Campus Pride College Sports Summit
Thursday, Feb 6 & Friday, Feb 7, 2014
$65 Registration Fee
Registration includes program materials, limited food and a FREE COPY of the 2012 Campus Pride LGBTQ College Athlete Report. Registration is available online via host partner University of Richmond; Registration is FREE for University of Richmond Students, Faculty & Staff
DETAILS & MORE INFORMATION:
Campus Pride, the nation’s leading educational organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer college environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students, plans the first-ever Campus Pride College Sports Summit to be held February 6 & 7, 2014. The two day summit is hosted in partnership with University of Richmond in Richmond, VA. Registration is $65 per individual. There is limited space. Details and more information are available online at CampusPride.org/SportsSummit
“Despite more LGBT athletes coming out on campus, there is still ongoing, pervasive LGBT harassment and discrimination in sports culture,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. “The Campus Pride College Sports Summit will provide the necessary education and training to improve the quality of sports and recreation experiences and to assist intercollegiate athletics and collegiate recreation in becoming more LGBT inclusive in its policies, programs and practices.”
Featured keynote speakers include Kye Allums, the first out NCAA Division I transgender athlete, and Dr. Susan Rankin, former coach and the lead researcher of the 2012 Campus Pride LGBTQ National College Athlete Report. The summit will focus on research findings from the Campus Pride report, LGBTQ student-athlete experiences, training resources and recommended best practices to prevent harassment in college sports. Workshops and panels will also be presented on a range of LGBT topics in sports. In addition to University of Richmond and its Department of Athletics, Office of Common Ground, Department of Recreation & Wellness and the Division of Student Development, the partnering national organizations participating in the Summit include the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation and GO! Athlete, the only LGBTQ athlete led organization in the country.
“University of Richmond is committed to LGBT inclusion and our Department of Athletics is proud to partner with Campus Pride,” said LaRee Sugg, Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator. “The Campus Pride College Sports Summit is one way we can work toward ensuring our community and other campuses are an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment for all student-athletes, staff, coaches, boosters and fans.”
According to Windmeyer, the sports summit is in response to the last year of both positive and negative LGBT news headlines dealing with athletes and the growing demand for training and resources to “dig deeper for systemic change in collegiate sports.” Campus Pride also plans to utilize the summit as a way to test its new Campus Pride Sports Index. The index is the first of its kind in the nation which will allow colleges and universities to benchmark LGBT-friendly policies, programs and practices in college athletics and recreational sports. The new index will be tied into the existing Campus Pride Index (www.CampusPrideIndex.org).
For more information about the Campus Pride College Sports Summit, please visit www.CampusPrie.org/SportsSummit or email email@example.com.
Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org.