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This paper identifies three specific strategies used to promote queer inclusivity at a small Jesuit Catholic university in a politically charged environment: educating the community via intentionally designed inclusivity trainings; cultivating deep roots through coalition-building and strategic organizing; and foregrounding Catholic social teachings in the conversation. We use a local controversy to contextualize and demonstrate the importance of these strategies when fostering queer inclusivity on Jesuit campuses. We frame our discussion within a larger conversation about LGBTQIA+ issues on college campuses (including Catholic campuses) and the role that Jesuit values in higher education have to play in building inclusive communities.



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