Topics

More

Penn State Athletics Earns Big Ten’s Third-Best LGBTQ+ Inclusion Score

Penn State Athletics received an 80/100 score in the 2021 Athlete Equality Index, which was released in early April.

The ongoing index provides the “most comprehensive look at LGBTQ+ inclusion across all NCAA Division I athletic departments,” according to Athlete Ally. Universities are ranked on metrics like nondiscrimination policy, sexual harassment policy, and trans inclusion policy.

Penn State earned a perfect score in all categories except trans inclusion policy, pro-LGBTQ training for athletes, and annual partnership/collaboration, scoring a 10/15, 0/5, and 5/10 respectively. The total 80/100 score was good for third place in the Big Ten.

Only Ohio State and Illinois ranked higher than Penn State, both boasting perfect scores in the index. The conference as a whole managed a 56.4/100. Comparatively, the Pac-12 earned a 68.8/100, and the SEC scored 33.6/100.

An executive report by Athlete Ally found that 70% of Division I athletic departments do not offer LGBTQ+ resources to their student-athletes, while only 2.8% of Division I athletes compete in departments that fully protect LGBTQ+ identities. According to Athlete Ally, Penn State is among the 10% of schools with a public LGBTQ+-inclusive fan code of conduct.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Ryan Parsons

Ryan is a redshirt senior majoring in business and journalism from "Philadelphia" and mostly writes about football nowadays. You can follow him on Twitter @rjparsons9 or say hi via email at [email protected].

Penn State Planning $40.4 Million Renovations To Former Art Museum Building

The renovations would aim to create general purpose classrooms after the Palmer Museum was moved to the Arboretum.

Penn State Baseball To Face Nebraska In Sunday Title Game

Sunday’s game was originally set for 2 p.m.

No. 8 Seed Penn State Baseball Defeats No. 4 Seed Michigan 7-6 In Big Ten Tournament Semifinals

A two-run home run in extra innings off the bat of Adam Cecere put the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten Championship.

113kFollowers
164kFollowers
59.8kFollowers
4,570Subscribers