Kansas State University

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  • NCAA Certification Self-Study

    March 15, 2010

  • Appoint committee members

    July-August 2010

  • Open meetings

    September 2010

  • Provide your input

    September 2010-January 2011

  • Draft reports reviewed

    January and February 2011

  • Gather feedback

    March 2011

  • Comprehensive report drafted

    March 2011

  • Final report review

    April 2011

  • Submit final report

    April 29, 2011

  • Report review

    May-Aug. 15, 2011

  • Outcome

    August 2011

NCAA Certification Received

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a membership organization of colleges and universities that participate in intercollegiate athletics. Its primary purpose is to advance intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body.

The self-study process was an important opportunity for K-State to step back and critically examine strengths, weaknesses and opportunities related to the welfare of our student-athletes, and to continue the tradition of our athletics program in a manner complementary to the university's overall goals. The successful certification process provided affirmation that we are on track toward building and maintaining a model intercollegiate athletic program and achieving the first three of the five goals of the K-State Athletics Department:

  • A world-class student-athlete experience;
  • Value to the university, community and state; and
  • Integrity and transparency in matters of ethics, finance and NCAA compliance.

Each Division I institution going through the self-study process is evaluated using the same standards. The self-study helps ensure the integrity of the institution's athletics operation.

K-State's first self-study was completed in 1995-1996 and the second in 2001-2002. Starting in 1997, the review cycle became once every ten years. In 2002, K-State received certification without any conditions, which is the highest level of certification awarded.

The current self-study was completed in August 2011 when K-State received NCAA Third-Cycle Certification.

Learn more about the process.