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ATHLETICS COMPLIANCE

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Carrying on the Dartmouth College and Ivy League traditions of excellence is hard work and competition among the best institutions in the nation is intense.  As we all search for a competitive edge Dartmouth Athletics strives to operate with the highest level of morals and integrity.  Achieving comprehensive excellence while playing by the rules is what the Compliance Office, within Dartmouth Athletics, works to accomplish.

The Compliance Office of Dartmouth Athletics is committed to being Personable, Professional, and Problem solvers.  With the motto, "It's Always Sunny in Compliance," cultivating and maintaining healthy, working relationships with all Dartmouth Athletics constituents (e.g., Coaches, Student-athletes, Families, Supporters, and other Dartmouth staff) is of utmost importance to us.  We believe that relationships consisting of mutual trust and respect between one another is the foundation for a healthy Compliance Office.

The staff members of the Compliance Office are eager and enthusiastic to answer any questions or concerns you may have about NCAA, Ivy League, and Dartmouth College rules and regulations.  Since there are A LOT of rules, we don't expect that every Dartmouth Athletics constituent memorizes them all, but what we do expect is that you Ask Before You Act!


MEET THE STAFF

Jake Munick
Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance
(603) 646-1378
jake.munick@dartmouth.edu

Emily Cummings
Compliance Specialist
(603) 646-8810
emily.r.cummings@dartmouth.edu

*Our office is located in room 176 of Alumni Gym.

The Compliance Office is also on Twitter!
Follow us
@DartmouthRules to get your fill of daily tips, corny compliance jokes, and other information regarding NCAA and Ivy League rules.


AGENTS

Thank you for your interest in representing Dartmouth student-athletes as an athlete agent.  We ask that you please follow all State of New Hampshire, NCAA, and Dartmouth Athletics policies and procedures as they pertain to athlete agents.  To start that process, or learn more about it, please review the resources below and CLICK HERE for more information.

Resources:

Athlete Agent Registration Form - *Download to fill out electronically
New Hampshire Secretary of State - Home Page
New Hampshire Secretary of State - Athlete Agents Page
NCAA Agent Information
NCAA Agent Guide


COACHES

Dartmouth Athletics coaches should visit the coaches' compliance page HERE for up-to-date forms, policies, and educational resources.

This webpage is password protected, so be sure to check in with a compliance staff member for your login credentials.


CURRENT STUDENT-ATHLETES

Preserving the intercollegiate eligibility of a student-athlete is of the highest importance of the Compliance Office's mission.  A student-athlete's eligibility is compromised when rules are violated, by not only themselves, but others as well.

Dartmouth student-athletes currently enrolled, including those on leave, withdrawal, or suspension, are expected to comply with ALL rules and regulations governed by the NCAA, The Ivy League Conference, and Dartmouth College.  A synopsis of our institution's rules and policies can be found in the Dartmouth College Student-Athlete Handbook

Through a partnership with ARMS Software, LLC; a department-wide software solution starting over the summer of 2017, student-athletes can log into their profiles to access their team calendar, complete annual compliance paperwork and fill out various forms related to DP2 support and their eligibility. 

To login, simply click HERE and login using your unique credentials.  If you are having trouble logging in, just ask a member of the compliance staff.

Otherwise, below is a current list of forms you can find in ARMS after logging in and clicking the Workflow Launchpad along the left-hand side of the screen:

  • DP2 Career Connections Planning - Complete this form when you're ready to seek additional help in your job or internship search.
  • Financial Aid/Outside Scholarship Approval Form - This form is required prior to accepting any form of financial aid from a source other than your family, Dartmouth College or governmental financial aid programs.
  • Outside Competition Form - This form is required prior to participation in competition in which you will not be representing Dartmouth College, regardless of time of year.

Resources:

Agent Rules
Amateurism Rules
Banned Substance List
Concussion Information
Dartmouth Office of Judicial Affairs
Drug Testing
Gambling
Grievance Policy
Ivy League Eligibility Rules Summary
NCAA Division I Manual
NCAA Regulations on Transgender Student-Athletes
Permission to Contact Policy - This policy is intended to guide current Dartmouth student-athletes who are interested in, or intend on, transferring to another NCAA institution.
Social Media Policy
Student-Athlete Handbook (Dartmouth College, 2017-18)
Summary of NCAA Regulations
Transfer Rules - See Permission to Contact Policy, above.


DONATION REQUESTS

Due to an extremely high volume of requests, Dartmouth Athletics does not grant requests for donations of equipment, apparel, or other similar products.

If you would like to inquire about Dartmouth Athletics donating any game-day tickets for your special cause or event, please fill out the online questionnaire below:

Donation Request Form


PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES

If you aspire to be a student-athlete at Dartmouth or any other NCAA institution, there are a variety of things you should be aware of, ranging from recruiting rules to eligibility requirements.  Luckily, we are here to help you navigate through those important rules!

What is a Prospective Student-Athlete?

A prospective student-athlete (PSA) is any student who has started classes for the ninth grade and has yet to enroll full-time at any four-year institution.  So, whether you're still in high school, prep-school, or recently graduated and taking a year off before enrolling at a college or university, you are considered a PSA.

Recruiting:

When it comes to recruiting, all interactions between an NCAA coach and a PSA are regulated per sport and method of communication.  Below are guides created by the Dartmouth Athletics Compliance Office to help navigate the various recruiting rules.

NCAA Recruiting Overview
Official Visits: General Rules
Official Visits: Transportation Expenses
Unofficial Visits

Sport-Specific Recruiting Rules

Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball
Football
Men's Ice Hockey
Women's Ice Hockey
Men's/Women's Lacrosse
Men's Rowing (Heavyweight & Lightweight)
Men's/Women's Swimming & Diving
ALL OTHER SPORTS - Not listed above

Furthermore, being recruited by an Ivy League institution lends itself to different rules and nuances compared to the non-Ivy schools.  Read here for more information about being a Prospective Ivy League Student-Athlete.

Initial Eligibility:

If you hope to participate in an *NCAA sport, each incoming PSA must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (EC) and follow all of the tasks you are prompted with.  Governed by academic benchmarks and amateurism rules outlined in the resources below, the EC determines if a PSA is eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate eligibility.

NCAA Eligibility Center - Instructions
NCAA Eligibility Center - Registration
NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

Want to Play College Sports?

*Dartmouth sponsors the following non-NCAA sports, of which, the incoming PSAs do not have to register with, or complete the tasks of, the NCAA Eligibility Center: Men's Heavyweight & Lightweight Rowing, Mixed Sailing, and Men's & Women's Squash.

Additional Resources:

Agent Rules
Amateurism Rules
Banned Substance List
Concussion Information
Dartmouth Admissions
Drug Testing
Gambling
Ivy League Official Website
Ivy League Eligibility Rules Summary
NCAA Division I Manual
NCAA Regulations on Transgender Student-Athletes


NCAA REPORTS

All member institutions are required to report various data to the NCAA on an annual basis, and post the results publicly.

Academic Progress Rate (APR) - The following report is comprised of data submitted by Dartmouth Athletics during the fall of 2016.

Dartmouth Ranking - A guide to Dartmouth College's public recognition and national ranking.
APR Searchable Database
APR Public Recognition Award Database

Graduation Success Rate (GSR) - The following reports are comprised of data submitted by Dartmouth Athletics during the summer of 2016.

2007-2010 GSR Cohort - This report shows the collective graduation success rate of student-athletes at Dartmouth College entering the 2007-08 through 2010-11 academic years.
2010-2011 Graduation Rate - Of those who enrolled in the 2010-11 academic year, this report shows the rate of student-athletes who graduated from Dartmouth College at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
GSR Searchable Database

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)


REPRESENTATIVES OF ATHLETICS INTEREST

A "Representative of Athletics Interest," also known as a BOOSTER is a term the NCAA uses to classify a broad range of constituents to any particular member institution.  Common groups that are deemed representatives of athletics interests are alums, parents of student-athletes, supporters, fans, and more.  It is important to understand that the NCAA regulates the actions of representatives of athletics interests and requires each institution to be responsible for those actions.  Therefore, Dartmouth Athletics is committed to educating, and being a resource for, our representatives of athletics interests so that intentional (or even inadvertent) NCAA rules are not broken.  Violations of these rules directly and negatively impact the intercollegiate eligibility of our current and prospective student-athletes.  Which is why as representatives of athletics interests, it's important to know and to follow the rules that apply to you.

Definition:
The NCAA defines a representative of athletics interests as an individual, independent agency, corporate entity (e.g., apparel or equipment manufacturer), or other organization who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution's executive or athletics administration to:

  1. Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution's intercollegiate athletics program;
  2. Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution;
  3. Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
  4. Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or
  5. Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution's athletics program.

Duration:
The NCAA states that once an individual has been deemed a representative of athletics interests, that individual retains that status indefinitely.  Regardless of the recent or current involvement of that individual with the institution's athletics department, "once a booster, always a booster."

Regulations:
Out of all the rules that govern the actions of representatives of athletics interests, there are two areas that stand out the most; extra benefits and recruiting.  The following are very brief summaries of those rules.  For more information, please see the resources below and feel free to contact Dartmouth Athletics' Compliance Office at any time.

Extra Benefits
An extra benefit is anything of value (e.g., Money, clothes, transportation, lodging, loan, gift, etc.) that is provided to a current or prospective student-athlete that is not generally available to the rest of the public or entire student body.  Even with the purest of intentions, providing a current or prospective student-athlete with an extra benefit is strictly prohibited and can severely jeopardize the eligibility of Dartmouth's athletes.

Recruiting
Recruiting must be left to the coaches.  While there are plenty of ways you can assist our coaches in identifying talent, your interactions with those recruits on Dartmouth's behalf is strictly regulated.  In a nut-shell, a representative of athletics interests is prohibited from contacting Dartmouth recruits (e.g., In-person or electronically, including but not limited to, phone calls, texting, social media and e-mail).   A violation of this rule will negatively impact that recruit's intercollegiate eligibility upon enrollment at Dartmouth College.

Resources:

  • Booster Guide - A guide for Dartmouth Alumni, Athletic Sponsors & Friends of The Big Green.
  • Employers Brochure - A guide for any individual or organization wishing to employ a Dartmouth student-athlete.
  • Local Business Brochure - A guide for local business in the Dartmouth community.

RULES EDUCATION

Compliance Weekly Update

2017-18: Volume #5

Issue 1 - Team Entertainment

Issue 2 - Decorations for Recruits

Issue 3 - Signing Day Events

2016-17: Volume #4

Issue 1 - Team Entertainment

Issue 2 - Sports Wagering (part 1)

Issue 3 - Tapbacks (Social Media)

Issue 4 - Competing Unattached

Issue 5 - Sports Wagering (part 2)

Issue 6 - Official Commitment

 

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