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What is a Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)? An FAR is a member of the faculty at an NCAA-member institution. He or she has been designated by the university or college to serve as a liaison between the institution and the athletics department, and also as a representative of the institution in conference and NCAA affairs. Each institution determines the role of the FAR at that particular university or college. The role of the faculty athletics representative is mandated in NCAA legislation. The FAR is recognized as the representative of the institution and its faculty in the relationship between the NCAA, TCU Athletic Department and TCU main campus. The FAR serves a vital function in monitoring institutional control issues within the athletics program.

TCU FAR— Dr. Rhonda Hatcher

In addition to this role as a liaison between a college campus and its athletics department, the FAR plays several important roles in shaping the NCAA rules and assisting compliance in enforcement of these rules. FARs throughout the country have standing positions on most NCAA governing committees, including the NCAAs Leadership Council and Legislative Council, which combine to act as gatekeepers of NCAA rules and regulations and report directly to the NCAA’s Board of Directors. FARs are also one of the five recognized individuals authorized to make contact with the NCAA membership services staff in the normal interaction between the NCAA and local campuses. The chief executive officer, director of athletics, senior woman administrator and compliance administrator are the others permitted to do so.


An institution may provide for or arrange the some benefits for student-athletes. Here are a few you may not have known.

 Use of a return ticket at any time after the conclusion of a foreign tour.  Participation in receptions and festivities associated with championships, all-star events hosted by the institution on campus.

 Reasonable tokens of support and transportation, housing and meal expenses in the event of serious injury, illness or death of family member or teammate.

NCAA rules strictly prohibit all coaches, staff and studentathletes from placing wagers of any kind on collegiate or professional sporting events with a corresponding collegiate championship.

Do not solicit or accept a bet on the Super Bowl. Providing information to individuals associated in any way with organized gambling is against NCAA rules and is grounds for dismissal.

Darrin, a track PSA, arrived at 9pm the night before his official visit. A track coach from TCU picked Darrin up at DFW. As they were walking through the airport to collect Darrin’s luggage, Coach purchased a “to-go” meal for Darrin to take with him on the drive to the hotel. Does receipt of this meal begin the 48 hour Official Visit period? No, the 48 hour period does not begin with the receipt of the “to-go” meal as this meal is considered to be received while in transit. If Darrin’s father accompanied Darrin on the trip, is it permissible for Coach to purchase a “to-go” meal for Darrin’s father? Yes, however by providing a meal to Darrin’s father the 48 hour period would begin. In order to avoid the 48 hour period from beginning, a meal should not be purchased for Darrin’s father.

Meredith, a volleyball PSA, arrived at 8 PM the night prior to her official visit. A volleyball coach from TCU picked Meredith up from the airport and transported her to the hotel. Coach informed Meredith that she could order a meal from room service once she checked into her room. Does receipt of a room service meal begin the 48 hour official visit period? No, the 48 hour period does not begin when Meredith receives the room service meal, provided the coach is not present during the meal. If Meredith’s mom accompanied Meredith on the visit, would it be permissible for TCU to provide a room service meal to her as well? Yes, but receipt of a room service meal by Meredith’s mom (paid for by TCU) would start the 48 hour period. Therefore, a meal should not be provided to Meredith’s mom if the coach doesn’t want the 48 hour period to begin.


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A.NORDMANN@TCU.EDU G.FEATHERSTON@TCU.EDU STEPHANIE.KEY@TCU.EDU


CoachesComplianceUpdate FEB 12