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Race and Ethnicity

The NCAA office of inclusion aims to heighten awareness of racial/ethnic minorities' experiences across the landscape of intercollegiate athletics and support athletic communities in fostering inclusive environments. Through programs, initiatives and resources, the office seeks to engage, educate, and empower the membership in cultivating a culture of belonging and striving for equitable participation and career opportunities for racially or ethnically minoritized coaches and administrators.

Planning to Advance Racial Equity

The NCAA identified eight action items to address racial justice and equity at the national office and among the membership.

2020 NCAA Inclusion Summer Series

The office of inclusion has launched a summer series of inclusion-focused online programs in each of its five core areas: disability, international, LGBTQ, race/ethnicity and women. The purpose of this series is to build community, develop knowledge and skillsets, provide practical takeaways, and empower participants’ efforts on equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives on their campus.

Creating Communities of Belonging: Understanding the Perspectives of Student-Athletes on Racial Justice

This online program in the series centers racial justice in intercollegiate athletics from the student-athlete perspective. Five student-athletes share their experiences with racial inequities and how they are using their voices and platforms to advocate for racial justice.

Creating Communities of Belonging: Stronger Together – Best Practices to be Anti-Racist

This online program in the series centers racial justice in intercollegiate athletics from the perspective of diversity, equity and inclusion professionals. Jen Fry and Dr. Victoria Harris discuss the meaning of creating communities of belonging through an anti-racist lens and share tools, best practices and resources to support individuals and departments.


Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA): The Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) provides opportunities to exchange ideas, advocate increased participation and administrative opportunities for minorities in athletics. The MOAA also promotes generating a sports culture that supports the values necessary to teach and learn respect for self and others.