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InclusiveU seminars are open to all InclusiveU affiliated students including OnCampus, interns, Campus Mentors, Peer2Peer Partners, and matriculated SU students. Seminars are offered once per week and you are encouraged to attend as many different ones as possible.

Fall seminars begin the week of September 5th unless otherwise noted:

Fall 2023 Seminar Options

Personal Training Seminar: Develop your skills and knowledge of SU’s weight training and cardio equipment alongside Personal Trainers at the Barnes Center. Facilitated by Sam Roux, Mondays 3:30pm-4:30pm at the Barnes Center. Runs 9/11 to 12/4. *This session will be capped at 12 students, with priority given to students who have not previously registered for the seminar.

Financial Literary: In this seminar, students will meet with a member of Broadview Federal Credit Union’s Financial Well-Being Team to learn about money management and will create goals for the financial future. We want students to learn the basics of money management, and have fun doing it! Students will participate in multiple interactive exercises to learn about the importance of budgeting, saving, spending, what to do with their paychecks, and more. Facilitated by Josh Jones and Broadview FCU, Tuesdays 10-10:50am. Location TBD.

Positive Choices: This seminar helps inform and give students confidence with their choices. This is a required course for students during their time at InclusiveU. This course will be taught by the CAPP team from ACR Health. Over the course of the semester, instructors will be coming to in to talk about healthy relationships, boundaries, consent and sexual health. All of these topics will help you with your own personal goals as well as making positive choices! Facilitated by ACR Health, Tuesdays 11-11:50am or Wednesdays 10am-10:50am. Location TBD.

Creative Art: Creativity allows students to think in flexible and imaginative ways. There are many ways to be innovative and express yourself through a variety of arts, crafts, and projects.  In this seminar we will help students find the creative outlet they enjoy best. You don’t have to be an artist to attend! Facilitated by Julianne Straus, Tuesdays, 2-2:50PM. Location TBD.

Health Advocacy: Do you ever feel overwhelmed about your health or going to see a doctor? Have you ever wondered why we need to exercise or eat healthy foods? Are you curious about how to live a healthy life? Join us in Health Advocacy to answer these questions and more as we explore a variety of topics in health, wellness, and medicine. This seminar will help you gain the skills to manage your personal health. Facilitated by Upstate Medical University students, Wednesdays, 1-1:50pm. Location TBD.

Exploring The Barnes Center: Join Sam in exploring all the state-of-the-art Barnes Center at SU has to offer. Meet Barnes Center staff as they train you on using the weight room, cardio machines, climbing wall, eSports room, Pool, and much more. Facilitated by Sam Roux, Thursdays, 3pm-4pm at the Barnes Center. Start date is TBD. *This session will be capped at 12 students, with priority given to students who have not previously registered for the seminar.*

Personal Health and Safety: In this seminar we will discuss and practice decision making and basic first aid. You will learn how to identify health emergencies, who to call, and how to support people’s health and safety. Facilitated by Michele Krak, Fridays, 10am-10:50am. Location TBD.

Current Events: Are you interested in what’s going on in the world? Do you want to be up to date on what’s happening in the news? Then come to the Current Events seminar! In this seminar we will talk about events as they happen in the real world. We can talk about events going on globally (all over the world), nationally (what’s happening in the United States), and locally (like new events going on in Syracuse, or other things happening in our community). All political views are welcome! We welcome open debate on issues- the main rule we have is that we have to respect each other’s opinions, even if we disagree with them. Facilitated by Jon Rohald, Fridays, 11-11:50am. Location TBD.

Let’s Talk Sports: Do you like sports of all kinds? Football, basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, curling, tennis, all of the sports! Join me at this sports seminar to talk about the week’s happenings in the sports world. We’ll watch highlights from the week, talk about any news and make predictions for the upcoming week! Facilitated by Jennifer Quinn, Fridays, 1pm-1:50pm. Location TBD.

(For residential students only) Life Hack: Living on campus can be fun, but it comes with responsibilities. For some of us, this is our first time with roommates, chores, and schedules. Together let’s explore these opportunities and challenges to learn for one another. Maybe you can help your friends learn something you already know. Facilitated by Bridget Fowler, Tuesday 4-5PM or Wednesday 4-5PM in residence halls room TBD.

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