ATLANTA (Sept. 16, 2020) – In the past month, Collegiate Consulting has completed four multi-divisional compliance reviews for Division II and Division III which have sports that compete at Division I. The institutions and respective sports that retained Collegiate Consulting were Johns Hopkins University (M/W Lacrosse); Lake Superior State University (M-Ice Hockey); Minnesota State University, Mankato (M/W Ice Hockey) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (M-Ice Hockey).
Per NCAA Bylaw, Article 20.4.4, “once every four years, an active multi-divisional institution must complete a compliance review conducted by an independent third-party.” Currently, 31 Division II and Division III institutions have a sport(s) participating at the Division I level. Of those 31 institutions, 29 were required to conduct their multi-divisional review during the 2019-20 athletic year.
The review is an extensive process, involving a comprehensive assessment of the following: academic support, organizational structure, institutional control, rules, education, eligibility and student-athlete certification, financial aid, recruitment and monitoring of student-athletes, administration of camps and clinics, extra benefits and amateurism, playing and practice seasons, and student-athlete welfare.
In the previous three cycles (2012, 2016, 2020), Collegiate Consulting has completed 12 studies across eight institutions, working with more than 25 percent of multi-divisional institutions during these cycles. During the last cycle, Collegiate Consulting was tied for the most-contracted firm.
About Collegiate Consulting: Collegiate Consulting is a comprehensive solutions-based consulting company focused exclusively on the collegiate marketplace. Featuring a team of experienced and proven individuals, Collegiate Consulting enables athletic departments and conferences to increase revenue, create efficiencies and maximize operations to succeed and prosper in a diverse climate. Collegiate Consulting was founded in 2005, and since its inception, has worked with over 575 institutions.