Diversity and Inclusion are founding core values of the North Atlantic Conference. We stand with our Black athletes and coaches, and affirm the principles of the Black Lives Matter movement.
We are listening, we are learning, and we will do better. As an immediate action step, the Athletic Directors' Council voted unanimously to add each member's Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee to our conference leadership meetings. Members are also looking inward to see what they can do to combat institutionalized racism and racial bias in their own communities, and collectively at how we may advance that cause as a conference moving forward.
The NAC welcomes new members this year and together we are revisiting our strategic plan. In doing so, the NAC membership stands steadfast in our commitment to living our core values of diversity, inclusion, excellence, integrity, equity and well-being. We will continue to listen, learn, and take action.
[ Original Statement: https://www.nacathletics.com/general/2019-20/releases/20200623noverv ]