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USA Rugby Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The USA Club Rugby Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Committee is a vital component of the governing body for club rugby in the United States. Our committee is dedicated to promoting and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment within the sport of rugby.

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.

Our mission is to create a culture where individuals from all backgrounds feel welcome, valued, and empowered to fully participate in club rugby. We strive to break down barriers, challenge biases, and promote equal opportunities for all participants, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability.

The DE&I Committee comprises passionate individuals who possess a deep understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and their application within the context of rugby. Our committee members are chosen for their commitment to social justice, empathy, and their dedication to driving positive change within the rugby community.

Addressing Inequalities

Our primary role is to develop and implement strategies, policies, and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within USA Club Rugby. We collaborate with clubs, administrators, players, coaches, referees, and other stakeholders to create an environment that respects and celebrates the unique identities and experiences of all participants.

The DE&I Committee actively works to raise awareness and understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We provide educational resources, training programs, and workshops to foster a greater understanding of the importance of diversity and to empower individuals to become advocates for change within their own clubs and communities.

Additionally, our committee focuses on identifying and addressing systemic barriers and inequalities within club rugby. We seek to eliminate discrimination, biases, and exclusionary practices that hinder the full participation and advancement of individuals from marginalized communities.

Ongoing Commitment & Effort

We actively engage with clubs and stakeholders to gather feedback, listen to concerns, and collaborate on initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. By fostering open and honest dialogue, we strive to create an environment where everyone feels heard, respected, and supported.

The DE&I Committee is committed to continuously assessing and improving our own practices to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion principles are embedded within all aspects of USA Club Rugby. We recognize that this work requires ongoing commitment and effort, and we are dedicated to promoting a more inclusive and equitable rugby community.

Through our efforts, we aim to create a rugby environment that reflects the diversity of our society, where all individuals have equal opportunities to participate, contribute, and thrive. The USA Club Rugby DE&I Committee is dedicated to driving positive change, fostering a sense of belonging, and making club rugby a sport that truly embraces and celebrates the richness of human diversity.

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