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The Gender, Diversity, and Student-Athlete Well-Being Subcommittee conducts the self-study for NCAA Operating Principles 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3. Questions and comments may be directed to Myra Segars-Szustak, Subcommittee Chair. The Committee is broken into three subcommittees: the Gender Subcommittee, chaired by Myra Segars-Szustak; the Diversity Subcommittee, chaired by Sharon Woods; and the Student-Athlete Well-Being Subcommittee, chaired by Dr. George Jones.
Operating Principle 3.1
It is a principle of the Association to conduct and promote its athletics programs free from gender bias. In accordance with this fundamental principle, the institution shall:
Operating Principle 3.2.
It is a principle of the Association to promote respect for and sensitivity to the dignity of every person and to refrain from discrimination. In accordance with this fundamental principle, the institution shall:
Please note that for purposes of athletics certification, institutions have discretion to address those areas of diversity that align with the institution’s overall mission and culture. However, institutions are reminded that the committee expects a comprehensive and good-faith effort throughout the self-study process. Examples of areas to review for diverse backgrounds or under-represented groups include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, in addition to other areas such as religion, marital status, education, income, geographic location and work experience.
Operating Principle 3.3.
Conducting the intercollegiate athletics program in a manner designed to protect and enhance the physical and educational well-being of student-athletes is a basic principle of the Association. Consistent with this fundamental principle, the institution shall:
Measurable Standards Operating Principle 3.1
Measurable Standards Operating Principle 3.2
Measurable Standards Operating Principle 3.3
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ResourcesSteering CommitteeGovernance and Compliance SubcommitteeAcademic Integrity Subcommittee Gender, Diversity, and Student-Athlete Well-Being Subcommittee
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Steering Committee Chair
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