NCAA Certification

Cyberwire


April 16, 2008

CYBERWIRE -- OPEN FORUM SET FOR NCAA ATHLETICS CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Every ten years, the NCAA requires all Division I institutions to undertake a self-study to assess compliance with the operating principles of the association. Indiana State University has conducted its self-study over the last several months and has placed draft reports of this process on the web for review by all segments of the University community. The reports generated during the self-study form the basis of a report to the NCAA. That report will be used to identify issues to be discussed when a Peer Review Team visits the campus in October 2008. The NCAA Committee on Athletics Certification uses information from this review to determine whether or not Indiana State is granted continued certification.

This is the second round of the certification process which was initiated by the NCAA in 1993 to ensure the organization’s commitment to integrity in intercollegiate athletics is being upheld. Indiana State received its first NCAA athletics certification in 1999.

On April 22, 2008, the ISU NCAA Athletics Certification Steering Committee will host an Open Forum to allow interested members of our community to interact with those persons who have overseen the self-study and will host the visit of the Peer Review Team. The Steering Committee invites the campus and local community to attend the forum to learn more about the self-study and the completion of this process.

The session will take place on April 22, 2008 at 10 a.m. in Dede III, Hulman Memorial Student Union. The draft reports generated by the self-study, as well as supporting materials regarding the certification process, can be found at http://www@indstate.edu/president/ncaa/. The Steering Committee requests that all comments and questions be submitted thru the Groupwise e-mail address ncaacertification@indstate.edu.