Bear Sports Inclusion

Washington University is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment for its students, faculty, staff and guests.  Those of us involved in the Department of Athletics, including our intercollegiate athletics program, our intramural and sport club programs, and our recreation programs and services, value what a healthy lifestyle and the opportunity to participate or compete affords all members of our community.

We believe that the inclusive environment we strive to create at WashU enhances our campus community’s social and competitive experiences by promoting diversity of culture, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  Our goal is to provide a safe, welcoming recreation and athletic community that allows every member of our campus family to enjoy a positive, respectful, and inspiring experience with our programs and facilities.

You Can Play Project

You Can Play works to insure the safety and inclusion of all in sports, including LGBT athletes, coaches and fans.


Additional Resources

Washington University Student Involvement and Leadership LGBT Resources and Support

WashU Diversity - Get Involved

WashU Student Diversity Organizations

WashU Mosaic Project

NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student-Athletes


Athlete Ally - non-profit organization focused on ending homophobia and transphobia in sport.

Br{ache the Silence Campaign - supporting inclusion in college sports.

Equality Coaching Alliance - for coaches to discuss LGBT coaching issues.

The Trevor Project - 1 (866) 488-7386 - suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBT individuals