NEAC Receives July NCAA Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative

NEAC Receives July NCAA Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The NCAA has announced the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) as the recipient of the July Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative after hosting a Women’s Leadership Day earlier this year.

As part of the annual NEAC retreat, Women’s Leadership Day provided a full day of professional development for Senior Woman Administrators and female student-athletes from around the league. Programming included a DiSC assessment, a business etiquette session, social media best practices, and career panel discussions.

Full Release from the Second Annual NEAC Women’s Leadership Day

The NCAA Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative recognizes and promotes outstanding diversity-related projects, programming and initiatives that are occurring on Division III campuses and in conference offices. Each month, the award recognizes an institution or conference in regard to a diversity-related event, program or initiative with the NEAC receiving $500 towards its next initiative or event. Initiative recipients are selected by a committee comprised of Division III commissioners.

“We are honored and grateful to be recognized by the NCAA for our Women’s Leadership Day,” said Candice Murray, NEAC Commissioner. “Our Senior Woman Administrators have been a driving force in the development and ongoing success of this event. We remain dedicated to providing this development opportunity to our female leaders and the funds received from this initiative will undoubtedly help enhance our next event this coming fall.”

As the academic year gets underway, NEAC administrators will begin preparing for its third Women’s Leadership Day which is scheduled for November 2018. Female student-athletes who are interested in attending the event should contact their institutional senior woman administrator.


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Wells College. Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and with the Colonial State Athletic Conference in the sport of Field Hockey. For more information, please visit: