Policy 3-1000

Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Committee / Athletics Council


  1. Section 3-1001 Membership

    1. The Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Committee/Athletics Council shall consist of 20 members selected as follows:

      1. Five faculty members, each selected from a different College or School;

      2. Three students, to include the Student Congress President (or designee); the chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; and the representative to the Southland Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee;

      3. A representative from the Office of the Registrar;

      4. A representative from the Office of Financial Aid;

      5. A representative from the Office of Admissions;

      6. A representative from the Office of Finance and Administration;

      7. A representative from the University's Accounting and Business Services;

      8. A representative from the Division of Student Affairs;

      9. A representative of the Alumni of the institution who is not employed by the University; and

      10. Five other university faculty or staff members appointed by the President.

    2. The Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Committee/Athletics Council Appointments

      1. The President shall appoint annually all Committee/Council members.

    3. The Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Committee/Athletics Council Term of Office

      1. The term of each member's appointment will be for one year, beginning, September 1 ending, August 31.

      2. Each member serves at the discretion of the President and is eligible for reappointment.

      3. Committee/Council members shall be eligible for reappointment.

    4. Quorum

      1. Eight voting members must be present to conduct business.

    5. Ex-officio and Resource Personnel Members

      1. The following officials shall serve as ex-officio and resource personnel:

        1. The Director of Athletics,

        2. The Senior Associate Athletics Director/Compliance Coordinator,

        3. The Associate Athletics Director for Finance and Administration,

        4. The Assistant Athletics Director for Academic and Student Services/Senior Woman Administrator; and

        5. The Executive Director of Institutional Compliance.

      2. The Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Committee/Athletics Council Chair and Associate Chair

        1. The Faculty Athletics Representative shall serve as the chair of the Committee/Council

        2. The Director of Athletics shall serve as the associate chair of the Committee/Council.

  2. Section 3-1002 Responsibilities

    1. The responsibilities of the Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Committee/Athletics Council are as follows:

      1. To advise the University administration regarding the long-term and short-term objectives of the University's intercollegiate athletics programs and policies;

      2. To provide the University with representation in the various appropriate state, regional, and national intercollegiate athletics organizations, conferences, and associations;

      3. To provide monitoring oversight for compliance related activities of the department and the intercollegiate athletics program;

      4. To provide advice and counsel on matters related to academic standards for student-athletes, awarding of athletics scholarships and eligibility of student-athletes; and

      5. To make recommendations to the President regarding:

        1. Issues, concerns and policies related to the academic progress of student-athletes;

        2. Athletics department operating policies and procedures;

        3. Institutional policies and procedures that affect intercollegiate athletics; and

        4. Guidelines and philosophy in the scheduling of athletics contests or events and the administration of home athletics events.

  3. Section 3-1003 Structure

    1. The Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Committee/Athletics Council shall consist of the following standing subcommittees.

      1. Governance, Institutional Control and Commitment to Rules Compliance Subcommittee

        1. The subcommittee shall monitor the certification of student-athletes, coaches recruiting records, review playing and practice records, receive reports of rules violations, review rules education of coaches, athletes and boosters, and other compliance related matters.

        2. This subcommittee will also assure compliance with the NCAA Division I Operating Principles related to governance, institutional control and commitment to rules compliance, which are required for NCAA athletics program certification.

        3. Membership shall be determined by the chair of the Governance, Institutional Control and Commitment to Rules Compliance Subcommittee.

      2. Academic Integrity Subcommittee

        1. This subcommittee shall monitor student-athlete absences due to team scheduling, sports scheduling, athletics graduation rates, admission procedures, academic support services, and academic progress and performance related to student-athletes.

        2. This subcommittee will also assure compliance with the NCAA Division I Operating Principles related to academic integrity, which are required for NCAA athletics program certification.

        3. Membership shall be determined by the chair of the Academic Integrity Subcommittee.

      3. Fiscal Integrity Subcommittee

        1. This subcommittee shall monitor departmental responses to audits, paid visits to prospective athletes, outside athletic-related income and benefits of athletic staff, and other fiscal matters related to the operation of intercollegiate athletics.

        2. Membership shall be determined by the chair of the Fiscal Integrity Subcommittee.

      4. Student Welfare, Gender Issues, and Minority Issues Subcommittee

        1. This subcommittee shall conduct exit interviews, monitor the ratio of ethnic minority student-athletes in each sport, analyze gender and ethnic makeup of the athletics staff, monitor the progress of the Intercollegiate Athletics program with regard to the established five year gender equity and minority opportunities plans, monitor the sportsmanship and ethical conduct of students and staff during athletics competition, may serve on appeals committees for student-athlete grievances and transfer requests, and address other matters related to the welfare of student-athletes.

        2. This subcommittee will also assure compliance with the NCAA Division I Operating Principles related to equity and welfare, which are required for NCAA athletics program certification.

        3. Membership shall be determined by the chair of the Student Welfare, Gender Issues, and Minority Issues Subcommittee.

  4. Section 3-1004 Reporting

    1. Reporting

      1. The Committee/Council shall report directly to the President of the University.

      2. The Committee/Council shall report compliance-related information through the Institutional Compliance Officer.