NCAA Division III
MONTHLY UPDATE // ISSUE NO. 147 // FEBRUARY 2018

This update is a tool to enhance communication between the NCAA national office and the Division III membership, with distribution to athletics directors, athletics direct reports, senior woman administrators, faculty athletics representatives, presidents, national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, conference commissioners and the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators electronic mailing list.  We encourage athletics directors to share this communication with their 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.


HOT TOPICS

ACTION ITEM:  NCAA Division III Webinars

The next Division III webinar will be Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Eastern time.  Participants must RSVP by emailing Debbie Brown not later than 5 p.m. Eastern time Friday, Feb. 2.  The topic will be an overview of the 2018 NCAA Convention.  

Future webinars will be conducted on the following dates from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Eastern time:

  • March 6 - Institutional Performance Program.
  • April 3 - AMA updates.
  • May 1 - Updates from the Division III Management and Presidents Councils.

Each webinar will be limited to the first 250 participants. Click here for all past webinars. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Hot Topics

ADR Updates

CoSIDA Updates

360 Proof Updates

SSI Updates

Diversity Spotlight

Special Olympics

AMA Updates

Educational Information

The NCAA Record

Committee Updates

Key Dates

2018 NCAA Convention Voting Results

The 2018 NCAA Convention was held January 17-20 in Indianapolis.  Delegates adopted eight of nine proposals.  The membership defeated a governance-sponsored proposal related to the football preseason.  The final voting results grid and the final roll call vote report are now available on NCAA.org.  A summary of each proposal appears below in the AMA section of this Monthly Update.  All Division III Convention PowerPoints and resources also are located in the 2018 Convention Resource link on the Division III homepage.

Football Preseason - Next Steps

With the membership defeating proposal 2018-5 - Football Preseason, the Management Council discussed the timeframe for action during its post-Convention meeting.  In February, the Sports Science Institute is hosting a Football Data Task Force that will convene representatives from the membership in all three divisions to review the most recent data from the Concussion Assessment Research and Education study as well as the Injury Surveillance Program.  While the governance structure doesn't anticipate any recommended legislative actions for the 2018 season coming from the Task Force, the Management Council will wait until after that meeting to propose any waivers for Fall 2018.   Further, the Division III Football Committee will conduct a teleconference after the Task Force meets to review the outcomes and provide feedback, as appropriate. The Division III Administrative Committee meets shortly after the Task Force and committee teleconference, on March 6, and will discuss and potentially act on waivers for the 2018 football preseason.  It's likely the Administrative Committee will focus on the same waivers that were relevant to the 2017 preseason (i.e., use of footballs during walk throughs, and permissible activities during the one and half "administration days".  There should be a much clearer picture and communication for the membership coming out of the March Administrative Committee meeting.   

CORRECTION:  5-Year Calendar

It has come to our attention that the 5-year calendar distributed at the NCAA Convention has a few date errors.  Staff will be printing new calendars for distribution, but in the meantime, click here to print the calendar.

Audio of Mitch Bonner - Special Olympics Athlete

During the Division III Issues Forum at the NCAA Convention, Mitch Bonner, a former member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association's Champions Together Program, shared his personal story of how his life changed for the better because of this program.  Click here to listen to his compelling message and call to action.  Mitch's story reminds us of the life changing impact of our Special Olympics partnership and the world changing power of inclusion through sport.

New Tax Code Assistance

Recently the NCAA discussed if it should produce its own FAQ related to the forthcoming changes in the federal tax code. However, staff has concluded that the subject matter experts are in the broader higher education community instead of the NCAA. If your campus is asking questions about what's considered unrelated business taxable income in the following areas: camps/clinics, external rentals, etc., the NCAA recommends that you seek information from higher education organizations like NACUBO and ACE.  Further, institutions should be seeking individual counsel and direction from their own administrative/financial personnel or offices.

  • Summary of key provisions of Senate and House bills (December 18, 2017) PDF version
  • Summary of key provisions of Senate and House bills (December 18, 2017) website version 

Gameday the DIII Way

At the 2016 NCAA Convention, Division III members indicated that fans and parents are often at the root of behavioral and sportsmanship problems during contests.  Thus, the division formed a working group to help address the problem. That group has, in turn, partnered with the Disney Institute to build a program - Gameday the DIII Way - that provides solutions. It is an innovative and unique approach designed to achieve better fan decorum at Division III athletics events.  Through the program, institutions will be assisted in providing exceptional levels of guest service and event expectations that are consistent throughout the Division III membership.  Visit the DIII Sportsmanship page for more information on how you can be a part of the "DIIIference."  Also listen to the recent podcast in which Jack Ford speaks with Gary Williams, Wittenberg director of athletics and recreation, and chair of the Division III Sportsmanship and Game Environment Working Group.

SWA Survey Findings

The NCAA Office of Inclusion recently released the findings of an Association-wide study of the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) designation.  Sixty-one (61) percent of SWAs, 42 percent of athletics directors and 67 percent of conference commissioners completed the survey.  The survey revealed that there is still a lot of confusion around the designation.  Only half of SWA respondents understand their role and a significant perception gap exists between athletics directors and SWAs. While 92 percent of athletics directors reported that they understand the SWA role, just 45 percent of SWAs reported having an athletics director who understands it.  Further, the survey showed that 70 percent of Division III institutions had zero to one female administrator(s).  Click here to read more and access the key findings to optimize the role of the SWA.

LGBTQ Working Group

During the Division III Business Session at 2018 NCAA Convention, the LGBTQ Working Group presented delegates with findings from a recent division-wide survey designed to better understand the current landscape and climate surrounding LGBTQ issues on Division III campuses and conferences.  In addition to the presentation of findings, the working group posted the following LGBTQ resources online:

  • Click here to read the Division III LGBTQ survey executive summary.  
  • Click here for the Office of Inclusion's "5 Ways to Have an LGBTQ-Inclusive Athletics Department" resource.
  • Click here for a list of LGBTQ terminology and definitions. 

The working group will use the survey results, along with feedback gathered at the Business Session, to develop Division III LGBTQ educational resources, visibility and recognition opportunities, and communication best practices at the campus, conference and national levels.


ACTION ITEM:  Division III Week

Mark your calendars - the 2018 Division III Week will be here before you know it! The week-long celebration will take place April 2-8. Be on the lookout for updated materials and more information to assist in your planning efforts. Please email Adam Skaggs with any questions or suggestions.

Don't Bet on It

With the NFL's Super Bowl this coming weekend, the NCAA reminds you and your student-athletes to Don't Bet On It.  Betting on a pro sporting event is a sports wagering violation that risks eligibility.

ATHLETICS DIRECT REPORT (ADR) UPDATES

2018 Division III ADR Institute Recap

Forty (40) athletics direct reports (ADRs) gathered at the 2018 NCAA Convention for a one and one-half day program focused on enhancing the integration of athletics into the institution. Sample participant takeaways from the Institute include:

  • Coaches can act similarly to faculty and are a reason many student-athletes choose to attend the institution.
  • Student-athletes feel pressure to be more committed to both academics and athletics.
  • Set a tone, not only for the letter of compliance but also for the spirit of compliance.
  • Process is very important when considering whether to add or drop sports.
  • Budgets should be based on values.
The 2019 Institute nomination process will open June 1.  Please contact Leah Kareti with any questions about the event.

CoSIDA UPDATES

CoSiDA Convention Grants

Nominations are open now through Feb. 9, 2018, on CoSIDA.com for members interested in applying for a 2018 CoSIDA Convention attendance grant . For five years, CoSIDA has offered members a chance to defray costs of attending its annual convention. In 2018, 22 grant recipients will receive a $1,000 grant and free convention registration (approximate value of $250).  Two of the 22 grants are designated specifically for ethnic minorities. Applicants from every region, division and experience level are encouraged to apply. The convention is one of the top membership benefits, according to yearly surveys.

All grant recipients must be current dues-paying CoSIDA members. Previous winners are not eligible to win a grant in 2018. The application process is simple. In addition to filling out a few simple demographic questions, applicants are asked to submit a personal letter indicating their interest in attending, detailing what they hope to learn at the convention and how it can assist them in their career development. You can access the application portal from CoSIDA.com/awards. 

2018 CoSIDA Convention Registration

On-line registration for the 2018 CoSIDA Convention, taking place June 27-30 in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with NACDA and Affiliates Convention Week, will open at noon Eastern time Tuesday, Feb. 13.  A day featuring Division III specific programming will occur on Thursday, June 28.  Similar to past years, additional dollars were added to the Division III Conference Grant specifically for campus Athletics Communication Directors and Sports Information Directors to receive funding for this professional development opportunity.  Ask your conference commissioner for details.  

ACTION REQUEST:  NCAA and D3SIDA Recognition Award

The next submission round for the NCAA Division III and D3SIDA recognition award is now open.  All submissions must be received no later than Feb. 15.  Click here for more details. The recognition program seeks to honor the best work - including news releases, feature articles, videos, blogs and other materials - produced by Division III campus and conference athletics communication offices.  Each top honoree will receive a $1,500 credit to attend DIII Day at the annual CoSIDA convention. A panel of D3SIDA members will select the recipients, with winners publicized through ncaa.org and social media platforms. Participants can self-nominate or be nominated by peers. Entries should be submitted via email to d3identity@ncaa.org with "NCAA Division III and D3SIDA Recognition Award Nominee" as the subject line. In addition to the story URL or Word document, the nominee's name, institution, and email address should be included.

360 PROOF UPDATES

Monthly Prevention Tip

The NFL's Superbowl is this weekend. This event tends to be a potentially high-risk weekend related to a range of behaviors (even more so if a local team is playing in the game).  Consider what needs to be done on- and off-campus, if anything, to prepare for this weekend.

360 Proof will be at the NASPA Annual Conference

Book a one on one appointment or come to the user session at NASPA! Email experthelp@360proof.org for details.

360 Proof Webinar Schedule

360 Proof offers a monthly webinar series to bring current prevention research to a Division III and NASPA Small College and University audience.  Remaining sessions for 2017-18 include: 

  • NEW DATE: March 14, 1 p.m. Eastern time: "Parent-Based Intervention", Rob Turrisi, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
  • April 11, 1 p.m. Eastern time: "Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much & Party So Hard", Tom Vander Ven, Ph.D., Ohio University.
All 360 Proof account holders will receive an invitation to attend these webinar sessions.  Please contact Leah Kareti with any questions about 360 Proof. 
 
 

SPORT SCIENCE INSTITUTE (SSI) UPDATES

NCAA Online Catastrophic Injury Reporting Tool

The NCAA recently released an online catastrophic injury reporting tool for member schools to use in satisfying 2014 Association-wide legislation that requires schools to report annually on all fatalities, near-fatalities and catastrophic injuries sustained by student-athletes. Click here for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions about fatality and catastrophic injury reporting. To report a catastrophic event through the online reporting tool, visit sportinjuryreport.org/ncaareport .

2018 NCAA CHOICES Alcohol Education Grant

The 2018 NCAA CHOICES alcohol education grant program provides funding for NCAA member schools and conferences to integrate athletics into campus wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse. Click here for more information, including grant guidelines, a guide for writing a grant proposal and abstracts from past winners. The deadline for member schools and conferences to apply for an NCAA CHOICES grant through the NCAA Program Hub is 5 p.m. Eastern time, Wed., February 14.

Mental Health Reminders

Recent accounts of student-athlete suicide underscore the importance of supporting student-athlete mental well-being. When the problem is serious, both staff and student-athletes can assist in getting professional support for those who are in need. Athletics staff are encouraged to remind student-athletes about the importance of self-care and of helping friends and teammates when there is a problem or when those friends and teammates are in distress. Athletics staff and team captains may also be vigilant for student-athletes who may appear to be particularly distraught or impacted by these recent tragedies. Resources for student-athletes and others may be found at the following sites:

Students may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
 

SSI Welcomes New Staff Member

The Sport Science Institute welcomes LaGwyn Durden as its new director of sports medicine. Durden joined the SSI on Jan. 16, 2018, after serving as a long-time member of The University of Texas at Austin sports medicine staff. In the oversight of the SSI's sports medicine line, Durden will serve as the point of contact for the membership for a broad portfolio of topics including concussion, cardiac health, nutrition, overuse injuries and periodization. She will also work alongside staff from the SSI prevention and health promotion, and strategic communication and education service lines in supporting the Association's nine strategic priorities for health and safety. 

September 2017 CMSAS Teleconference Report Available

The full report from the September 2017 Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports teleconference is now available. The full report can be read here

NCAA Vice Presidents Co-Author Article on Youth Sports Model

NCAA Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brian Hainline, and NCAA executive vice president for regulatory affairs and strategic partnerships, Oliver Luck, recently penned an article for the Aspen Institute on why colleges need to help repair a broken youth sports model. Read it here.

DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE

The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) is the recipient of the December/January Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative. The CUNYAC launched an Inclusive and Adaptive Sports Initiative for Recreational. Intercollegiate Sports and Competitive Athletics, in partnership with 11 non-profit organizations, CUNY offices, municipal agencies and the United States Olympic Committee.  The 15 institutions that comprise the CUNYAC, which span all five boroughs of New York City, also are participating in the program. Click here for more information.

The Diversity Spotlight 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.  To submit an initiative for consideration for February, please 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 Feb. 21. 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Spotlight Poll

The NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll is a story-telling initiative located 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. Both written and digital submissions are accepted.  Featured stories are selected based on inclusion of the student-athlete perspective and Division III messaging. To submit a story for consideration, please email d3specialolympics@ncaa.org.

December/January Winner

After 927 total votes, the 2017 Loras Special Olympics event won the December/January Special Olympics Spotlight Poll by gathering 78 percent (730) of the total votes! Loras College will receive $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event. To submit a story for consideration, please email d3specialolympics@ncaa.org.

February Nominees

Here are the stories for the February Special Olympics poll:

Click here to vote starting Thursday, Feb. 1. The winner will be selected Feb. 25, 2018.

ACADEMIC AND MEMBERSHIP AFFAIRS (AMA) UPDATES

Rule of the Month - Student-Athlete Involvement in Recruiting Activites

Below is a quick reference for common issues surrounding which recruiting activities student-athletes can and cannot do.

Student-athletes are permitted to:

  • Make recruiting telephone calls to a prospective student-athlete (PSA) at the direction of athletics or with the athletics department's full knowledge.
  • Send electronic transmissions to a PSA for recruiting purposes if the communication is direct and private between the sender and recipient.
  • Ride along with a coach who is picking up a PSA from the airport, bus or train station for an official visit.
  • Use their own car to pick up a PSA from the airport, bus or train station for an official visit without a coach present.
  • Serve as a student host on an official visit.
    • Receive up to $40 per day to cover actual costs of entertaining the PSA and themselves (no souvenirs, T-shirts or other mementos).
    • Receive an additional $20 per day for each additional PSA they host.
    • Receive a complimentary meal when accompanying the PSA.
    • Receive a complimentary admission to a campus athletics event while accompanying the PSA to the event.
  • Participate in workouts, open gyms or other recreational activities with PSAs if it is not at the direction of athletics staff or designed to test the PSA's athletics ability.
    •  Participate in workouts, open gyms or other recreational activities with PSAs if it is not at the direction of athletics staff or designed to test the PSA's athletics ability.
Student-athletes are not permitted to: 
  • Recruit off campus (e.g., home visits, high school visits).
  • Contribute their own money to supplement student host entertainment funds.
  • Receive funds or expenses for serving as a student host on an unofficial visit. 
    • A PSA is allowed to stay in a SA's dormitory room during an unofficial visit if dormitory  housing is available to all visiting prospective students.
  •  Report back to coaching staff about PSA performance in workouts, open gyms or other recreational activities.

[References: 13.02.5.1 (Permissible Recruitment Activities for Enrolled Student-Athletes); 13.02.8 (Recruiting); 13.6.5.5 (Student Host); 13.11.2.1 (Traditional Tryout); March 9, 2007 Education Column--NCAA Bylaw 17.02.1.1 (Athletically Related Activities)]


2018 Legislation Update

Division III participants gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana to vote on nine legislative proposals during the 2018 Convention business session.  Below is a summary of the voting action:

Proposal 2018-1. ADOPTED. Defines pre-enrollment and post-enrollment academic misconduct; clarifies the individuals and activities to which the legislation applies; and clarifies when an institution must report an academic misconduct violation; effective August 1, 2018.

Proposal 2018-2. ADOPTED. Eliminated the legislated penalty for sports wagering activities; effective immediately.

Proposal 2018-3 (as amended by Proposal 2018-3-1). ADOPTED. Created a Partner Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Liaison structure within the National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; effective August 1, 2018.

Proposal 2018-4. ADOPTED. Permits a student that has graduated from an NCAA Division III institution to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the Division III institution of his or her choice provided: (1) The student is enrolled and seeking a second baccalaureate or graduate degree; (2) The student has eligibility remaining (i.e., seasons of participation); and (3) The participation occurs within the applicable 10-semester/15-quarter period set for in Bylaw 14.2; effective immediately. 

Proposal 2018-5. DEFEATED. Would have amended the preseason football legislation to establish the first permissible preseason practice date as 25 days before the first permissible Saturday contest.

Proposal 2018-6. ADOPTED. Allows for a stand-alone annual exemption of one alumni contest per sport during any segment/period, except for football; effective August 1, 2018.

Proposal 2018-7. ADOPTED. In basketball, establishes the first permissible contest date as November 8. When November 8 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday, a member institution may play its first contest on the Friday immediately preceding November 8; effective August 1, 2018.

Proposal 2018-8. ADOPTED.  In ice hockey, establishes the first permissible on ice practice date as the second Monday in October; effective August 1, 2018.

Proposal 2018-9. ADOPTED.  Amends the promotional activities legislation by requiring institutions to provide educational material in lieu of obtaining a release statement from the authorized representative of the charitable, educational, nonprofit or government agency confirming the student-athlete's name, image or appearance will be used in a manner consistent with Bylaw 12 regulations.; effective August 1, 2018.    

Recent Interpretations

Official Interpretation: Varsity Coach Involvement with an Institutional Club or Non-NCAA Sponsored Varsity Team . Date Issued:  October 19, 2017, Date Published:  January 20, 2018. The Interpretations and Legislation Committee determined that a member institution's coach may not be involved in any capacity outside the declared playing and practice season with an institutional club or non-NCAA sponsored varsity team, in any sport, if the institutional club or non-NCAA sponsored varsity team includes a student-athlete from that coach's sport. [References: NCAA Division III Bylaws 17.1.5 (out-of-season athletically related activities), 17.1.5.2.1 (involvement of coaching staff), Official Interpretation (12/12/1994, Item No. 14), which has been archived and Official Interpretation (4/22/2016, Item No. 2b), which has been archived]

Staff Interpretation: Providing a Digital Photograph to a Prospective Student-Athlete. Date Issued:  December 12, 2017, Date Published:  December 12, 2017. The NCAA academic and membership affairs staff confirmed that it is permissible for an institution to provide a prospective student-athlete with an unaltered digital photograph taken during a campus visit. Digital photographs provided in this manner would not constitute an impermissible offer or inducement. [References: NCAA Division III Bylaws 13.2.1 (general regulation), 13.6 (official visit), 13.7 (unofficial visit), and 13.10.6 (photograph of prospective student-athlete)]

Regional Rules Seminars

Registration for the 2018 NCAA Regional Rules Seminars opens March 5 and seminars will be conducted June 5-6 in Atlanta and June 26-27 in San Antonio.  The Regional Rules Seminar registration link, daily schedule, grid and session descriptions will be available on the Regional Rules Seminar web page

Highlights for the 2018 Regional Rules Seminars: 

  • Sessions run from Monday morning through Wednesday evening and include all Association-wide programming and sessions for all three divisions. Division III specific sessions will be held Tuesday afternoon and all day on Wednesday.
  • National office presence with representation from the following:  academic and membership affairs, administrative services, enforcement, the NCAA Sport Science Institute, the NCAA Eligibility Center and the National Letter of Intent.
  • Sessions are being categorized to assist attendees based on their experience, expertise and presentation style preference:
    • Foundational (introductory); 
    • Advanced application; and
    • Large and small group discussions.
  • Dialogue sessions with limited seating will be identified via the session title and description in the registration system.
  • Presentation materials will be available prior to seminars for attendee review and download.
  • Event app will be available again this year for the session schedule, biographies of presenters, registration lists and much more!

Questions about the Regional Rules Seminars should be directed to the academic and membership affairs staff at regionalrules@ncaa.org.  

SAR Update

The Division III Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement met in Indianapolis November 28-29, 2017. Among other items, the committee reviewed extension waiver cases involving student-athletes who were denied two participation opportunities in their sport during their 10-semester/15-quarter period of eligibility due to circumstances outside of their control and their institution's control. Specifically, the committee reviewed waivers where an institution asserted that a student-athlete was denied a participation opportunity during a year in which he or she did not demonstrate an intent to participate in the sport in question (e.g., the student-athlete was not on the team and/or was not recruited in that sport). In order for the academic year in question to be considered a potential denied participation opportunity, the committee determined the reinstatement staff should require student-athletes to demonstrate an intent to participate in their sport but noted the staff should also consider extraordinary circumstances that may have impacted the student-athlete's intent to participate.

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

2018 NCAA Inclusion Forum

The 2018 NCAA Inclusion Forum brings together higher education and intercollegiate athletics leaders and student-athletes passionate about improving the educational and professional environment for student-athletes, coaches and staff. Sessions engage on a broad range of topics related to policy, research and best practices that support racial and ethnic minorities, women, international student-athletes, LGBTQ and athletes with disabilities.  This year's forum will be April 14-16 in Indianapolis. Click here for more information.

DiSC Assessments Available

Use of the DiSC assessment tool 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 each individual's behavioral style. Applying this knowledge can develop effective team dynamics, leadership, and communication among the group as a whole. 

In 2017-18, each Division III school interested in using the DiSC resource will be provided assessments for up to 50 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. Click here, to learn more about the DiSC resource.

Women Leaders in College Sports Institutes

Applications for our NCAA/Women Leaders 2018 Women's Leadership Symposium (WLS) and Institute for Administrative Advancement (IAA) are open through February 14.  WLS is perfect for administrators with approximately one to three years' experience in college athletics. Participants will develop their skills, build their network, and learn more about women working in college athletics. Apply here.  IAA is for those further along in their careers, with approximately three to six years' experience. Participants be inspired by engaging speakers and pioneers in women's athletics. Apply here!  There are a variety of scholarships available to those who may need assistance to attend. Discover options and apply here.

THE NCAA RECORD

For the latest hires, promotions, retirements and to find out who is going where in college athletics check out the NCAA Record which includes regularly updated transactions.  To inform the NCAA of any new hires, retirements, promotions and death notices, please email transactions@ncaa.org.

COMMITTEE UPDATES

Several committees conducted in-person meetings in December and January. 


Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, December 11-12
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, January 16-17
Management Council, January 17
Presidents Council, January 18
NCAA Convention, Division III Issues Forum, January 19
NCAA Convention, Division III Business Session, January 20 

KEY DATES FOR FEBRUARY THROUGH APRIL

2018
Dates Meeting/Championships Location 
Feb. 6-7    Championships Committee Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana 
Feb. 7-8 Membership Committee Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana 
Feb. 8-9 Interpretations and Legislation Committee Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb. 12-13 Financial Aid Committee Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana 
Feb. 25-28 Postgraduate Scholarship Committee Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana 
Feb. 26 Men's Basketball Selection Show at 12:30 p.m. (EST) NCAA.com 
Feb. 26 Women's Basketball Selection Show at 2:30 p.m. (EST) NCAA.com
Feb. 27 Nominating Committee Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana 
Mar. 5Women's Ice Hockey Selection Show at 10 a.m. (EST)NCAA.com
Mar. 5Men's Ice Hockey Selection Show at 10:30 a.m. (EST)NCAA.com
Mar. 5-6Administrative Committee Meeting Adrian, Michigan
Mar. 26-28Football Committee MeetingIndianapolis, Indiana
Mar. 27    Strategic Planning and Finance Committee MeetingIndianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 2-82018 Division III Week
Apr. 9-10Management Council MeetingIndianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 10-11 Wrestling Committee Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 12-13Committee on Women's Athletics Meeting   Indianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 12-13 Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee MeetingIndianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 14-16NCAA Inclusion ForumIndianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 15-16Student-Athlete Advisory Committee MeetingIndianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 16-18Women's Basketball Committee Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 17-19Swimming and Diving Committee MeetingIndianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 24-25 Presidents Council MeetingIndianapolis, Indiana
Apr. 28-30Walter Byers Scholarship Committee MeetingIndianapolis, Indiana



This email was sent to all Division III directors of athletics, faculty athletics representatives, athletics direct reports, senior woman administrators, sports information directors, compliance directors, commissioners, associate commissioners, presidents and chancellors on Division III committees, Division III provisional, reclassifying and exploratory members and Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members.

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