LGBTQ & Allies
Throughout the academic year the Gender Relations Center sponsors a wide variety of social and educational programs related to LGBTQ and Ally issues around campus.

Social and Educational Events

Each year the Gender Relations Center has several annual events for LGBTQ and Ally students, such as the Welcome Back Picnic, StaND Against Hate Week, Ice Skating Social, Ally Week, and LGBTQ Graduation Reception. All educational and social events will be advertised on the Gender Relations Center Events Page.

Welcome Back Picnic

Each Fall the Gender Relations Center host a welcome back picnic for LGBTQ and Ally students. This social event is open to all students as a chance to meet and connect with others across the Notre Dame community.

StaND Against Hate Week

StaND Against Hate Week is an annual week long series of events held in November, aimed at dialoguing around various issues of hate and unjust discrimination within the Notre Dame community, as well as the world at large. StaND Against Hate Week seeks to address a variety of ways in which our students are often victims of hate based on various aspects of their personhood (i.e. race, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, etc.).

Ice Skating Social

Each December the Gender Relations Center and PrismND host their annual ice skating social at Compton Ice Arena for LGBTQ and Ally students. This social event is open to all students as a chance to connect with others before the end of the semester.

Ally Week

The Gender Relations Center collaborates to host the annual Ally Week each April, aiming to focus on how members of the Notre Dame community can help make our campus one that is welcoming of all, regardless of difference.  Within the Notre Dame community, allies are imperative in helping to create a safe and inclusive campus community, where all may flourish and feel welcome, one in which the human dignity of each person is valued. This is most often accomplished through people being knowledgeable of resources, supportive of all students, and willing to dialogue across difference.

LGBTQ Graduation Reception

Each May the Gender Relations Center honors the achievements of graduating LGBTQ and Ally students at the LGBTQ Graduation Reception.

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