NCAA to Give Financial Support to the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has entered into a partnership with the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University. Under the agreement, the NCAA will provide financial support for the laboratory to research and identify member colleges and universities that have made a concerted effort to bring greater racial, gender, and ethnic diversity to the athletic departments. The research will include surveys on recruitment and selection of employees in college and university athletic departments, management of the departments’ culture of diversity, and efforts to promote diversification in the marketing and promotion of athletic events.

The group will present an annual Diversity in Athletics Award to deserving colleges or universities in eight separate categories. The award will eventually be presented to at least one educational institution in each of the three NCAA divisions.