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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

Alex Coccia
Alex Coccia

Class: 2014
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Residence: Siegfried Hall
Major: Africana Studies/Peace Studies, Gender Studies minor
Email: acoccia@nd.edu
I am a FIRE Starter because... in order to spark open discussion, dialogue, acceptance, and understanding one must share the passion in one’s heart. I believe that presenting constructive ideas in creative ways to foster progress in social norms, especially in the ways we understand gender, will lead to a safer and more welcoming campus environment.

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