Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College Athletics took part in the NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign the week of October 1-5. Bantam student-athletes and members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) participated in various daily campaigns such as "Beyond a Label", "Diversity is…" and "I Pledge to …".
The purpose of the campaign was to serve as a platform for student-athletes, administrators, coaches and fans across the country to start the discussion, speak out on, and promote diversity and inclusion as key elements of student-athlete success. The goal of the campaign was to use social media to create a dialogue on diversity and inclusion and to communicate the benefit of inclusive environments to the student-athlete experience.
Beyond a Label: Debunking Athletics-Related Stereotypes
Diversity is: Explaining What Diversity/Inclusion Means
Title IX just turned 45 this past year! Check out how the status of women in intercollegiate athletics has changed over the past four decades: https://t.co/cm6FaGtUCZ. #NCAAInclusion pic.twitter.com/AMpefdTAlk— TC Womens Ice Hockey (@TrinityWHockey) October 5, 2018
College squash is full of diversity. I’m Indian and I play for trinity, and on our team we have players from Egypt, India, Malaysia, Belgium, South Africa, Australia. It’s so exquisite and you get to learn something from every individual. #NCAAInclusion— Trinity College Men's Squash (@Trin_Squash) October 3, 2018
Aryaman Adik ‘21 pic.twitter.com/mhCOW2rOrx
I Pledge To: Committing to a Personal Action Plan for Inclusion
I pledge to embody the spirit and values of my multicultural team, and to foster an environment of inclusion in our athletic department, on our college campus, and in collegiate athletics in general. #NCAAInclusion— Trinity College Men's Squash (@Trin_Squash) October 5, 2018
Patrick O’Sullivan ‘20 pic.twitter.com/DfQmXdaDPJ
It’s day 3 of @ncaa Diversity and Inclusion week. The Trinity field hockey team wanted you to know, “In the first 6 months of 2018, 44 women were hired into top college sports position such as AD and Commissioner – that’s 119% of the total hires of 2017.… https://t.co/Zlids3DVyR pic.twitter.com/dqjnCVsUX3— Trinity Field Hockey (@Trinity_FH) October 3, 2018