Inclusion Insights

Group commits to inclusion within structure, recruitment efforts

For the College Sports Information Directors of America, the lack of diversity in its ranks has been a consistent concern for decades.

Creating an Inclusive Culture

How can athletics diversify its job candidate pools and place more women and ethnic minorities in leadership positions? According to the schools and conferences now seeing success, it all starts with a culture check.

The college sports community strives to champion student-athletes, helping them finish college and pursue their career goals. But athletics has long acknowledged a disparity between department leaders and the diverse college athlete population they work to serve: Student-athletes who hope to pursue a career in college sports often don’t see people who look like them in leadership roles.

Inclusion Insights: Northern Illinois

You Can’t Build an Inclusive Culture Alone - Q&A with Sean Frazier

Inclusion Insights: Bowling Green

At Bowling Green, the student-athletes, administrators and coaches hold one another accountable to have difficult conversations that ensure inclusivity is at the forefront of everyone’s minds

Inclusion Insights: Concordia Portland

A culture of inclusion has become an important element of a longtime partnership between Concordia Portland and the broader Portland, Oregon, community.

Inclusion Insights: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

With 12 historically black colleges and universities in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams says, diversity and inclusion aren’t just initiatives — they are part of the conference’s DNA.

Inclusion Insights: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

​​​​​​​At the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, diversity and inclusion programming has been organic from the start — “homegrown,” as Athletics Director Crystal Lanning calls it.

Inclusion Insights: Mid-American Conference

Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher is filled with nothing but pride about the conference’s work in diversity and inclusion. From hiring practices to cultivating an inclusive culture on its member campuses, the MAC is trying to lead by example.

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