Current State:

The NAIA takes at face value seasons of intercollegiate competition charged by other athletics associations.



None. Continue to charge seasons of competition if charged by another association.



To continue to respect the decisions of fellow athletic associations, and to uphold the integrity of the NAIA brand and reputation.


Purpose Statements this supports:

  • Simplification and transparency.
  • Ease of application.
  • Alignment with NAIA philosophy of self-reporting and self-governance.
  • Strengthen recruitment opportunities for NAIA institutions against NCAA DII and DIII institutions.
  • Support student recruitment, retention, enrollment, graduation rates and student experience.
  • Maintain reasonable limitations based on competitive experience.

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