Awareness to Inclusion to Advocacy, Your Next Steps

Recorded On: 12/15/2021

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What now? How do you actually bring inclusion to your school? Can you call yourself an ally? What are your next steps? Our final session will leave you with actionable steps on the personal, professional, and institutional level to get you closer to trans inclusion and be more gender equitable. Resources, including the NIRSA EDI Resource Guide, Campus Pride Sports Index, Campus Diversity Officers, National Governing Bodies for Sport, and programs & policies from NIRSA member institutions’ collegiate recreation programs, will be highlighted for staff training, program assessment, and policy development.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify several actionable steps they can personally take to help further trans inclusion and gender equity.
  2. Identify several actionable steps their department can take to help further trans inclusion and gender equity.

Competency Areas:

Personal and Professional Qualities




Laurie Braden

Executive Director, University Recreation

Louisiana State University


Andrea Snead

Director, Diversity & Inclusio

United States Tennis Association

Erin Patchett, PhD

NIRSA President Elect; Director, Administration and Assessment

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

My name is Erin Patchett (she/her) and you can call me EP. I currently work for Colorado State University Campus Recreation as the Director of Administration and Assessment, and I also teach in our undergraduate and graduate Sport Management programs. I've volunteered with NIRSA throughout my career, most recently as the 2021 NIRSA Annual Conference Program Chair and with the EDI Commission. Some of my most cherished friendships are with folx I've met during my journey in this field.

I am a graduate of the University of Iowa (B.S. Exercise Science, M.A. Leisure Studies) and the University of Northern Colorado (Ph.D. Sport Administration).

My favorite things to dialogue about are assessment, research, gender, pronouns, social justice, tattoos, emotional intelligence, and coffee. 
@epatchy_w on IG


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