West, D-Dallas, asked the bill’s author, Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, whether voluntary training would be allowed under the bill. Creighton said “the bill specifically restricts against mandatory training. As long as there is no mandatory training, then you’re in compliance with the bill.”
In 2020, the NCAA created a new requirement for member institutions: every college or university has to appoint an “athletics diversity and inclusion designee,” a full-time staff member designated by the chancellor or president.
The Senate bill would eliminate DEI staff positions.