NCAA Certification at UW–Madison
- UW–Madison Receives Athletics Recertification (April 15, 2010)
- NCAA Announces Division Ⅰ Certification Decisions (April 15, 2010)
Read the final reports:
- Self-Study Report (2.9 MB PDF)
- Clarification Information (June 12, 2009) (148 KB PDF)
- External Academic Support Services Final Report (July 8, 2009) (160 KB PDF)
- Clarification Information (July 10, 2009) (96 KB PDF)
- Athletics Certification Committee Analysis Report with Institution Responses (September 4, 2009) (180 KB PDF)
- Athletics Certification Peer-Review Team Report (September 24, 2009) (92 KB PDF)
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization devoted to the sound administration of intercollegiate athletics.
Athletics certification was approved for Division I institutions at the 1993 Convention as a key part of the NCAA’s reform agenda. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is in the third cycle of certification (previous certifications occurred in 1994 and again in 2000).
Athletics certification is intended to ensure the NCAA’s fundamental commitment to integrity in intercollegiate athletics. The program is structured to achieve its goal in several ways:
- By opening the matters of athletics to the university community and the public.
- By setting standards (called operating principles) for the operation of Division I athletics programs.
- By putting sanctions in place for institutions that fail to conduct a comprehensive self-study or fail to correct problems.
Your participation and input into this process are welcome. This Web site will keep you up-to-date on everything involved in the certification process. The UW–Madison Self Study Plan and Timeline can be viewed by visiting Self Study Plan and Timeline. Committee schedules are provided on this website and all meetings are open to the public. In addition, you may provide feedback by emailing NCAA Certification Feedback.