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The Gender Relations Center (GRC) promotes moral formation consistent with Catholic identity, mission and values.

As an office in Student Affairs, the GRC designs and implements programs about healthy relationships, gender and sexuality consistent with the Catholic character of the University.  It creates dialogue on campus by collaborating with student clubs, other departments at Notre Dame and community organizations in South Bend.  It is the first and only office of its kind within collegiate student affairs nationwide.

FIRE Starters

Sian Kresse
Sian Kresse

Class: 2014
Residence: Breen-Phillips Hall
Major: English/Anthropology
Email: skresse1@nd.edu
I am a FIRE Starter because... It is only through personal initiative that we can break out of old habits and begin to foster more inclusive and supportive communities. Promoting safe spaces for dialogue and discussion ultimately allows for a group's most vulnerable members to find a place of acceptance. As a whole, we grow in our capacity for empathy and service.

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