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Athletics certification is meant to ensure the NCAA fundamental commitment to integrity in intercollegiate athletics. One of the ways that the program is structured to achieve its goals is by setting standards (called operating principles) for the operation of Division I athletics programs. These operating principles originally were adopted overwhelmingly at the 1993 Convention. They cover three basic areas - governance and commitment to rules compliance, academic integrity, and equity and student-athlete well-being. The operating principles are included as part of the athletics certification self-study instrument and appear in Bylaw 22 of the NCAA Division I Manual.