Membership Committee

DIII sports sponsorship requirement waiver for spring sports recommended

The Division III Membership Committee recommended waiving the sports sponsorship requirement for spring sports at its meeting via videoconference Wednesday.

Savannah State to become active DII member

Savannah State will become the newest member of Division II beginning Sept. 1. As an active member, Savannah State will be eligible for all Division II benefits, including the ability to compete in NCAA Division II championships and a vote at the NCAA Convention.

Division III Membership Committee statement on return to sports

The Division III Membership Committee strongly encourages institutions to make the best decisions for their campus community and the happiness, health and safety of their student-athletes.

Division II set to grow by 4 schools

Four schools are on their way to becoming the newest members of Division II. The division’s membership will expand to 310 colleges and universities this fall. The Division II Membership Committee this week voted to advance Holy Names...

NCAA schools looking to reclassify to Division II could soon see new membership requirements

As Division I adjusts to a recent reorganization within its governance structure, members in Division II are beginning to ask: How will these changes affect us?

DII Presidents Council sponsors proposal to eliminate special voting

The Division II Presidents Council passed a recommendation from the Management Council to eliminate the division’s constitutional bylaw that permits special voting legislation, which allows voting on football issues to be limited only to schools and conferences that sponsor the sport.

DII Membership Committee develops proposal to create personnel requirements

During its February meeting in Indianapolis, the Division II Membership Committee discussed the components of its legislative proposal, which would require all Division II members to employ a full-time athletics director and a full-time compliance administrator who have no coaching responsibilities.

DII proposal focuses on roles of ADs, compliance officers

The Division II Management Council recommended that the Division II Presidents Council sponsor a proposal that would require all active Division II institutions to employ a full-time athletics director and and a full-time compliance administrator with no coaching responsibilities.

Division II Membership Committee

Robert Dranoff, Committee Chair

Purpose: The Membership Committee reviews and considers issues pertaining to the Division II membership requirements and membership compliance issues. The committee establishes policies and procedures for prospective member institutions and conferences to achieve active membership status in Division II, and has the authority to approve or deny a prospective member’s request for membership.

The committee also handles NCAA Convention tasks related to Division II business, which include examining the credentials of Division II delegates, determining the authority of any Division II delegate to vote or otherwise represent a member institution at an annual or special Convention and counting the votes at an annual or special Convention.  

In addition, the committee has the authority to conduct an audit of an institution’s fulfillment of membership requirements if the institution is placed on probation for failure to fulfill more than one membership requirement during a 10-year period. The committee also reviews issues regarding membership requirements (such as sports sponsorship and financial aid) that are discovered during the enforcement process, and imposes, when necessary, penalties for noncompliance.

The committee meets three times annually (February, July and November) and conducts at least three scheduled teleconferences in April, September and December.

Composition: Twelve members, including two members of the Management Council and one chancellor or president from an active member institution not represented on the Division II Presidents Council.

Membership Committee Roster


Division III Membership Committee

The Membership Committee oversees the provisional and reclassifying membership process; oversees programming and resources for the education of active members; and reviews waiver requests of membership requirements.  The committee meets in-person twice each year in February and June and conducts monthly teleconferences.

Division III Membership Committee Roster

Division III Membership Committee Duties


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