Status: Adopted Final
Intent: To specify that an active member institution or conference shall designate an athletics diversity and inclusion designee to be the primary contact and conduit for diversity and inclusion-related information.
Constitution: Amend 3, as follows:
3 NCAA Membership
[3.01 through 3.1 unchanged.]
3.2 Active Membership.
[3.2.1 through 3.2.3 unchanged.]
3.2.4 Conditions and Obligations of Membership.
[184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11 unchanged.]
18.104.22.168 Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee. An active member institution shall designate an athletics diversity and inclusion designee to be the primary contact and conduit for diversity and inclusion-related information.
[3.2.5 through 3.2.6 unchanged.]
3.3 Member Conference.
[3.3.1 through 3.3.3 unchanged.]
3.3.4 Conditions and Obligations of Membership.
[22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199 unchanged.]
188.8.131.52 Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee. An active member conference shall designate an athletics diversity and inclusion designee to be the primary contact and conduit for diversity and inclusion-related information.
[3.3.5 through 3.3.6 unchanged.]
Source: NCAA Division I Council (Strategic Vision and Planning Committee) (Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee)
Effective Date:August 1, 2020
Proposal Category: Amendment
Topical Area: NCAA Membership
Rationale: The designation of an athletics diversity and inclusion designee symbolically and practically represents the Association's recognition of inclusion as a core value. It also supports the Presidential Pledge and Commitment to Promoting Diversity and Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics. It is the responsibility of each member institution to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity as acknowledged in Constitution 2.2.2 (Cultural Diversity and Gender Equity). While the NCAA national office provides valuable resources and programming to support the membership's efforts toward creating and maintaining inclusive environments, often institutional and conference personnel are not aware of available resources or opportunities. This proposal seeks to create a network of colleagues who will serve as conduits for consistent and thorough dissemination of diversity and inclusion-related information between conference offices, campuses, athletics departments and the NCAA. The designated staff member may be either internal or external to the athletics department; however, there is no requirement to hire an additional staff member. The contact information for the designated staff member will be entered on the institution or conference's NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Demographics Form.
Division I Commitment addressed by proposal: The Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
Is the proposal consequential or nationally significant?: Yes. This proposal supports the Board of Directors' foundational goal related to diversity and inclusion.
Is the proposal enforceable and how do the merits outweigh monitoring burdens?: Yes. The benefits of supporting diversity and inclusion outweigh the minimal burden of ensuring an individual is designated.
How does the proposal support student-athlete success/well-being?: This proposal would enhance the student-athlete experience by ensuring a contact for diversity and inclusion-related information.
Estimated Budget Impact: None.
Impact on Student-Athlete's Time (Academic and/or Athletics): None.
|Nov 15, 2019:||In Progress|
|Jan 22, 2020:||Adopted by Council||Adopted as noncontroversial legislation.|
|Jan 22, 2020:||Adopted Final|
|I||3.2.4||Conditions and Obligations of Membership.|
|I||184.108.40.206||Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee.|
|I||3.3.4||Conditions and Obligations of Membership.|
|I||220.127.116.11||Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee.|