2023 COIA National Meeting Info (April 21, 2023)

The Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics works to help faculty understand changes in requirements, demands, and resources for college athletes. We want to help faculty recognize signs of problems facing athletes and understand what faculty members can do if they recognize problems. 

The April 21st, 2023, a one-day program will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Texas A&M Bush School of Government. It will feature panel discussions addressing: Impact of Changes in Name, Image, and Likeness Laws; the Status of NCAA; Gambling Policies; Possible Upcoming Federal Legislation; and Student-Athlete Health. Attendance can be in person ($100) or virtual ($50). 

Conference Registration: https://www.lsufoundation.org/coia

Lodging (Rate good until 3/19/23): To receive a rate of $199 a night at Club Quarters White House, (two blocks from the conference site) Click HERE or use our Group Code: 2301COALIT

The hotel is located at 839 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, above the Farragut West Station Metro Stop. Limited parking is available at the hotel.

Getting there: The Bush School of Government is located at 1620 L Street NW. Parking is available at 925 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Who should attend: Faculty governance representatives, concerned faculty members, Faculty Athletic Representatives, college administrators, press, and student-athletes.


The Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) is an alliance of faculty senates from NCAA Division I schools. COIA’s mission is to provide a national faculty voice on intercollegiate sports issues. Areas of concern include academic integrity and quality, student-athlete welfare, campus governance of intercollegiate athletics, commercialization, and fiscal responsibility. The Coalition is committed to the development of effective strategies and proposals for significant, long-term reform in college athletics. COIA works with university faculties, administrations, and national associations concerned with higher education, to implement these strategies and proposals.

Currently, Division I schools that have faculty senates are eligible to be members of COIA. During the past several years, COIA has produced a number of white papers and other documents that lay out recommendations for reform. These recommendations offer best practices that can be used by schools to examine their own policies and practices with regard to intercollegiate athletics. Many of these recommendations have also been discussed with the NCAA as possible action items.

The faculty governance body of any NCAA Division I school can be a member of COIA (see How to Join COIA). We are an ad hoc group and operate without a staff or budget. Our direction is determined by our member senates, and we warmly welcome any NCAA Division I senate that votes to join the COIA on the basis of a general agreement with the principles laid out in our policy papers and reports.