Thanks to the combined efforts of the Mills College Soccer Team, Athletic Department, Legal Counsel, College Senior Officers, and President Holmgren, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has approved a soccer rule change that will help to foster a harassment-free environment for all student-athletes.
For the past five months, Mills College has been working to change a NCAA soccer ejection rule that listed “abusive, threatening or obscene language, behavior or conduct” and did not include specific language referring to harassment. …
Mills College Athletic Director and Head Soccer Coach advocated vigorously for the following ejection rule change with the NCAA: “engages in hostile or abusive language or harassment that refers to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin, or other abusive, threatening or obscene language, behavior or conduct.” The NCAA Rules Committee, NCAA Legal approved the rule proposal, and it was finally made official by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on March 12, 2007.
The NCAA reports the rule change here (scroll to the very end) with little fanfare perhaps, but still, it’s official.