Compliance Information Center
Student-athletes are special individuals dedicating both their minds and bodies in academics and competition. As a student-athlete, you are a select group of privileged individuals. There is a special relationship between privilege and responsibility. This Web page contains information to help you know the responsibilities that come with the privilege of representing Adrian College as a student-athlete.
The Adrian College Athletics department, in an effort to enhance your success, has put together the following links below as a guide and reference to help answer or explain the policies and rules set forth by various governing bodies, including the college and the NCAA.
Knowing and familiarizing the contents of this Web page will help you preserve the student-athlete privilege. If there is information contained in any link below that is unclear or requires further interpretation; please feel free to ask any coach, athletic staff member or myself for clarification.
Michael Duffy (’82) Athletic Director
Social Media Policy (PDF)
NCAA Compliance Information
NCAA Division III Website (Link)
NCAA Division III Manual (PDF)
NCAA Banned Drugs List (PDF)
Getting in the Game Videos (Link)
About NCAA Division III
Colleges and universities in Division III place highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of all students' academic programs. They seek to establish and maintain an environment in which a student-athlete's athletics activities are conducted as an integral part of the student-athlete's educational experience. They also seek to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among their student-athletes and athletics staff.
What does Division III have to offer?
- Division III athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who successfully integrate athletics and academics. Student-athletes are integrated into the student body, and they experience the full range of college life.
- Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. The student-athlete's experience is of paramount concern.
- Division III athletics feature athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic skills and athletic departments that are staffed and funded like any other department in the university.
- Division III athletics encourages the development of sportsmanship and positive social attitudes. Coaches and players treat each other with respect, and administrators work to foster a positive competitive environment.
- Division III athletics is committed to providing equitable athletics opportunities for both genders and gives emphasis to men's and women's sports.
- Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities to student-athletes, placing emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition.
Gambling & Sports Wagering
The NCAA is proud of you for becoming a college student-athlete. It is proud of our country's long tradition of college sports. It wants to protect your bright future and the integrity of sports. That's why NCAA rules prohibit sports gambling of any kind by college student-athletes, trainers or anyone else involved with college sports.
As a college student-athlete, you must follow the rules of the NCAA. One of the rules, NCAA Bylaw 10.3, specifically prohibits sports gambling.
In clear, simple language, here's what the rule means:
- *You may not place any bet of any sort on any college or professional sports event.
- *You may not give information to anyone who does place bets on college or professional sports.
- *NO wagers for any item (e.g., cash, shirt, dinner) on ANY professional or college sports event, even those that don't involve MMA.
- *NO sports "pools," even those run by friends in the dorm.
- *NO Internet gambling on sports events.
- *NO fantasy leagues that award a prize and require a fee to participate.
- *NO sports wagering using "800" numbers.
- *NO exchange of information about your team with ANYONE who gambles. In other words, no information about injuries, new plays, team morale, discipline problems, or anything else.
- NCAA rules are clear. The minute you are discovered to have made a bet of any kind on any college or professional sport...Or to have given information to someone who does gamble...
- *You are declared ineligible to compete in college sports. You are off the team.
- *If you accept or place a bet on any college or professional team other than your own, you will automatically be suspended for a minimum of one year and be charged with a season of competition.
- *If you accept or place a bet on any team at your school, you will be permanently ineligible. You risk losing your sports scholarship, being expelled from the school altogether, and/or being banned from other college and professional sports.
- *You also run the risk of being arrested and charged with a crime. That's because sports wagering is illegal in every state except Nevada. Sports bribery is illegal in every state. And even in Nevada, it is against NCAA rules for a student-athlete to make any wager on a sports event.
Benefits and Boosters
Receipt by a student-athlete of an award, benefit or expense allowance not authorized by NCAA legislation renders the student-athlete ineligible to compete while representing the institution in the sport for which the improper award, benefit or expense was received. If the student-athlete receives an extra benefit not authorized by NCAA legislation or an improper award or expense allowance in conjunction with competition that involves the use of overall athletics skill (e.g., "superstars" competition), the individual is ineligible in all sports.
An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or athletics representative to provide a student-athlete (or his/her relatives, guardian or friends) a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.
A booster or representative of Adrian College's athletic interests should never offer, nor should an Adrian College student-athlete accept:
- *Cash or loans in any amount
- *Co-signing or arranging a loan
- *Gifts or free services (e.g., airline tickets, cash, restaurant meals)
- *Use of an automobile
- *Rent free or reduced cost housing
- *Money for, or a guarantee of, bail or bond
- *Employment of a student-athlete at a higher rate than the wages paid for similar work
- *Payment to a student-athlete for work not performed
- *Transportation (aside from transportation related to an occasional home meal)
- *Tickets to an athletics, institutional or community event
- *Financial aid for a post-graduate education
- *Promise of employment after college graduation
- *Invitations to your home or summer home for purposes other than an occasional meal.
ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
Compliance Officer - Kathy
Morris - 517.264.3975
Athletic Director - Mike Duffy - 517.264.3997
Athletic Fax Number - 517.264.3802