What is the NCAA?
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes.
The Association shares a belief in and commitment to these seven core values.
Whose ranks include:
Nearly half a million college athletes
make up the 19,500 teams that send more
than 54,000 participants to compete each
year in the NCAA’s 90 championships
in 24 sports across 3 divisions.
Who makes the rules?
Member representatives serve on committees that propose rules and policies surrounding college sports. Members ultimately decide which rules to adopt – everything from recruiting and compliance to academics and championships – and implement them on campus.
What does the national office do?