College Athlete

Advocacy Initiative

Our Mission

The mission of the College Athlete Advocacy Initiativeā„¢ is to (1) provide direct legal support to college athletes and their families on NCAA-related matters and (2) launch coordinated advocacy campaigns to combat inequality and exploitation in the multibillion-dollar college sports industry. The organization will unite passionate advocates with current and former athletes and influential figures to fight for fundamental fairness and meaningful reform in college sports.

Our Approach

Legal Support

A network of experienced advocates and lawyers will offer legal and advisory services to college athletes and families affected by NCAA rules and related issues. This group will train and work with volunteer law students on athlete cases, including eligibility issues, athletic scholarship cancellations, health and safety concerns, transfer matters, and more. Our network of advocates will also explore strategic legal initiatives in pursuit of fairness for college athletes.

Advocacy Campaigns

The advocacy platform will utilize our network of influential supporters to launch and coordinate campaigns, demonstrations, and events to raise awareness of critical issues facing college athletes and pressure the system for meaningful reform. Knowledgeable and passionate advocates will combine forces with athletes and influential figures to engage in strategic advocacy campaigns designed to inform the public, address inequities, and inspire reform. We will support, guide, and empower college athletes to utilize their platform and push back against inequality and exploitation.

Our Vision

    Equal Educational Opportunities and Graduation Attainment

    Comprehensive Health Care Coverage and Post-Eligibility Care

    Greater Health and Safety Protections

    Greater Athletic Scholarship Guarantees and Protections

    Fair Distribution of Revenue and Resources

    Control and Use of Name, Image, and Likeness

    Fair Transfer Opportunities

    Recruiting Protections and Abolishment of the National Letter of Intent Program

    Fair Process and Representation