COMPLIANCE MISSION STATEMENT
is the goal of the Vanderbilt University Athletic Department's
Compliance Program to assist coaches and staff by developing
and maintaining a compliance program that will educate,
monitor, and provide interpretations. Staff members
are encouraged to consult with the compliance staff
when clarification is needed.
ROLE OF ATHLETIC COMPLIANCE
Athletic Compliance Office works to identify and reduce
areas of risk within the athletic program that could
negatively impact Vanderbilt University. If a problem
arises, it is the responsibility of the Athletic
Compliance Office to determine how the problem occurred,
how it could have been prevented and how to reduce the
chances of it occurring in the future. The two main
functions of the Athletic Compliance Office are to educate
and monitor. The compliance staff meets regularly with
coaches and student-athletes to provide information
and materials on the applications of the complexities
of the NCAA bylaws and at the same time provides as
much information as possible to the Vanderbilt community.
The staff also monitors the functions of the athletic
department that are governed by NCAA legislation.
misconception about the role of the Athletic Compliance
Office is that because Vanderbilt has an athletic compliance
office, no problems will occur. Unfortunately, this
is not the case.
people are involved in the operation of an athletic
program who make decisions daily that affect the program
positively or negatively. Just as having a fire station
does not stop fires from occurring, a compliance office
cannot stop violations from occurring within an athletic
program. All components within an athletic program must
work together and each function properly, effectively
and efficiently to insure compliance. It must be a shared
responsibility. Each person interested in Vanderbilt
athletics assists the athletic program by knowing and
complying with NCAA rules.
University is committed to complying with the NCAA rules
and appreciates your interest and support. If you become
aware of any violation or potential violation of NCAA
rules, or if you have any questions about what you can
and cannot do, please contact the Compliance Office
at (615) 322-4727.