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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

Savannah Kovnelis
Savannah Kounelis

Class: 2016
Residence: Farley Hall
Major: Biology - Honors
Email: skouneli@nd.edu
I am a FIRE Starter because... every person deserves to feel safe, accepted and loved in the Notre Dame community.  Issues pertaining to gender, sexuality, sexual assault, and the LGBTQ rights need to be addressed and talked abotu more often on the campus to facilitate this safe environment.  I believe that through dialogue as a FIRE Starter can be changed for the better in regards to peer education and respect of other students.

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