Inclusion

Division III Diversity and Inclusion

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...

Common Ground

A deep divide exists between some people who support equal rights for the LGBTQ community and those who oppose these social and legal changes, in part because of deeply held religious beliefs. Not surprisingly, this dynamic extends to...

Additional Programming, Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Type Opportunity Description Alliance of Women Coaches Judy Sweet Award The Judy Sweet Award recognizes two members of each academy team whose spirit and dedication to their own and to others’ personal and professional success has made an...

Office of Inclusion Staff

Bernard Franklin Executive Vice President of Education and Community Engagement/Chief Inclusion Officer Email: bfranklin@ncaa.org Bernard W. Franklin serves as the executive vice president of education and community engagement/chief...

NCAA Inclusion Statement

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...

NCAA Partnerships with the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators and the Alliance of Women Coaches

The office of inclusion closely monitors the status of women in leadership positions in intercollegiate athletics. We recognize that women, and particularly women of color, are underrepresented in coaching and athletic administration. We...

Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

In 2012, the Diversity and Inclusion Sports Consortium was established as a partnership among diversity and inclusion practitioners from the largest sports organizations in the United States. Members of the consortium engage in meaningful...

Women, Gender Equity and Title IX

One of the NCAA’s principles of conduct for intercollegiate athletics focuses on gender equity. The office of inclusion is committed to supporting the membership as it strives to comply with federal and state laws regarding gender equity,...

Emerging Sports for Women

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics is charged with identifying and managing progress of emerging sports for women. An emerging sport is a women’s sport recognized by the NCAA that is intended to help schools provide more athletics...

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ)

The NCAA includes gender expression and sexual orientation in its “Inclusion Initiative Framework.” The office of inclusion is committed to providing education and resources that support LGBTQ students and the coaches and administrators...

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