Cultivating Citizenship. Creating a Free and Virtuous Society.

Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government seeks to cultivate thoughtful and educated citizens by supporting scholarship and education concerning the ideas and institutions of constitutional government.

Join the Constitutional Studies Minor

Building on courses across the College of Arts and Letters, Con Studies minor is designed to encourage students to confront fundamental questions concerning justice, the rule of law, and human flourishing.

Lectures, Debates, & Conversations

Our extensive library of lectures, debates, and conversations are available to view or listen via podcast.

Meet our Scholars

Learn about our scholars and their commitment to the pursuit of truth.


Potenziani Minor in Constitutional Studies

Our undergraduate minor educates Notre Dame students in the enduring principles of constitutional government and ideas and institutions of a free society. Spring 2022 courses now available!