Including U: Discussions in Higher Education


Including U is a conversation series focusing on a diverse range of experiences and identities in Higher Education. These sessions are held from Noon to 1 pm via Zoom [Zoom link] on the dates listed below. These discussions are OPEN TO ALL of the NDSU community: Faculty, Students, and Staff!

The MISSION of Including U is…

  • To develop community among staff, students, and faculty through dialogue, learning, and mutual visioning;
  • To engage people around campus in consideration of various experiences and identities in Higher Education, particularly those which may be underrepresented;
  • To provide information from experts in a topic as an introduction to certain lived realities in our campus or local community;
  • To shed light on present efforts to work towards inclusion related to the topic presented; and 
  • To spark dialogue about challenges, ideas, concerns, and hopes regarding the development of inclusive practices at NDSU.

Participants are encouraged to bring lunch with them to the discussions. Each session hosts experts from the local community and NDSU to present on a particular topic and invite dialogue.

Series Calendar 2020-2021


September 10
Midwestern Nice

October 1
Indigenous Perspectives Part II

October 22
Changing LGBTQ+ Realities

November 12
Veteran Students and PTSD

December 3
Experiencing Homelessness

January 14
Non-Traditional Students

February 4
Higher Ed and Different Abilities

February 11
Black Lives on Campus

February 25
New American and Refugee Realities

March 25
Women in Higher Ed

April 15
Underrepresented Campus Faiths


If you have an interest in being part of these panels or have an idea for a future topic, please contact Julie Nash julie.nash@ndsu.edu.

Top of page