There has always been a lot of peer pressure on Notre Dame students to get involved in social programs in the community.
Our athletic teams compete with each other to see who has the highest level of participation. The Center for Social Concerns is the department on campus which organizes these activities for students. I have run into a lot of folks who have said that it was a highlight for their parent in a nursing home when the Leprechaun and Cheerleaders came for a visit.
Between the C.S.C. and our Life Skills Department, we do a pretty good job of getting our student athletes to take a broader view of their Notre Dame experience.
/23 -- V: ND football and the CSC (UND)