2018 Division III Conference Rules Seminar

The 2018 NCAA Division III Conference Rules Seminar is brought to you by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Commissioners Association (MARCA) in conjunction with the NCAA. MARCA is comprised of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), Capital Athletic Conference (CAC), Centennial Conference, Colonial States Athletics Conference (CSAC), Landmark Conference, Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC), and State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).

WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: York College of Pennsylvania

Waldner Performing Arts Center (WPAC) (#47 on campus map)

(updated 6.11.18)


Updated June 5, 2018
Coffee and continental breakfast will be available at the beginning of the day and lunch will be provided. 


In order to get the group discount rate, please reserve your hotel room by May 10, 2018. Use group name "NCAA Rules Seminar" to receive discounted pricing.

Wyndham Garden York


2000 Loucks Road, York, PA 17408

$85.00 Rate


Comfort Inn & Suites


2250 N. George Street, York, PA 17406

$99.00 Rate


Four Points by Sheraton


1650 Tornita Street, York, PA 17402

$95.00 Rate




1. The 2018 NCAA Division III Conference Rules Seminar DOES count towards your institutions requirement to go to a Rules Seminar every three years.

2. There is a limited amount of outlets to charge your electronics, so please plan accordingly.

3. The WPAC theater does not have desks/table tops available.



Presentation: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m. in Humanities 218

Your canary in a coal mine: Enhancing the student athlete experience while mitigating risk 

Directors of Athletics and senior administrators know one bad decision by a student-athlete or coach can be a major distraction to achieving your goals. Even departments of high performing teams and students can be just one Title IX complaint, sexual assault, academic fraud case, NCAA violation, abuse complaint or student athlete welfare incident away from from having a department’s direction derailed. And these incidents cause leadership to lose days, weeks, and even months of valuable time.  

Warning signs exist.  Do you have canaries in your coal mine that can warn you of impending disaster?  Or are you merely reacting to surprises even though there are numerous underutilized opportunities available to help you manage risk and have you in command of the facts even before an incident arises?

This session will outline: 1) the importance and role of core values and the process for developing, promoting and reinforcing them; 2) establishing a culture of accountability; and 3) assessing your culture and climate.

Learn how to create your own canaries in the athletic coal mine by re-engineering the student-athlete end-of-season survey and exit interview process into a powerful data and strategic planning system that provides:

1.    The ability to accurately and confidently answer questions from presidents and trustees, the media, parents, donors, and prospective student athletes.  

2.    Aid professional development and evaluation of coaches and department staff which can improve enrollment management.

3.    Inoculate against the surprises that derail your institutional and department reputation.

4.    Support your Department’s mission, vision, goals, values, strategic and fiscal planning.

5.    Assess if you are meeting expectations to provide a premier student athlete experience.

6.    Protect student athlete welfare with a mechanism to raise concerns in a confidential manner.


Presentation: 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch & Learn, Buechel Lounge (Iosue Student Union)