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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

Jennifer Cha
Jennifer Cha

Class: 2017
Residence: Welsh Family
Major: English and American Studies
I am a FIRE Starter because...I want to initiate campus discussion around creating relationships centered around mutual respect and open minded ideas. I want to dismantle the labels that too often define how we relate to one another and examine the underlying societal structures that perpetuate such labels. Ultimately, I want to help create an understanding that the multitude of ways by which we identify- age, race, class, ability, gender, sexuality, and nationality, among others- are not disparate in accepting the intersection of these identities in ourselves we recognize the same in others and more meaningful relationships. . 

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