After careful thought, consideration, and dialogue, SUNY Community Colleges (27 of 30) that are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), have collectively decided to cancel intercollegiate competition for the 2020-2021 indoor sports that are considered “high risk” for COVID-19 exposure and spread of infection. These sports include: basketball, cheerleading, dance, volleyball and wrestling. Campuses will have the option to hold on-campus workouts and training with student-athletes, should the institution allow it in a structured and monitored environment. The low to moderate indoor sports including bowling and swimming & diving may compete in a virtual setting and must adhere to COVID-19 protocols.
NJCAA SUNY Community Colleges will continue planning for what we hope will be the safe resumption of intercollegiate athletics in spring 2021. NJCAA SUNY Community College decisions will continue to be guided by best practice and cautious adherence to health and safety protocols that will safeguard the well-being of our student-athletes, staff, campuses, and communities. We commit to ongoing collaborative efforts to develop cohesive safety plans to implement on our campuses in support of our student-athletes.
The College will not lease out campus space for external events subject to an exception/review process for mission-critical events that can meet physical distancing and other applicable safety standards as specified with reference to federal, state and local guidelines and directives.
The Dean of Student’s Office, Office of Student Activities and NCC’s Student Government Association are committed to providing an array of virtual events to continue student engagement and provide a sense of community.