Encouraging Inclusivity and Authenticity

The Office of Student Activities in partnership with Institutional Diversity, Advocacy and Leadership hosts the Inclusive Leadership Conference (ILC) is geared toward individuals embracing authenticity as a form of self-advocacy, leveraging the unique contributions of others and resisting the negative cultural and societal norms that attempt to filter who they truly are.

Who Can Attend

Established by the Office of Student Activities Leadership Development in 2009, this conference was created to host training, conversations, and workshops that promote inclusive principles.

The Inclusive Leadership Conference is co-sponsored by Temple University's Office of Leadership Development, Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL), University housing and Residential Life, and CampusPhilly.

This conference is generally open to all Philadelphia area college students as a means to enhance conversations and actions that stimulate a conscious thinking society. Areas for which this conference strives to focus upon include:

  • Race and ethnicity

  • Gender identity

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Nationality and immigration

  • Mental and physical ability

  • Language

  • Social Class


The ILC programming happens through various breakout sessions, engaging keynotes, and community events and games.