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Division III CoSIDA Student Program

2019 CoSIDA DII Student picture

In 2017, the Division III governance staff created the CoSIDA Student Program in partnership with the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The CoSIDA Student Program is held annually in conjunction with the CoSIDA Convention, typically held each June.

In February, athletics directors, sports information directors and conference offices may nominate ethnic minority and/or female students. The nomination process is available on NCAA Program Hub. Program participants who meet the following criteria are given preference:

  • Female and/or ethnic minority students,
  • Current junior class academic standing;
  • Work experience in a campus or conference athletics communication/sports information office; and
  • Strong interest in a career in Division III athletics communication (sports information).

Each institution and conference office may nominate up to two female and/or ethnic minority students, preferably juniors, on Program Hub. Participants are selected in late March.

Selected students are fully funded to experience Division III specific programming and the CoSIDA Convention. Participants will explore potential careers in sports information and athletics communication. The program is designed to assist students in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics communication professionals. The goal is to build a pipeline of talented female and ethnic minority candidates, with an interest in Division III athletics communication, in an effort to ultimately diversify the division.