Serving Notre Dame Since A.D. 2003

Established in 2003, the Irish Rover remains an independent, non-profit, student publication devoted to preserving the Catholic identity of Notre Dame.  As expressed in the Rover’s constitution, three objectives guide our editorial policy:

1.  Defend the Faith and honorable traditions of this great university;

2.  Articulate conservative principles;

3.  Engage in collegial debate.

The Rover seeks to facilitate one dimension of what the university desires for its community, as expressed in Notre Dame’s mission statement:

“a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Catholic thought may intersect with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.”

To provide this forum, the Rover offers a distinctive kind of coverage that includes campus news, religion, politics, culture, and humor.