As a core value, the NCAA believes in and is committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its student-athletes, coaches and administrators. We seek to establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds. Diversity and inclusion improve the learning environment for all student-athletes and enhance excellence within the Association.

The Office of Inclusion will provide or enable programming and education, which sustains foundations of a diverse and inclusive culture across dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to age, race, sex, class, national origin, creed, educational background, disability, gender expression, geographical location, income, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation and work experiences.

Adopted by the NCAA Executive Committee, April 2010




General Inclusion


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning

NCAA LGBTQ Subcommittee Statement Supporting Student-athletes


Disability Access to Sports


International Student-Athlete Inclusion


Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Intercollegiate Athletics




Women and Title IX




Professional Development