In April 2014, Indiana University Southeast joined the You Can Play Team and released a video in support of inclusiveness and tolerance, an attitude that encompasses the athletic programs at IU Southeast. In doing so, the school became the first Indiana University campus to produce a video in support of You Can Play.
“One of the IU Southeast athletic department’s top priorities is to promote an atmosphere of inclusion in all of our programs regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender,” IU Southeast Athletic Director Joe Glover said. “This video is just one way that illustrates our commitment to inclusiveness and tolerance throughout our department and campus community.”
The IU Southeast video features student-athletes, coaches and administrators and has been featured on the athletic department website, social media and University video outlets. Diane Reid, Coordinator of Diversity for Academic Affairs and Michael Abernethy, Lecturer of Communication Studies, brought the vision for the video to the athletic department and University Communications staffs which helped produce the campaign. She explained that the school “wants to become a model for the support of diversity on campus and in our community. With the launch of this video, we will join other universities who have publicly committed their support to creating a positive, welcoming climate for their athletes. We are proud to be the first campus in the IU system to join the You Can Play project.”
Indiana University Southeast is the regional campus of Indiana University that serves Southern Indiana and the Greater Louisville metropolitan area. As a public comprehensive university, its mission is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that promote student learning and prepare students for productive citizenship in a diverse society, and to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of the region.
Welcome to the team, IU Southeast.