Black and Golden Rules***May 20, 2003
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VANDERBILT COMPLIANCE MISSION STATEMENT

It 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.

THE ROLE OF ATHLETIC COMPLIANCE

The 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.

A 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.

Many 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.

Vanderbilt 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.

 

Jim Booz
Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance
james.w.booz@vanderbilt.edu

Bridget Hogan
Compliance Assistant
bridget.hogan@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)


 
 
Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)