NESCAC forms Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color

NESCAC forms Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color

The NESCAC continues to address diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the conference with the formation of the NESCAC Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color. The NESCAC also recently announced the establishment of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and a partnership with Women 2.0 and em|PACT Strategies for a 21-Day Ally Challenge.

The mission of the NESCAC Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color is to encourage dialogue and solidarity around issues of race. The group will serve as a network of support for student-athletes of color in the NESCAC during their college years and beyond. The coalition, which meets once a month, will also work to help NESCAC member institutions diversify their athletic departments and support student-athletes of color.

At least two student-athletes from each NESCAC institution will serve on the committee with the goal of having every conference sport represented. Wesleyan assistant football coach Sean Stanley serves as the chair advisor of the group and the members of the inaugural NESCAC Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color can be found here. Hamilton is represented by women's basketball player Kayla Glemaud '21 and women's lacrosse player Lauren Hamilton '22.

Additionally, each NESCAC institution has also established a student-athlete of color organization. Hamilton's Institutional Student-Athletes of Color Organization Advisor is Director of Athletics Jon Hind '80

"The NESCAC Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color will not only provide student-athletes with a resource to network with each other across the conference, but will play a critical part in advancing the goals of our member institutions and the conference to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment," NESCAC Executive Director Andrea Savage said.