Diversity and Inclusion

The ODAC, alongside the NCAA, strives to cultivate and foster an equitable environment by supporting and promoting diversity, inclusion and gender equity among all student-athletes, coaches and administrators. The following resources are here to assist ODAC members in promoting diversity and inclusion on their campuses. If you are looking for something not listed on this resource page, please contact the ODAC office for further assistance. 

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Inclusion Best Practices
The NCAA put out an Inclusions Best Practices guide. Please click HERE to view the guide. 

NCAA Division III Quarterly Update on Diversity and Inclusion (August 2016 issue)
Click HERE to read the latest update.

NCAA Race and Gender Demographics Database
Link to the online database may be found HERE

NCAA Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative
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.  Each month, the award recognizes an institution or conference in regard to a diversity related event, program or initiative.   All award recipients receive $500.00 towards their next diversity initiative.

To submit for consideration for the Diversity Spotlight Initiative, please email Reed Fogle or Julian Jones, 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 photo if applicable.

You Can Play
Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect.
Click HERE for more information on the You Can Play Project.
Division III SAAC You Can Play Video 

Resources to Diversify Candidate Pools 

NCAA Division III Diversity Database (updated March 2015)
The NCAA recently put together a database of individuals who have participated in an NCAA program for women and ethnic minorities through either an internship, matching grant or an institute. If you are looking to diversify your staff, please contact an ODAC staff member for potential candidates.  

National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) 

Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA)  

Advocates for Athletic Equity (formerly known as Black Coaches & Administrators) 
This non-profit organization was formed to help promote ethnic minority coaches for positions of leadership. They are in the process of rolling out platforms, but they are currently up and running on Twitter (linked above). Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.  

Yearly Programs and Training Opportunities  

NCAA Inclusion Forum 
Diversity Education Training Workshops  

Professional Development Opportunities for Minorities

NCAA-AAE Achieving Coaching Excellence (ACE) Programs 
NCAA/NACWAA Institutes 
NCAA/NACWAA Women’s Leadership Symposium 
Women Coaches Academy 

Grants, Programs, Scholarships 

Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics 
Matching Fund for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority and Women Coaches and Officials 
Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant 
Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant 
Division III Institute for Administrative Advancement
Female Administrator Enhancement Grant