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The following are the latest updates in Division III:

COVID-19 Resources

The NCAA Sport Science Institute has released the third publication regarding the resocialization of sport, Developing Standards for Practice and Competition and two supporting resources:  1.) A Checklist to provide guidance, and 2.)  A  Frequently Asked Questions document.

Addressing Racial Inequality

The Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has participated in several discussions regarding social justice.  The committee has discussed its “why” for pursuing change; the impacts of racial injustice on intercollegiate athletics; and the role of Division III campus SAACs.  Click here  for a flier summarizing these initial discussions and steps to change the conversation.

The NCAA identified 
eight action items to address racial justice and equity at the national office and among the membership.   The NCAA office of inclusion also developed Strategies for Addressing Racial Injustice.

NCAA Freshman Experience

SSI announced that the NCAA Freshman Experience curriculum is open for registration for freshman and first-year transfer student-athletes on a first-come, first-serve basis at no charge to the membership for the 2020-21 academic year. SSI has created a landing page for schools to sign up at  thefreshmanexperience.org.

Diversity Hiring Best Practices

Learn more about diversity in the workplace with Division III’s The Diverse Workforce: Recruitment and Retention Basics for Division III Athletics Departments or click here for other resources.



How To Tap Into Your Authentic Leadership.  Self-awareness is one of the greatest gifts you have as a leader. When you hold a leadership position, you must always be aware of how you show up for your team through your thoughts, actions and words—regardless of the challenges you’re facing or the competing priorities you’re juggling.   Click here for three actions you can take to embrace your authentic leadership style.



We asked Tommy Verdell the associate athletics director at Williams College a few questions.
What have been your keys to success? There’s no doubt in my mind that having great mentors, who have all been exceptional human beings, has made the most impact on my career in athletics.
How do you balance work and family? Very intentionally! It all starts with one’s mindset. First and foremost I’m not striving for balance, I am focusing on creating integration.
What fuels your passion to develop and mentor student-athletes? I realize that I am first and foremost an educator, leader, and even more importantly, a role-model for all student-athletes.

Click here to read the remaining questions and answers.



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.    

NCAA Postgrad Internships

The NCAA urges you to inform early career professionals, recent graduates and current student-athletes who are interested in pursuing a career in college sports about the NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program.  To access the application via NCAA Program Hub, click here .  For more information including job descriptions and a video highlighting the impact of the internship, click here.


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