Forgive me for beaming at this one.
The athletics department of my dear alma mater, Northwestern University, has joined the list of teams and universities who have made videos or other social media products for the It Gets Better campaign.
Northwestern Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips as well as NU head coaches and student athletes recorded an It Gets Better video over the summer. Public service announcements about the video will also air on the radio. Watch the video through NU’s athletics site, linked above.
“We are excited to join with the It Gets Better Project to take a stand against bullying,” Phillips said. “As a University and an Athletic Department, Northwestern takes great pride in celebrating each and every one of the unique individuals at our institution, whether they be students or staff. Bullying of anyone for any reason is not acceptable, and we hope others will use their voices to stand with us.”
I’m beyond thrilled this happened. To those of you still in high school: Northwestern is a pretty great place to be LGBT. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions about it!