How to Make Intramural and Club Sports More Inclusive

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One month after NIRSA released its “JDEI Climate Study Report,” justice, diversity, equity and inclusion were featured topics at the association’s 2022 Intramural and Club Sports Virtual Institute in June. Included among sessions about team handball and camps on campus were ones focused on gender neutrality and universal design.

“These are concerns you can’t ignore now. We do have queer people and trans people at our universities, and we need to make everybody feel included,” says Amber Mateer, associate director of campus recreation at Plymouth State University, who identifies as nonbinary. “It is important to make all of your students feel welcome and to ask, ‘What policies can we change to make sure everybody has a spot on this campus?’ ”

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