The NCAA has voted to allow athletes to put social justice statements on their jerseys this upcoming season ... giving all students the opportunity to express their views.
The vote came down last week ... and follows the lead of the MLB, NFL, NBA, WNBA and more leagues in using jerseys to promote equality as they return to competition.
The org.'s playing rules oversight panel determined each student-athlete will be able to sport patches on the front and messages on the back of their uniforms "to express support and voice their opinions."
Of course, the NBA is allowing players to wear messages like "Black Lives Matter" and "Equality" when the season restarts Thursday ... and WNBA players are wearing Breonna Taylor's name on their jerseys.
The NFL also announced it will feature the names of police brutality victims on helmets for the 2020 season.
Shaquille O'Neal's son, Shareef -- who plays for LSU's basketball team -- showed his support with the NCAA's decision ... saying, "GOOD ✊🏽!! I was hoping they would let us."