University completing study of athletics program

March 25, 2008, 10:10 a.m.

Princeton is nearing the completion of a yearlong, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program.

The specific areas the self-study covers are academic integrity, governance and commitment to rules compliance, and equity and student-athlete well-being. It will be submitted to the NCAA on Thursday, May 1, and then posted on Office of the Vice President for Campus Life website.

University Counsel Clayton Marsh has chaired the self-study steering committee, which incorporates students, faculty and staff, including athletics department personnel. Members of the University community with questions or comments about the self-study should contact Marsh by May 1 at or (609) 258-7789.

Princeton completed its first NCAA certification self-study in 1998, and the current self-study is the second in the certification process for the University. The purpose of the NCAA certification program is to help ensure the integrity of member institutions' athletics operations. The self-study provides opportunities for communication with the broader University community about athletics and how the experience of student-athletes might be improved.