USA Diving

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

USA Diving is committed to supporting and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion among its athletes, coaches, judges, staff, members and fans. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are multifaceted and that we need to address these subjects holistically to better engage and support all groups, particularly those who have been historically marginalized and underrepresented. We also recognize that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thought, background, and those based on other social identities bring richness to the sport of diving and the USA Diving community. 

 

This commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion means that:

  • USA Diving will not tolerate discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation or any other social identity category and/or defining characteristic. 

  • USA Diving will cultivate and support an inclusive culture and environment, through programming and education, where all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, marital and family status/makeup, medical condition/health status, ancestry, and citizenship are supported and able to succeed.

  • USA Diving will allocate resources to fostering equitable and inclusive participation for all athletes as well as growth opportunities for athletes, coaches, judges and staff from diverse backgrounds.

As a community, we believe that sport can be a catalyst to promote positive change in people and society. Because of this, it is our responsibility as the national governing body for the sport to lead the charge in identifying and removing the barriers that prevent USA Diving from being the diverse, equitable and inclusive community that we know it can be.



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

USA Diving has formed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council consisting of staff members, athletes, coaches and thought leaders. These individuals are working together to address diversity, equity and inclusion as they impact USA Diving and its members and to help identify opportunities for improvement. If you have ideas, know individuals that we should be talking to, organizations we should be working with or have a specific idea on how we can propel our initiatives forward, please send your thoughts to Kelly Fox at kelly@usadiving.org.


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Resources

Education is key in understanding how we can become better allies to our friends and peers. We have compiled a list of resources to help you navigate the complex and critical topics that the historically underrepresented members of our community face on a daily basis. We hope that you will take time to educate yourself, become informed and join us in actively supporting Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in your community. 

The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)- This organization is focused on identity, diversity/inclusion, race, and social change through sport.

NCAA Office of Inclusion

NCAA Champions of Respect-Inclusion of LGBTQ Student-Athletes and Staff in NCAA Programs

MyProunouns.Org - a resource dedicated to the empowering and inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language.

Racial Equality Tools Glossary- This glossary helps identify and attach meaning to and help create an understanding of specific words and terms related to racial equity

Anti-Racist Resources, Sports Edition- this is a compilation of articles, videos and podcasts put together by scholars and practitioners on ant-racist work in sports

Jen Fry Talks- Jen Fry is a thought leader in field of Social Justice in Sport. On her website you will find resources for student athletes, coaches, as well as web articles, trainings and guides on how to facilitate uncomfortable conversations

Difficult Conversations about Race that Make it Easier to Understand Other's Reality

 

This list of resources will be updated frequently and is meant to point you towards the goal of creating a community unified through our shared love of diving and rooted in equity and social justice. If you have additional resources you feel should be included, please e-mail kelly@usadiving.org