Welcome New NAIA Members

Welcome to the NAIA! If new member institutions need assistance with completing the required documentation, please contact Kevin Dee, Vice President for Campus and Conference Initiatives, 816-595-8000; kdee@naia.org. Your assigned NAIA National Office liaison will host a new member orientation conference call with your staff to review the required next steps.

NEW MEMBER PRIORITIES (PDF VERSION) 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION DUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER APPROVAL 

 

The following information is due immediately after membership approval and must be submitted using the NAIAHelp online reporting system. Contact Tony Bybee to set up access. 
   • Roster of administrative, athletics and coaching staff 
   • Declaration of Intent to Participate Men and Women's Programs
   • Sunday Competition Declaration 

MANDATORY INSURANCE ENROLLMENT

 

Enroll immediately in the mandatory NAIA catastrophic insurance plan (enrollment form). Arrange payment with Janice Briggs, Summit America, at 913-327-0200 x114.

The NAIA's catastrophic injury insurance program is administered by Summit America Insurance Co. Premiums vary annually and depend on the sponsored sports; see NAIA Catastrophic Insurance brochure, plan information, enrollent form. (Optional club and intramural plan and enrollment form.)

NAIA ELIGIBILITY CENTER ORIENTATION

 

  • Membership Resources page for the NAIA Eligibility Center (PlayNAIA.org) features 
  • Membership Guide to the NAIA Eligibility Center is a comprehensive introduction to the policies and procedures of the NAIA Eligibility Center for member institutions.
  • Staff role explanations, guides for coaches and logos for institutional websites.
  • Review the procedures for athletics directors, FARs and coaches to familiarize your staff with their obligations in working with the center. 

REQUIRED STUDENT-ATHLETE ELGIBILITY INFORMATION

 

Unless noted, the following forms are due prior to competition in each sport. The forms can be found under Official Forms, Legislative forms.
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • Official Eligibility Certificate
  • Transfer Player Eligibility Statement
  • Competitive Experience outside Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Declaration of Inter-Term (due ASAP after approval)

NAIA LOGO ON YOUR INSTITUTION'S WEBSITE, ATHLETICS AND ADMISSIONS MATERIALS

 

Your communications and web staff can find a copy of the official NAIA bridge logo and the guidelines for its use on the website under Membership Services, Communications, Marketing Tools along with videos, radio spots and PA announcements.

SPORTS INFORMATION

 

Sports information directors should check out these resources and contact Chad Waller for SID questions.
SID Help (for reporting scores)
DakStats (for statistics)

GETTING STARTED WITH CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER

 

Become familiar with the Champions of Character Scorecard and the online Character-Driven Coaching Course that's required for all coaches. Kathy Busch can help you get started.

SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

 

The NAIA maintains business relationships with a variety of sponsors in partners who support the mission of the NAIA and offer benefits to NAIA members. Please check out the official vendor list and consider these partners for services you need.

MEMBERSHIP DUES PAYMENT

 

Membership dues invoice will be mailed to the President in a few weeks, and payment is due upon receipt.