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NCAA Division III 50 for 50th Special Olympics Challenge Results

Special Olympics celebrated its 50th anniversary in July 2018. In honor of this occasion, DIII SAAC challenged all Division III institutions to have at least 50 student-athletes participate in one or more Special Olympics events between...

Former Student-Athlete Degree Achievement Program

The Board established a fund for limited resource institutions to fund degree completion. Schools defined as Limited Resource Institutions (LRI) within the past five years are eligible for funding. For schools eligible for the Former...

Did not attest in 2017-18

The following schools did not attest in 2017-18 to the policy by the May 15, 2018 deadline:* University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (Division II) Bryn Mawr College (Division III) Carleton College (Division III) Pennsylvania State University...

Adding public voices

Updated Aug. 8, 2018 Public members not affiliated with the NCAA or member schools will join the NCAA Board of Governors to bring fresh perspectives and independent judgment. At the NCAA Convention in January, NCAA members from Divisions I...

Stronger accountability, penalties

Updated Aug. 8, 2018 To deter future violations, presidents, coaches and staff have stronger, clearer accountability expectations and face increased penalties if they break the rules. Changes include: Stronger president and chancellor...

More efficient, binding enforcement system

Updated Aug. 8, 2018 New responsibilities and obligations solidify effective and fair enforcement of NCAA rules. Changes include: Responsibility to cooperate As a term of employment, school presidents and athletics staff must commit...

Independent investigators and decision-makers

Changes to the investigations and infractions process create independent groups to prevent conflicts of interest. Cases deemed complex will be eligible for this independent process. Examples of complex cases include alleged violations of...

Minimizing harmful outside influences

Updated Aug. 8, 2018 New rules reduce the leverage of harmful outside influences on high school recruits and college student-athletes. Changes include: Certification of youth basketball events Basketball-related events for high school...

Flexibility for going pro and getting a degree

Updated Sep. 20, 2018 Basketball student-athletes have more freedom and flexibility to decide about going pro or getting a college education, and they can receive financial assistance if they leave school early and wish to return later to...

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