The Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Students (previously known as The Standing Committee on Gay and Lesbian Student Needs) acts as a resource to the Vice President for Student Affairs in identifying the ongoing needs of gay, lesbian, and bi-sexual students, and assists in implementing campus-wide educational programming on gay and lesbian issues.
At the end of the 2012-13 academic year, the Core Council will discontinue operations to allow for the structure of services and support announced in December 2012 in "Beloved Friends and Allies: A Pastoral Plan for the Support and Holistic Development of GLBTQ and Heterosexual Students at the University of Notre Dame."
The History of the Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Students
In the spring of 1995 an Ad Hoc Committee, composed of administrators, faculty, staff and students, was established to recommend how the University should respond to the needs of gay and lesbian students within the context of Catholic teaching. Discussions continued throughout the academic year 1995-1996 and culminated in a series of recommendations by the committee. More >>>
Events and Programming
The Core Council Room is open for Safe Space hours every Tuesday from 7 pm to 10 pm. Drop on by and check out our Events page for more details.
The Core Council consists of eight undergraduate students, a majority of whom are gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and four administrators from within the Division of Student Affairs. One of the students serves as co-chair; the second co-chair comes from the Office of Student Affairs. The remaining administrators come from the Office of Campus Ministry, University Counseling Center, and Gender Relations Center.
The Coalition, which works in cooperation with the Core Council, will consist of a representative from Student Government and various representatives from other student groups. For a more detailed description of the structure of and relationship between these two groups, please view the organizational chart for the Core Council for Gay and Lesbian Students.