DIVERSITY & INCLUSION QUARTERLY UPDATE
DID YOU KNOW?
The following are the latest updates in Division III:
Name, Image and Likeness
The NCAA Board of Governors recently voted unanimously to permit student-athletes the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model. The board directed the three divisions to immediately consider modifying and modernizing relevant bylaws and policies consistent with the Association’s values and principles, no later than January 2021. Additional information may be found
here, as well as in an Name, Image and Likeness FAQ.
2020 Student Immersion Program
A subgroup of the Division III Diversity and Inclusion Working Group recently selected 40 students of color to attend this year’s NCAA Convention. Click here for the cohort roster.
Division III Diversity Grants
The Division III diversity grants provide funding to institutions and conference offices committed to enhancing ethnic minority and gender representation in athletics administration. Proposals must be submitted via the NCAA Program Hub by 5 p.m. Eastern time Jan. 31. More information can be found on the Division III Diversity Grants website.
LGBTQ OneTeam Program
Are you interested in making your campus or conference more LGBTQ inclusive? Request a Division III LGBTQ OneTeam facilitator today. Thirty individuals are certified to facilitate the Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Program – a free two-hour interactive session for coaches and administrators - at a Division III institution or conference. For more details and instructions on how to book a program, visit the Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Program webpage.
Diversity Tip of the Month
The Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign was held Oct. 22-25. Click here for ideas that you can implement throughout the academic year to show your support.
TIP OF THE QUARTER
The five most important job skills for the future. Workplaces are dramatically changing. Professionals need to pay attention to and prepare for the workplaces of the future by developing the job skills that will help them succeed and thrive in the next decade.
We asked Portia Hoeg, the commissioner of the Centennial Conference, a few questions. How has the transition been from being an AD to commissioner? It has been wonderful thanks to my predecessor, our staff, the members of our conference and my colleagues at other conferences.The skill set also is transferable. What is your favorite Division III “D”? Develop – As a lifetime learner and believer that we should seek growth and evolve every day, this one resonates the most with me. I am passionate about the fact that our Division III student-athletes gain so many life skills through their participation in intercollegiate athletics. Clickhere to read the remaining questions and answers.
OPPORTUNITIES AND NEWS TO SHARE!
Division III Committee Vacancies
Interested in serving on an NCAA Division III committee? Check out the current openings and click here for the nomination form.
New Chancellors and Presidents
NCAA staff members are available to help orient new chancellors and presidents to college sports through the Chancellors and Presidents Engagement Program. The program is geared towards chancellors or presidents in their first two years on campus. Contact Gretchen Miron for more information or to set up an engagement.