Special Olympics College Clubs functions as an official club on campus and connects college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport to build friendships and help lead the social justice movement of Special Olympics.
Special Olympics College Club programs are made up of three core elements: Unified Sports, Youth Leadership, and opportunities for Full Campus Engagement.
Together these components can help students work for and with Special Olympics athletes to help transform school campuses into communities of acceptance and respect. Within North Dakota, there are currently four SO College Club chapters:
- Minot State University
- North Dakota State University
- University of North Dakota
- Valley City State University
Upcoming SO College Events:
To volunteer with SO College Clubs, you must complete the following Class A Volunteer requirements:
*NOTE: Class A Volunteers are individuals who will be in close-proximity with athletes on a regular basis or who may have administrative and/or fiscal authority.
Class A Volunteer Requirements
Complete a Volunteer Application. A copy of your driver's license or other state issued ID must be included to verify your identification. A background check is required for all Class A volunteers 18 years of age or older.
Review the General Orientation Packet. (PDF Version)
Complete and submit the General Orientation quiz online here.
Complete the Protective Behaviors quiz here.
Results of your Protective Behaviors quiz and proof of completion will be sent to Special Olympics North Dakota by Special Olympics Inc.
Unified Partners will need to also fill out the Partner Form.
The volunteer application may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to: (701) 772-1265, or by mail to Special Olympics North Dakota, 2616 South 26th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201.