SO College is BACK!


Hello Broncos!

My name is Marissa Watkins and I’m the current President of Special Olympics College at Boise State University! I’m so excited to continue being the President this year, and to see how we spread the SO College movement throughout Boise State University.

Did you know that there are over 200 SO College organizations all over the United States? And did you know that Boise State University is nationally recognized as being one of THE BEST? That’s right! Special Olympics International is so impressed by us that they have created a National SO College Board, and included Boise State University in their TOP 5!

This is such an incredible honor, and compliment to everyone involved! We could not have done this without all of the AMAZING volunteers in SO College and the amount of hours everyone put in this last year!

I can’t wait to see how we grow and continue to amaze Special Olympics this year!


Marissa Watkins

Friday Night Flag Football – Spring Season

Friday Night Flag Football is back! The season begins April 3rd – May 1st, and they need volunteer coaches! Please contact Gabe at to sign up and get more information!

Winter Games Sign Up!

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That’s right! It’s time to dig out all our winter gear, if  you haven’t already, and get signed up for the best weekend volunteer trip you’ll ever have! Access our OrgSync > Forms: Winter Games. Sign up soon to secure your spot!

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

Our Ugly Sweater Holiday Party is today from 4p – 7p!

We hope to see you there! 

Holiday Party
Click the image to check out the event on Facebook for more details.

Young Athletes Experience!

Our Young Athletes event went so well and the kiddos had a blast! Thank you to all of the amazing teachers that made the field trip out to Boise State and to our awesome SO College Members for making sure they had a great day!

Bocce on the Quad!

Bocce Day!

Young Athletes Experience SUCCESS

Young Athletes Experience SUCCESS

A great big THANK YOU to all of our athletes, families, friends, and volunteers who came to support today’s Young Athletes Experience!
To cap off our wonderful afternoon together, we all took a trip to The Blue and enjoyed the Idaho sunshine!

Another successful, inclusive event put on by S.O. College at Boise State!

“Rediscovering My Athlete’s Heart”


We can’t help but share this awesome write-up by AC Shilton.  Read here about what she learned about herself as an athlete when volunteering for a local Special Olympics event.

Bravo, AC!  Couldn’t have put it better ourselves!



Congratulations to SO College at BSU and Lisa Beymer’s ED-SPED 250 students for collecting 461 pledge signatures at this year’s SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD Rally on the Quad!

That’s 461 faculty, students, and staff on Boise State’s campus that have pledged never to use the R-word in their vocabulary again.

To date, we have collected a total of 1,080 signatures in 6 hours to end the r-word!  Way to go, SO College!!!

10 days….

10 days....

Just 10 days from now, SO College members will be loading on a bus, headed to Sun Valley to help with this year’s Special Olympics Winter Games!

We can’t wait! We’ll have updates and information for you out this week.