• What is the NCAA?

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes.

    NCAA Core Values

    The Association - through its member institutions, conferences and national office staff - shares a belief in and commitment to:

    • The collegiate model of athletics in which students participate as an avocation, balancing their academic, social and athletics experiences.
    • The highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship.
    • The pursuit of excellence in both academics and athletics.
    • The supporting role that intercollegiate athletics plays in the higher education mission and in enhancing the sense of community and strengthening the identity of member institutions.
    • An inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds.
    • Respect for institutional autonomy and philosophical differences.
    • Presidential leadership of intercollegiate athletics at the campus, conference and national levels.