college is one of more than 200 vying for federal funding to support prison education.
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05/24 Holy Cross College reveals plans for former St. Joseph's HS property

Holy Cross College is set to breathe new life into the former Saint Joseph’s High School property, which includes a partial demolition.
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2015

09/28 Private colleges offer scholarships to undocumented students

Some area colleges, including Holy Cross, have created scholarships specifically to help undocumented students who otherwise might be shut out of higher education.
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04/21 Holy Cross College Students Offer Friendship at the Margins

Students, faculty and staff of Holy Cross College welcomed Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to campus on April 16 in celebration of the Pope Francis Challenge, an initiative inspired by a call for authentic embodied evangelization.
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03/24 Notre Dame and Holy Cross Educators Bring Knowledge and Hope to Westville Prisoners

The Westville Education Initiative offers male inmates the opportunity to enroll in college level courses to work towards earning an associate’s degree in liberal studies from Holy Cross.
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2014

09/03 University Based Retirement Communities

Just 1,000 feet from the university, Holy Cross Village residents have access to the college library, fitness center and athletic events, as well as being able to audit classes at Holy Cross College and St. Mary’s College. Residents participate in a quarterly lecture series, help with international student programs and have other close ties to campus life.
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05/09 Holy Cross grad credits mom for his success

Sometimes you’ve got to make difficult choices to provide a future for those you love. That’s what Lavarr Barnett’s mom did, when she chose to send her son from their family home in a rough part of Chicago to Culver Military Academy. But it’s that decision, preceded and followed by a lifetime of love and support, that’s gotten him to where he is now: Graduating from Holy Cross College Saturday and headed to the University of Notre Dame Law School in the fall.
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2013

10/08 High enrollment fills Holy Cross housing

Holy Cross College has an enrollment of 524 students this fall, a 15 percent increase since fall 2012. It’s the second highest enrollment in the college’s history. The highest enrollment was 557 students in fall 2001, when Holy Cross was a two-year college, campus spokesman Jeff Penney said.
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