Hofstra University is home to a campaign it hopes will spread nationwide as a way to combat racism in collegiate athletics.
Titled "No Locker For Racism", the campaign was formulated by assistant field hockey coach Courtney Deena with assistance from Hofstra athletics' Diversity and Inclusion Committee. "We stand committed to awareness. We stand committed to action. We stand committed to change!" the campaign tweeted Wednesday. "Take the pledge. Join @HofstraU as we all work together for collective action. There is No Locker For Racism at #Hofstra."
"I applaud Coach Deena and our Diversity and Inclusion Committee for their tireless work on our 'No Locker For Racism' initiative," commented Hofstra vice president and director of athletics Rick Cole Jr. on the athletic department's website "We are thrilled to be a leading voice in removing racism from college athletics and we look forward to this campaign growing through athletic departments across the nation."
In the coming weeks, members of the Hofstra athletics community will be reaching out to other athletic departments, athletic directors and student-athletes across the nation to grow the campaign and continue the message that there is No Locker for Racism within college athletics, the website stated.