A college or university’s NCAA compliance policy states the intentions and principles of the college or university or athletic department in relation to its overall NCAA compliance performance. It provides a framework for action and the setting of NCAA compliance objectives and targets.
In other words, an athletic compliance policy is your institution or athletic department's declaration of its commitment to NCAA compliance. The policy should serve as the foundation for your institution’s athletic compliance management system and provide a unifying vision of NCAA compliance concern by the entire institution or athletic organization.
The policy should be brought to life in your plans and deeds. If your athletic compliance policy does not meet the criteria's outlined above, you should consider a major re-draft of your NCAA compliance commitment.
Start With The Following Questions:
- Has the institution’s top management defined an athletic compliance policy stating the principal objectives to be achieved and the NCAA compliance commitments of the institution?
- Does the President or Athletic Director endorse the institution’s NCAA compliance policy?
- Is the institution’s NCAA compliance policy appropriate to the nature, scale and compliance impacts of the institution’s NCAA compliance activities?