NCAA Recertifies Athletics Program
The NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification announced the recertification of the athletic program at Southeast Missouri State University.
A certified designation denotes that an institution operates its athletic program in compliance with operating principles adopted by the Division I membership.
Legislation mandating certification was adopted for all active Division I schools in 1993 to ensure the integrity of each member institution’s athletics program, while assisting institutions with improvements when necessary.
To complete the recertification process, Southeast finished a self study led by a steering committee. In addition, the committee completed a review of these primary components: governance and commitment to rules compliance; academic integrity; gender/diversity issues and student-athlete well-being. NCAA institutions must complete a self-study at least once every 10 years.
“We are very pleased with the NCAA announcement,” says Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University. “This is another example of the excellent work of our campus review committee, athletic coaches, staff and student-athletes. The work they accomplished during the recertification process indicated that our athletic program was in excellent condition and therefore, an NCAA recertification team visit to our campus was canceled. I want to thank the campus steering committee for NCAA recertification chaired by Dr. Chris McGowan, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, for all the time, effort and expertise they devoted to this project. Additionally, I sincerely appreciate the efforts of the athletics staff, coaches and especially our student athletes for their continued excellence.”