Mission

The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) provides transformational growth opportunities for student athletes. The conference abides by the NCAA Division III philosophy and each member institution’s mission and is committed to our core values.

Core Values

The conference and its individual members strive to adhere to the following core values:

  • Excellence - Provide the highest quality competitive and educational experiences.
  • Integrity - Place emphasis on sportsmanship, respect, social responsibility and ethical conduct.
  • Equity -  Provide fair and equitable opportunities among conference members.
  • Diversity and Inclusion - Recognize and celebrate differences and varying perspectives.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) celebrates the individual uniqueness of each institution, student athlete, coach, administrator, staff member, spectator, official, and ally. We provide transformative growth opportunities for student athletes in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that is respectful, safe, and open to everyone.

The North Atlantic Conference promotes excellence, integrity, and good sportsmanship at all athletic events. We invite positive interactions and do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, classist, or other intimidating comments or actions directed at student athletes, coaches, administrators, spectators, officials, or allies.

Statement on Transgender Student Athlete Participation

The NAC strives to guide, govern, and support fair and equitable athletic competition and promote student-athlete well-being among its members. All students should have equal opportunity to participate in sports, whether transgender or cisgender. "Transgender" is defined as: "A person whose gender identity is different from their birth-assigned sex." "Cisgender" is defined as: "A person whose gender identity matches their birth-assigned sex, aligning with their body in ways traditionally recognized as normative." The NAC maintains policies pertaining to the participation of transgender student-athletes. The NAC, through its governance structure, is committed to continually reviewing this information on an on-going basis as the landscape is one of continual growth and change.

Transgender Student Athlete Participation Policy and Resources

Non-Discrimination Statement

Committed to inclusivity, the North Atlantic Conference is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, family or marital status.

Diversity and Non-Discrimination Resources

DIII LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Policy Guide
NCAA LGBTQ OneTeam Program
LGBTQ Terms and Definitions
NCAA DIII Diversity and Inclusion
NCAA Diversity Hiring Guide