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Diversity & Inclusion

CEVA's #VolleyTheChange Statement

The Columbia Empire Volleyball Association (CEVA) values the principles of diversity and inclusion and encourages all of our member clubs and participants to do the same.  We will promote these values in our organizational culture and programming.


CEVA believes our membership should focus on athletes, coaches, officials and parents’ skill sets, work ethic and competitive spirit, not their race, sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

CEVA strives to create an environment that is free from discrimination or exclusion based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliations, or other personal attributes.  We also seek to end bullying, cyber-bulling, hazing, harassment, and offensive conduct in all forms.  These are actions that are not consummate with our organizational philosophy, nor with the culture we will create in our region.

CEVA will seek to implement policies and programming to help educate our membership about these values, and we will encourage all participants in our programs to display these values both on and off the court.