Special Olympics College

Special Olympics College connects college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport to build friendships and help lead the social justice movement of Special Olympics.

Created by college students, the network seeks the membership of campuses that seek the common goals of enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and building a more accepting world for all.


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. Below are examples of how these components can work in your school:

SPORTS:  Host a sports clinic or plan and organize a fitness or sports recreation activity with Special Olympics athletes. The University of Delaware now offers a 1-credit Special Olympics course

LEADERSHIP:  Students can take the lead in planning and organizing events that helps promote volunteerism with Special Olympics Delaware, or helps with fundraising to help our state program.

FULL CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT:  Students can host an awareness campaign for respect, such as our Spread the Word to End the Word campaign. And students can participate in campus-wide fundraisers.


For more information contact Kylie Frazer at kfrazer@udel.edu.