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Resources to foster diversity, equity and inclusiveness

The NCAA believes in and is committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its student-athletes, coaches and administrators. The resources below are designed to help schools and conferences establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds.

The Pledge

The Pledge and Commitment to Promoting Diversity and Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics.  

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Your Work in Action

Members of the Association conduct committee work to encourage cultural diversity, promote women’s athletics and enhance minority opportunities.

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Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association annually recognize and celebrate initiatives, policies and practices that embrace diversity and inclusion across college sports with the Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

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Diverse and Inclusive Hiring and Workforce Development Guide

A collection of resources, promising practices and guidance for NCAA leaders — presidents, chancellors, commissioners, hiring managers, athletics administrators and search firms — involved in the employment process.

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Champions of Diversity

Through an initiative of the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, individuals are recognized for their intentional and personal efforts to support the interests of ethnic minorities and other underrepresented populations.

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Education and Development

Annual conferences and seminars, as well as scholarships and grants, are funded by the Association to prepare student-athletes, postgraduate interns, coaches and administrators for leadership positions in college sports.

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45 Years of Title IX

Title IX’s 45th anniversary offers the opportunity to reflect on progress that has been made in many areas of education and to call attention to inequities and discrimination that continue to exist.

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