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Playing with Pride

Written by Fuse Staff

Campus Pride LGBT Friendly

Ithaca College’s intercollegiate athletics was chosen as one of the nation’s top 10 LGBT-friendly college sports programs, according to Campus Pride’s Out to Play Project. Campus Pride is a national organization that strives to create safe campus environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.

Campus Pride noted IC’s support systems on and off the playing field, particularly with the College’s efforts to sponsor on-campus speakers, training programs, and organizations, such as the Association for Gay and Straight Student Athletes (AGSSA).

Anna Lawrence ’12, track athlete and AGSSA president, says the Bombers set an example for other college sports programs to welcome all student-athletes.

“I am so proud to be part of a school whose emphasis on equality isn’t just on academics.”

Lis Maurer, program director for Ithaca College’s Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, adds, “Coaches and students regularly consult with me to assure all programs, policies, and practices represent the best of inclusiveness, respect, and support. I'm very pleased to support their work.”



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