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.
Meet the FIRE Starter Peer Educators
- Nicole D. Sganga
Hometown: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Residence: Pangborn Hall
Major: Film, Television & Theatre; Political Science; Journalism, Ethics & Democracy minor
I am a FIRE Starter because... I wish to challenge others to view diversity not as a collection of labels but as a spectrum. It is my hope that Notre Dame will grow to acknowledge the human condition that binds all community members together and celebrate the differences that allow us to stand as individuals. It is so important that this campus confront and discuss topics such as sexual assault, body image, sexual orientation and gender identity. It's not just about starting a conversation; it's about ending a silence.