Celebrating the partnership between schools, conferences, National Governing Bodies and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee to support athletes.

The Campaign

Competitive sport opportunities for student athletes with disabilities are on the rise across the collegiate landscape. In addition to integrated opportunities within athletic departments, some programming is housed across campus departments, including club sports, recreational sports, student services, disability services or other university departments.

The Paralympians Made Here campaign is a first-of-its-kind cobranding pilot that allows colleges and universities to use USOPC intellectual property to celebrate their Paralympic footprints. The campaign aims to increase awareness around Paralympic athletes who are currently competing or have competed in our country’s intercollegiate athletics system through both integrated and adapted opportunities.

Campaign Participants

The USOPC thanks the schools, conferences and National Governing Bodies that are participating in the Paralympians Made Here collegiate solidarity campaign. View the full participant list here.

Join The Campaign

Help us celebrate schools that have helped develop current national team athletes, coaches and historic U.S. Paralympians.

Follow The Journey

Support Team USA at the Paralympic Games Beijing 2022 March 4 - 13, 2022 by tuning in to cheer on Team USA athletes on the world's highest stage. A total of 6 sports are scheduled for inclusion in the Paralympic Games Beijing 2022: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, Para ice hockey, snowboard and wheelchair curling.

View competition schedules and get the latest information from the Beijing organizing committee.

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9 Nearly 10 sports
have a roster make up
with 50% of their team having a collegiate tie
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50% Nearly 50 percent of Team
USA athletes in Tokyo competed
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78 Nearly 80 U.S.
colleges / universities were
represented on Team USA in Tokyo
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63 63 schools are represented
through programming within the
athletic department

Collegiate Footprint History

Competitive collegiate opportunities are an important pipeline for Paralympians. At the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, over 40 percent of the team competed at the college level. During the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games, over 20 percent had collegiate athletic ties. More than 50 percent of the team at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 were current, former or incoming student-athletes at the collegiate level.

View the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Collegiate Participation Highlights.

View the current national team collegiate affiliations database.

View the historical U.S. Paralympian collegiate athlete database.

Collegiate Resources

Review the resources located on TeamUSA.org to learn more about the collegiate space for athletes with disabilities.

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