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Students walk outside of New Residence Hall West Sunday. New Residence Hall West will be adding a new LGBTQA floor that will be apart of a segment of the Living Learning Community.

Living Learning Community gives home to LGBTQA students in need

By Keith Hernandez | June 30, 2014

Students will now be able to sign up this fall for the first LGBTQA Living Learning Community at NIU, as part of a project that began last spring.Living Learning Communities are programs sponsored by Housing and Dining and program-specific academic units,...

Alumnus speaks about coming out

By Erin Kolb | October 20, 2013

Alumnus Carl Jenkins — a gay man who suffered sexual assault and intolerance during his time as a student — returned to NIU for the first time in nearly 40 years Thursday to talk about perseverance.Jenkins graduated in 1974 and moved to Chicago to...