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Texas Christian University (TCU) Athletics Compliance Newsletter Compliance Staff: Andrea Nordmann Associate Athletic Director, Compliance 817 257 6899 817-257-6899 a.nordmann@tcu.edu John Cunningham ,Esq. Dir. of Compliance, 817-257-5869, j.a.cunningham@tcu.edu

October 15, 2009 Volume 4 Issue 3

The Compliance Update Coaches Edition

Reporting Violations Although we try to avoid violations, we also know that they do  happen occasionally.  Do not be afraid to report the violation, the  compliance office will work with you on the situation. RULES VIOLATIONS REPORTING PROCEDURES TCU is committed to its obligation under the provisions of the NCAA  Constitution regarding the Principle of Rules Compliance to identify,  g g p p y, report and take corrective actions relative to all rules violations. A  policy of self‐disclosure will be followed in all situations where rules  violations, both secondary and major, have been identified.   Athletics Department staff members and student‐athletes are  directed not to provide false or misleading information to the  NCAA, MWC, or TCU regarding possible rules violations.  The Office of Athletics Compliance works to identify and reduce  areas of risk within the Athletics Department that could negatively  impact TCU. If a problem arises, it is the responsibility of the Office  of Athletics Compliance to determine how the problem occurred,  how it could have been prevented, and how to reduce the chances  of such occurring in the future. Additionally, athletics staff must sign  a statement each academic year stating they are unaware of any  violations in the past year. Reporting a Violation. Any individual (e.g., athletics department staff member,   student‐athlete, University employee, representative of the University's athletics interests, member of the community) may  report an alleged, rumored, or suspected violation.  The individual  may report the alleged, rumored, or suspected violation verbally or  i in writing.  An alleged violation may also be reported anonymously.  ii ll d i l i l b d l Who do I report the violation to? If an alleged or rumored violation is communicated to any athletics department staff member, the staff member has an obligation to notify the Office of Athletics Compliance of the violation in a timely manner.   Individuals other than athletic department staff members may  report an alleged violation to any of the following:  The Associate Director of Athletics Compliance, the Director of  Athletics Compliance, the Assistant  Director of Athletics  Compliance, the SWA, the Director of Athletics, or an Associate  Director of Athletics.

Becky Holmes, Esq. Assistant Director of Compliance, 817-257-7068 r holmes@tcu edu r.holmes@tcu.edu

Stephanie Key Admin Assistant 817-257-7525 Stephanie.key@tcu.edu

g Recruiting  Calendar Baseball Contact/Eval. Period:   Sept. 11‐Nov. 8 Men’s Basketball Evaluation Period: Oct. 6 through Nov. 8 Women’s Basketball Evaluation Period: Oct. 7 through Nov. 8 Football Quiet Period: Aug. 1 through Nov. 28  (except for 42 eval days  selected by TCU) Track Contact Period: Aug 9 through Dec 13 Aug. 9 through Dec. 13  (excluding dead period on  Nov. 23‐24) Volleyball Contact Period: Aug. 1 through Dec. 6  ((excluding dead period Nov. 9‐ g p 12) 

NLI REMINDER Please remember  all NLI requests  should be  Submitted to the  Compliance office  no later than October 30,  2009.  Let us know if you  have any questions.


Texas Christian University (TCU) Athletics Compliance Newsletter

Hazing

Volume 4, Issue 3

Texas law defines hazing as any intentional, knowing, or reckless act, occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, directed against students, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of others for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or include students at an educational institution. Hazing includes but is not limited to: ¾Any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electric shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity. ¾Any type of physical activity, such as sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement, calisthenics, or other activity that subjects students to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety; ¾Any activity involving consumption of food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug, or other substance which subjects students to an unreasonable risk or harm, or which adversity affects the t l or physical h i l health; h lth mental ¾Any activity that intimidates or threatens students with ostracism, that subjects students to extreme mental stress, shame, or humiliation, or that adversely affects the mental health or dignity, or discourages students from entering or remaining registered in an educational Institution.

Use of Tobacco The use of tobacco products is  prohibited by all game  personnel (e.g., coaches, personnel (e.g., coaches,  trainers, managers and game  officials) in all sports during  practice and competition. 

It is permissible for a student‐athlete’s name or picture to  appear in an advertisement of a business, commercial  product or service provided:  ™It publicizes the congratulations to the SA ™The ad does not include a reproduction of the product  associated with the business ™There is no endorsement indicated ™The SA has not signed to allow use inconsistent with the  other areas in this bylaw ™Prizes awarded are consistent with Bylaw 12.5.2.3.3

Spanning the Compliance Globe. . .Online A ti l ffrom A Articles Aroundd th the C Country t Swimmers Face Time Warp with Suit Restrictions http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?key=/ncaa/ncaa/ncaa+news/ncaa+news+online/2009/associatio n‐wide/swimmers+face+time+warp+with+suit+restrictions_10_12_09_ncaa_news

http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/10183726/Oklahoma‐ h // f / fb/ /10183726/Okl h State‐All‐American‐Bryant‐is‐inegligible Oklahoma State All‐American Bryant is ineligible http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/10183726/Oklahoma‐State‐All‐American‐Bryant‐is‐ inegligible


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