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NCAA Division III
MAY 2018

Did You Know?

The following are the latest updates in Division III:

2018 Division III Membership Survey Results.  Click here for an executive summary of the 2018 Division III Membership Survey, and in particular responses related to diversity and inclusion.  Also visit for the institutional and commissioner survey results from 2018, 2013 and 2008. . 

2019 Division III SWA Program.  The NCAA governance staff has partnered with Women Leaders in College Sports to offer a professional development opportunity for Division III SWAs.  Annually, Division III provides funding for 30 SWAs to attend a division-specific program. At the request of the membership, next year the program will be held in the spring in conjunction with the NCAA Inclusion Forum.  Applications will become available, via NCAA Program Hub, in October, and final selections will be announced in late-November.   

Division III Diversity Grant Recipients.  Twenty-nine schools and conference offices received diversity grants for the upcoming cycles of the Ethnic Minorities and Women's Internship Grant (23 recipients) and the Strategic Alliance Matching Grant (six recipients and two deferrals). Successful grant applications encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women in athletics administration and coaching. The full list of recipients can be found here


Diversity Spotlight Initiative.  This initiative recognizes and promotes outstanding diversity related projects, programming and initiatives that are occurring on Division III campuses and in conference offices.  All selected recipients receive $500 toward their next diversity initiative.  Submit initiatives by emailing Louise McCleary.


Tip of the Quarter

How to Build Your Emotional Intelligence.   The most important factor in attempting to cultivate emotional intelligence is the importance of listening and not talking. When people feel like they are having difficulty with a social skill, their insecurities bring on talking. So, when people are insecure about something, they tend to talk. 

Inside Perspective

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We asked Derrick Redd, athletics communications intern at Mount Holyoke College, a few questions about his experience.  

How has NCAA programming benefitted you? Being in a learning environment with others that have the same drive and dedication has pushed me harder to provide the best possible product for the student-athletes I serve every day. 

What have you enjoyed most about your internship? I have enjoyed developing a close bond with the  intern cohort and constantly sharing ideas to improve each other.  Also, sharing my experiences to empower the next person is a great feeling. I better understand the importance of not just looking forward, but looking back to find ways to help others. 

Click here to read the remaining questions and answers.

Opportunities and News to Share!
Division III Committee Vacancies.  Interested in serving on an NCAA committee?  Check out the current openings and click here for the nomination form.

Woman of the Year.  The 2018 Woman of the Year application period closes at 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday, June 11. The application is available through NCAA Program Hub.  Click here to learn more about the nomination and award process. 

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