National Collegiate Athletic Association: Key Policies

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

National Collegiate Athletic Association: Background

National Collegiate Athletic Association: Key Policies Gender and Title IX

National Collegiate Athletic Association: Key Policies Academic Reform

National Collegiate Athletic Association: Key Policies Indian Mascots

The NCAA has played a significant role in shaping collegiate athletics since its inception, providing leadership on issues ranging from athletic recruitment and eligibility to drug testing, sports wagering, and student-athlete reinstatement. Three recent policies provide evidence of the organization’s influence and of the authority of the NCAA. These policies focus on issues of gender, student-athlete academic performance, and diversity.