NCAA Inclusion Summit
Challenges, Champions and Collaborative Strategies
Moving toward a more inclusive culture
Monday, September 19, 2011
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Bringing together influential leaders within both the higher education community and advocacy groups to engage in a deliberative dialogue to identify measurable action-oriented outcomes and strategies to advance an inclusive culture in intercollegiate athletics and higher education. Click here to watch the Summit live and participate in an online dialogue.
NCAA Diversity, Inclusion, and Gender Equity Framework
As a core value, the NCAA believes in and is committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its student-athletes, coaches and administrators. We seek to establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds. Diversity and inclusion improves the learning environment for all student-athletes, and enhances excellence within the Association.
The NCAA will provide or enable programming and education which sustains foundations of a diverse and inclusive culture across dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to age, race, sex, class, national origin, creed, educational background, disability, gender expression, geographical location, income, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation and work experiences. Programming and education will also strive to support equitable laws and practices, increase opportunities for individuals from historically underrepresented groups to participate in intercollegiate athletics at all levels, and enhance hiring practices for all athletics personnel to facilitate more inclusive leadership in intercollegiate athletics.
NCAA Inclusion Summit Registration
- No registration fee.
- Room Block Reserved (book at own expense).
- Individuals may participate in person or via the webinar.
- Keynote Panel Discussions.
- Best Practices.
- Strategic Planning.
- Breakfast and lunch provided for registered, in-person attendees.
(All Times Eastern Standard Time)
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
8:30 to 8:40 a.m.
8:40 to 9:00 a.m.
President Emmert Keynote Address
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Panel – What are the Challenges?
- Moderator - Richard Lapchick
- Student-Athletes with Disabilities - Eli Wolff
- Challenges for Minorities - Ken Shropshire
- Challenges Regarding Gender Equity - Donna Lopiano
- LGBT Challenges - Pat Griffin
10:30 to 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. to Noon
Presidential Panel – Championing Inclusion:
Those who have been successful
- Moderator - Bernard Franklin, NCAA Executive Vice President, Chief Inclusion Officer
- Division I - President Susan Martin, Eastern Michigan University
- Division I - President John G. Peters, Northern Illinois University
- Division II - President F. Javier Cevallos, Kutztown University
- Division II - President Dianne Harrison, California State University, Monterey Bay
- Division II - President Dianne Boardley Suber, St. Augustine College
- Division III - President Raynard Kington, Grinnell College
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Collaborative Strategies – Recommendations, Metrics, and Measurable Outcomes
- Presidential and Leadership Engagement
- Student-Athlete Experience
- Role of NCAA National Office in Program Identification and Delivery
3:00 to 3:15 p.m.
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Report out from groups
Closing and Departure
Participant Biographies (PDF)