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Intramural and Club Sports

Emory Recreation and Wellness maintains the following policy related to the participation of transgender individuals in intramural and club sports:

Transgender Individuals' Participation in Intramural & Club Sports

Emory Recreation & Wellness recognizes and celebrates the transgender student population and encourages students to participate in intramural sports and club sports based on their expressed gender identity. 

Emory Intramural & Club Sports expects participation to be based on one’s self-identified gender and that is done in good faith and is consistent with a player’s expressed gender identity.

  • A participant’s gender identity will be applied when there are gender specific rules or player ratio requirements for co-rec divisions.
  • Transgender individuals may play on the team that best matches their gender identity.
  • Intramural & Club Sports staff will verify gender based on the participant’s self-identification and expressed gender identity, not purely on the sex indicated in official school records.
  • Emory Intramural & Club Sports recognizes that, for many, coming to know one’s gender identity is not something that happens in an instant; it is a complex process that can occur over an extended period of time.  Transgender participants are encouraged to communicate their gender identity with Intramural & Club Sports professional staff to ensure proper gender designation.  Should the player not feel comfortable working with Intramural & Club Sports staff, the individual can contact the Office of LGBT Life and inform them of their status.  Intramurals & Club Sports and the Office of LGBT Life staff will work together to ensure inclusivity for all participants.

You can find the policy online at the following websites:

http://play.emory.edu/club_sports/index.html 

http://play.emory.edu/intramurals/sport_rules.html