Contact: Pat Lopes Harris, SJSU Media Relations, 408-924-1748
SAN JOSE, Calif., — The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Committee on Athletics Certification announced Aug. 18 that the athletics program at San Jose State University has received its third consecutive full certification. The designation means an institution has shown that it operates its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the NCAA Division I membership.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many campus community members who contributed to the certification process, especially the students, faculty, staff and alumni who played leadership roles,” said SJSU President Mohammad Qayoumi. “Our self-study confirmed our athletics program’s strengths and helped us develop plans for the future.”
The year-long self-study focused on three areas: governance and commitment to rules compliance; academic integrity; and, gender diversity issues and student-athlete well-being. University and community members were invited to review and comment on a draft self-study posted on SJSU’s athletics certification website. The athletics certification concept was adopted in 1993 by a vote of NCAA Division I membership.
San Jose State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 28,000 students and 3,190 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.