Common Ground makes strides at University of Texas at Austin

Common Ground, a program created to establish inclusive and respectful environments for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and faith perspectives, made some noteworthy steps as the program entered year five and was held for the first time at a public college—the University of Texas.

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.

Acrobatics and tumbling, women’s wrestling get backing to join NCAA emerging sports

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics has recommended that all three divisions of the NCAA governance structure add two sports — acrobatics and tumbling and women’s wrestling — to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program. If adopted by each respective division, the sports would join the program Aug. 1, 2020.

NCAA office of inclusion and human resources partners with NCORE

The NCAA office of inclusion and human resources will venture into new territory when it presents a special track of educational sessions focusing on race and athletics May 28-June 1 at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Portland, Oregon.

Sensory-inclusive experiences open college sports to more fans

Pyrotechnics, loud music and light shows allure many fans on game day. But for some, the added effects can be overwhelming.

Breaking Ground

An NCAA dialogue about LGBTQ inclusion and religion found an unlikely host: BYU. Why athletics leaders and student-athletes traveled to a school at the heart of the struggle to find Common Ground.

Myles Brand honored posthumously as visionary for inclusion

Myles Brand, former NCAA president, has been named a Champion of Diversity and Inclusion. His message was: College sports can be a cultural game-changer, paving the way for a society that embraces diversity and includes various voices in its leadership.

Wilson named managing director of inclusion

​Executive Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources Katrice Albert announced Amy Wilson, director of inclusion, will now serve as the inaugural managing director of inclusion. In this role, Wilson will be responsible for providing...

Para-athlete leads by example, showing kids with disabilities what’s possible

Coaches who first noticed Tanner Wright’s arm quickly took notice of his effort. Minds changed. That’s what Wright, now a kicker on McMurry’s football team and a sprinter on the track team, wants patients at Dallas’ Scottish Rite Hospital to see.

Inclusion office honors 4 at Men’s and Women’s Final Fours

The NCAA inclusion group extended its arms to the local communities at the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, honoring four individuals who have impacted the culture of inclusiveness within society and athletics in San Antonio and Columbus, Ohio.


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