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What is Inclusive U: A program designed to engage students, staff, and faculty in unique professional development opportunities geared towards developing skills and knowledge around inclusivity and positive civic engagement.  The workshops will transfer seamlessly to your resume! Specifically, Inclusive U will provide three training workshops as a basis for its education series:

  • Step Up – Bystander Intervention Training
  • QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer – Suicide Prevention Training
  • Safe Zone – LGBT Education and Ally Training. 
  • One Love - Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

Why should I attend: Inclusive U provides students with concrete skills and education to contribute to the development of our University learning community.  Workshops engage participants in awareness and inclusive support techniques that provide skills that enhance our community and complement your resume!

What will I gain: In addition to the skills that you will develop within the workshops, there are more benefits to gain from participating in Inclusive U.  Check out some ideas below!

  • Step-Up:
    • Increased awareness of helping behaviors and motivation to help others
    • Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems and concerns
  • QPR Suicide Prevention:
    • Ability recognize the warning signs of suicide
    • Know how to offer hope
    • Know how to get help and save a life
  • Safe Zone:
    • Familiarity with and understanding of LGBT terminology
    • Knowledge to create a “safe space” for LGBT community members
    • Education to become an Ally and advocate for LGBT community
  • One Love:

    • Recognize the warning signs of unhealthy, abusive relationships
    • Find resources for those affected by domestic violence
    • Education and training to lead future workshops on domestic violence prevention
    • Promote tips for healthy relationships


  • Want this training to help you get a job? Participation in any events will come with the opportunity to attend a bonus training geared towards teaching how to sell the skills you gained on your resume and in an interview!


  • Student Members who attend all trainings over the course of the year:
    • Will be honored at our annual student awards ceremony!
    • Will be provided graduation cords to wear during commencement ceremonies identifying them as members of Inclusive U
    • Will receive a certificate recognizing their participation and completion of Inclusive U
    • Will be able to request a letter of recommendation highlighting the skills they learned while participating in Inclusive U

How do I get involved: Click the link below to RSVP and reserve your spot!  Faculty and staff, do you have a whole group/class that would like to participate? Reach out to Gina Nunez at in order to set up a specific training for your group!


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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