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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

Elsie Wakeman
Elsie Wakeman

Class: 2017
Residence: PE
Major: FTT and Gender Studies
I am a FIRE Starter because...I want everyone who comes to Notre Dame to feel safe and comforable being themselves. Coming from a small, homogeneous town, I've seen and experienced how hard it is to be yourself when people around you all seem to be the same and different than you. I just want students to be comfortable in their own mind and body. 

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