Jan. 8, 2010


NCAA Release

Division III formally will unveil a strategic-positioning platform at next week’s NCAA Convention that will guide how the division identifies and promotes itself for years to come.

Delegates attending the Convention are being asked to come ready to help put the platform’s words into action and will have their first opportunity to do so during the Division III Issues Forum January 15 in Atlanta.

The key to the platform is a positioning statement that describes Division III as a place where student-athletes can discover and develop their potential and dedicate themselves to learning and growth. It describes a campus experience at member institutions that blends rigorous academic study, passionate participation in competitive sports and opportunities to explore many interests.

More than 3,000 representatives from colleges and universities across the United States are expected to attend the convention.

Presidents and chancellors, athletics directors, faculty athletics representatives, conference commissioners, student-athletes and others will meet to discuss and vote on key issues and topics facing higher education and intercollegiate athletics.

Read more about this year’s NCAA Convention

Read more about the Division III Identity Initiative