Butler University learned today that its athletic program has been recertified by the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification. A certified designation denotes that an institution operates its athletics program in compliance with operating principles adopted by the Division I membership.

Butler began its year-long campus-wide study to recertify its athletics program back in September 2010. Included within this self-study was a review of the following components: governance and commitment to rules compliance; academic integrity; gender/diversity; and student-athlete well-being.

The NCAA is a membership organization of colleges and universities that participate in intercollegiate athletics. The primary purpose of the Association is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the education program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body. Activities of the NCAA membership include formulating rules of play for NCAA sports, conducting national championships, adopting and enforcing standards of eligibility, and studying all phases of intercollegiate athletics.

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