GRC Staff Availability

The GRC staff continues to be available remotely, during regular business hours, for students. The GRC staff will be available for both in-person and remote meetings during the academic semester. Staff will remain active and engaged on email and GRC Social Media.

If you need to contact a GRC staff member, please email as your first point of contact to set up time for either a phone or video conference call. For the most up to date information about the University’s response to COVID-19, visit

Interim Director – Sara Agostinelli /
Assistant Director – John Johnstin /
Program Coordinator – Deborah Bineza /
Program Coordinator – Kaitlyn Stankiewicz /

What is the GRC?

An office in the Division of Student Affairs, the Gender Relations Center (GRC) designs and implements programs about healthy relationships, gender, and sexuality consistent with the Catholic character of the University. The GRC seeks to create dialogue on campus by collaborating with student groups, other departments at Notre Dame, and cross-campus partners at Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College. It was the first office of its kind within collegiate student affairs nationwide.

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About our people

The GRC is staffed by student affairs professionals committed to educating minds and hearts by facilitating dialogue on relationships, sexuality, gender and intersectional identity, and encouraging students to ask three questions: who am I? Who am I with others? Who am I with God?

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Image of GRC staff; Sara Agostinelli; John Johnstin, Marci Ullery, Christine Gebhardt, Mia James


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Upcoming events

Fall Classes Begin!
August 10, 2020
University of Notre Dame
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2020 LGBTQ Welcome Back Picnic
August 27, 2020
Fieldhouse Mall
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