ROI adds Pacific to roster of partners

ROI offers online diversity and inclusion courses designed for college athletic departments

NEW YORK – Return On Inclusion, which delivers online sport-specific diversity and inclusion education, is pleased to announce the addition of Pacific University as a partner.

Pacific, located in Forest Grove, Oregon, is an NCAA Division III institution. The Boxers field 22 varsity teams and compete in the Northwest Conference.

"Honoring equity, diversity and inclusion is a core value of our athletic department and university," said Lauren Brownrigg, senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator for Pacific athletics. "As a member of our university's Diversity Committee, I see the Return on Inclusion program as an excellent opportunity to implement the university's diversity plan, which includes leadership development of our faculty, coaches and staff. This is an excellent opportunity for us to challenge ourselves to improve and better support our students."

Divided into six self-paced online modules, Return On Inclusion’s comprehensive diversity and inclusion training is designed specifically for college athletic departments. Participants receive instruction on a variety of topics, including:

  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Foundations

  • Cultural Competence & Managing Relationships

  • Overcoming Bias, Microaggressions & Covering

  • Unpacking Racism, Anti-Racism & Privilege

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion & Gender Stereotypes

  • Inclusive Leadership & Strategic Plan Development

Instruction in all six modules is provided by ROI founder Nevin Caple, a national thought leader on diversity, inclusion and belonging in sport. The curriculum was developed by Caple in collaboration with the ROI advisory board – a diverse collection of college athletics administrators and scholars from around the country.

"I am thrilled to share ROI with the community I care so deeply about,” Caple said. “We should all have access to the tools we need to do our jobs most effectively. I hope ROI will serve as a catalyst for many institutions to prioritize learning for coaches, athletic administrators, and staff as they embark on their inclusive leadership journey."

As coaches and administrators complete the training, they will be better equipped to support and mentor student-athletes from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Participants who complete all six modules earn the ROI Inclusive Leader Certificate.

About Return on Inclusion

Return On Inclusion™ (ROI) is a sport-specific diversity and inclusion education platform dedicated to developing inclusive leaders and fostering a culture of belonging across social and cultural differences. Our self-paced modules standardize learning methods, deepening our commitment to helping every coach and athletic administrator develop the skills and competencies necessary to support student-athletes and achieve inclusive excellence in programs, policies and practices.

The ROI Advisory Board includes national thought leaders in college athletics who have made significant contributions to fostering inclusive teams and programs. Board members include: Board Co-Chair Kim Doran (Ohio State), Board Co-Chair John Square (GW), DaWon Baker (Nebraska), Kyle Chilton, Clyde Doughty (Bowie State), Jessica Duff (Bates), Jaide-Hinds Clarke (Richmond/VCU), Katie Harbert (Oregon), Noah Knight (Kansas City Athletics), Yannick Kluch (Rowan), Maria Sanchez (Northwestern), Whitney Johnson (BYU).

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Return On Inclusion Press Contact: Kyle Chilton • • 801-372-2080