Special Olympics College

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Special Olympics College Clubs

Are you in? Are you a fan of dignity, acceptance, and the humanity of all people, regardless of ability or disability? If so, it is time you joined our network of college and university students supporting Special Olympics.

Create A Community of Acceptance and Respect on Your Campus

Special Olympics College Clubs functions as an official club on campus and connects college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport to build friendships and help lead the social justice movement of Special Olympics.

Special Olympics College Club programs are made up of three core elements: Unified Sports, Youth Leadership, and opportunities for Full Campus Engagement.

Unified Sports

Starts a Unified Sports team comprised of college students and Special Olympics athletes; or host a local or state level inclusive Special Olympics event.

Youth Leadership

Special Olympics College Clubs functions as a student-led club that is fully recognized by your school; additionally students should invite local Special Olympics athletes to join their leadership team and help plan events throughout the year.

Full Campus Engagement

Host an awareness campaign, such as Spread the Word Inclusion; or invite students to become Fans in the Stands at local Special Olympics games and cheer on the athletes.

Together these components can help students work for and with Special Olympics athletes to help transform school campuses into communities of acceptance and respect. Below is a list of existing Special Olympics Colleges in Pennsylvania:

Ready to Join?

Fill out the Special Olympics College Club Application and check out the Special Olympics College Starter Guide for tips and ideas to start a club on your campus.

For more information, or to express interest in becoming a Special Olympics College, please contact Teresa Amaturo at tamaturo@specialolympicspa.org.