This past weekend at the NCAA Convention, Division III became the first division to deregulate text messaging legislation. Effective immediately, text messaging will now be regulated according to the same regulations as telephone, email and fax communications during the recruiting process. The deregulation, however, will not include social media, which will continue to be evaluated by the membership as well as SAAC.
Four other proposals were adopted in addition to the text message deregulation.
- Proposal No. 1, clarifying the Division III philosophy.
- Proposal No. 2, aligning the membership requirements for a conference with the automatic-qualification requirements for a conference.
- Proposal No. 4, specifying that a professional sports organization may serve as a financial sponsor of an intercollegiate competition event, under certain conditions.
- Proposal No. 5, requiring certified strength and conditioning coaches to maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator use.
A complete article regarding NCAA Division III legislative action can be found here.