Student Involvement
FIRE Starters are the Gender Relations Center’s peer educators who assist in developing and implementing programs for the campus community that foster dialogue on issues of identity, gender and healthy relationships. FIRE Starters promote open and inclusive discussion, and encourage their peers to respect the inherent dignity and equality of every member of the Notre Dame family.

Are you interested in becoming a FIRE Starter? Apply Today!

Group Member: bit.ly/FIREStarterApp
Lead: bit.ly/FIREStarterLEADApp

Benefits of being a FIRE Starter

  • Gain knowledge and confidence through leadership training to:
  • Design and implement programs and events
  • Deliver presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Facilitate dialogue with peers
  • Participate in conceptualizing, planning and executing programs & events designed by students for students
  • Have fun! FIRE Starters are a dynamic and diverse group of students who get to know one another through retreats and trainings, programs and social gatherings.

FIRE Starter Groups

  • Relationships & Authenticity- explores the various relationships within our lives & promotes ways to develop healthy & safe connections with others (peers, friends, roommates, dating interest, to name a few) while being true to our authentic, holistic selves
  • Interpersonal Violence Prevention - creates awareness about how sexual assault & relationship violence occurs within our culture, as well as promotes prevention strategies to encourage each of us to be "our brothers' and sisters' keepers"
  • Sexual Identity - explores how sexuality & its different elements form our identity & inform our connection to God, others & the world
  • Gender Identity - examines how human beings, created in the image & likeness of God, form their masculinity & femininity through roles, cultural expectations & personal experiences 

Interested in becoming a FIRE Starter? Email mjames9@nd.edu

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