• McComb

    We just changed our intramural program to all open leagues and tier the competition level into divisions. So far we are getting more new students to register for our "fun" dividion, by offering a division that is relaxed and no restrictions to roster demographics. We wrote up a gender inclusive policy and statement, with the help of our diversity and inclusion department, that has so far been well received by the student body. Our concern over gender stemmed from students in the process of transitioning at college and for those students who do not identify as either binary gender classification. We wanted to remove barriers that may keep them from participating. so far it is going well.

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  • McComb

    Hi Ohr,
    We are in the planning stages right now, but the leagues and tournaments will be in practical terms Open leagues. It is all still in the planning stages but we are considering using the term CoRec with the students, though teams may be comprised of a single self identified gender. We will not ask nor require the students to disclose their gender identification. Our leagues will only be divided by competition level, so highly competitive A level and our more recreational fun B level leagues. We do not have a large enough student body to have more than two competition levels. Our students views on labels and gender identity is something that has been evolving, many are starting to become put off by labels and view them as divisive, so we are trying to adapt with them. It seemed like the most practical solution to encourage inclusion and hopefully increase participation. We don't want students not playing simply because they are not comfortable declaring their gender publicly or due to the fact their identity does not match the registration options. It also eliminates the problem of not having enough teams for all womens divisions and True CoRec teams that can't get enough of a particular gender to play. we have never required a minimum ratio for CoRec, but we do have a majority of female identified students on campus.

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  • McComb

    Could we get administrator control over the gender question, asked during the profile creation process? Either the ability to change the options or the ability to shut it off completely would be fine? This is becoming a real issue around campuses and it would be nice to avoid the eventual problems arising from students who feel like they are not represented by the question. We are currently changing the structure of our intramural program to be all Co Rec, making all divisions based on level of competition, rather than along gender lines.

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