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This update is a tool to enhance communication between the NCAA national office and the Division III membership, with distribution to athletics directors, senior woman administrators, faculty athletics representatives, presidents, national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, conference commissioners and the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) electronic mailing list. We encourage athletics directors to share this communication with their athletics department members. Please contact Louise McCleary to include an item or share comments, and remember to check out the Division III governance homepage for the latest news and information.


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Application Open:  Division III Student Immersion Program

For the sixth year, Division III will hold the Division III Student Immersion Program.  This year’s program will be in a virtual format, Jan. 13-15, in conjunction with the virtual NCAA Convention.  The application process is available on Program Hub, entitled “ 2021 Division III Virtual Student Immersion Program ”, and closes at 5 p.m. Eastern time Oct. 15.  Ethnic minority students, preferably juniors and seniors with a strong interest in a career in Division III athletics (coaching and/or administration), are encouraged to apply.  Final selections will be announced in early November.  In this year’s virtual format, participants will engage with mentors, participate in a DiSC assessment, learn from professionals and have an opportunity to participate in the virtual NCAA Convention.  The  program’s goal is to build a pipeline of ethnic minority candidates who have an interest in Division III coaching and/or administration to ultimately help diversify the division’s athletics administrators.


NCAA Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Recognition Awards

The NCAA Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Recognition Awards Selection Committee is pleased to announce its 2020 final nominees for the inaugural prestigious LGBTQ OneTeam awards, in three categories:  
  • LGBTQ Student-Athlete of the Year Award, which honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence and service/leadership of LGBTQ student-athletes.
  • LGBTQ Administrator/Coach/Staff of the Year Award, which honors the service, leadership and promotion of LGBTQ inclusion by an LGBTQ athletics administrator, coach or staff member.
  • LGBTQ Athletics Department/Conference of the Year Award, which honors an athletics department or conference office that has demonstrated proactive efforts to create and sustain an LGBTQ-inclusive culture.
Initiated by the Division III LGBTQ Working Group, the awards program was unveiled during the LGBTQ and Allies Reception at the 2019 NCAA Convention. The nomination period was open from February to June 2020.  The selection committee reviewed approximately 40 nominations,  and conducted two rounds of evaluations with the purpose of identifying a standout nominee in each category.  The award recipients will be notified in November and will be announced and publicly recognized in conjunction with the virtual 2021 NCAA Convention.  To view the full list of final nominees, click here.

Woman of the Year

The NCAA Woman of the Year program is rooted in Title IX and has recognized graduating female college athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership since its inception in 1991.  From a program-record pool of 605 school nominees , 161 college athletes have been named conference-level nominees for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.  The nominees represent student-athletes from 21 sports spanning all three NCAA divisions. Of those nominated, 59 nominees competed in Division I, 39 in Division II and 63 in Division III.  Conferences can recognize two nominees if at least one is a woman of color or international student-athlete.  Click here for the Division III conference nominees.  The Woman of the Year Selection Committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will now choose the Top 30 honorees — 10 from each division — from the conference-level nominees. The Top 30 honorees will be announced in September. From there, the selection committee will narrow the pool to three finalists from each division. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the 2020 Woman of the Year from the nine finalists.

Gallup Study:  Undergraduate Experiences and Post-College Outcomes of NCAA Student-Athletes

As a follow-up to its 2016 study, Gallup has produced a new report on the college experiences and life outcomes of college graduates who competed in NCAA athletics in Divisions I, II or III.  Gallup interviewed nearly 5,000 former student-athletes about their college experiences and current well-being and compared the responses to 69,000 non-student-athlete graduates from the same colleges.   In the 2020 study, Gallup found that NCAA student-athletes engaged in important undergraduate experiences at higher rates than their nonathlete peers and are more likely to be thriving in many post-college domains.  Click here for the full report.

2021 NCAA Convention

The annual NCAA Convention will be held online Jan. 11-15 in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shifting to a virtual Convention for 2021 reduces expenses and recognizes the need for chancellors, presidents, athletics directors and other delegates who regularly participate in the Convention to attend to campus matters. The virtual Convention will occur the same week the Convention was originally scheduled and online educational programming will be offered throughout January. Divisional Business Sessions will be conducted virtually, with Division III voting on NIL legislation to take place Friday, Jan. 15.  The Division III Convention Planning Subcommittee is working to finalize the programming, and staff will update the membership in the coming weeks.

Division III and Association-Wide Strategic Plans

Each year, the Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee updates and approves the division’s strategic plan and budget.  The strategic plan serves many purposes.  It begins with the Division III philosophy statement to establish the framework from which the division’s programs, resource allocations, and regulatory decisions are made. It summarizes the division’s strategic priorities by outlining what must be accomplished in the current year of the budget biennium for the division to be successful.  The plan also highlights all the programs and services offered for the division.  The plan benefits from membership feedback provided through the division-wide survey conducted every five years.  The strategic plan is a living document that the committee updates and forwards to the Management and President Councils for approval before the start of each new budget cycle.  Please click here to access the 2020-21 strategic plan.

Over the course of the past two years, the NCAA Board of Governors (BOG) embarked upon a strategic planning initiative. This initiative involved developing a shared roadmap for all three divisions.  2020 has presented a very different reality for higher education and intercollegiate athletics. America and the world are battling a deadly virus that almost certainly will alter the traditional forums for education. The pandemic has also spawned a financial crisis within the NCAA membership that will likely be existential for some institutions and debilitating for many others. At the same time, America is “facing up” to a level of systemic racism and other forms of social injustice that will likely engage every campus and athletics program across the nation.

As a result, the BOG has suspended fully introducing and executing the draft strategic plan. While the way forward is not clear for any segment of American enterprise, including higher education, it is certain that intercollegiate athletics must not and will not suspend its core values – commitment to the total student-athlete, acting with integrity, leading by example, promoting and demonstrating diversity and inclusion, and engaging respectfully. These are the day-to-day practices and behaviors that will sustain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of higher education in America.  Click here for the NCAA's focus for the next 12 to 24 months, detailing priorities to be the most impactful during this critical time.

Division III Webinars

Future webinars will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Eastern time on the following dates and topics:
  • Sept. 1 – Strategies to Address Racial Injustice.
  • Oct. 6 – Return on Inclusion with Nevin Caple.
  • Nov. 3 – Management and Presidents Council Meeting Updates.
All past webinar PowerPoints are on the Division III website.

Championships Managers

For a list of the 2020-21 championships sport managers, click here.

2020-21 Identity Initiative Purchasing Website

Directors of athletics and conference commissioners (as well as athletics administrators who have been designated as institutional representatives) soon will receive from Source One Digital an email invitation to use a new $350 credit for the Division III Identity Initiative Purchasing website during 2020-21. Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division III purchasing credit was reduced from $500.  This year's site continues to include banners, T-shirts, and giveaways that can be co-branded. 

The link for the purchasing website is ncaadiii.sourceoneordering.com, and it will be available starting Monday, Sept. 14. You also can access the site through  MyApps . Access the site by entering the email address of your institution's director of athletics (or for conferences, the commissioner's email address) as the username, and then enter the password you created the first time you logged into the site (those logging in for the first time can create any password).  Assistance with logging in, updating records to reflect a new director of athletics' email address, delegating log-in access to another staff member, resetting passwords and placing orders is available from  Kristen Zeedyk at Source One Digital.

Attestation of Rules Compliance

The Attestation of Compliance Obligations for Presidents and Chancellors and the Attestation of Compliance Obligations for Directors of Athletics are now available. To satisfy this requirement, an online attestation course must be completed by the president/chancellor and the director of athletics by Oct. 15. The five to seven-minute courses will be available via the NCAA Learning Portal (also known as Division III University). The institution’s Single Source Sign-On administrator must assign the courses to the Learning Portal. Additional information, including how to assign the courses, is available on the NCAA website in the upper right blue box titled “Attestation of Compliance Obligations”.


Save the Date:  2020-21 Webinar Schedule

All 360 Proof users are invited to monthly learning collaborative webinars to network with peer institutions and learn from national experts in the field of high-risk alcohol use prevention. An invitation to register is emailed one week in advance of each webinar.  Please hold the time (all webinars are 1 p.m. Eastern) to share and learn with your peers!  Webinar recordings are accessible on the 360 Proof portal.
  • Sept. 17:  Athletic identity, mental health, and alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Scott Graupensperger, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, University of Washington School of Medicine).
  • Oct. 15: Culturally Responsive Harm Reduction for Student-Athletes: Considerations & Strategies. (Nnenna Akotaobi, M.Ed., founder & principal, 122 Consulting Group and executive director, Black Women in Sport Foundation).
  • Nov. 18: The Impact of Alcohol on Depression and Suicide in Athletes. (Ashwin Rao, M.D., FAMSMM, associate professor in School of Medicine and team physician, University of Washington and team physician, Seattle Seahawks).
  • Feb. 10: Late Night Programming Ideas. (Kari Eckheart, assistant AD and SWA at Gustavus Adolphus College, B.S. in health and exercise science from Iowa State University and MS in community health from Minnesota State Mankato).
  • April 14: Beyond Compliance:  Honest Conversations with Students About Alcohol & Sex. (Jen Jacobsen, MA, MPH, director of sexual assault prevention education, Macalester College and Amaura Kemmerer, LICSW, associate dean for wellness, Northeastern University).
Questions about 360 Proof?  Email: experthelp@360proof.org.


Nominate and Apply Today:  ADR Institute

The sixth annual Athletics Direct Report (ADR) Institute  will be conducted virtually Jan. 13-14. The purpose of the program is to engage Division III ADRs in best practices to oversee and manage athletics departments and to improve the relationships between ADRs and their presidents, directors of athletics and conference commissioners. The two-day program includes networking opportunities and interactive discussions with ADR peers and other expert presenters.  Click here  for event details.

The nomination window has been extended to 5 p.m. Eastern time Sept. 15.  Eligible nominators include commissioners, presidents/chancellors and directors of athletics. ADRs also may self-nominate for the institute. Please contact Leah Kareti with any questions.


New FAR Orientation

The New FAR Orientation is scheduled for Feb. 18-20 in Indianapolis. The event will move to a virtual format if the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacts travel at that time. FARs with less than two years of experience will be invited to apply for the program, which focuses on understanding the Division III model of athletics and exploring the role of a Division III FAR.  Also, participants will have the opportunity to establish goals for engagement in the role.  This program is fully funded by Division III, including participant travel.  Applications will be open Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, with selection announcements made by Dec.1. Contact Leah Kareti with any questions.


Resocialization of Collegiate Sport:  Developing Standards for Practice and Competition

The Sport Science Institute recently sent a memo notifying the membership about certain updates to the recently released NCAA’s Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Developing Standards for Practice and Competition ( Developing Standards).  As provided in the Developing Standards document, certain clinical publications identified potential cardiac manifestations related to COVID-19 infection, including some that were identified in individuals with no or mild symptoms.  Subsequent to those original publications, additional discussion and case anecdotes related to this topic have emerged and are being explored in more detail by experts in sports medicine and cardiology. This recent activity has prompted updates to the Developing Standards as noted below.

As originally published, the Developing Standards included cardiac and exercise considerations for resumption of activity after COVID-19 infection (Cardiac Considerations). Those Cardiac Considerations referenced additional information and a post-infection management algorithm that had been published on the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine website ( AMSSM Algorithm).  Both the Cardiac Considerations and AMSSM Algorithm have recently been updated based on emerging cardiac information and related expert and advisory input from a group of experts from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Cardiology, as noted in Developing Standards. Institutions are encouraged to carefully review these recent updates as they continue to plan for and implement applicable athletics health and safety protocols on campus. The membership is also reminded of this FAQ in support of the Developing Standards document.

Diverse Student-Athlete Mental Health and Well-Being Summit

The impact of COVID-19, when coupled with the trauma of recent events against people of color, continues to amplify and escalate the mental health considerations specific to diverse student-athlete populations and those who are part of other marginalized groups.  As a result, the NCAA office of inclusion and Sport Science Institute co-hosted a Diverse Student-Athlete Mental Health and Well-Being Summit Aug. 10-11 to discuss and explore the challenges facing student-athletes of color and possible avenues to address those unique issues.

NCAA Freshman Experience

As a reminder, the NCAA Freshman Experience curriculum has opened registration for freshman and first-year transfer student-athletes on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge to the membership for the 2020-21 academic year. Last year, many schools expressed interest in early registration; in fact, to date, approximately one-third of all NCAA member schools have inquired about implementing the Freshman Experience. To sign up for, or to learn more about the Freshman Experience go to: thefreshmanexperience.org.


Pronunciation Guide

What do selection shows, PA announcements, and live streams, all have in common? Mispronunciations! No matter the level, division, or sport, pronunciations should never be overlooked. Thanks to your help, Division III has created the Guide to Institution Pronunciations in hopes of helping you understand and use the institutional pronunciation correctly and appropriately moving forward. Take a little time to review the pronunciation guide, and you will be saving yourself time (and effort) in the future.

NCAA and D3SIDA Recognition Award

The next submission for the Division III and D3SIDA recognition award runs through Oct. 15.  Click here for more details. The award is a partnership between the Division III governance staff and the Division III College Sports Information Directors of America.  The recognition program is part of the Division III Identity Initiative.  It seeks to honor the best news releases, feature articles, videos, blogs and other materials produced by Division III campus and conference athletics communication offices to portray the Division III identity and student-athlete experience.

Division III Identity Initiative 10-Year Anniversary

Division III’s Identity Initiative was introduced in 2010 to sharpen the division’s identity and to enable schools and conferences to more effectively explain why they prefer to compete in Division III. The initiative has been guided by a strategic-positioning platform, describing Division III as a place where student-athletes can “follow your passions and develop your potential,” within an approach that combines rigorous academics, competitive sports and an opportunity to pursue other interests. The 2020-21 academic year marks the 10-year anniversary of the initiative. Division III staff intends to recognize the impact of this initiative with the help of the membership. More updates to come in the fall. For more information on the Identity Initiative, click here.


The University of Mary Washington is the recipient of the August Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative.  The women's lacrosse team partnered with the university's Black Student Association and Women of Color to host a Run 4 Justice 5k Run/Walk/Roll Challenge in late July.  The event raised $2,900 and all proceeds went to the James Farmer Multicultural Center at UMW to support Black Lives Matter initiatives and social justice work on campus.  Click here for more details.

To submit an initiative for consideration for September, email Louise McCleary, with a brief statement (no more than 500 words) as to why your institution or conference office deserves to be the spotlight recipient. Attach a video or photo if applicable. The nomination deadline is Sept. 21.

Diversity Tip of the Month

Athletics departments and conference offices now have a primary point of contact to receive and distribute information around diversity and inclusion topics. The athletics diversity and inclusion designee , known as the ADID, will be that point of communication between the NCAA national office, athletics department, conference office and campus when information around inclusive programs, emerging diversity issues and other related equity initiatives needs to be shared.  The role, which was approved by Divisions I, II and III at the NCAA Convention in January, will serve as a gatekeeper of information who will engage with various audiences such as national office staff, student-athletes, athletics department and conference administrators, and campus officials who are involved with athletics or university inclusion. Athletics administrators have stated that information gets bottlenecked now and doesn’t arrive to key recipients.


The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) initiated its partnership with Special Olympics in 2011.  The purpose of the partnership is to enhance the lives of Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes through a mutual learning experience; provide a platform for recognition of Special Olympics athletes and Division III student-athletes within their communities; and raise awareness of Special Olympics, its programs and services. This past summer marked the eight-year anniversary of Division III SAAC’s partnership with Special Olympics. National SAAC member Annabelle Feist of Williams College talks about what makes hosting Special Olympics events so rewarding. To view, click here.

Spotlight Poll

The NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll is a story-telling initiative on ncaa.org/D3SpecialOlympics .  It features new stories each month that highlight a Division III and Special Olympics joint activity or event.  The story with the highest number of votes on the 25th day of each month is the winner. That institution or conference receives $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event. Written and digital submissions both are accepted.  Featured stories are selected based on inclusion of the student-athlete perspective and Division III messaging. To submit a story for consideration, email d3specialolympics@ncaa.org.

August Winner

Suffolk Women's Hockey Skates with Special Olympics won the August Special Olympics Spotlight Poll by gathering nearly 60% of the total votes. The Rams will receive $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event.

September Nominees

Click  here to vote starting Tuesday, Sept. 1.  The winner will be announced Sept. 26.


Rule of the Month

On July 23, the Division III Management Council Subcommittee for Legislative Relief issued a new blanket waiver for virtual recruiting that involves multiple prospective student-athletes.  This action replaces, and expands upon, the previous blanket waiver granted by the subcommittee in April.

Continuations from the original blanket waiver:
  • Recruiting-specific presentations may be made to groups of multiple PSAs and their families, regardless of their age or grade level.
  • Virtual recruiting presentations may occur at any time during the year.
  • Participants in the event may include institutional athletics and coaching staff, other members of the campus community (e.g., admissions, financial aid), alumni and other permissible recruiters.
  • Institutions (and conferences) may publicize the informational/details about the event but may not promote or publicize the participation of individual or groups of PSAs.
Differences for the 2020-21 academic year include:
  • The recruiting presentations made be made to outside groups (e.g. a club team), regardless of who initiates the event; and
  • In order for enrolled student-athletes to participate in the virtual recruiting event it must be voluntary, be taking place during the academic year and not conflict with class time.
For more information regarding virtual recruiting during the 2020-21 academic year, click on the  COVID Question & Answer document, available on the Division III compliance page.

2021 Regional Rules

NCAA Constitution (Convention and Regional Rules Seminar attendance) requires all Division III institutions to attend an NCAA Regional Rules Seminar at least once every three years.   Under this requirement, the three-year window for attendance includes the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Regional Rules Seminars.  Any institution that did not send a representative in 2019 or 2020 should plan to attend the 2021 Regional Rules Seminars. 

Constitution details that an institution's noncompliance with the Regional Rules Seminar attendance requirement results in the institution's entire athletics program being placed on probation for one year beginning in the next academic year after the discovery of the noncompliance.

Registration and more information on the dates and delivery methods of the Regional Rules programming will be made available sometime in the spring of 2021. Click here for the institutions that are required to attend a 2021 seminar. These institutions and their conference offices will also be sent a specific notification via e-mail. If your institution is not listed below, you are not required to attend the rules seminar this year.

2020-21 Institutional Self-study Guide (ISSG)

NCAA Constitution 6.3.1 requires all Division III institutions to conduct a comprehensive self-study and evaluation of their athletics programs at least once every five years.  The Institutional Self-Study Guide (ISSG) is due at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time June 1, 2021. The full ISSG and requirements for supporting documentation must be completed online by all institutions; fax, hard copy, or email submissions of the ISSG will not be accepted.  Please note : if your institution was scheduled to complete the ISSG during the 2019-20 academic year, due to COVID-19 flexibility, the materials are due at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time May 31, 2021.

The ISSG can be accessed via the My Apps link on NCAA.org (if access has been granted by the institution’s Single-Source Sign-On administrator).  Two resources, the Institutional Self-Study Guide Instructions and the Best Practices for Completing the ISSG are designed to assist member institutions in completing the ISSG. Institutions that need additional assistance are asked to send questions via email to issg@ncaa.org.  Click here for the institutions that are required to complete the ISSG for the 2020-21 year. These institutions will also be sent a specific notification via e-mail. If your institution is not listed below and/or does not receive the notification message, you are not required to complete the ISSG at this time. To see when your institution's ISSG is next due, check the information on your institution's NCAA Directory page. The directory can be accessed from the My Apps area on NCAA.org.


NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program Application

The NCAA urges you to inform talented young professionals, recent graduates and current student-athletes within your personal and professional networks who are interested in pursuing a career in college sports about the NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program .  The application process, via NCAA Program Hub, closes Mon., Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.  For more information including job descriptions for each position offered, internship alumni testimonials and a video highlighting the impact of the internship, please click  here.

Leadership Academy Workshop

The NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop empowers athletics administrators with the knowledge and a plan to build a sustainable leadership development program. Not a one-size-fits-all experience, LAW utilizes best practices and lessons learned so participants can tailor their leadership development program to their unique campus needs. The application process, via NCAA Program Hub, closes Mon., Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. Eastern time.  This year, LAW will utilize face-to-face virtual trainings via Zoom to continue providing needle-moving education with active learning strategies and engaging curriculum pieces.  For more information about this year’s LAW experience, go here.

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 for the Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant, Coaching Enhancement Grant  and Strategic Alliance Matching Grant must be submitted via the NCAA Program Hub between noon Eastern time Sept. 21 and 5 p.m. Eastern time Jan. 29.  More information can be found on the Division III Diversity Grants website.

NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign

The NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee and the national Student-Athlete Advisory Committees are pleased to present the third annual Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign. This year’s three-day campaign will be conducted Oct. 27-29.  This year’s campaign is a prime opportunity for student-athletes, administrators, coaches, and fans across the country to use their platform to engage in a discussion about and promote diversity and inclusion. The goal of the campaign is to use social media to create a dialogue surrounding diversity and inclusion and to communicate the need and benefit of creating inclusive environments.

This year's themes are as follows:
  • Day 1 (Tuesday, Oct. 27) – “My Story Matters”: Exploring student-athletes’ identities, perspectives, and experiences. 
  • Day 2 (Wednesday, Oct. 28) – “I’ve Got Your Back”: Showcasing student-athletes supporting each other to foster inclusive environments.
  • Day 3 (Thursday, Oct. 29) – “Together We Rise”: Outlining personal action steps to inclusive excellence and celebrating collaboration across the campus community.
The campaign website  describes this year’s updated dates and themes. The complete campaign website with a variety of resources and strategies will be live and available for the membership in early September.

2021 NCAA and MOAA Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The nomination process for the ninth annual NCAA/MOAA Award for Diversity and Inclusion  is now open! Nominations will be accepted via NCAA Program Hub until Friday, Sept. 25 .  This award represents a partnership formed by the NCAA and the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association to recognize and celebrate the initiatives, policies, and practices of schools and offices that embrace diversity and inclusion across the intercollegiate athletics community. This can be achieved through community service, investments in professional development, hiring practices or programming activities that enhance opportunities for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Nominations are for the institution’s athletics department or conference office.  Nominations can be made online via  NCAA Program Hub  until the Sept. 25 deadline. Self-nominations are welcomed as well. Two letters of support are required for all nominations.  The 2021 winner will be recognized in January at the 2021 NCAA Convention and participate at the MOAA Symposium to be held in conjunction with the NACDA Convention in June 2021.

DiSC Assessments Available 

The use of DiSC assessments is strongly encouraged on member campuses. Participants gain personalized feedback on their specific leadership style, and student-athletes, coaches and administrators gain valuable understanding of everyone’s unique behavioral style. Applying this knowledge can develop effective team dynamics, leadership, and communication among the group.

In 2020-21, each Division III institution interested in using the DiSC resource will be provided assessments for up to 70 student-athletes, as well as 30 coaches or administrators, at no cost. Funding is limited, and requests will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding will become available Sept. 8 and after this date, click here , to learn more about the DiSC resource.

Reminder:  Educational Programming Available for Chancellors and Presidents

NCAA staff is available to help orient chancellors and presidents to college sports through the Chancellors and Presidents Engagement Program. Contact Sarah Sadowski for more information.


Men's Basketball

Click here for the 2020-21 Men’s Basketball Rules and Case Books.

Women's Basketball

Click here for the 2020-21 Women’s Basketball Case Book.

Men's and Women's Soccer

The Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee issued a playing rules reminders memo that included important information on the playing rules change/waivers due to COVID-19, commemorative/memorial patches on the uniform, and other rules changes for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The memo also included information on the updated electronic version of the rules book. The memo is available here and the rules book is available for free download on NCAA Publications.com.

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

The most recent swimming and diving rules update and preseason reminders can be found here.

Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country

The Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Rules Committee, with approval from the Playing Rules Oversight Panel, implemented new rules changes beginning with the 2021 season. Click here to view those rules changes on the Cross Country and Track and Field Rules of Competition webpage, under 2021 and 2022 Major Rules Changes.

Men's and Women's Water Polo

Click here for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Rules Book.


Several committees conducted virtual meetings in August. 

Presidents Advisory Group, August 3
Presidents Council, August 5
Playing and Practice Seasons Subcommittee, August 11 and 24
Interpretations and Legislation Committee, August 20
Membership Committee, August 20
Championships Committee, August 25
Administrative Committee, August 20 and 27


Dates Meeting/Championships Location 
Sept.3   Nominating Committee Virtual
Sept. 8 Championships Committee Virtual
Sept. 13-15 Championships Committee with sport chairs Virtual
Sept. 14-15 Committee on Women's Athletics Virtual
Sept. 14-15 Minority Opportunities Interest Committee Virtual
Sept. 17 Membership Committee Virtual
Sept. 21-22 Competitive Safeguards and medical Aspects of Sport Virtual
Sept. 22-23 Interpretations and Legislation Committee Virtual
Oct. 15 Interpretations and Legislation Committee Virtual
Oct. 15 Membership Committee Virtual
Oct. 19-20 Management Council Virtual
Oct. 27-28 Presidents Council Virtual
Nov. 9-10 Financial Aid Committee Virtual
Nov. 15-16 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Virtual
Nov. 19 Interpretations and Legislation Committee Virtual
Nov. 19 Membership Committee Virtual

This email was sent to NCAA Division III chancellors and presidents serving on committees, directors of athletics, athletics direct reports, faculty athletics representatives, senior woman administrators, sports information directors, compliance directors, commissioners, associate and assistant commissioners, provisional, reclassifying and exploratory members, primary and associate members of National SAAC based on contact information in the  NCAA Directory.
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