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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

Amanda Peña
Amanda Peña

Class: 2015
Residence: Welsh Family Hall
Major: Sustainable Development Studies and Poverty Studies
Email: apena4@nd.edu
I am a FIRE Starter because... there are unspoken issues among the student body that need to be brought to light. Notre Dame needs leaders to courageously step out and support the physical, mental and emotional health of their peers. Issues of sexual assault, disordered eating, obsessive health behaviors and sexual orientation and gender roles add a layer of pressure and stress to an already competitive student body. As a FIRE Starter, I hope to spark conversation and foster a communiy of awareness, understanding and support.

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