Under NCAA requirements, all Division I schools need to be recertified every 10 years.
The categories of inquiry by the NCAA include a university’s governance and commitment to rules compliance, its academic integrity, and its programs promoting equity and student-athlete welfare.
In 2006, Bucknell concluded a yearlong, campus-wide, self-study under the leadership of former President Gary Sojka and retired professor Tim Sweeney. The committee examined all policies, programs and practices affecting student-athletes.
A report was submitted to the NCAA, which then dispatched a Peer Review Team to the University in early May. After that report and review, the NCAA found neither issues of concern nor any need for corrective actions for Bucknell.
“We are justifiably proud of the success of our athletic teams,” said President Brian C. Mitchell. “We can be even prouder of our institution’s recognition among the elite universities in which athletics plays a supplemental role in co-curricular activities, a highly public role in our community and country, and an integrated role in our primary academic mission.”