Every higher education institution and athletic department is unique. Our aim is to offer resources and provide examples of how all institutions – no matter their size, budget, or location – can implement or update their LGBTQ+ inclusion policies and practices in ways that best suit the culture of their institution.


For a full guide on how we do so, see our Metrics & Methods page.


Not sure how to write or enact a transgender and nonbinary athlete policy?

See Athlete Ally’s ideal Transgender and Nonbinary Inclusion Policy and Strategy Document for Implementing a Trans and Nonbinary Inclusion Policy.


Are you looking to collaborate with athletes, staff, and others on campus about LGBTQ inclusion in sports? 

Check out Athlete Ally’s Campus Chapters and learn more about how to start one on your campus.


Are you interested in hosting a Pride Game? 

See Athlete Ally’s Pride Night in a Box toolkit.


Are you interested in learning more about transgender-inclusive policies?

See Athlete Ally’s FAQ: LGBTQA+/Transgender & Gender Expansive Policies (Athlete Ally + Out in Athletics)



Athlete Ally’s Champions of Inclusion curricula provides student athletes, coaches and admins with free online education on how to build a more LGBTQI+ inclusive team, campus and community. Learn more at athleteally.org/coi

In terms of AEI scoring, public-facing evidence of departmental participation in Champions of Inclusion equates to full points for Metric 7 and/or full points for Metric 8.