Colleges and Universities That Place an Emphasis on Racial Diversity for Employees of Their Athletics Departments Also Fare Well in Athletic Competition

Researchers at the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University have found that athletics departments that have made racial diversity a top priority are more likely to have success on athletic fields and courts. The laboratory annually rates athletics departments on a wide range of diversity criteria. The data shows that university athletics departments that scored in the highest category for diversity also were likely to score high in the U.S. Sports Academy’s Directors Cup which measures a college or university’s overall performance in intercollegiate athletic competition.