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Special Olympics College Clubs

A Special Olympics College Club functions as an official student organization on campus that connects college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports, events, and leadership. Through these activities, a Special Olympics College Club can create a campus environment of friendship, respect, and inclusion.

College Clubs support the three components of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools by hosting or participating in:


  • Unified Sports (Fall: Flag Football, Spring: Basketball)
  • Inclusive Leadership (i.e. co-leading Club with SO athletes)
  • Whole School Engagement (i.e. hosting a polar plunge or tournament)
Are you in? Are you a fan of dignity? Of acceptance? Of the humanity of all people, regardless of ability or disability? If so, it is time you joined our network of college and university students supporting Special Olympics.

Special Olympics DC has college clubs at these Universities:

  • American University
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Georgetown University
  • The George Washington University
  • Howard University

Each of the schools organize and run different activities, such as hosting tournaments and Young Athletes Festivals on campus, participating in the Polar Plunge, and playing Unified Sports for Special Olympics DC athletes to get the college experience. To find out your DC College Club’s contact, reach out to Cat Lanigan, Manager of College Programming, at

DC’s National Champions

SODC is proud to be the home of the 2023 NIRSA National Championship-winning Georgetown Unified Flag Football Team, who beat Nebraska-Lincoln Unified to secure the National title.

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