Diversity and Inclusion

Investing in the Future

NCAA research data show only 29 percent of Division III athletics directors are female, and a mere 6 percent are ethnic minorities.

Commitment to Inclusion

For a little more than a year, the Division III Diversity and Inclusion Working Group has reviewed critical issues related to the lack of ethnic and gender diversity within Division III athletics.

A Solid Spot to Stand

Sometimes, the home run isn’t necessary. All that’s needed is a well-placed hit to drive in the winning score.

Administrators chosen for Leadership Institute

Twenty-two minority and female administrators have been selected to participate in the 2016 NCAA Leadership Institute.

Football coaches chosen for NCAA Champion Forum

Nine minority football coaches have been selected to participate in the 2016 NCAA Champion Forum, a unique professional development opportunity where attendees gain a realistic view of the role of a successful college head football coach...

Division II awards 15 diversity grants to members

The NCAA awarded more than $500,000 for the 2016-17 academic year to 15 Division II members to encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women in athletics administration and assistant coaching. Recipients are selected annually in March by committees of their peers after a review of proposals that were submitted in January.

Board of Governors approves anti-discrimination process for championships bids

The NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday took steps to protect participants and spectators from discrimination at NCAA events. At its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, the board adopted a new requirement for hosting or bidding on NCAA events in all divisions — from the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours to educational events such as leadership development conferences — to demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination, plus safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event.

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