21-C-01: Council and NCC Composition: Female and Minority Representation

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Constitution Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Constitution Article V, Section B as follows: The Council of Presidents is composed of conference representatives, representatives elected by independent institutions and members elected at-large. Two at-large positions will be designated for female and/or minority presidents. AND Amend Constitution Article VII, Section A as follows: The National Coordinating Committee (NCC) shall consist of the […]

21-C-02: Council of Faculty Athletic Representatives Composition: Student Representation

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Constitution Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Constitution Article VIII, Section A as follows: Members of the Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives must be designated by a member institution’s chief executive officer as the institution’s faculty athletics representative; however, As exceptions, one member shall be an elected officer of the NAIA Registrars Association, not necessarily serving as the institution’s faculty athletics […]

21-C-03: Council for Student-Athletes Composition: FAR Representation

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Constitution Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Constitution Article VIII, Section C as follows: The Council for Student-Athletes shall consist of one representative from the Council of Presidents, one representative from the Conference Commissioners Association, one representative from the Athletic Directors Association, two representatives from the Athletic Trainers Association, one representative from the Council of Faculty Athletics RepresentativesFaculty Athletics Representatives Association, […]

21-B-01: Postseason Participation for First-Year Members

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article I, Section A as follows: Active Membership shall be accorded to colleges and universities which meet the following requirements: a. Be a four-year college or university or an upper-level, two-year institution that awards a bachelor’s (baccalaureate) degree, or its equivalent. b. Be accredited by one of the six institutional accrediting bodies: (Middle […]

21-B-02: Senior Woman Leader

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Add Bylaws Article I, Section E as follows: SECTION E – SENIOR WOMAN LEADER All NAIA institutions will name a senior woman leader to promote meaningful representation of women in the leadership and management of intercollegiate sports on NAIA campuses. This role provides an identifiable female presence at each member institution with whom staff and […]

21-B-03: Frequency of Play: Start Dates and Contest Limits

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Article I, Section G, Item 1 as follows: The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed below. The number of junior varsity or freshman games, contests or playing dates scheduled during the academic year cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing dates scheduled […]

21-B-04: Wrestling Frequency of Play and Medical Hardship Limits

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Article I, Section G, Item 1 as follows: The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed below. The number of junior varsity or freshman games, contests or playing dates scheduled during the academic year cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing dates scheduled […]

21-B-05: Frequency of Play – Football Regulations

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article I, Section G, Item 6 as follows: 6. Practice will be defined as follows: An activity organized and/or directed by an identified member of the coaching staff of that sport in which appropriate equipment is used or instruction and/or evaluation of the athlete takes place. In the sport of football, the following […]

21-B-06: Inter-Terms – Reliance on Transcript

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Remove Article I, Section N as follows: I  SECTION N         INTER-TERMS Institutions having an inter-term that occurs between two regular terms may use the inter-term in one of three different ways in determining eligibility for students. The options are as follows: a. The inter-term shall stand separate. Eligibility shall be determined at the end […]

21-B-07: Inter-Terms – Reliance on Completion Date

On April 26, 2021, in 2021 Bylaw Amendments, by Jen Saab

Remove Article I, Section N as follows: Institutions having an inter-term that occurs between two regular terms may use the inter-term in one of three different ways in determining eligibility for students. The options are as follows: a. The inter-term shall stand separate. Eligibility shall be determined at the end of the first term, again […]