Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (NSIA)?

The National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (NSIA) is a set of national longitudinal survey inventories designed to gather information on organizational culture in intercollegiate athletic administration. The NSIA was created in 2011 and piloted  in 2014 by Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) under the direction of Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

2. How is NSIA funded?

NSIA is supported by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and a Gift Fund from the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).

3. My institution does not currently participate in NSIA. How can we participate?

If your department is not a current participant, then contact the NSIA Helpdesk to enroll at

4. How are results published?

Results are only published in a summary format. No individual department or respondent will be identified in any reports. Participating athletics departments will be provided data-based reports.

5. Where can I find the survey instruments?

You must be logged into your NSIA account to see questions.

6. Can results be sent to me via e-mail or given out over the phone?

No. Results are viewable only while logged into your account.

7. How do I cite NSIA in my publication?

Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, University of Wisconsin–Madison, The National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (NSIA), [year]. Available at

** If you have any additional questions about NSIA, please contact us at or 608-890-2024.