UB Panel to Present on Diversity & Inclusion in Athletics at National Conference

Kathy Twist, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration & Senior Woman Administrator, Sharon Nolan-Weiss, UB Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and Nellie Drew, Sports Law professor, will be presenting a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in athletics on June 19th in Albany.   The presentation, entitled “Diversity & Inclusion in Athletics:  Legalities, Policies & Practicalities”  will provide information and advice on legal requirements, policy formulation and implementation and best practices in the area of athletics.  Topics will include the evolving application of Title IX to sexual violence, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination, as well as engaging the student-athlete population as role models and student leaders.

The event, the 2018 SPECTRUM Conference: Preventing and Responding to Violence Against the LGBTQI Community, is the nation’s largest higher education conference devoted to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community. National-level keynote and concurrent speakers and panelists, the opportunity to network with colleagues, and access to low-cost, repeatable, implementable programs and solutions to reduce violence against LGBTQI+ students and community members are part and parcel of this two-day conference.

Further information, including registration details, can be found at http://www.suny.edu/events/spectrum/.


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