August 21, 2009

Northridge Receives Certification From NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification

Aug. 21, 2009

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -

Official NCAA Release

California State University, Northridge has successfully concluded the NCAA certification process by being awarded approval by the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification.

The committee reviewed all written materials related to the University's self-study and after deliberations on July 22-24 determined that Cal State Northridge was certified.

"I am delighted with the outcome of this year long process," said Cal State Northridge Director of Athletics Rick Mazzuto. "Members of the University community worked diligently with NCAA staff members to prepare an outstanding assessment of our athletics program. The decision by NCAA Committee on Athletic certification validates that hard work."

The purpose of athletics certification is to ensure integrity in the institution's athletics program and to assist institutions in improving their athletics departments. NCAA legislation mandating athletics certification was adopted in 1993.

The certification process, which involves a self-study led by an institution's president or chancellor, includes a review of these primary components: governance and commitment to rules compliance; academic integrity; equity; and student-athlete well-being.

A designation of certified means that an institution operates its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the Division I membership.

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