The NCAA announced Thursday (Aug. 18) that Tulane University is one of 27 institutions that had its Division I certification reaffirmed. A certified designation denotes that an institution operates its athletics program in compliance with operating principles adopted by the Division I membership.
In order to complete the certification process, Tulane conducted a self-evaluation of the athletic program's compliance with standards set by the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification. In addition, Tulane reviewed its governance and commitment to rules compliance; academic integrity; gender/diversity issues and student-athlete well-being.
Each member institution is required to complete a self-study at least once every 10 years. In April, however, the Division 1 Board of Directors placed a moratorium on the re-certification process until a study is completed to evaluate the process in order to reduce the burden on institutions, increase cost-effectiveness and improve the overall value.
This cycle represents the last certifications started before the moratorium.