May 15, 2018
Tagged: Adelphi University, Athletics, Diversity & Inclusion

National advocate for LGBTQ inclusion in sports brings message to Adelphi


Rainbow Soccer Ball

Adelphi stands out as one of the few universities with a group in its athletics department dedicated to diversity issues. Established in fall 2017, the Athletic Diversity Council includes coaches and staff. The department also has a representative on the University’s Diversity Committee.

The council has already developed a statement on diversity and a pledge that all University athletes must commit to. It also invites speakers to campus to present perspectives to athletes and increase understanding. Just this spring, the assembled group of Adelphi athletes heard from Nevin Caple, co-founder of LGBT SportSafe and Br{ache the Silence, a campaign to address homophobia, promote inclusion and increase the visibility of role models in women’s sports.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

Tagged: Adelphi University, Athletics, Diversity & Inclusion