Special Olympics College Activities

Want to make a difference during your college career? Want to learn valuable skills? Join the thousands of college students across the country who are working to benefit Special Olympics. Learn more about the ways you can get involved!


SO College

SO College functions as an official club on campus that was designed by college students for college students. SO College programs are made up of three core elements: Inclusive Sports, Youth LeadershiOpen SO College functions as an official club on campus that was designed by college students for college students. SO College programs are made up of three core elements: Inclusive Sports, Youth Leadership, and opportunities for Full Campus Involvement. Together these components can help students work for and with Special Olympics athletes to help transform school campuses into communities of acceptance and respect.

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NCAA Division III Partnership

The purpose of the partnership is to improve the lives of Special Olympics athletes through their involvement with Division III student-athletes and to foster a mutual learning experience between DiviOpen The purpose of the partnership is to improve the lives of Special Olympics athletes through their involvement with Division III student-athletes and to foster a mutual learning experience between Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes. Through this partnership, Division III student-athletes across the country will be encouraged to participate in existing Special Olympics events, create their own events, or otherwise serve to support Special Olympics organization.

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American Academy of Development Medicine and Dentistry Student/Resident Committee

This committee functions as an official club on campus that works to promote a community of students/residents in medical and dental school who are interested in serving individuals with intellectual Open This committee functions as an official club on campus that works to promote a community of students/residents in medical and dental school who are interested in serving individuals with intellectual disabilities. This committee provides opportunities for education, leadership and growth within the field as well as matches up student/residents with AADMD physicians/dentists for guidance. They also create community projects and advocate for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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University Curriculum

The University Curriculum for Training Coaches, Athletes, and Competition Management Personnel was designed for college and university professors to use when teaching student how to work effectively wOpen The University Curriculum for Training Coaches, Athletes, and Competition Management Personnel was designed for college and university professors to use when teaching student how to work effectively with people with disabilities. The curriculum also provides a service-learning tool for students by presenting meaningful field experience and coursework for working with special populations. Students can also approach their professor with this curriculum to incorporate the material into coursework, or as extra service-learning experience.

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Fraternity and Sorority

Many fraternities and sororities across the country donate their time, resources, and money to the Special Olympics movement. These fraternities and sororities host events/fundraisers, coach, volunteeOpen Many fraternities and sororities across the country donate their time, resources, and money to the Special Olympics movement. These fraternities and sororities host events/fundraisers, coach, volunteer, and bring awareness on campus. In fact two Greek Societies have chosen Special Olympics as their national philanthropy: Phi Sigma Kappa and Alpha Sigma Alpha. 

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