The NCAA is a complex organization, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. The resources provided here help explain the Association and how to operate effectively as a member of Division II. These materials are particularly helpful in navigating membership-related and legislative aspects of athletics administration in Division II.
About the NCAA and Division II
The following links provide a good overview of how Division II fits within the NCAA’s three-division membership structure, and what makes Division II unique among the myriad college choices for prospective student-athletes.
What is the NCAA?
General information about the NCAA’s composition, mission and purpose.
The NCAA National Office
Descriptions of the functions performed and services provided by each department.
How the NCAA Supports Student-Athletes
Summary of the funding and programming the NCAA provides to enhance the student-athlete experience.
About Division II
Comprehensive package on the division, its history, and its unique attributes.
How Division II Governance Works
Illustration of the committee structure and the democratic process Division II uses to establish legislation and policy.
Bylaw 20: Division II Membership
Replication of Bylaw 20 from the Division II Manual.
Division II Facts and Figures
Quick facts illustrating Division II characteristics.
Division II 2018-19 Priorities
Summary of overarching themes and objectives for the division in the coming year.
Division II Strategic Plan
Overview and summary reports regarding the 2015-21 plan and its five primary goal areas.
Division II Strategic-Positioning Platform
Quick overview of the division’s attributes and characteristics in a manner that would resonate with external audiences.
Tools to Tell the DII Story
Materials and resources to promote the division to campus and community constituents, and to external audiences that might not be familiar with the NCAA’s three-division structure.
Working with NCAA Technology
These resources offer administrators at Division II institutions the following web-based and digital tools and instructions required to conduct membership responsibilities.
Summary of the “Requests/Self-Reports Online,” which is a tool all divisions use to submit student-athlete reinstatement, interpretation and waiver requests, and to report secondary violations to the national office.
Summary to help users distinguish the types of policy waivers available.
Infographic illustrating the process the Academic and Membership Affairs staff applies when making interpretations.
Database that provides access to legislative proposals, current legislation, interpretations, educational columns and other resources.
Summary to help users distinguish the guidelines for a progress-toward-degree waiver.
Summary to help users distinguish the guidelines for a two-year college transfer waiver.
Tool that helps athletics departments track and monitor student-athlete information, including basic contact information, sport participation, progress-toward-degree and financial aid.
Interactive database that helps with planning, performance and oversight of intercollegiate athletics programs, specifically in the areas of academics, students, leadership and financial data,
The following links provide additional information and materials regarding eligibility, academics and compliance.
Online tool that establishes a user profile so that basic information doesn’t have to be re-entered for subsequent applications.
Additional links and resources for athletics administrators and coaches.
Tools necessary to successfully navigate the division’s academic landscape and help student-athletes get the most from their educational experience. Additional links and resources for athletics administrators and coaches.
Primary site for ascertaining eligibility status for prospective student-athletes.
Research, resources and best practice recommendations to promote student-athlete health and safety.
“Educational document providing information on the student-athletes to be included in the Division II APC and ASR cohort, the sport each student-athlete should be assigned, and the timeframe by which institutions should continue tracking student-athletes in the Academic Portal.