Diversity and Inclusion

NCAA summit focuses on mental health and well-being of student-athletes of color

Approximately 50 professionals from mental health, higher education and sports medicine organizations discussed mental health disparities facing student-athletes of color and reflected on ways to better support them.

New designees set to champion diversity and inclusion

Athletics departments and conference offices now have a primary point of contact to receive and distribute information around diversity and inclusion topics.

NCAA statement regarding Idaho transgender law

As we have previously stated, Idaho’s House Bill 500 and resulting law is harmful to transgender student-athletes and conflicts with the NCAA’s core values of inclusivity, respect and the equitable treatment of all individuals. Further,...

NCAA Statement on 2019 College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card

“Although we are pleased to see increases within our membership around hiring ethnic minorities and women in the 2019 College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card, there is more work to be done. Some numbers are moving in the right...

NCAA begins search for SVP for inclusion, education and community engagement

The NCAA has launched a search for the senior vice president for inclusion, education and community engagement. This leader will report to NCAA President Mark Emmert and serve as the Association’s lead diversity officer. The selected...

Oregon to receive 2020 NCAA/MOAA Diversity and Inclusion Award

The Oregon athletics department has earned the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s 2020 Award for Diversity and Inclusion. Oregon will receive the award in January at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.

Student-athlete voices resonate throughout forum

The NCAA Inclusion Forum saw a rise in attendance this year, including a spike in student-athlete registrations and panel participation. This was the eighth year the NCAA office of inclusion and human resources hosted the event, which...

Board of Governors Diversity and Inclusion Programming Impact

In January 2016, the NCAA Board of Governors adopted a resolution to promote diversity and inclusion in athletics. In response to research findings on the barriers faced by ethnic minorities in the industry, the Association began a push to enhance the pipeline for racial diversity in coaching and athletics administration.

NCAA to honor Minneapolis leaders as Living Legends

During the NCAA Men’s Final Four week, the NCAA office of inclusion and human resources will honor seven leaders as its 2019 Living Legends for their significant contributions in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, communities and for furthering inclusion within athletics.

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