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Table of Contents 2011-12 University of Nebraska Student-Athlete Handbook Table of Contents 2011-12 Nebraska Academic Calendar.................................................................3 From the Athletic Director....................................................................................4 Welcome to Nebraska...........................................................................................5 History of Nebraska...............................................................................................6 Executive Team.....................................................................................................7 Nebraska Head Coaches........................................................................................8 Academic Excellence........................................................................................9-10 Athletic Recognition.......................................................................................11-12 Sports Participation........................................................................................13-14 University of Nebraska Code of Conduct.......................................................15-17 Academic Support & Life Skills.......................................................................18-25 Physical Welfare & Injury...............................................................................26-31 Nebraska Sports Nutrition..................................................................................32 Strength and Conditioning..................................................................................33 Athletic Facilities............................................................................................34-37 Eligibility Requirements......................................................................................38 NCAA Rules & Regulations.............................................................................39-41 Compliance Officers/Financial Aid.................................................................42-44 University Facilities and Services...................................................................45-48 Quick Reference Guide.......................................................................................49 Athletic Department Directory......................................................................50-53 Appendix........................................................................................................54-55 Student-athletes are responsible for being familiar with and abiding by the information presented in the Student-Athlete Handbook.

The University of Nebraska is a unified community, and we are proud of our heritage. As we look with optimism toward the future we strive to adhere to the following code: I will be respectful toward others, their thoughts and aspirations, and will look upon them with equality and fairness. I will be compassionate, always mindful of those less fortunate than me. I will be honest with whom I interact, practicing integrity in my daily decisions. I will be mindful of the investments others have made in the University, realizing my own responsibilities in life. And I will always be dignified in who I am, striving for excellence in all I do. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

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2011-12 Academic Calendar First Semester Aug. 22

First Semester begins Late Registration begins ($25 late registration fee assessed) Aug. 29 Last day for late registrations and adds Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund Sept. 2 Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 75% refund Last day to file a drop to remove course from student’s record Sept. 3 - Nov. 11 All course withdrawals noted with a grade of “W” on academic record Sept. 5 Labor Day (Student & Staff Holiday) Sept. 9 Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 50% refund Sept. 9 Last day to apply for residence for First Semester Sept. 12 Tuition and fee payment deadline Sept. 16 Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 25% refund Sept. 23 Final day to apply for a degree in December ($25.00 application fee) Oct. 14 Last day to change a course registration to or from “Pass/No Pass” Oct. 17-18 Fall Semester Break (Student Holiday - UNL Offices are open) Oct. 24 -Nov. 8 Priority Registration for Second Semester Nov. 9-Jan. 8 Open Registration for Second Semester Nov. 11 Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the term Nov. 23 Student Holiday (UNL Offices are open) Nov. 24 - 27 Thanksgiving Vacation (UNL Offices are closed) Dec. 5 - 10 Last week of classes Dec. 10 Last day of classes Dec. 12-16 First Semester Final Exams Dec. 16 First Semester Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Dec. 17 First Semester Commencement Dec. 26 -Jan. 2 Holiday Closedown (UNL Offices are closed)

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Second Semester Jan. 9

Second Semester begins Late Registration begins ($25 late registration fee charged) Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day (Student and Staff Holiday) Jan. 17 Last day for late registrations and adds Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100 percent refund Jan. 20 Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 75 percent refund Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record Jan. 21-April 6 All course withdrawals noted with a "W" on academic record Jan. 27 Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 50 percent refund Final day to apply for a degree in May ($25 application fee charged) Last day to apply for residence for Second Semester Feb. 3 Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 25 percent refund Feb. 12 Tuition and fee payment deadline March 2 Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass" March 5 Early Registration for Summer, 2012, begins March 18-25 Spring Vacation (UNL offices are open Monday through Friday) March 26-April 10 Priority Registration begins for First Semester, 2010-2011 April 6 Last day to withdraw from one or more course for the term April 23-April 28 Last week of classes  April 28 Last day of classes April 30 -May 4 Second Semester Final Exams May 4 Second Semester Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony May 5 Second Semester Commencement

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From the Athletic Director

Dear Huskers, One of the blessings, and also one of the difficulties, of being a studentathlete is learning how to juggle and manage a great many responsibilities in a compressed time frame. Hopefully this planner will help you master the process. I hope that the work ethic, time management, and disciplinary skills that you master as a student-athlete will serve you well throughout the remainder of your time.

Tom Osborne Athletic Director

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Welcome to Nebraska Welcome to Nebraska

You should feel proud that your scholastic achievement and athletic abilities have created a place for you at Nebraska, where you will be challenged to reach your full potential in the classroom and on the playing field. This handbook has been prepared for you to use as a guide to the many opportunities you will be experiencing during your career as a student and as an athlete. No one could be expected to know all the rules and regulations or the possibilities and challenges available. It is hoped you will refer to this handbook as new situations present themselves to you. During your career at Nebraska you will set many goals, both academically and athletically. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has set specific goals for all of its units to reach every day. These include:

Academic Integrity:

• Dedication to the principles of academic excellence • Encouragement of degree completion • Support in securing a productive place in society • Preparation for graduate education

Athletic Achievement:

• Dedication to maximum athletic performance

Diversity & Equity:

• Respect for and sensitivity to the dignity of every person • Focus on the education and welfare of the minority student-athlete • Opportunities for ethnic minorities and women in coaching administration, etc. • Compliance with the 1972 Civil Rights Law as it relates to equitable treatment for male and female student-athletes

Fiscal Integrity:

• Comprehensive fiscal policies and practices to ensure control and accountability

Governance:

• Compliance with all Federal, State, NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations

Leadership:

• Continuation of Nebraska's rich heritage as a national leader and an integral force in shaping the future of intercollegiate athletics

Personal Development:

• Encouragement of all student-athletes toward personal and professional growth to be positive role models

Quality Support:

• The finest staff, facilities, services and equipment are provided to create a positive, supportive environment

Included in this guide is information related to your academic activities and your physical welfare, as well as necessary sports participation information. If you read the helpful information contained in this handbook and utilize the resources mentioned, you will find that you can settle into your new environment successfully.

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History of Nebraska Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska is the state's land-grant university and its major comprehensive institution of higher education. With 23,000 students from all parts of the world, Nebraska offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. As UNL carries out its three-part mission of teaching, research and outreach, the overall impact of its efforts ensures that the quality of all of its institutional programs is consistent with the expectations and needs of the people of Nebraska. Quality instruction is emphasized in Nebraska's eight undergraduate colleges, the Graduate College and the College of Law. More than 100 degree programs are offered leading to career opportunities in the arts, the sciences, the humanities and the professions. Nebraska also receives more than $150 million annually in grants and contracts from outside sources for research, instruction, public service, administration, and student aid. Alumni, including authors, Pulitzer prize-winning journalists and poets, presidential advisers and Nobel prize-winning scientists, have enriched the University’s tradition of leadership and scholarly excellence. The University’s faculty stands at the forefront of discovery in many fields. Through such service programs as Cooperative Extension, UNL reaches tens of thousands of additional citizens each year. Further, UNL has been innovative in stimulating various cooperative efforts among the state, the University, the federal government and the private sector. Nebraska, noted for its outstanding athletic programs, is also noted for the quality of its academic support programs. Nebraska has received Athletic Management Magazine's Award of Excellence for the best academic support programs in collegiate athletics. UNL leads the nation in Academic AllAmericans for all sports. Through athletic events, student-athletes are encouraged to achieve excellence in competition and individual development, gaining interpersonal and leadership skills in the process. Additionally, the department is dedicated to enhancing the University’s reputation for integrity and excellence, as demonstrated by the performance of studentathletes, coaches and all departmental staff members, both on and off the field.

The Department of Athletics adheres to the rules and regulations of the Big Ten Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. At Nebraska, excellence in athletics and academics are compatible. High standards in athletics and academic programs ensure that students will be given the best possible foundation for their future lives and careers. Your success as a student-athlete at Nebraska must be measured first in terms of academic performance and then in terms of athletic performance. Although you receive an athletic scholarship, intellectual growth and academic progress are always a priority for you while you are here. Representing the University in its intercollegiate athletics program is a privilege earned by your successful academic efforts, as well as by your athletic performance. Therefore, we believe our program’s success must be measured by our ability to support you both as a student and as an athlete. Being a UNL student-athlete affords you a unique opportunity to develop mentally, physically and socially in an atmosphere of excellence. Everything from the coaching, facilities and equipment to the medical care and academic support you receive is planned to ensure that your collegiate experience will be a positive one.

Orientation

In addition to the University's New Student Enrollment program, the Office of Athletic and Academic Services provides student-athlete orientation sessions for incoming studentathletes. Prior to the first competition of the fall season, the compliance office also conducts NCAA Student-Athlete Compliance Meetings for all athletic teams to explain NCAA, Big Ten Conference and institutional regulations as well as department policies and procedures. Additionally, the department’s Substance Abuse Program is introduced.

Department Purpose

The Department of Athletics exists to provide opportunities for students to enrich their college experience through comprehensive, challenging and professionally managed intercollegiate sports programs.

Athletic Director Tom Osborne, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman at the Big Ten announcment in June of 2010.

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Executive Team Executive Team Member Position Tom Osborne Athletic Director

Phone 472-3011

Email tosborne@huskers.com

Marc Boehm

Executive Associate Athletic Director

472-3011

mboehm@huskers.com

Dennis Leblanc

Senior Associate A.D. for Academics and Compliance 472-4614

dleblanc@huskers.com

Chris Anderson

Associate A.D. for Community Relations

472-7771

canderson@huskers.com

Bob Burton

Associate Athletic Director

472-3011

bburton@huskers.com

Butch Hug

Associate A.D. for Facilities and Events

472-1950

bhug@huskers.com

Pat Logsdon

Associate A.D. and Senior Women Administrator

472-3011

plogsdon@huskers.com

John Ingram

Associate A.D. for Capital Planning and Construction 472-1959

jingram@huskers.com

Paul Meyers

Associate A.D. for Development

472-4881

pmeyers@huskers.com

Keith Zimmer

Associate A.D. for Life Skills

472-4616

kzimmer@huskers.com

Holly Adam

Assistant A.D. for Ticketing

472-4462

hadam@huskers.com

Dr. Lonnie Albers

Assistant A.D. for Athletic Medicine

472-9859

lalbers@huskers.com

Gary Bargen

Assistant A.D. for Compliance

472-7002

gbargen@huskers.com

Jeff Jamrog

Assistant A.D. for Football

472-3116

jjamrog@huskers.com

Shot Kleen

Assistant A.D. for HuskerVision

472-5989

skleen@huskers.com

Keith Mann

Assistant A.D. for Media Relations

472-2263

kmann@huskers.com

Michael Stephens

Assistant A.D. for Marketing, Licensing, Concessions 472-9446

mstephens@huskers.com

Kirk Hartman

Executive Director of Video Production

472-3022

khartman@huskers.com

Jan Brown

Director of Business Operations

472-7064

jbrown@huskers.com

Dan Floyd

Director of Information Technology

472-4600

dfloyd@huskers.com

Doak Ostergard

Outreach Director

472-0771

dostergard@huskers.com

Randy York

Senior Writer and Director of Customer Relations

472-4647

ryork@huskers.com

Katie Jewell

Associate Director of Academic Programs

472-4620

kjewell@huskers.com

Kim Schellpeper

Associate Director of Academic Programs

472-0531

kschellpeper@huskers.com

Dr. Josephine Potuto

Faculty Athletic Representative

472-1252

jpotuto1@unl.edu

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Nebraska Head Coaches

Chuck Chmelka Men’s Gymnastics

John Cook Volleyball

Jay Dirksen Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

Darin Erstad Baseball

Morgan Hicks Rifle

Scott Jacobson Women’s Tennis

Dan Kendig Women’s Gymnastics

Robin Krapfl Women’s Golf

Mark Manning Wrestling

Kerry McDermott Men’s Tennis

Pablo Morales Swimming and Diving

Gary Pepin Men’s and Women’s Track and Field

Bo Pelini Football

Rhonda Revelle Softball

Doc Sadler Men’s Basketball

Bill Spangler Men’s Golf

Bill Straub Bowling

John Walker Soccer

Connie Yori Women’s Basketball

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Academic Excellence Major National, Conference and Institutional Academic Awards NCAA Today's Top Eight Award

Regarded as the nation's most prestigious academic award, Nebraska has a nation-leading 16 recipients of the Top Eight Award. To be nominated, students must have exhausted their athletic eligibility. The award is based on the criteria of athletic achievement, academic achievement and community involvement.

Academic All-Americans

Nebraska’s rich tradition of academic excellence is solidified on the national level through the University’s dominance of the CoSIDA Academic All-America Award. Nebraska leads the nation in this prestigious honor. To be considered for the award, student-athletes must be sophomore status or above, maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade-point average, be a team starter or key reserve and be active in the community.

NU Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year

Honored annually at the StudentAthlete Recognition Banquet, faculty members from the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee vote on and select one male and one female studentathlete each year. Criteria for nomination include candidates being enrolled in the

Track and Field standouts Nicolas Gordon and Natalie Willer were selected by faculty as the 2010-11 Nebraska Student-Athletes of the Year.

academic year in which the final season of athletic eligibility occurs; having a minimum cumulative gradepoint average of 3.00; performing with distinction in a varsity sport; and acting both on and off the field in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, the institution and intercollegiate athletics. 2010-11 honorees include: Nicholas Gordon (Track & Field) Natalie Willer (Track & Field) Former honorees include: Craig Brester (Wrestling) Kelsey Griffin (Basketball) Nick Sullivan (Baseball) Amanda Gates (Volleyball) Stephen Tetrault (Gymnastics) Sarah Pavan (Volleyball) Stephanie Carter (Gymnastics) Dane Todd (Football) Ashley Selig (Track and Field) Aaron Plas (Track and Field)

Richelle Simpson (Gymnastics) Daniel Bruce (Baseball) Judd Davies (Football) Anne Gaffigan (Track and Field/CC) Jeff Leise (Baseball) Laura Pilakowski (Volleyball) Bryan Snyder (Wrestling) Diandra Hyman (Bowling) Kyle Vanden Bosch (Football) Angie Oxley (Volleyball) Brian Shaw (Football) Janet Dutton (Track and Field) Jim Koziol (Gymnastics) Fiona Nepo (Volleyball) Ryan Tobin (Wrestling) Jenny Smith (Softball) Ted Harris (Gymnastics) Shelly Bartlett (Gymnastics) Jason Christie (Gymnastics) Billie Fletcher (Volleyball) Rob Zatechka (Football) Nicole Duval (Gymnastics) Trev Alberts (Football) Theresa Stelling (Track and Field/CC) Mike Stigge (Football) Karen Jennings (Basketball) Pat Engelbert (Football) Janet Kruse (Volleyball) David Edeal (Football) Lynne Frey (Track and Field)

Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet

Rifle student-athlete Ryann McGough has earned Academic All-America honors, an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and was the 2010 NCAA Elite 88 Award winner in rifle.

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Annually, the athletic department celebrates student-athlete excellence and life skills at the Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet held in April at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The banquet is a result of an endowment created by Dick and Dale Herman.

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Academic Excellence

The football team captured the 2011 Life Skills Award of Excellence for the second time and first since 2005.

Student-athletes who have completed at least one year of school can earn a bronze, silver or gold medallion based on either their cumulative grade-point average at the end of the semester preceding the banquet, or their gradepoint average earned during the previous calendar year. The Herman Team Grade-Point Average Awards are presented to the one men's and one women's team with the highest team cumulative grade-point average in the previous calendar year. Nebraska's male and female StudentAthlete of the Year are announced at the banquet in addition to recognizing the single men’s and women’s team with the highest point total in the year-long Life Skills Team Competition.

eligible, student-athletes must be a letterwinner in their second year of residence and carry a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the current academic year, excluding summer school.

and athletics. The Medal of Honor was expanded in 1982 to include a senior female student-athlete from each institution.

Big Ten Medal of Honor

Nebraska student-athletes continue to raise the bar and graduate at a higher rate than the general student population. Nebraska student-athletes post an outstanding exhausted eligibility rate of 95 percent.

First awarded in 1914, the Big Ten endowed a Medal of Honor to be given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university who demonstrated proficiency in scholarship

Graduation

Academic All-Big Ten

The Big Ten Conference recognizes student-athlete achievement in several ways, including Academic All-Big Ten and the Distinguished Scholar Awards. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten honors, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award

At the conclusion of each academic year, the Big Ten announces its Distinguished Scholars Award. To be

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A total of 107 Nebraska student-athletes earned degrees during the 2010-11 academic year, including Husker soccer player Carly Peetz.

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Athletic Recognition Degree-Completion Awards

The NCAA currently contributes $650,000 a year to a program of Degree-Completion Awards to be given to student-athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility and institutional aid. In addition, the NCAA consortium of businesses provides funds for degree completion awards. See your academic counselor for details.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships are also available to those who wish to pursue advanced degrees. For details, talk to the Life Skills Department. In most cases, applicants must be in their final season of athletic eligibility, have a minimum 3.2 GPA, and have excelled in their sport and in the community.

HERO Leadership Award

Annually, at least one studentathlete from each team is selected to receive the HERO Leadership Award recognizing student-athletes who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty demonstrating a strong commitment to community service and leadership. Honorees are selected by the Head Coach, Academic/Athletic Counselor, and the Life Skills staff.

Recognition Events

There is often confusion concerning the types of recognition events that are allowable, as well as what travel expenses you may accept in connection with various types of recognition. Before traveling to any such event, seek approval from the Athletic Compliance Office.

P­ romotion or Charitable Benefit Appearances

According to NCAA regulations, student-athletes may make promotional appearances under certain conditions. All requests for such appearances must be approved by the Compliance Office. As a prerequisite to approval, the student-athlete and an authorized

Nebraska All-American Chantae McMillan with Athletic Director Tom Osborne at the 2011 Hero Breakfast.

representative of the organization requesting the appearance must sign a waiver ensuring that the studentathlete’s name, image or appearance is used in a manner consistent with NCAA guidelines. In addition, a student-athlete is not allowed to miss class in order to participate in the activity. Please direct any such requests to the Athletic Compliance Office at 4722042 before proceeding.

Media Relations

As a member of a Nebraska intercollegiate athletic team, you should be aware that a great deal of attention is paid by the surrounding community to the University’s athletic program. Part of the benefit of being associated with Nebraska is the extensive media attention received by the department. The public is very interested in the intercollegiate athletic activities at Nebraska, and it is from these interested alumni and fans that the University receives much of its support for our athletic program. You have a responsibility to Nebraska, your coaches and teammates to cooperate with the media whenever possible. To aid the Media Relations Office with requests for information from the media, you are asked at the beginning of the year to complete a media relations questionnaire. Any personal information you disclose may be released by the Media Relations Office.

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Interacting with the print and electronic media gives you the opportunity to develop communication skills that can be helpful not only as a student-athlete but in future professional, business and athletic careers. As an entering freshman, you may be nervous about speaking to media representatives, but by the time you graduate you will have become relaxed, confident and articulate.

Interviews

Never agree to an interview unless arrangements have been coordinated through the Media Relations Office. This policy will help you avoid contact with unauthorized people who may attempt to gain and use information for gambling or scouting purposes. The Media Relations Office will let you know when to expect authorized contact from media and other related individuals. The Media Relations Office will not give out your home or cell phone number without your permission. You may wish to have an unlisted number so that unauthorized people, whether media members, gamblers or well-meaning fans, do not get it from Directory Assistance and disturb you.

Press Conferences

During the football and volleyball season, weekly media luncheons are held on campus in the Don Bryant Media Facility (Level 6 of Memorial Stadium).

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Athletic Recognition A regular media gathering may also be held for the men’s and women’s basketball programs during the season in the Bob Devaney Sports Center media room. As a member of a Nebraska athletic team, you may be asked to be available to larger media groups, provided your attendance does not conflict with your class schedule. If an individual player is being honored, every effort is made to have that player present. You may also be asked to speak with the media after practice or a game, as pre-arranged by your coach and the Media Relations Office. Postseason press conferences are held as needed. For instance, when Nebraska hosts a conference or NCAA championship, a press conference is held before the event. Members of any team with media present are expected to be available to the media following their game or event. Please note that the locker rooms, weight room and training rooms are off-limits to the public. This includes media.

Athletic Support

The following organizations build enthusiasm and support for Nebraska's athletic program. Let them know you appreciate their efforts.

By stirring the crowd with a rousing fight song, Nebraska’s band and pep band are an important part of each athletic event where they participate. ­

Booster Organizations

Often, student-athletes think of booster clubs as just social organizations. However, the main goal of each and every club is to help generate the financial and moral support necessary to maintain a strong athletic program. These various booster groups generate over $2 million a year for the athletic program at Nebraska. The NCAA defines individuals who have supported athletic programs as "representatives of athletic interests." Athletes should be aware that the NCAA has rules and regulations governing the activity of "reps." Whenever you have a question regarding a booster’s involvement with you or a prospective student-athlete who may be visiting our campus, please ask your coach, or the Compliance Office at 472-2042. Membership in Nebraska booster clubs is open to anyone – alumni, letterwinners, friends, parents and

fans. It allows individuals with a common interest to work and socialize together. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining one of the booster organizations or in making a contribution to the department, have them call the Nebraska Athletic Development Office at 472-2367 or visit Huskers.com and click "Make a Gift".

Nebraska Booster Clubs

Chip-N Club (Women’s Golf) Fairway Club (Men’s Golf) Fastbreakers (WBB) Touchdown Club (Football) Beef Club (Football) Cattle Club (Football) Walk-on Club (Football) Husker Home Run Club (Baseball) Husker Netters (M/W Tennis) Husker Power Club (Strength Program) Husker Splash Club (Swimming & Diving) Husker Wrestling Club Nebraska Gymnastics Club Nebraska Soccer Booster Club NU Relay Club (Track and Field) On Deck Circle (Softball) Rebounders (Men’s Basketball) The Match Club (Volleyball)

Nebraska Spirit Squad

As fellow students, the Cheer Squad and the Scarlets (dance team) work hard to support Nebraska athletics, the University and community. These students support Nebraska on the sideline and at philanthropic events, and make almost 200 public appearances a year. Each squad’s members are selected through a tryout process in the spring of the academic year. They are selected based on their overall academic profile, fitness/health, attitude and potential for contribution, and technical skills. The University of Nebraska mascots, "Herbie Husker" and "Lil' Red" can be found at men's and women's athletic events generating crowd enthusiasm. These wholesome and fun-loving mascots are a hit with fans of all ages.

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Dealing with the Media

Be aware that the image you create for yourself and your team affects the reputation of the entire University. With this in mind, you are urged to exercise care when making statements to the media. The longer you are on a team, the more likely it is that you will develop a personal relationship with some of the media representatives regularly covering your team. While we encourage these relationships, remember that regardless of what is said, a reporter’s first obligation is to report the news. Don’t say it if you don’t want to see it in print or on television. If your team receives regular media attention, a member of the Media Relations staff will hold a briefing to give you media relations suggestions before the beginning of your playing season. At that time, you will be given a handout that will help you deal with the news media.

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Sports Participation When you participate in intercollegiate athletics, you are representing the University and all the people who support it. As a student-athlete, you will be in the public eye, and your personal conduct should reflect favorably upon yourself, your team, and the University. Furthermore, you are part of a larger team made up of all of the members of all intercollegiate teams at Nebraska. Cheer for them all!

Student-Athlete Eligibility

The Student-Athlete Annual NCAA Rules Compliance meeting is conducted for each team before the beginning of intercollegiate competition. You will need to provide information about your non-athletic financial aid, academic year/summer employment, housing information, automobile registration and participation in outside competition. Prior to competing, you must complete required NCAA, Big Ten, and UNL forms. Once certified, you must meet NCAA requirements that pertain to your academic and athletic eligibility.

Big Ten Conference

Big Life. Big Stage. Big Ten. The Big Ten Conference is comprised of world-class academic institutions who share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The conference’s 100-plus years of history, strong tradition of competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, vast and passionate alumni base, and consistent leadership in innovations position the Big Ten and its entire community firmly on the Big Stage. The Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness in all aspects of its student-athletes’ lives, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to live a Big Life. Big Ten universities provide more than $112 million in direct financial aid

to more than 8,700 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with 275 teams. Other than the Ivy League, the Big Ten has the most broad-based athletic programs in the United States.

Appropriate Behavior

One of your responsibilities as a student-athlete is to always behave appropriately at all athletic events. Recognize that appropriate behavior will require effort on your part. • Enter each competition expecting fairness • Have a proper attitude and behave respectfully and politely at all times • Do not worry about your opponent's performance • Give your best performance • Compete hard but play fair • Treat your fellow players equally and with respect • Inappropriate behavior never justifies retaliation • Emphasize the positive • Respect your officials • Support team efforts by encouraging teamwork and mutual effort When you attend other athletic events, remember that you are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior as well. Your coach will instruct you in positive techniques for communicating with officials, opponents and the public. You will also be advised on how to react to the aggressive or inappropriate actions of others.

Inappropriate Behavior

The University will not tolerate any of the following behaviors: • Abusing an official, coach, athlete, opponent or spectator physically • Throwing objects at an individual, spectator, or across the field or arena • Seizing equipment or cameras from officials or the news media • Inciting players or spectators to

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As a Member of a Husker Team

As a member of the Big Ten Conference, the University of Nebraska fields and plays host to many of the nation’s finest NCAA teams. Nebraska offers intercollegiate athletic opportunities for men and women in the following 23 sports:

Women:

Basketball Bowling Cross Country Golf Gymnastics Rifle Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (indoor) Track & Field (outdoor) Volleyball

Men:

Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Gymnastics Golf Tennis Track & Field (indoor) Track & Field (outdoor) Wrestling violent action or any behavior that insults or defiles an opponent’s traditions • Encouraging our fans to boo an opposing team when introductions are made • Using obscene or inappropriate language or gestures to officials, opponents, team members or spectators • Ridiculing or humiliating another player’s performance • Making public statements that are negative, controversial or not in compliance with the department’s policy on media relations • Violating generally recognized

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Sports Participation

All Nebraska student-athletes are expected to observe team travel regulations.

intercollegiate standards or the values and standards associated with the University as determined by your head coach

Team Travel

Your head coach will review the standards for team conduct that you should observe when you travel with your team. Specific requirements for dress, individual conduct, curfews and free-time activities will be discussed. Regardless of your sport, the athletic department does not allow student-athletes to use alcohol, tobacco or drugs at any time while representing their teams at home or on trips away from campus.

Missed Classes

You may occasionally miss classes to participate in "away" athletic events. In general, faculty members are understanding, provided that students inform them prior to travel and as early as possible about anticipated absences. Communication from the studentathlete to the faculty is key. At the beginning of each semester, review the syllabus requirements and give each of your professors a copy of the "missed class" letter and your schedule of away competition. Review the syllabus with your professor and discuss any possible conflicts with

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exams, projects or papers. Make sure you understand your professor’s requirements, and if you experience any difficulties in working out a schedule for makeup work, contact your academic counselor. If your instructor requires documentation of your team travel, request a letter from your academic counselor at least one week in advance of the trip. You should also reconfirm your absence with your professors, at least a week prior to departure. At that time, arrange to make up missed course work that results from traveling with your team. You may access a student absence form on the Internet at: http://www. unl.edu/asenate/sapform.htm. This form is not required and is strictly optional. It is provided only as a means of assisting faculty and students in keeping records of agreements made if a student needs to miss scheduled classes.

of the vehicle, other passengers, parking arrangements and any other information that your coach has specified. The coach will ask you to sign a Liability Release Form, and you should keep a copy of it with you as you travel (liability waiver forms may be obtained from your coach or can be picked up at the Compliance Office located in the Student Life Complex). All releases must be approved by the appropriate sport supervisor prior to the team departing campus. If you are scheduled to compete during a vacation period, your coach may arrange paid transportation, as permitted by the NCAA, from your home. In all instances, you must meet with your coach to discuss vacation plans prior to departing campus.

Traveling Apart from the Team

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Code of Conduct You are a representative of your team, of the Athletic Department and of the University of Nebraska. Your position is enviable in that you receive a great deal of interest and attention from the public and from the media. That also means that you have a responsibility to make your representation positive. Familiarize yourself with the Code of Conduct, and conduct yourself in a manner that will make the University proud.

Conduct Rules Sources

The department requires coaches, trainers and staff to conduct themselves in a way that creates a positive image of the people, values and traditions associated with the University, the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA. As a student-athlete, you are expected to uphold the same standards of conduct, including academic honesty, that have been adopted by the department and the University. See the 2011-12 University of Nebraska Undergraduate Bulletin for the complete text of the Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.

Alcohol Abuse

State law sets a minimum age for the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages at 21 years of age. Even after reaching 21 years of age, student-athletes are prohibited from drinking alcoholic beverages when traveling with or representing their teams. Additionally, alcoholic beverages are not to be consumed while attending athletic or athletically sponsored events. Reported violations will be investigated by the department and appropriate actions will be taken. If you believe you have an alcohol abuse problem, talk to your coach, the trainer of your sport, the University Health Center, or Counseling and Psychological Services (15th and U Streets) for assistance or information on alcohol and chemical abuse. All counseling, both within and outside the department, is confidential. The Counseling and Psychological Services office can be reached by calling 4727450 or by visiting www.unl.edu/ health/CAPS.html.

Relationship Violence and Acquaintance Rape

Acquaintance rape and relationship violence are topics of concern on campuses nationwide. You may be unaware that the term "rape" includes forced sexual intercourse and also drugfacilitated rape (the use of Rohypnol, GHB) and non-consensual sex with someone who is impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, or who is intimidated by threats. Sexual intercourse against a person's will or when that person is unable to give consent is rape. Relationship violence is targeted against someone you date, co-habitate with, marry or with whom you have a child. It involves a range of behaviors, including not only physical violence but verbal and emotional abuse, terroristic threats and stalking. The Women's Center and the Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis Center provide support services for victims of these crimes and work with the UNL community to challenge the beliefs and ideas that perpetuate them. They offer presentations and workshops to help you and your team members become

Irresponsible Drinking can Contribute to...

Academic Failure: Resulting from partying instead of studying; sleeping in, cutting classes, attending classes high or hung over. Acquaintance (or date) rape: See section above. Accidents: At least half, sometimes more, automobile, motorcycle and boating accident fatalities involve alcohol. Seventy percent of drowning victims and 50 percent of burn victims were using alcohol at the time of their accidents, and many who were hurt or killed in falls were impaired by alcohol use. Suicide: Since alcohol is a depressant, drinking may make a person feel worse. Twenty-five percent of suicides involve alcohol. Fights: Alcohol lowers a person's inhibitions, allowing the person to behave with less restraint than when sober. This means he/she can be more easily frustrated or angered, reacting violently to situations that normally might be ignored. The user is also more likely to become verbally abusive, thereby inviting a violent reaction. Vandalism: Breaking windows, tearing down exit signs, pulling fire alarms, throwing food, stuffing toilets, etc., are almost always alcohol related. Unsafe sex: Use of adequate protection is likely to be forgotten when one's judgment is clouded by excessive alcohol. The same impairment of judgment can result in indiscriminate sexual activity. After drinking heavily, sexual functioning and performance is often diminished. Excessive use of alcohol may result in coma or death. Legal problems: Unruly behavior may result in mandated change of room assignment, being removed from a residence hall, suspension from the University because of offenses engaged in while drunk, involvement with police, etc. Development of addiction: Ten percent of college students are addicted to alcohol or other substances. Physical Effects: Drinking even small amounts of alcohol may affect one's athletic performance for several days.

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Code of Conduct leaders in making UNL a safe place for women. Contact the Women's Center at 472-2597 to schedule a presentation. If you are concerned that your behavior in a relationship may be abusive, contact Counseling and Psychological Services for confidential assistance. If you are or have been a victim of sexual assault or relationship violence, please contact the UNL Victim Advocate, 472-0203 at the Women's Center, 340 Nebraska Union or The Voices of Hope at 475-7273 for counseling and referrals. The Voices of Hope provides 24-hour crisis emergency services for victims and an advocate for rape victims who report to the crisis line or to any Lincoln hospital. All services are free and confidential.

discrimination as detailed above, you are encouraged to consult the Office of Equity, Access and Diversity Programs, Room 128, Administration Building, 472-3417.

Discrimination and Harassment

Social Networking Policy

You are a part of a community that supports both individual ethical integrity and community diversity. The University does not condone discrimination or harassment directed toward any person or group within this community–students, employees or visitors. As a member of the University community, you are to refrain from actions that intimidate, humiliate or demean persons or groups, or that undermine their security or selfesteem. Discrimination includes behavior that denigrates others because of their race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disabilities (including learning disabilities), mental retardation, and past/present history of a mental disorder. Additional information on the policy is included in the Appendix of this Student-Athlete Handbook on pages 54-55. The entire policy is available on the Internet at: http://www.unl.edu/ equity/Discrimination%20Policy%2008. pdf. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are welcome to use the computer lab at the Student Life Complex in West Stadium. If you believe you are being harassed or otherwise subjected to

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Dress Code

Since personal appearance is a direct reflection on you, take an interest in how you appear, especially when traveling with your team. The dress code for each team varies from coach to coach. Your head coach will let you know if a specific dress code is required. In general, you should always exercise good judgment concerning the appropriateness of your attire, taking into consideration the function you are attending.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has created a Social Networking Policy to protect your image and the team you represent. Please carefully review the policy below. Furthermore, Nebraska contracts with an outside company to provide ongoing monitoring of your social networking sites to ensure you are best representing Nebraska Athletics. Also, be aware that media representatives constantly monitor your social networking sites for inappropriate language, photos and content reflecting poorly on yourself or the university. Playing and competing for the University of Nebraska is a privilege not a right. Student-athletes at UNL are held in high regard and are seen as role models in the community. As leader, we have the responsibility to portray our team, our University and ourselves in a positive manner at all times. Sometimes this means doing things that are of an inconvenience to us, but benefit the whole team. In recent years, Facebook, MySpace, and other social networking sites have increased in popularity and are used by the majority of student-athletes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Student-athletes may not be aware that third parties including the media, faculty, future employers and NCAA

Student-Athlete Rules

1. Always present a positive image; don’t do anything to embarrass yourself, the team, your family or the University. 2. Understand the importance of being punctual; be on time for every commitment. 3. Be prepared to give 100 percent both mentally and physically in the classroom and on the playing field. 4. Do not consume alcoholic beverages on team trips, at athletic events or at events sponsored by the department. Nebraska law prohibits anyone under 21 from patronizing drinking establishments. The coaching staff strongly suggests that those 21 and over also shun drinking establishments. Just being in attendance may lead to problems. 5. NCAA rules prohibit the use of tobacco products of any kind while participating in practice or competition or while representing the University in any capacity. Tobacco use is prohibited at these times, and the athletic department, in concern for your health, discourages its use at any time. officials can easily access their profiles and view all personal information. This includes all pictures, videos, comments and posters. Inappropriate material found by third parties affects the perception of the student, the athletic department and the University. This can be detrimental to a studentathlete’s future employment options. Examples of inappropriate and offensive behaviors concerning participation in online communities may include depictions or presentations of the following:

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Code of Conduct • Posting photos, videos, comments or posters showing the personal use of alcohol, tobacco, eg., no holding cups, cans, shot glasses, etc. • Posting photos, videos, and comments that are of a sexual nature. This includes links to websites of pornographic nature and other inappropriate material. • Posting pictures, videos, comments or posters that condone drug related activity. This includes, but is not limited to images that portray the personal use of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. • Using inappropriate or offensive language in all comments, videos and other postings. This includes threats of violence and derogatory comments against race and/or gender. If a student-athlete’s profile and its contents are found to be inappropriate in accordance with above behaviors, he/she will be the subject to the following penalties: 1) written warning; 2) a meeting with Athletic Director and Head Coach; 3) penalties as determined by the athletics department, for example, suspension from athletic team. For your own safety, please keep the following recommendations in mind as you participate in social networking websites:

material, consider whether it upholds and positively reflects your own values and ethics as well as the athletics department and the University’s. Remember to always present a positive image and don’t do anything to embarrass yourself, the team, your family, or the University.

Weapons Policy

Possession of dangerous weapons, either concealed or unconcealed, on University property, on the worksite, in University vehicles, or in personal vehicles when on University property is a violation of NU policy. Dangerous weapons include guns, knives, explosives or any other devices as determined by the University, which in the manner used or intended are capable of producing death or bodily injury. Devices authorized by the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance and/or provided to employees for purposes of carrying out work responsibilities shall not be deemed dangerous weapons for purposes of

this policy. Violation of this policy shall make the offender subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

Misuse of Prescribed or NonPrescribed Drugs or Use of Illegal Drugs Using illegal drugs or misusing prescribed drugs is risky and usually harmful to your academic and athletic performance. Because drugs often produce behavioral, physical and psychological changes, their use can cause problems not only for you but for your teammates as well. Illegal or unauthorized drug use and abuse is a serious problem and the department wants you to understand the effects and consequences of such use; therefore, attendance at drug education sessions will be required. Understanding the effects of drug abuse, problems associated with drug abuse and options for counseling and rehabilitation will be addressed.

• Set your security settings so that only friends can view your profile. • You should not post your e-mail, home address, local address, telephone number(s), or other personal information as it could lead to unwanted attention, stalking, identity theft, etc. • Be aware of who you add as a friend to your site - many people are looking to take advantage of student-athletes or to seek connection with student-athletes. • Consider how the above behaviors can be reflected in all Facebook applications. If you are ever in doubt of the appropriateness of your online public

The Husker women’s track and field team won the Big 12 indoor title in 2011.

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Academic Support Program Featuring one of the most innovative and comprehensive academic support systems in the country, Nebraska is dedicated to helping its studentathletes become outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. The athletic support team is comprised of 13 full-time staff members and tutorial staff addressing all subject areas.

Academic Guidance

Educational Assessments Assessments are administered upon request. These assessments help determine your strengths and areas for improvement. Results allow academic counselors to develop a personalized academic support program and team.

Personal Counseling Student-athletes will find a very supportive and caring environment at Nebraska. Transitional issues, stress management, time management, academic focus and problem resolution are all addressed in a proactive manner throughout the year. Counseling referrals are also made if necessary to mental health professionals in the Athletic Medicine department.

Multicultural Support Designed to enhance cultural awareness, staff members concentrate efforts on issues of transition, adjustment and retention for students of color, international students and women. Although these programs are geared toward helping students with specific issues as they transition to the University of Nebraska, all studentathletes are welcome to participate in these programs.

Tutorial Support A tremendous resource for all academic abilities, unlimited tutorial support is available from day one up to college graduation. Subject and mentor tutors help provide academic support and study strategies to be successful. Supplemental Instruction A sub-component of the tutorial program, targeted group review sessions help ease the adjustment to college academics while building academic self-esteem. Academic Supervision Eleven professional academic counselors are in place to monitor daily academic progress, receive consistent course feedback and monitor athletic eligibility. Computer Resources Student-athletes enjoy stateof-the art computer labs with more than 60 computers and professional supervision. Laptops are also available during team travel.

Personal Support

Student-Athlete Orientation The Academic staff coordinates New Student-Athlete Orientation which will help you adjust to the multiple demands of being a college studentathlete.

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(Top): The DJ Sokol Enrichment Center provides various options for team or individual study. (Middle and Below): The new $8.7 million Nebraska Student Life Complex tripled the size of the Student Services space available to Husker Student-Athletes when it was opened in the fall of 2010.

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Life Skills Athletic Director Tom Osborne has enhanced Nebraska’s award-winning life skills program creating a separate department with four full-time staff led by Associate Athletic Director Keith Zimmer. Life Skills at Nebraska will help student-athletes succeed while in college and get fully prepared for life after sports. Student-athletes will have access to personal and team education, the ability to create a personalized life skills plan, attend numerous career events and participate in countless outreach and leadership programs.

class students will attend specialized career presentations with the goal of internship to and/or job placement.

through life skills theatre, team presentations and student-athlete assemblies.

Husker Life Skills Seminar

Individual Meetings

Career Success Seminar

Education on societal issues impacting collegiate students delivered

By applications only, twenty upper-

All incoming Huskers (freshmen and transfer) are required to take a zero credit, pass/no pass seminar during the fall on Sunday evenings. This seminar will assist in your successful transition to Nebraska and preparation for life after sports. The enclosed syllabus on page 22 highlights seminar content.

Proactive Education

During individual meetings, life skills staff members will help create a personalized life skills plan identifying key goals prior to graduation to best prepare student-athletes for life after sports.

Outreach and Leadership

Student-athletes have many opportunities to develop leadership skills through campus and community involvement. Nebraska is regarded as a national leader in community service as Husker student-athletes have eagerly accepted the role-model challenge.

Career Programming

Student-athletes will benefit from job fairs and networking nights along with individual career sessions providing resume, cover letter and interviewing assistance. Direction regarding internships and postgraduate options are also provided.

Life Skills Award of Excellence

Presented to the one men’s and one women’s team with the highest point total in the annual life skills team competition recognizing commitment to education, service, leadership and supporting student-athletes.

Shadowing

Offered during fall and spring breaks, student-athletes can get on-site career exposure while networking with various professionals.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Leadership group with representation from all 23 teams meeting biweekly serving as a voice to athletic administration, Big Ten Conference and the NCAA. (Top): Tom Osborne presents track student-athlete Blaise Rewaka with a 2011 HERO award. (Middle): The annual Networking Night connects student-athletes with former Huskers and college representatives. (Bottom): Nebraska’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) gives current Huskers an avenue to expand their leadership experiences beyond the field of competition.

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Postgraduate Scholarships

Staff will help qualified senior student-athletes apply for numerous conference and national postgraduate scholarships for those who have excelled in athletics, academics and leadership.

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Life Skills Nebraska student-athletes have a major impact on the state of Nebraska through a variety of outreach programs. Last year, well over 100,000 people statewide benefited from the volunteer efforts of the Huskers. The Huskers were involved in the Read to Succeed Book Drive, Food Bank of Lincoln Back Pack program, hospital visitations, school outreach, the “School is Cool” celebration and the statewide “Tour of Excellence.” Alex Henery, Jordan Burroughs, Charlie Green and Erin Hannon at the 2011 Hero Breakfast.

Husker baseball player Kurt Farmer talks to kids at Culler Elementary School during American Education Week.

Husker basketball player Andre Almeida signs an autograph at the JDRF Walk for a Cure.

Husker football players visit Bryan Medical Center.

Husker softball players participating in the Boo at the Zoo.

Left: Husker student-athletes get a chance for an up close visit with animals, such as a baby Tiger, during the Life Skills presentations.

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Life Skills NEBRASKA LIFE SKILLS

One Memorial Stadium University of Nebraska (402) 472-4616 Huskers.com Objective:

To prepare Husker student-athletes for life after sports through proactive life skills education, career development, community involvement and leadership training.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree, Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Expected Graduation May 2014 Minor(s): Leadership, Administration, Cumulative GPA: 3.9

Transferable Skills:

• Time management, competitive nature, strong work ethic, teamwork, integrity

Experience:

Student-Athlete, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; 2011 to Present • Rely upon work ethic and determination to achieve academic, athletic and personal success • Demonstrate leadership and role-model qualities through service and daily actions • Demonstrate accountability, integrity and teamwork on a daily basis • Establish trust and rapport with peers from diverse backgrounds • Proven ability to manage multiple demands Intern, Company in Lincoln/Omaha or in home city/state; Summer 2012 • Selected as one of three summer interns for Fortune 500 Company • Facilitated all summer programming • Initiated, executed and analyzed staff surveys regarding staff development opportunities • Presented to more than 800 employees at summer retreat Shadowing Experience, Campus or Community site, Lincoln, NE; 2012 • Observed all aspects of daily operations and attended weekly staff meetings • Responsible for communication with local and national agencies • Networked with professionals on campus and throughout the state of Nebraska

Activities/Honors:

• Student-Athlete and Team Captain, University of Nebraska • President, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and member of Your Degree First • Volunteer, Lincoln and Omaha Hospital Visits • Motivational Speaker, School is Cool Celebration • Volunteer, Husker ConNect and Teammates Mentoring Programs • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award • HERO Leadership Award recipient • Four-time NCAA All-American • Highest Honors, Nebraska Student-Athlete Academic Recognition Banquet • Three-time Academic Big Ten • Capital One Academic All-American and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient

References:

Available upon request

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Husker Life Seminar for Student-Athletes CEHS 010 College of Education and Human Sciences College Liaison: Dr. Debra Mullen, Associate Dean Course Time: Sundays, 6:00-7:30 PM Location: West Stadium Facilitator: Keith Zimmer, kzimmer@huskers.com, (402) 472-4616

Description

This zero credit, pass/no pass course is required for all freshmen and first-year transfer student-athletes and will teach essential life skills. Topics will include career development, money management, psychological resources, relationships, etc. and is designed to prepare individuals for their collegiate career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and beyond. It will emphasize the importance of being a positive role model, connect student-athletes with valuable resources campus-wide, and highlight the value of community volunteerism and involvement on campus.

Evaluation

Section Points StrengthsQuest 20 Alcohol Assessment 10 Resume 10 Final Paper 60 Attendance/Participation 100 Total 200

Requirements

1. StrengthsQuest: Students will be required to take the online StrengthsQuest assessment and write a 1 page reaction paper based on their Top Five Themes. 2. Alcohol Assessment: Per the Chancellor of UNL, each student will be required to complete the Online Alcohol Education program. This program takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and the results are completely anonymous. 3. Resume: Each student-athlete will be required to meet with their respective Life Skills Counselor during the term that they are enrolled in the course to create a resume and discuss career goals. 4. Final Paper: Students will be required to view Randy Pauch’s “Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”. They must then compose their own “Last Speech” incorporating content from Pauch’s lecture while reflecting on how you hope you will be remembered. This assignment may be completed from the viewpoint of you as a Senior, leaving UNL, or from the viewpoint of later in your life. The paper must be a minimum of three pages, double spaced, with no maximum limit. The video can be accessed via Blackboard. 5. Attendance/Participation: All students will be assessed regarding their attendance and participation in each class session. Please note: if you miss class due to team travel and/or competition, you must notify the instructor beforehand. If an absence is excused, a make-up assignment will be issued. Unexcused absences will result in a zero grade for the week. Student-athletes who do not pass the Husker Life Seminar will be re-enrolled in the course for the following term that it is offered and must continue to take the course until earning a passing grade. A passing grade is 70% or above.

Use of Electronic Devices

The use of cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited during the Husker Life Seminar. If you bring a phone, it must be turned off at all times. No texting is permitted. Problematic behaviors related to usage will result in students checking their phones at the entrance to the classroom.

Tentative 2011 Course Schedule Date August 28 September 4 September 11 September 18 September 25 October 2 October 3 October 9 October 16 October 30 November 6 November 13

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Topic Introduction/Life Skills Theatre Part I No Class – Labor Day Holiday Life Skills Theatre Part II Money 101 Involvement Fair Alcohol Education Career Fair Auto Maintenance/Cooking 101 No Class – Fall Break Husker Heroes Outreach Event Leadership Self Defense & Conflict Management

Location West Stadium Club (Level 3) West Stadium Club (Level 3) West Stadium Club (Level 3) West Stadium Club (Level 3) Student Life Complex West Stadium Club (Level 3) Lewis Training Table & W. Stad. Auto Bay Hawks Championship Indoor Center West Stadium Club (Level 3) West Stadium (Level 4)

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Academic Support Program The University of Nebraska offers an academic/athletic support program to assist all student-athletes with the transition into college. Continued support is provided through graduation, job placement or graduate school. Specific academic support services include personal support, academic support, and professional development administered by an academic staff of 11 counselors, a computer technician, math specialist and tutors. Each full-time counselor is in charge of the academic supervision of assigned sports and also has programming responsibilities within the overall athletic/academic support unit. Recent compliance reviews of the athletic/ academic unit have been completed. The Gender Equity and Sports Management consultants from Andrus, Daniel & McCulloch gave the athletic/ academic unit a rating of “excellent.” The report prepared by Sport Services Inc. gave the athletic/academic unit a grade of A+.

Personal Support Orientation

An orientation program is offered at the beginning of the academic year to educate all new student-athletes regarding specific academic support services, issues relating to campus life and post-eligibility concerns. Presentations are made by academic/athletic counselors, compliance officials, NU faculty members/administrators, business/ community professionals and studentathletes. The orientation program is designed to facilitate the transition into college while enhancing awareness about support services campus-wide. The student-athlete orientation is offered in addition to other new student orientation/enrollment programs offered by the University.

Personal Counseling

Academic/athletic counselors interact daily with a diverse population of approximately 550 student-athletes. Because of the extensive and consistent contact academic/athletic counselors have with student-athletes,

Academic counselors work individually with athletes from every Husker sport.

relationships are formed that allow student-athletes to feel comfortable in confiding personal and sensitive information. Upon learning of concerns that could hinder academic and personal development, athletic/ academic counselors make appropriate referrals to mental health professionals.

­Multicultural Awareness

Student-athletes come to Nebraska from across the United States and from all over the world. In addition to providing programs and services aimed at capitalizing upon the department’s wealth and diversity, additional support programs are in place to help facilitate the transition of women, international students and ethnic minorities. These support programs include Ladies First, International Connection, and Your Degree First. Efforts are made to match students with campus and career mentors to assist with personal and professional development. The department’s commitment to multiculturalism is demonstrated through our cooperative relationship with the Women’s Center, providing periodic education on relationship issues. Ladies First is a program designed for female student-athletes to have the opportunity to talk about issues pertaining to women and provide resources that will help in their development throughout their college experience. International Connection is a program designed for international

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student-athletes to become acclimated to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by providing resources and social stimulation that will assist them in the transition to college and the Lincoln community. Your Degree First is a program designed to assist, motivate and promote minority student-athletes in pursuing the degree of their choice. It is constructed to offer a support system among minority student-athletes regarding educational progress, degree program awareness, skill development and future employment opportunities.

Educational Assessments

Informal and formal educational assessments are available to all student-athletes. The Coordinator of Learning Development Programs is available to administer and score informal assessments, which include a reading comprehension assessment and a writing assessment, to referred student-athletes throughout the academic school year. The results are used to determine if more formal, professionally administered assessments are warranted. When more in-depth assessments are necessary, referrals are made to a consulting psychologist or licensed mental health practitioner who conducts the assessments and reviews

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Academic Support Program results with the Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities and others identified by the studentathlete. If it is determined that a student-athlete has a learning disability, appropriate accomodations are made.

­Tutorial Support

Tutorial support is available to all student-athletes providing specific one-on-one subject tutoring, mentor tutoring and ongoing study skills development. Tutors are hired, trained and evaluated by the Associate Director of Academic Programs in coordination with assistant academic counselors. Each tutor receives a comprehensive tutorial manual complete with relevant NCAA rules, tutorial policies and procedures, and information regarding academic ethics and honesty. Furthermore, tutors are required to report any academic fraud or violation of NCAA rules by student-athletes or members of the tutorial staff to the Associate Director of Academic Programs. In addition, a studentathlete must also report any tutor or student-athlete violation of relevant NCAA rules to the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Academics and Compliance. A tutor is not allowed to complete any student assignment. The tutorial staff consists of undergraduate and graduate students as well as others from the Lincoln business and teaching communities. To request a tutor, student-athletes have access to a computerized database containing the names, courses and contact information for qualified tutors. Once a studentathlete receives this information it is his or her responsibility to arrange a tutorial appointment at a mutually convenient time. You will receive information on this process at your orientation meeting. Student-athletes are encouraged to have regular weekly appointments throughout the entire semester. To receive assistance with graded coursework, student-athletes must have the instructors sign a “Permission for Tutoring” form before

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tutoring can occur. Tutorial sessions are monitored by the academic counseling staff.

Supplemental Instruction The third component of the tutorial support program is supplemental instruction (SI). The goals of SI are to provide transition assistance, develop study skills promoting independent learning, encourage academic success and retain students. Nebraska’s SI component is modeled after the program that was developed at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Faculty and staff from nearly 400 institutions from the United States and abroad have been trained to implement SI. Potential SI classes are identified, professors are consulted for approval, and the SI selections are communicated to all studentathletes through the academic staff. SI classes are typically freshman-level and meet the NU general education requirements. SI leaders are selected from the tutorial staff by the Associate Director of Academic Programs. These SI leaders are required to attend a specialized training session and must have successfully completed the course for which they are facilitating. SI leaders attend all class sessions, take notes, read all assigned material, communicate regularly with professors and conduct SI sessions. On the average, SI leaders meet with students two times per week throughout the semester. Students who attend the SI sessions learn appropriate application of study strategies as they review content material, i.e., note taking, graphic organization, questioning techniques, vocabulary acquisition and test preparation. Student-athletes are also encouraged to participate in the University-wide SI program coordinated by the Division of General Studies.

Academic Supervision Critical to the retention and graduation efforts of Nebraska student-athletes are various academic supervision programs.

Athletic/academic counselors supervise study halls, gather academic progress information and monitor Nebraska, Big Ten and NCAA academic rules and policies. There are two facets to the study hall program. Studentathletes either attend a required two-hour study hall Monday through Thursday, or have flex time where they study a specific number of hours each week during Student Life Complex hours. Counselors and coaches determine which study hall program meets the academic needs of a student based upon test scores, class rank, grade-point average, probation status, present class schedule and past academic record. Weekly study hall reports are distributed by athletic/academic counselors to coaching staffs. Grade cards are also used to monitor the academic progress of student-athletes. During the sixth and 11th weeks of each semester, academic grade cards are sent to the professors of all studentathletes for each of their courses. Student-athletes sign a release form allowing professors to complete and return the grade reports to academic counselors which subsequently review the information with the studentathlete and head coach. Professors typically comment on attendance, class participation and estimated grade. Each student-athlete is also required to have his or her University adviser complete a satisfactory progress form and a preregistration worksheet. The satisfactory progress form is used to determine the applicability of a student’s current courses toward graduation. This is an official document maintained on file in the athletic certification coordinator’s office within the department of registration and records. The preregistration worksheet is completed by the faculty adviser and student-athlete to assist the student in completing the registration process for the upcoming semester. Information received from professors and advisers assists athletic/ academic counselors in monitoring Nebraska policies, Big Ten and NCAA eligibility rules, and graduation progress. Athletic/academic counselors

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Academic Support Program/Staff consult regularly with the athletic certification coordinator to review the eligibility of certified student-athletes. Athletic/academic counselors work in conjunction with faculty advisers and registration/records officials to ensure satisfactory progress leading to graduation. Student-athletes who have completed their eligibility but not their degree potentially can receive tuition, fees and books through the Degree Completion Program sponsored by the Center for the Study of Sport in Society. In return, student-athletes contract to complete either community service hours or voluntary campus employment.

Dennis Leblanc Senior Associate A.D./ Academics and Compliance

Kim Schellpeper Associate Director of Academic Programs

Katie Jewell Associate Director of Academic Programs

Alvin Banks Academic Counselor/Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development

Sheri Hastings Academic Counselor

Mike Nieman Academic Counselor

Andrea Einspahr Academic Counselor

Leah Huber Administrative Assistant

Computer Resources

The Student Life Complex has two state-of-the-art computer labs containing a total of 93 computers. The labs feature 57 PC Desktops and six Mac Desktops, along with 30 laptop computers complete with laser printers. Student-athletes receive computer lab training during the orientation program and have the benefit of ongoing education from a full-time staff member of the athletic computing center. The full-time staff member continually works to keep the lab updated with computer software to meet the needs of student-athletes. Student-athletes have access to the Internet as well as the UNL library on all systems within the lab. Additionally, student-athletes have access to laptop computers that can be checked out for away competitions. Nebraska’s computer resources, combined with computer instruction and supervision, have contributed to enhanced student efficiency and performance.

Shawn Morrison Computer Technician

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Physical Welfare & Injury Care Because your physical well-being is essential to your success, both as a student and as an athlete, the Athletic Department feels a strong responsibility to help you reach and maintain your optimum health.

Medical Care

The University offers an extensive athletic medicine program. The program’s goals are to prevent injuries whenever possible and to offer a rehabilitation program when necessary. The athletic medicine staff has a personal interest in you and your well-being. In order to best serve you, it is vital that you report all injuries and illnesses to the staff as soon as possible. This must be done in person at the Osborne Complex Athletic Medicine Center prior to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Physical Examinations

The University requires all incoming freshmen and transfer students to undergo a physical evaluation and examination performed by the athletic medicine staff before participating in an intercollegiate athletic program. In addition, all upperclassmen undergo an interim exam based on previous injury, family history or medical diagnosis. A completed record of the physical is kept on file in the training room.

Documentation of Previous Injury

All student-athletes are asked to complete a health history form describing previous injuries and their past medical history. If you have sustained injuries to the head, neck, back, shoulder, knee or ankle, or if you have had fractures, dislocations, severe sprains, surgery or any other major health-related problem, you are required to note this on the information sheet. The department is not obligated to cover medical costs related to preexisting injury. Previous injuries not fully rehabilitated may limit your participation. The final determination regarding athletic participation rests with the athletic medicine staff.

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Treatment of Injuries and Illnesses

at an arranged time set by your athletic trainer.

You must report all injuries or illnesses (including those NOT athletically related) that might interfere with your ability to practice or participate in your sport to the athletic medicine staff. If the injury occurred during practice or competition, you should see your team’s athletic trainer as soon as possible. At that time, an evaluation is performed to determine the extent of your injury and your ability to practice or compete that day. Additional care will be arranged for you by your athletic trainer. If you are unable to keep a doctor’s or trainer’s appointment, be sure to call and reschedule.

Sick Call

A physician-staffed medical clinic is available during the school year in the Osborne Complex Athletic Medicine Center training room for studentathletes. Any athlete who is injured, ill or requires consultation by a team physician is expected to report to the training room between 7 a.m. and Noon, Monday through Friday. You are expected to use the athletic medicine facilities rather than the University Health Center. At night, every effort should be made to contact Dr. Albers or team athletic trainer before using other health care facilities. Athletes needing orthopaedic consultation are seen after practice or

Referrals

Whenever the head athletic trainer or a team physician believes that you should be referred to a specialist, the athletic medicine staff will make the necessary arrangements. Specific appointments and referral information will be approved and arranged by the athletic medicine staff. If you cannot provide your own transportation, an athletic trainer will make the necessary arrangements. If you are unable to keep any medical appointment, please contact the medical office involved or your athletic trainer. Do not miss an appointment without notice. If you are referred for medical care, testing, treatment or surgery for a problem that is not a direct result of intercollegiate athletic participation, the individual athlete is responsible for all expenses. Referral by a Nebraska team physician does not automatically mean the Athletic Department is responsible for expenses. A consultation between your parents and the team physician(s) will be arranged upon your parents’ request. If a second opinion is requested, it must be authorized by the Director of Athletic Medicine or a Nebraska team physician if it is to be paid by the Athletic Department.

Nebraska training rooms are located in the Osborne Athletic Complex, NU Coliseum, Bob Devaney Sports Center, Bowlin Stadium and Hawks Field.

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Physical Welfare & Injury Care The Athletic Department does not assume any financial responsibility for medical care, treatment, or surgery that is obtained without a referral from a Nebraska team physician or the head athletic trainer.

Emergency Treatment

If a life-threatening injury or emergency situation occurs while you are practicing or competing, your coach or athletic trainer will access emergency response. In the event of an injury or illness at night or on weekends, you are encouraged to call athletic medicine. You will be given telephone numbers for athletic medicine personnel.

Post-Injury Care

Athletic medicine services and physical therapy procedures are provided within the training room to all student-athletes currently enrolled at Nebraska. All injured athletes are expected to report to their assigned training room before 9 a.m. for treatment, rehabilitation or testing until cleared by the athletic medicine staff. Orthopaedic team physicians are scheduled in the training rooms on a regular basis. Your athletic trainer will direct you to the appropriate orthopaedic specialist.

Preventive Taping, Wrapping or Bracing

Preventive measures such as taping, wrapping or bracing are recommended at the discretion of your athletic trainer. You will be informed at the beginning of the season whether you need to follow these preventive measures, which methods to use and what procedures to follow.

Training Rooms

The University of Nebraska has three well-equipped training room facilities available to its studentathletes. These training room facilities are located in the Osborne Athletic Complex, the Coliseum and the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Osborne Athletic Complex facility is utilized by all athletes for sick call treatment and rehabilitation in the mornings.

The training rooms at the Devaney Center and Coliseum are primarily used in the afternoons for the sports that participate in these buildings. The hours of operation for the Osborne Athletic Complex training room are generally Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until everyone is seen, and as needed on weekends during the regular school year. Summer hours will be posted. Hours for the Devaney Center and Coliseum training rooms are arranged according to the availability of athletic medicine staff and the needs of the sports. For additional information on athletic medicine services, call 4722276.

Medical Expenses

The University of Nebraska Athletic Medicine program provides outstanding care to our student-athletes for all of their medical concerns. As part of this care the Athletic Department provides secondary or excess insurance coverage within specific NCAA guidelines. The following is an explanation of the University's procedure concerning the payment of expenses for athletic injuries. Medical expenses that are due to injury or illness sustained by a studentathlete as a direct result of practice or participation in intercollegiate athletics at any time during the year will be covered by our insurance program. This would include injuries during any official countable practice, weight training or conditioning session and/ or game. In the case of any of the above athletically involved injuries or illnesses our insurance is considered secondary, or excess, and the studentathlete’s personal or parental insurance is considered primary. This means that the student-athlete or parents must first submit a claim with their health insurance company. After the personal/ primary insurance has paid on the allowable charges, the University's insurance will pay the remaining charges. At no time will the student-athletes or their parents sustain any expenses if the injury is a direct result of

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participation in their sport. A copy of the explanation of benefits and/or any statement showing outstanding balances must be sent to the Athletic Department for final payment. This needs to be done in a timely manner so that expenses do not go unpaid for a long period of time after the primary insurance has paid. In accordance with NCAA regulatory changes, it is the policy of the University of Nebraska to consider payment for certain medical conditions not directly related to athletic participation that may occur during the competitive season if such treatment is deemed necessary for the studentathlete to return to competition. All such payments must follow the same insurance guidelines as above and must be reviewed and approved by the University of Nebraska athletic medical staff prior to any agreement of payment. Other medical expenses outside the competitive season may be considered on a case-by-case basis for review by the Nebraska medical staff. All other medical care not covered by the above situations will be the responsibility of the student-athlete and/or their family. Therefore, it is strongly advised that all studentathletes carry their own health and accident insurance. The training room is to be utilized for all athletic-related treatments. All related medical bills and prescription expenses must be approved for payment by the Director of Athletic Medicine or head athletic trainer in accordance with Department of Athletics and NCAA regulations. The Athletic Department does not assume any financial responsibility for medical treatment obtained without a referral from a team physician or by the head athletic trainer.

Insurance Coverage

The department has obtained secondary insurance to cover athleticrelated injuries. This policy requires that, if injured, you first file a claim with your primary medical insurance carrier. Any expenses not covered, including any parental or personal deductible,

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Physical Welfare & Injury Care will then be paid under the University’s policy, subject to its limitations and conditions. All documents from the primary carrier that deny coverage (denial documents) must be forwarded by you (or your parents) as soon as possible to the athletic medicine staff, University of Nebraska, P.O. Box 880122, Lincoln, NE 68588-0128. Questions that can be answered by phone should be directed to the athletic medicine office at 472-2276. Prior to the beginning of each new academic year, a questionnaire requesting information regarding your own health insurance coverage must be on file in the training room. This information must be received prior to your athletic participation in order for you to be covered by the University.

Filing a Claim

When you are referred to a physician or other "provider of service" (e.g. hospital, or other health care provider), outside the athletic medicine program and the University Health Center for a condition that is covered by the University, you must take your primary insurance information with you. You are then asked to contact your parents and inform them of pertinent information about your visit and ask them to follow up by filing a claim with your primary insurance company. Some providers will file the claim directly; if not, an itemized bill will be mailed to you, and you (or your parents) will need to file the claim with your insurance company. If your primary insurance carrier has not responded to the claim in a timely manner, the provider of service is asked to send an itemized bill directly to your parents along with a request that they check with their insurance company on the status of the claim. Once the primary insurance company responds to the claim with a denial or payment, you (or your parents) must forward to the Athletic Medicine staff: • A copy of all bills • The insurance company's Explanation of Benefits (EOB), which details the

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amount of their payment for the claim The athletic medicine staff then processes these bills for payment. Claims resolution normally occurs within 45 days.

Dental Care

Each student-athlete is responsible for his or her own dental care unless the need for such care is the result of an athletic-related injury. Dental injuries received during formal practice or competition are covered. If a mouthpiece was provided for your sport, it must have been worn at the time of the injury if the department is to accept financial responsibility. All dental injuries should be reported to the athletic medicine staff as soon as possible and an immediate dental referral will be made.

Corrective Lenses

Corrective lenses may be provided if it is determined by the team physician and/or head athletic trainer that they are needed for intercollegiate athletic participation.

Substance Abuse Program for Student-Athletes

The abuse and misuse of drugs and alcohol is a major problem for all segments of contemporary American society. Student-athletes aren’t necessarily more likely to abuse chemical substances. However, student-athletes occupy a special position in the University community. They must maintain a high degree of physical fitness and alertness to perform to the best of their capacity in their athletic endeavors. They must adhere rigorously to the highest standards of ethical behavior in their chosen sports. Athletes are often viewed as role models by their peers. These and other demands placed upon you as a student-athlete by the University community make it essential that you participate in a drug-free environment. Remember that the emphasis of this substance abuse program is not punitive, it is educational and preventive. It is designed to ensure that you remain

drug free so that you may continue as a student-athlete at Nebraska and benefit from the mental and physical health associated with participation in intercollegiate athletics. With the goal of a drug-free environment, Nebraska has developed the following program.

Drug Education

In programs conducted by University and athletic medicine personnel, you will become acquainted with the hazards of both performanceenhancing drugs and so-called "street" or "illicit" drugs, as well as alcohol, and the misuse of prescription drugs. The purpose of these educational programs is to familiarize you with the scope of the problem, to acquaint you with the facilities and procedures available to you should you experience problems of drug and/or alcohol abuse, and to provide you with the tools necessary to live a life free from the problems associated with either drug or alcohol abuse. Lectures and educational programs are provided for the benefit of the student-athlete. You are strongly encouraged to attend these programs. If you commit a drug or alcohol offense, you may be required to participae in these kinds of educational opportunities.

The Purpose of Drug Testing

While the department makes every effort to educate you concerning the dangers of drug abuse, drug testing is done to identify any studentathlete who is using a prohibited substance and to ensure that you are medically competent to participate in intercollegiate athletics and minimize your risk of being injured or causing injury to another athlete. If you are found to be using a drug specified on the NCAA Banned Drug List, you will be counseled regarding the effects on you and on fellow team members. You are also required to participate in drug assessment, education and counseling. The University and the Athletic Department will facilitate your efforts to address drug abuse in a treatment program,

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Drug Testing by the NCAA and Big Ten Conference

As a student-athlete at Nebraska, you are subject to drug testing by the Athletic Department and by the NCAA and/or Big Ten Conference. Under NCAA regulations, any student-athlete involved in an NCAA championship (individual or team) or in a certified postseason football bowl game may be tested prior to, during or after the event. If any of these tests confirm that you have used a banned drug, the NCAA will declare you ineligible for further participation in postseason and regularseason competition for one calendar year following your positive test and until you retest negative. In addition, if the Big Ten Conference finds you have tested positive for steroids, the conference will declare you ineligible for competition for one calendar year.

Drug Testing by Nebraska

Each student-athlete is subject to drug testing a minimum of two times within the school year. The first test is administered at the time of your physical exam for the academic year. Each subsequent test will be unannounced and can occur during the fall, spring or summer terms. Student-athletes testing positive will be subjected to additional, frequent testing. Any student-athlete refusing to be tested will be considered positive and subject to disciplinary actions. The analysis results are returned to the Director of Athletic Medicine. Test results are made known to the student-athlete, his/her family, the Athletic Director, and the head coach of the athlete’s sport. Other people are notified only if it is deemed necessary by the Athletic Director and the Director of Athletic Medicine (e.g. position coach, Head Trainer, University officials, medical personnel). Otherwise, drug policy voiloations are kept in confidence. The testing procedure involves the

collection of specimens of urine under observation by health care personnel. The collection and coding of specimen samples is executed in a manner to ensure total confidentiality and to avoid misidentification. All analyses are performed by qualified laboratory personnel.

Alcohol Related Offenses

Should any student-athlete cited for a violation of law involving the consumption of alcohol, including but not limited to, driving under the influence, minor in possession, assault, or disturbing the peace, a designated official of the Athletic Department shall investigate the matter. If the official determines that an abuse of alcohol substantially contributed to the circumstances surrounding the citation, the student-athlete will be treated as having committed an offense subject to the same disciplinary measures as are set out under the section below, “Positive Drug Testing Policies.” Alcohol-related and drug testing offenses shall be combined for purposes of determining whether any offense is a first, second or third offense.

Additional Team Rules

Coaches, subject to the approval of the Athletic Director, may establish additional drug testing policies for their respective teams, which are more restrictive or strict than this departmental policy. Student-athletes must familiarize themselves with any additional substance abuse rules applicable to their team.

Use of Tobacco

NCAA bylaw 11.1.5 prohibits the use of tobacco products by studentathletes, coaches and game officials during practice and competition in all sports. A student-athlete using tobacco products during practice or competition could be disqualified for the remainder of the practice or competition.

Athletic Medicine Staff Offers Help in Psychiatry and Mental Health

a professional team that includes Dr. Larry Widman, Dr. Todd Stull, Dr. Jennifer Bruning-Brown and John Goldrich. The team features both quality and depth in sports performance psychiatry, psychology and mental health services offered under the department’s Athletic Medicine Program. Dr. Stull and Dr. Widman are beginning their fifth year as sport psychiatry consultants for the athletic department, and their efforts are complemented by Dr. Jennifer BruningBrown, a research psychologist, and John Goldrich, a licensed mental health practitioner. Stull and Widman specialize in sport psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and can be reached through Jackie Wilken in Dr. Lonnie Albers’ office (402-4722276 or jwilken@huskers.com). Stull and Widman’s expertise is enhancing a student-athlete’s ability to stay process-focused to maximize performance. The process includes planning and goal setting, composure, confidence, concentration, and commitment. Stull and Widman also confidentially treat mental health and addiction problems. Widman earned his B.S. degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1986, and Stull earned his B.A. degree from Hastings (Neb.) College in 1986. Both physicians graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Medicine in 1992. Bruning-Brown received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University, where she worked as a postdoctoral Fellow. She also received a J.D. in Law from the University of NebraskaLincoln. Her extensive clinical training includes assessment and treatment of depression, eating disorders and relationship issues. Goldrich provides individual counseling and substance abuse education. Like Stull and Widman, BruningBrown and Goldrich can be reached through Wilken in Dr. Albers’ office by calling 402-472-2276 or by email at jwilken@huskers.com.

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Physical Welfare & Injury Care Positive Drug Testing Policies University of Nebraska Policy Student-athletes testing positive for amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, synthetic cannabinoids or steroids, or in the descretion of the University, any other substance banned by the NCAA, together with any alcoholrelated offense described above are subject to the following: First Offense • Notification of designated parent/ guardian or emergency contact. • Frequent urine drug testing through remainder of the academic year. • Probation. • Educational program participation required. • Follow recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation. Second Offense • Extensive drug evaluation and rehabilitation required before rejoining team. • Enrollment in an inpatient drug rehabilitation program or other treatment as recommended by a substance abuse professional. • Permanent suspension if situation warrants. • Frequent testing if allowed to rejoin team. Third Offense • Permanent suspension. The program requirements and consequences of each offense listed above are subject to modification at the discretion of the Athletic Director in response to recommendations from the substance abuse professional. Regardless of whether an offense is a first-time or repeat offense, conviction for possession of illegal drugs and/ or conviction of crimes while under the influence of alcohol will result in suspension or other appropriate disciplinary measures. Additionally, selling drugs generally will be grounds for immediate and permanent suspension. Coaches, subject to the approval of the Athletic Director,

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may establish additional drug testing policies for their respective teams, which are more restrictive or strict than this departmental policy. Studentathletes must familiarize themselves with any additional substance abuse rules applicable to their team.

Sanctions for use of Banned Substances

A student-athlete who tests positive for the use of a banned substance shall be declared ineligible to represent a Big Ten institution in intercollegiate competition during the time period ending one calendar year after the date of the student-athlete’s positive drug test, and shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of competition in all sports if the season of competition has not yet begun for that student-athlete or a minimum of the equivalent of one season of competition in all sports if the studentathlete tests positive during his or her season of competition. In addition, the student-athlete’s institution shall impose an educational and/or counseling requirement on the studentathlete. A student-athlete who tests positive on a second occasion for the use of a banned substance shall be declared permanently ineligible for all further intercollegiate competition in all sports. In addition, the student-athlete’s institution shall impose an educational and/or counseling requirement on the student-athlete. Team eligibility sanctions (e.g., contest forfeiture) may be imposed in the event that the institution, after having been notified of a positive test in accordance with Section 8.2.2 of the Big Ten Handbook, knowingly permits a student-athlete to compete.

the student-athlete, or a minimum of the equivalent of one full season of competition in all sports if the student-athlete tests positive during his or her season of competition. The student-athlete shall remain ineligible for all regular-season and postseason competition during the time period ending one calendar year (365 days) after the student-athlete’s positive drug test, and until the student-athlete retests negative and the studentathlete’s eligibility is restored by the Eligibility Committee. If the student-athlete tests positive a second time for the use of any drug, other than a “street drug,” as defined in 31.2.3.1, he or she will lose all remaining regular season and postseason eligibility in all sports. If the student-athlete tests positive for the use of a “street drug” after being restored to eligibility, he or she shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one additional season of competition in all sports, and also shall remain ineligible for regular-season and postseason competition at least through the next calendar year.

NCAA Policy

NCAA Bylaw 18.4.1.5.1 dictates that a student-athlete who tests positive (in accordance with the testing methods authorized by the Executive Committee) shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of competition in all sports if the season of competition has not yet begun for

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NCAA Banned Drug List The NCAA list of banned drug classes is subject to change by the NCAA Executive Committee. Any changes will be incorporated in this page. The term “related compounds” comprises substances that are included in the class by their pharmacological action and/ or chemical structure. No substance belonging to the prohibited class may be used, regardless of whether it is specifically listed as an example.

Bylaw 31.2.3.1 Banned Drugs

The following is the list of banned drug classes: (a) Stimulants: amiphenazole amphetamine bemigride benzphetamine bromantan caffeine chlorphentermine cocaine cropropamide crothetamide diethylpropion dimethylamphetamine doxapram ephedrine ethamivan ethylamphetamine fencamfamine meclofenoxate methylenedioxymethamphetamine methamphetamine methylphenidate nikethamide pemoline pentetrazol phendimetrazine phenmetrazine phentermine phenylephrine phenylpropanolamine (ppa) picrotoxine pipradol prolintane strychnine synephrine and related compounds* (b) Anabolic Agents: anabolic steroids androstenediol androstenedione boldenone clostebol

dehydrochlormethyl-testosterone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) dihydrotestosterone (DHT) dromostanolone fluoxymesterone gestrinone mesterolone methandienone methenolone methyltestosterone nandrolone norandrostenediol norandrostenedione norethandrolone oxandrolone oxymesterone oxymetholone stanozolol testosterone2 tetrahydrogestrinone (THG) trenbolone and related compounds* Other anabolic agents clenbuterol (c) Substances Banned for Specific Sports: Rifle: alcohol atenolol metoprolol nadolol pindolol propranolol timolol and related compounds* (d) Diuretics: acetazolamide bendroflumethiazide benzthiazide bumetanide chlorothiazide chlorthalidone ethacrynic acid flumethiazide furosemide hydrochlorothiazide hydroflumethiazide methyclothiazide metolazone polythiazide quinethazone spironolactone triamterene trichlormethiazide and related compounds* (e) Street Drugs: heroin marijuana3 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)3

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(f) Peptide Hormones and Analogues: chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG - human chorionic gonadotrophin) corticotrophin (ACTH) growth hormone (HGH, somatotrophin) All the respective releasing factors of the above-mentioned substances also are banned. erythropoietin (EPO) sermorelin (g) Definitions of positive depends on the following: 1. for caffeine-if the concentration in urine exceeds 15 micrograms/ml. 2. for testosterone-if the administration of testosterone or the use of any other manipulation has the result of increasing the ratio of the total concentration of testosterone to that of epitestosterone in the urine to greater than 6:1, unless there is evidence that this ratio is due to a physiological or pathological condition. 3. for marijuana and THC-if the concentration in the urine of THC metabolite exceeds 15 nanograms/ml. * The term “related compounds” comprises substances that are included in the class by their pharmacological action and/or chemical structure. No substance belonging to the prohibited class may be used, regardless of whether it is specifically listed as an example.

Supplements

Many nutritional/dietary supplements contain NCAA banned substances. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not strictly regulate the supplement industry; therefore purity and safety of nutritional/dietary supplements cannot be guaranteed. Impure supplements may lead to a positive NCAA drug test. The use of supplements is at the student-athlete’s own risk. Student-athletes should contact their institution’s team physician or athletic trainer for further information.

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Sports Nutrition Individual Sports Nutrition Plans

Nutrition is a vital aspect to physical development and sports performance. The mission statement of the University of Nebraska Sports Nutrition Department is to educate athletes on the role nutrition plays in these two components of athletic success. Student-athletes work with sports dietitians to create individual sports nutrition plans designed to optimize health and performance. Nutrition plans provide athletes with specific fueling strategies to ensure proper hydration, nutrient timing, and nutrient balance. These strategies maximize the abilities of student athletes in the classroom and on the field. In addition to this, Nebraska offers a number of opportunities and services to its student athletes highlighted in this section to encourage proper sports nutrition.

Lewis Training Table

The Lewis Training Table is one of seven dining halls on campus where student-athletes have the option to eat lunch and dinner. The Lewis Training Table is open Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. Some of the outstanding features of the Lewis Training Table include: • A Registered Dietitian located on site and present at most meals to help student-athletes make the best decision to meet his or her training goals. This hands-on approach to education creates learning opportunities at the point of service. • Championship caliber performance requires eating the highest quality foods. Executive Chef Michael Steele ensures food is served at the highest standards, while adding creativity and flavor in offering traditional recipes with a healthy twist. All full-time food service staff members are Serv Safe certified, highlighting a commitment to professional food service standards. • All student-athletes have input on what is served at the Lewis Training Table. These suggestions can be shared with Josh Hingst, Director of Sports Nutrition, Lindsey Remmers, Associate Director of Sports Nutrition, or Dale

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Nebraska Training Table Rules

1. Prior to your arrival, we suggest you shower and dress in clean clothes. We also require the removal of hats while dining in the Lewis Training Table. 2. The Lewis Training Table is reservation only at lunch for all students with meal plans, but is reserved exclusively for student-athletes and athletic department staff at dinner. 3. Everyone is required to check in with the cashier at the entrance to the Lewis Training Table. If you have purchased a meal plan or you are a staff member charging the meal to your account, you will be required to produce a student/staff ID card to be admitted into the dining room. Failure to present identification will result in non-admittance to the dining facility. You will no longer be able to give the clerk your student/staff ID number to be admitted. 4. The dining room serves customers who have paid to eat during meal times. If you are not eating, please wait outside the dining area glass walls to speak with friends. 5. Food service personnel and all customers will be treated with respect. 6. No tobacco in any form is allowed in any state facility, including chewing tobacco. 7. Please leave your table as clean as you would like to find it, and push your chair in before you leave. 8. No utensils or food are to leave the Lewis Training Table without permission. 9. Requests for small group use of the Executive Dining Room during meal service hours will be prioritized for team functions first and can be scheduled by contacting Gaila Friesen at 472-4610. The Executive Dining Room is for Athletic Department use only. 10. Catering requests from the Lewis Training Table should be coordinated with Dale Kruse, Lewis Training Table manager at 472-7880. Kruse, Lewis Training Table Manager. Lewis Training Table Service Hours: Lunch: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m. • If your schedule conflicts with regular dining hours, you can sign up for a “Sack Lunch” at the check-stand or by calling 472-2813. Meals can be picked up prior to or during meal hours. • Purchasing a meal plan maximizes the financial benefit available to student-athletes. Student-athletes receive a discounted rate per meal with a meal plan compared to the retail rate. Contact Jena Johnson at 472-8253 to find out which meal plan best meets your needs.

• High quality nutrition facts labeling helps student-athletes make informed choices at the buffet. Every item in the Lewis Training Table is served with an accompanying nutrition facts label.

Body Composition Assessment

Body Composition is a useful tool to help athletes identify a body composition that maximizes performance. A body composition that is either too high or too low can impair performance. The Bod Pod is a state-of-the-art body composition assessment tool that is available for all student-athletes to aid in monitoring their training progress. Each individual assessment takes about five to ten minutes. Teams are tested throughout the year and all testing is voluntary. Contact Josh Hingst or Lindsey Remmers to schedule team assessments.

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Strength and Conditioning Sports Supplements

Student-athletes are given an individualized sports supplement plan during their initial visit with a sports dietitian. NCAA permissible supplements are available at all training areas free of charge. These supplements are designed to help optimize nutrient balance and timing both before and after workouts. Members of the sports nutrition staff distribute sports supplements pre- and post-workout. In addition to permissible supplements provided in training areas, athletes may also take NCAA compliant supplements. These include supplements such as HMB, Creatine, amino acids, and proteins, among others. Athletes must use great caution when using these types of supplements since they are loosely regulated. Any supplement used by a student-athlete at the University of Nebraska must be reviewed for safety and NCAA compliance by Josh Hingst or Lindsey Remmers prior to use. A sports supplement form should be completed with the pre-competition physical exam and updated as appropriate throughout the year. Extra forms are available with Jackie Wilken in Athletic Medicine. Please return completed forms to Josh Hingst or Lindsey Remmers. Other Services Available • Cooking Classes • Eating Disorder Counseling • Grocery Shopping Tours • Hydration Assessments • Team Presentations • Game-Day Meal Plans • Individualized Recovery Strategies

Strength and Conditioning

The Department of Athletics has established a comprehensive strength and conditioning program to improve performance and lessen the possibility of injury. The strength and conditioning staff provides the best program available while maintaining the highest safety standards. The department has three weight rooms available for use by student-athletes. The main weight room, the Ndamukong Suh Strength Complex (472-3333), is located in the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex. The other weight rooms are

located in the Hawks Championship Center and at the Bob Devaney Sports Center (472-1403). All intercollegiate athletic teams have a strength and conditioning program designed specifically for the rigors of their individual sport. Each program addresses mobility, conditioning, strength, power, speed, and body composition on an individual, team-member basis. These programs are then carried out under the direction of the strength and conditioning staff. Individual and team assessments are carried out periodically during the year. A schedule of facility use of weight room facilities may be arranged through and at the discretion of the Head Strength Coach assigned to each sport. At no time will scheduling of individual time supersede team use of the facilities.

Work Environment

The work that takes place in the weight room is serious in nature. All student-athletes who use the strength and conditioning facilities should do so productively. You should arrive at your scheduled time, obtain your workout program, and go through the session with a positive attitude and a minimal waste of time. Approach your workout

session as an opportunity to improve yourself so you can perform better at your sport.

Safety

Safety in the strength and conditioning facilities depends upon following facility rules. Always think cautiously when performing any exercise. The weight rooms were established so you would have the opportunity to become stronger and more injury resistant. Injuries should not occur in the weight room. Spotters serve two basic purposes: (1) To motivate or encourage you to give it your all and (2) to supervise your workout in order to make it safe for you. Always have someone spot you when performing any exercise. The spotter should be prepared to assess the lifter when the weight cannot be raised. Be aware of other people around you when performing any exercise. If people are in your way, there is always the possibility of dropping a weight on them or hitting them with a barbell. On machine exercises, make sure your spotter has his/her hands clear of the machine before you begin to exercise. If an injury should occur, immediately contact the nearest strength coach.

Weight Room Rules

Note: To all persons using University of Nebraska Weight Rooms. These rooms are provided to improve the performance of Nebraska athletes. The following rules are presented so the weight rooms will remain clean, neat and ready for athletes to safely use the equipment. Your cooperation is appreciated. 1. All sports must have their lifting times scheduled with their assigned strength and conditioning coach. 2. All training sessions must be supervised by a strength and conditioning coach. No open lifting for current athletes. 3. All athletes must wear issued adidas workout gear at all lifting and conditioning sessions. All athletes must wear shirt and shoes at all times, lifting in street clothes or personal, non-adidas gear is prohibited. 4. Return weights and dumbbells to the appropriate rack after use. 5. Former athletes using an athletic department weight room must sign a release form and schedule a lifting time with the strength staff. 6. Stereo system and video equipment is only to be operated by the strength and conditioning staff. 7. No food or drink in the weight room. 8. Use of cell phones in the weight room is prohibited. 9. No reading material allowed in the weight room. 10. Personal stereos and iPods can only be used in the aerobic area.

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Athletic Facilities As a student-athlete at Nebraska, you have the privilege of utilizing some of the finest intercollegiate athletic facilities available.

Championship Facilities Create Championship Opportunities Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex

The Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex is the finest collegiate athletic facility in the nation. The complex was completed in 2006 and is the home of Nebraska Football, the Charles and Romona Myers Performance Center, the Ndamukong Suh Strength and Conditioning Complex, Athletic Medicine and NU’s administrative offices. The Osborne Athletic Complex provides Husker student-athletes with a tremendous advantage because everything they need to prepare for competition is all in one area.

Memorial Stadium

When the Huskers play at Memorial Stadium, five percent of the state’s population gathers to watch. With a seating capacity of over 85,000, Memorial Stadium has been the home of Husker football since 1923. In addition to serving football, administrative and student-athlete support areas are housed underneath and around the Stadium. In 1998-99, Memorial Stadium underwent an extensive $36.1 million stadium-improvement project. Permanent lighting was the first step of the project on both the east and west sides of the stadium. Remodeled in 2009, the media facility, club seats and the addition of 42 skyboxes provide luxury seating for Husker games. Other improvements include widening the concourse on the west side, doubling the number of concession stands and tripling the number of restrooms. The stadium also received a Fieldturf field for the 2005 season. Nebraska was the first college facility to install this turf system back in 1998.

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Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium has been the site of 311 consecutive sellouts since 1962. The stadium has been the home of the Huskers since 1923.

Nebraska’s Sideline Club was the first field-level suite to be designed for a college-only venue. Nebraska completed and immediately sold out of the 42-seat Sideline Club in 2005. Sideline Club seats are located in the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium and are just a few feet away from the sideline, putting fans literally on top of the action. In 2006, 13 Skyline Suites were added to the middle of Memorial Stadium North. The Skyline Suites feature a beautiful view of the Stadium and the downtown Lincoln Skyline. A new Mitsubishi replay screen was also installed in 2006 and is one of the largest in any college stadium in the United States, measuring 117-feet 7 1/8-inches wide by 33-feet-7 3/16-inches high, roughly five times the width of the original screens inside Memorial Stadium. Two additional big screens were added in 2009 along with ribbon boards on the east and west balcony faces as HuskerVision went fully HD. The Student Life Complex, which opened in September of 2010 houses the Academic, Life Skills, and Compliance offices as well as the Training Table. West Stadium also features HuskerVision with its stateof-the-art television production facility and Big Ten Network remote studio. Construction began in May of 2011 on the East Stadium expansion that will increase Memorial Stadium’s capacity by more than 6,000 when it opens in 2013.

Hawks Championship Center

The Hawks Championship Center features 81,200 square feet, including a full-length field identical to Memorial Stadium’s game field. The field is available to all 23 of Nebraska’s varsity teams and provides a controlled environment with excellent lighting. The Championship Wing includes an Olympic-sized (8x16 meters) sand volleyball court. The special sand has been rounded to prevent dust, similar to the sand used during Olympic beach competition. The Championship Wing also includes a newly renovated weight area which will be available for many of Nebraska’s athletic programs. The Skybridge allows Nebraska student-athletes to walk from practices to workouts in the Hawks Championship Center to the Strength Complex and Athletic Medicine Center inside the Osborne Athletic Complex while remaining inside a controlled and safe environment. The Skybridge, which spans the walkway from the Championship Plaza into the Nebraska Soccer Field/Ed Weir Stadium, provides a picturesque entrance into the Husker Nation Pavilion on football game days.

Ndamukong Suh Strength and Conditioning Complex

Located inside Nebraska’s Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex completed in the fall of 2006, the Huskers’ Strength Complex is the finest

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Athletic Facilities facility in the nation. Part of the Charles and Romona Myers Performance Center, Nebraska’s spacious, well-designed and technologically advanced Strength Complex is 40 percent larger than the Huskers’ previous weight room inside West Memorial Stadium. The impressive architecture of the Osborne Complex is apparent inside the Strength Complex. Large arching windows provide a sense of strength while allowing an abundance of natural light to enter the weight room. The Suh Strength and Conditioning Complex also features a 50-yard turf running lane that opened in the spring of 2011.

The Landing

Located between the Skybridge and the strength complex, The Landing provides a lounge area for studentathletes in between workouts and classes. The Landing is equipped with televisions, a couch, and computers, as well as a kitchen with Gatorade and water fountains and smoothie machines. The landing was remodeled in 2009.

Bob Devaney Sports Center

Many Husker athletic teams compete in the beautiful and spacious Bob Devaney Sports Center. Located on the Nebraska Innovation Campus adjacent to the main Nebraska campus, the building houses facilities for basketball, gymnastics, indoor track and field, swimming and wrestling. Many other activities, including concerts by major recording artists, are held in the complex. The main arena, which is the home of Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics teams, seats 13,595. The Devaney Center Natatorium is west of the arena, with a seating capacity of 1,000. The indoor track was replaced in 2001 with a $3 million banked hydraulic 200-meter Mondo track. The state-ofthe-art track is one of the finest indoor tracks in the world. Since it opened in the fall of 1976, the Devaney Center has hosted many conference championships in

Hawks Field at Haymarket Park features 4,500 chair-back seats and additional seating for 4,000 fans on the berms throughout the park.

gymnastics, wrestling, indoor track and field and swimming and diving. The complex has also hosted NCAA Championships in men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s swimming and diving, and volleyball. The newest addition to the Devaney Center is the Hendricks Training Complex which opens this fall. The facility includes new practice courts, coaches offices, meeting rooms and locker rooms for the men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling programs. It will also include extensive strength and conditioning and nutrition areas and a remodeled Athletic Medicine area. The Devaney Center will receive an extensive remodeling project beginning in 2012 which includes a grand entrance addition on the south side, interior renovation of the arena level, concourse level and arena interior. Premium seating will be added with the addition of suites and a new premium seating hospitality room in 2014. The Husker volleyball team will move into the facility once the West Haymarket Arena project is complete.

Hawks Field at Haymarket Park

Hawks Field at Haymarket Park is one of the top collegiate baseball stadiums in the nation. The stadium is equipped with permanent seating for 4,500 fans and the outfield berm areas allow for a capacity of 8,500.

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Nebraska played the 2002 season in the new stadium and played host to NCAA Regional action in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006, and NCAA Super Regional action in 2002 and 2005. The stadium has 16 skybox suites, giving a luxurious view for baseball during Nebraska and Lincoln Saltdog games.

Bowlin Stadium

Bowlin Stadium opened in 2002. The $3 million facility is just minutes from Memorial Stadium and the Haymarket District in downtown Lincoln. Bowlin Stadium can accommodate up to 2,500 fans. It features 750 chairback seats and berm seating behind both dugouts and in the outfield. Additionally, Bowlin Stadium features a clubhouse overlooking right field that houses the Nebraska softball locker rooms and administrative offices. The Huskers were chosen to host an NCAA Regional Tournament at Bowlin Stadium four times since the park opened.

Haymarket Park Training Facility

The Haymarket Park Training Facility will house indoor practice areas for the Nebraska baseball and softball programs. The facilities include hitting cages, pitching tunnels and space for infield work. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2011.

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Athletic Facilities ­Nebraska Coliseum Nebraska volleyball has called the Coliseum home since the 1976 season. At the end of the 1990 volleyball season, the Coliseum underwent a major renovation that included a new floor, improved seating (4,030 capacity), lighting, laundry room, locker rooms, training room, and offices for volleyball and administrative staff. In summer of 2007, the Coliseum was renovated again to house both the women’s gymnastics and rifle offices. The volleyball offices and locker rooms were also remodeled. The Huskers have hosted 32 NCAA championships (20 first- and secondround matches and 12 Regionals) in the past 23 years.

Cook Pavilion

Opened in the fall of 1989, Cook Pavilion provides the Husker football team and many other sports with an indoor practice area that features a full-length field and a roof high enough to allow practices to include all facets of the kicking game. Cook Pavilion also features FieldTurf, an artificial grass system that is the same used in Memorial Stadium. The Pavilion is part of the $17 million Lee & Helene Sapp Recreation Facility, which includes modern offices, a training room and locker rooms, in addition to the latest recreational equipment.

Ed Weir Stadium

Ed Weir Stadium, the outdoor home of the Husker track and field teams, ranks as one of the nation's finest outdoor collegiate track facilities. The stadium features seating for 4,500 and was completed in the spring of 1973. Dedicated during the 1974 Big Eight Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the stadium is named for the Cornhuskers’ two-time All-America football player and former track coach, Ed Weir. In the summer of 1999, the track was reconstructed with a modern layout and Mondo surface was installed. In addition, improvements were made in the field-event facilities, including a new javelin approach area. During its 35-year existence, NU has hosted eight National Junior Olympics, a USA-USSR Junior Dual Meet, eight Big Eight Outdoor Championships, the 2003 and 2008 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships and the 2007 Big 12 outdoor track meet.

Nebraska Soccer Field

After spending nearly a decade at the Abbott Sports Complex, the Nebraska soccer team returned to the Nebraska campus in 2005. All Husker home soccer games are played at the Nebraska Soccer Field, located immediately east of the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex.

The facility boasts seating for 3,500 spectators, making both the location and amenities more accommodating to players and fans alike.

Mabel Lee Hall

Contained in Mabel Lee Hall is the women's gymnastics training facility. The facility, completed in January of 1992, includes locker rooms and a fully equipped training room. A locker room and training room expansion was completed in the fall of 2009. The gym houses an above-ground, L-shaped, loose-foam pit, that can be used to train vaulting, uneven bars or balance beam routines, and also includes a built-in trampoline. The gym is complete with an 83-foot spring floor strip for tumbling, four sets of AAI uneven bars and two single bars. The facility was remodeled and expanded in 2011.

Golf Courses

Wilderness Ridge is the primary practice course for the Nebraska men’s and women’s golf teams. Both teams also play on several of the 22 other golf courses in Lincoln, including the Firethorn Golf Club, Yankee Hill Country Club and the Country Club of Lincoln.

Tennis Facilities

The Nebraska Tennis Center is a $3 million facility located in the Abbott Sports Complex, just north of the intersection of 70th and Cornhusker Highway. The complex , which opened in 2006, is the home to the men’s and women’s tennis teams. The Nebraska Tennis Center features six climatecontrolled indoor courts, as well as 12 outdoor courts, a modern strength facility, and the latest in exercise equipment and locker room facilities.

Rifle Range

Ed Weir Stadium, the outdoor track and field facility, recently played host to the 2008 Midwest Regional Championships.

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The renovated University of Nebraska Rifle Range was dedicated in March 1999. Located in the lower level of the Military and Naval Science Building on 14th and Vine Street, the range features 10 firing points with caswell shooting stalls. Movable target carriers, which are controlled at the firing line, allow targets to be placed

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Athletic Facilities at any distance up to a maximum firing distance of 50 feet. Permanent stops for the targets are located at 10 meters and at 50 feet for NCAA air and smallbore rifle competition. In 2006, Nebraska installed a state-of-theart electronic target system identical to that used by the Olympic Training Center. The program utilizes digital imaging of shots fired, allowing for immediate feedback to both athletes and coaches. In the summer of 2007, the rifle offices relocated to the Coliseum and the locker room was remodeled in 2008.

should be reported immediately to the equipment manager. The items are marked lost inventory and a replacement is issued, if available. Athletic uniforms, warm-ups, and other equipment that are issued to you may only be used during official athletic practices or events. This equipment is not intended for personal, everyday use. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by your head coach. Items are laundered by an equipment room attendant or the team manager. You are responsible for getting your laundry in on time. Laundry is only done on a team basis.

East Campus Union

Locker Rooms

The Husker Bowling facility, located at the East Campus Union, houses six lanes as well as the coaches offices for the eight-time national champion Cornhuskers to practice year-round at the facility. A new players lounge and locker room was added in the fall of 2010. The East Campus lanes are one of the best bowling practice facilities in the country that is leased by the athletic department for exclusive use of the bowling team.

Multi-Sport Facilities

In addition to the sport-specific facilities above, you will need to know the locations and policies of the following multi-sport facilities.

Equipment Rooms

There are two equipment rooms used by the Athletic Department: one in Memorial Stadium, and one in the Devaney Center. Their hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. After you have passed your preparticipatory physical exam and have been determined eligible to play, your name is placed on the team roster. Your coach will then inform you of the time and particular Equipment Room where you may pick up your equipment. At the equipment room you will be issued a locker and lock. You are responsible for any lost or stolen articles. Lost or stolen equipment

Locker rooms are located next to the equipment rooms in the Osborne Athletic Complex, Coliseum, Hawks Championship Center and Devaney Center. There are also locker rooms in Mabel Lee Hall and Haymarket Park. Only student-athletes and necessary Athletic Department staff members have access to locker room areas. Media personnel, friends or relatives are not allowed in the locker rooms. You are given an individual locker. All equipment issued to you must be kept locked in your locker. Locks are issued to you for the security of personal and University belongings. It is recommended that you leave personal valuables at home or securely locked in your locker. You are responsible for the cleanliness and security of your locker. All trash, tape, paper, etc. should be placed in the wastebaskets located in the locker rooms.

Laundry Room

Arrangements for the cleaning and laundering of gear are made by the equipment manager for each sport. You are issued a laundry bag complete with towels, socks, shirt, shorts, etc. This bag is then used for washing practice gear. In this manner you are provided a clean set of workout gear for each practice, as well as clean uniforms for each game. You are responsible for picking up your gear before practice, and for delivering it in your laundry bag to the designated

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laundry drop-off area after practice. Please note that no personal laundry may be washed through the equipment room facilities.

Training Rooms

Three training rooms are available for Nebraska student-athletes. The main training room is located in the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex and is used for all rehabilitation and sick calls, as well as providing specific support to the football and baseball teams. The Devaney Center training room is utilized by men’s and women’s basketball, indoor track and field, wrestling, women’s swimming and gymnastics. The Coliseum training room supports women’s volleyball, softball, outdoor track and field, cross country and soccer. Hours for the main training room are generally Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours for the satellite facilities vary according to the sport in season and the associated needs of the sport’s student-athletes. Check with your coach or the training room, North Stadium (472-2276), for these hours.

Husker Ticket Office

The Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office is located in the parking facility across from Memorial Stadium. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (472-3111).

Stadium Drive Parking Garage

The parking facility houses the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office, the Huskers Authentic® Store, and the Parking and Transit Services Office. To contact Parking services, call 472-1800.

Facilities Questions

For any questions regarding facilities, contact the Facilities and Events or Capital Planning and Construction Office at 472-1000 or visit Huskers.com.

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Eligibility Requirements Academic Fraud Defined

Academic fraud is defined as a “staff member knowingly involved in arranging for fraudulent academic credit or false transcripts for a prospective or an enrolled student-athlete.” [See NCAA bylaw 10.1 (b)] More specifically, academic fraud is defined as: • Any time an institutional staff member (e.g. student worker, coach, professor, tutor, teaching assistant) is knowingly involved in arranging fraudulent academic credit or false transcripts for a prospective or enrolled student-athlete, regardless of whether the institutional staff member acted alone or in concert with the prospective or enrolled student-athlete. • Any time a student-athlete, acting alone or in concert with others, knowingly becomes involved in arranging fraudulent academic credit or false transcripts, regardless of whether such conduct results in an erroneous declaration of eligibility. • If a student-athlete commits an academic offense that results in an erroneous declaration of eligibility and the student-athlete subsequently competes for the institution.

Academic Fraud Penalties

If a finding of Academic Fraud occurs, the student-athlete: • Will be rendered permanently ineligible. • May also have their academic scholarship reduced or cancelled. • May be either suspended or expelled from school, depending on the severity of the academic offense.

NCAA Six-Hour Rule

To be eligible for competition, a student-athlete must complete a minimum of six semester hours of degree-applicable academic credit in the previous full-time regular academic term. This rule is also applicable to student-athletes who are competing while enrolled as graduate students. Additionally, to be eligible to compete in a postseason event (e.g.,

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conference tournament, bowl game, NCAA Championship) that occurs between regular terms, a student-athlete must have completed six semester hours of degree-applicable credit in the previous academic term. In football beginning in 2011, student-athletes must pass nine hours of degree-applicable credit in the fall semester. If not, the student-athlete will be ineligible for the first four games of the following season.

Grading System

Nebraska uses an A through F grading system. The letter grades with point value (in parentheses) are: A+ (4.0), A (4.0), A- (3.67), B+ (3.33), B (3.0), B- (2.67), C+ (2.33), C (2.0), C(1.67), D+ (1.33), D (1.0), D- (0.67), and F (0). Grades of W (dropped/withdrew), I (incomplete), P (pass/C or better) and N (no pass) may also be given. W, I, P, and N are not assigned grade points and therefore are not used in computation of a student’s grade-point average.

Enrollment Changes

Changes in your enrollment (e.g. petitions to add/drop courses, late enrollment, instructor drops) should be submitted prior to the published deadlines to ensure that your records are accurate and complete. You must have approval to drop a class. This policy is designed to prevent you from making changes in your academic schedule that may jeopardize either your academic or eligibility status. Below are several compliance reminders that pertain to the most common types of questions/issues regarding NCAA rules compliance. Please see a member of the Compliance staff if you have questions regarding any of these areas.

Ethical Conduct

• You are not eligible if you evade or violate NCAA regulations. • You must compete with honesty and sportsmanship at all times. You will lose your eligibility if: • You provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling; or • You gamble on intercollegiate or

professional sports (take or place bets). • No fantasy leagues, bracket contests, Internet websites, etc.

Amateurism

You are not eligible for your sport if you have: • Taken pay or the promise of pay, for competing in your sport; • Agreed to compete in professional athletics; • Received above actual and necessary expenses to compete; • Used your athletics skills for pay in any form; • Accepted any benefit from an agent; • Agreed to have an agent promote your athletic ability; or • Allowed your name, picture, appearance or athletic reputation to be used to promote a commercial product or business venture.

Financial Aid

You are allowed to receive financial assistance: • From parents/relatives that you are naturally or legally dependent of; • Aid that is approved by UNL and awarded for non-athletic abilities e.g., academic achievement; or • Aid from a non-institutional source that meets NCAA criteria. You must report ALL non-institutional aid to the Compliance Office.

Eligibility

To maintain your eligibility on an annual basis, you must successfully complete: • 24 hours of academic credit at Nebraska prior to the start of your third semester of full-time enrollment; • Beginning with the third semester, 18 hours of academic credit since the previous fall term; and • Six hours of academic credit during the preceeding regular academic term. You must also: • Choose a degree program before the beginning of your third year of enrollment; and • Meet the NCAA percentage and grade-point requirements based on

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NCAA Rules and Regulations your year of enrollment. Do not drop below full-time status during a term or your eligibility will be affected.

Nebraska in athletics. This means you must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. You are ineligible to practice or compete if at any time:

NCAA Rules

• Your registration falls below 12 credits. (EXCEPTION: If you are in the last semester of your undergraduate degree and you are enrolled in your final hours for the completion of your degree, you may register for less than 12 credit hours. Graduate school full-time enrollment is nine credit hours.); • Your registration or admission is canceled; or • You withdraw from the University.

In order to participate in intercollegiate athletics, you must maintain your athletic and academic eligibility. Your coach, academic counselor, the Compliance Office staff, the Associate Athletic Director for Academic Programs and Student Services, Nebraska’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, and the Chancellor work together to ensure adherence to all NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations regarding eligibility. Though NCAA and Conference rules may seem complicated, they ensure that all teams play according to the same rules, with no team having an unfair competitive edge. Great effort is made by the University administration to see that you and all staff members are familiar with these rules and understand that any deviation from them, whether knowingly or through ignorance, is not condoned by the department or the University. The following sections are intended to reinforce the rules and requirements that have been discussed during your meetings with the Compliance staff. These references are not intended to be all-inclusive. Your eligibility to participate in athletics is based upon your academic performance as well as on your adherence to a variety of nonacademic eligibility regulations.

Seasons of Competition Five-Year Rule

You have five years in which to complete four athletic seasons in a sport. The five-year clock begins when you first become a full-time student at any collegiate institution. These years are continuous. You do not regain the time during which you are not enrolled in school.

Full-Time Enrollment

NCAA and University rules require that you must be a full-time, degreeseeking student in order to represent

Designation of Program of Studies

You must declare a major before your fifth semester or third year. To do this, you must formally enroll in a specific baccalaureate degree program or obtain approval for the course work and program leading to your designated degree program. If you decide to change your major, be sure to notify your academic counselor so that your progress toward a degree may be monitored.

Outside Competition

Before competing in any outside event as an individual or on a team, visit with your head coach and the Compliance Office to receive prior approval.

NCAA Drug Testing Policy

First Offense If you test positive for a banned drug: • You become ineligible for all competitions for one calendar year; and • You will lose one season of competition. • A re-test is required for the NCAA to restore eligibility. Second Offense • Loss of all remaining eligibility in all sports.

Practice and Competition

• During the season you can practice no more than 4 hours a day and 20 hours a week with at least 1 day off. • Outside of the playing season but

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within the academic year, you are limited to 8 hours of countable activity with no more than 2 hours of skill instruction and at least 2 days off. • During the summer, all activity must be voluntary. Some sports may have supervision for safety. Talk to the Compliance Office to see if your sport is one of those.

Hosting Recruits

• All NCAA rules and guidelines must be adhered to; • No activities that involve the use of alcohol or drug related products are allowed; • No participation in or arrangements of sexually related activities or other forms of prejudice harrassment is allowed; and • No contact between recruits and boosters/alumni/media is allowed.

Extra Benefits

A student-athlete or prospect may not accept any extra benefits that are not offered to the general student body. It is not permissible for a student-athlete or parents/ guardians to receive a benefit that is the result of a "special" arrangement by an institutional employee, booster, employer or fan. Non-permissible benefits include but are not limited to: • Free or reduced-fee housing/rent including the use of vacation or seasonal homes; • Free or reduced-fee meals; • Loans or cash advances in pay or salary; • Gifts or presents of any type regardless of the occasion or purpose; • Use of telephone for long distance or use of telephone cards and cell phones; • Free use of any motor vehicle, boat or recreational vehicle; • Free use of services (e.g., automobile repair, laundry, copying, faxing, etc.).; or • Free or reduced-fee memberships at golf courses, health clubs, etc. Please ask before you act.

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NCAA Rules and Regulations Gambling and Bribery

NCAA rules strictly prohibit members of the athletic department or student-athletes from engaging in gambling or sport wagering activities. It is hoped that you, as a studentathlete, will never be approached in an attempt to involve you in a gambling or bribery situation. However, on some campuses in the past, student-athletes have become involved with organized gambling operations. The results of this involvement have been both severe and tragic, not only for the individual but for the entire University athletic program. Gambling is one of the major sources of revenue for organized crime. Be aware that the gambling industry is constantly seeking sources of information because operators use inside information to set the betting line or odds. It is possible that you may be approached and questioned about the condition and attitude of other team players. As an athlete, you may be asked to alter a game in some manner and be offered favors or gifts for doing so. If this occurs, you must report the incident to your coach or the Compliance Office immediately. The University and the department are committed to combating all forms of gambling and bribery. An attempt to procure information through bribery of a sports participant is a felony. You should keep in mind that participation in gambling interests, even in the most minor fashion, may jeopardize your athletic career.

NCAA Gambling Restrictions

1. You are not eligible to compete if you knowingly provide information concerning intercollegiate athletic competition to individuals involved in organized gambling activities; solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team; accept a bet on any team representing the institution; or participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling (NCAA Bylaw 10.3).

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2. You are not eligible to compete if you have shown dishonesty in evading or violating NCAA regulations. (NCAA Bylaw 10.1). 3. Report to your coach or the Compliance Office any attempt to secure information concerning situations that might alter the normal performance of your team. 4. Do not accept any benefits from strangers, such as meals, presents, etc. You are required by both the department and the NCAA to report any individual who offers gifts, money or favors in exchange for supplying information or for attempting to alter the outcome of any contest. 5. Be aware of the legalities of gambling at an institutional and state level. Understand that the consequences at the University level may be expulsion, and that the University will assist with the enforcement of federal, state and local anti-bribery laws. 6. Do not accept any money from a “fan” for a game “well played.” 7. Do not attempt to sell or accept money for a benefit in exchange for your complimentary admissions. 8. Do not discuss the condition or attitude of your team with anyone other than your teammates or coaches. 9. You must compete with honesty and sportsmanship at all times so that you represent the honor and dignity of fair play (NCAA Bylaw 10.01.11). 10. Do not participate in fantasy leagues or other similar contests that determine a cash or award winner.

Agents

The NCAA has rules limiting activities with a sports agent. Any agreement, oral or written, can jeopardize your athletic eligibility. A Professional Sports Counsel Panel has been established to give you guidance, and you can set up a meeting by calling the Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance at 472-2042.

Transfers

The NCAA and Big Ten have rules regarding transfer eligibility. Consult a member of the Compliance staff to obtain information about transfer rules.

Intra-Conference Transfer

A student-athlete transferring to Nebraska from another Big Ten Conference institution will be subject to one year of academic residence and charged with one season of competition.

Transferring from Nebraska

There are several NCAA rules that impact transferring. It is very important that you understand these rules prior to making a decision to transfer. If you would like to speak with any other four-year institution, you must have permission from UNL to contact those institutions. If you are considering transferring from Nebraska, please take these steps: 1. Speak with your coach; 2. Contact the Compliance Office to understand the transfer rules; and 3. Ask for permission to contact other institutions. If you are denied permission to contact other institutions to discuss a potential transfer, you have the right to an appeal. This policy is outlined below.

Athletics Appeals Committee

The Athletics Appeals Committee has been established for those Nebraska student-athletes who have been denied the request to permit another four-year institution to contact them concerning a possible transfer or have been denied the use of the onetime transfer exception. In addition, the appeals committee will also be available to student-athletes who have been denied the exception to transfer residence requirement. If a student-athlete wants to appeal the decision of the Department of Athletics, the following procedures must take place: 1. The student-athlete must submit in writing to the Chair of the Athletics Appeals Committee a request for an appeals board hearing within seven business days of the original notification date. 2. An appeals board meeting date will be established by the Athletics Appeals Committee, which consists of (1) Nebraska representative to the NCAA and Big Ten Conference; (2) Chair of the Faculty Intercollegiate Athletic

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NCAA Rules and Regulations Committee, or his/her designee; (3) President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Commitee, or his/her designee; (4) Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs; (5) Faculty/Staff member; (6) Two at-large members, a student-athlete and one Faculty/Staff. 3. Minutes will be kept of the meeting, and the student-athlete will have the opportunity to explain his/her situation and express their concerns. 4. The Athletic Department/coach will be asked to prepare a written and/ or verbal report indicating basis for the denial. 5. The Athletics Appeals Committee will caucus following the hearing to determine the outcome of the appeal. 6. The decision of the Athletics Appeals Committee will be submitted to the Athletic Director for appropriate action. 7. The hearing and decision notification will be completed within 15 business days of the student-athlete’s request for a hearing.

Medical Hardship

Medical hardship is defined as an incapacitating injury or illness that occurs during the first half of the season before you have participated in more than three events or 30 percent of the events in your sport, whichever number is greater. The medical hardship is granted by the Big 12 Conference or faculty athletics representatives. The Compliance Office will file this on the student-athlete’s behalf.

Complimentary Admissions

Complimentary admissions to team competitions are distributed in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations, which allow each student-athlete a maximum of four complimentary admissions per regular-season event in his/her sport. A student-athlete may also receive six complimentary admissions for participation in a conference championship, NCAA Championship or bowl game. NCAA regulations do not allow the distribution of "hard tickets." Admission is through a gate list. NCAA regulations also prohibit the sale or trade of complimentary admissions, and hold the student-

athlete responsible if your guests sell their admission. NU's Athletic Department charges admission for the following sports: football, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s swimming and diving, volleyball, wrestling, men's and women's gymnastics and women's soccer. All eligible NU student-athletes receive four complimentary admissions per home event in their sport. Complimentary admissions for away competitions are given to eligible members on the official traveling roster for each event. Excluded are ineligible players, such as those sitting out while meeting residency requirements. ­

Information for your Guests

Please inform your guests that they must present valid photo ID's in order to obtain admission. Children who do not have a photo ID must present a birth certificate or social security card. The designated gate will open 1 1/2 hours before the game and remain open until the end of the first half (or halftime). Once your guests are admitted, they will sign for a seat location pass. Hard copies of tickets are not distributed.

Hosting a Prospective Student-Athlete

The following guidelines have been established by the University of Nebraska Athletic Department to ensure that the hosting and entertainment of a prospective studentathlete is conducted in accordance with NCAA, Big Ten Conference and University rules and regulations. A student-athlete who serves as a student-athlete host has been informed that he/she is an official representative of the University of Nebraska as well as the Athletic Department. As a representative of the Athletic Department, the student-athlete host is expected to exhibit appropriate conduct and behavior at all times. During a campus visit, a prospective student-athlete is allowed to evaluate academic opportunities, view campus and athletic facilities, meet staff members who will participate in the

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development of the prospect during their undergraduate career as well as assess their future involvement with a specific sport team. This is also a time that a prospect evaluates the behaviors and social practices of the studentathletes on a team and within our entire athletic department. It is the responsibility of the student-athlete host to know and to understand the following Athletic Department Campus Visit Guidelines. The student host should consult his/her coach when questions or concerns arise while hosting a prospective student-athlete. Please note the following guidelines: 1. Activities that include the use of alcohol or a drug-related product are not allowed. Underage drinking (under 21) or the use of a controlled substance is illegal in the state of Nebraska. A prospective student-athlete of any age is not allowed to participate in these activities during a campus visit. It is the student host's responsibility to discourage a prospect's interest from engaging in the use of alcohol or drugs. It is also a student host's responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of the prospect by not taking the prospect to activities or establishments that promote the use of alcohol or other controlled substances. A student host should report any abuse of alcohol or drugs by a prospect to his/her head coach. 2. Activities or actions that include the arrangement for, the attending of, or the participation in any sexually related affair is strictly prohibited. It is not permissible to take a prospect to a "gentlemen's lounge," arrange for male/female strippers or exotic dancers, or arrange for escort services or "call girls" to participate in any campus visit activity involving a prospective student-athlete. In addition, the University of Nebraska will not tolerate any form of sexual harrassment whether it is verbal slanders or physical improprieties. It is the responsibility of a student host to conduct him/herself in an appropriate manner at all times. Inappropriate behaviors by a prospect should be reported to the head coach. 3. A maximum of $30 per day may be provided to the student host to

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Compliance Officers/Financial Aid cover the entertainment expenses of the host, multiple hosts, the prospect and/or the prospect's parents, legal guardians or spouse. The cost of meals and admission to campus athletic events is excluded from this allowance. These funds may not be used to purchase or otherwise provide the prospect with gifts of value (e.g. clothing, souvenirs or memorabilia items). NO CASH may be given to the prospect or anyone else accompanying him/her on the visit at the time. 4. A prospective student-athlete may not have contact with a booster, alumni or any other representative of athletic interests. It is the responsibility of the student host to ensure that such contact does not occur when entertaining a prospect. 5. It is the reponsibility of the University, Athletic Department, sports program and student host to ensure the safety, comfort and wellbeing of a prospective student-athlete during a visit to our campus. As it is important that we follow all NCAA, University and community laws and regulations while hosting a prospect, it is just as important that we exercise sound judgment in choosing activities that will not place the prospect in harm’s way or bring discomfort to them. Prospects depend on us during their visits to our campus. They trust our decisions and choices to ensure that they will receive an accurate account of campus life and community environment; never should we arrange for or allow any activity that would jeopardize a prospect’s safety, comfort and well-being. 6. All entertainment of a prospective student-athlete must occur within a 30-mile radius of our campus. It is the responsibility of the student host to ensure that the prospect abides by this limitation. Never allow a prospect to use a vehicle during a campus visit. 7. Serving as a student host is a privilege and has several benefits that compliment the duties and responsibilities of being a host. Actions or incidents that are contrary to the Student Host Guidelines may result in a decision by the University to deny the admission of or financial aid

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The Compliance Staff is responsible for ensuring that conduct and operations of Nebraska’s 23 varsity sports are in compliance with NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations. The staff oversees the monitoring of recruiting activities, camps and clinics, student-athlete employment, and playing and practice season limitations. Further, they help set policy, develop goals and objectives, and assist in creating strategic plans for the compliance unit.

Gary Bargen Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance

Laure Ragoss Associate Director of Compliance

Patty Ferree Assistant Director

Kalyn Doyle Compliance Coordinator

award to a prospective student-athlete. In addition, a student host may be penalized in ways that could include dismissal from his/her team or loss of athletics aid.

Student-Athlete Financial Aid

An athletic-related grant-in-aid, as well as other forms of financial assistance, may be provided to help you with your University expenses.

Grant-in-Aid Information

Sports teams are provided with a specific number of grants-inaid (scholarships) in accordance with budgetary restrictions and NCAA regulations. These grants are awarded by the University’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the head coach and the approval of the Athletic Director. Grants-in-aid are not reimbursement for services performed, but rather are provided to help student-athletes with their educational expenses. An athletic

Jena Johnson Assistant Director

scholarship is restricted to educational expenses such as tuition, fees, room, board and the use of course-related books. Additionally, your head coach, in conjunction with the Athletic Director, decides who is awarded aid for summer school and the amount that is to be given.

Reduction or Cancellation

Your athletics aid may be reduced during the academic year if you: 1. Render yourself ineligible; 2. Misrepresent any information on an application, financial aid agreement or National Letter of Intent; 3. Engage in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty; or 4. Voluntarily withdraw from your sport. If at any time your athletics aid is reduced or cancelled, you have the right to an appeals hearing. The procedures for this hearing are outlined on the next page.

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Financial Aid Athletics Scholarship Reduction and Cancellation Procedures NCAA Bylaw 15.2

Elements of Financial Aid An institution may provide a student-athlete financial aid that includes the following: • Actual cost of tuition • Required institutional fees • Cost of room, based on the allowance for a room as listed in the institution’s on campus Housing catalog • Cost of board, which consists of three meals per day • Actual cost of required courserelated books

NCAA Bylaw 15.3.2.4

Institutional Financial Aid The institution’s regular financial aid authority shall notify the studentathlete in writing of the opportunity for a hearing when institutional financial aid based in any degree on athletics ability is to be reduced or cancelled during the period of the award, or is reduced or not renewed for the following academic year. Any reduction or cancellation of aid during the period of the award may occur only after the student-athlete has had an opportunity for a hearing. The institution shall have established reasonable procedures for promptly hearing such a request and shall not delegate the responsibility for conducting the hearing to the university’s athletics department or its faculty athletics committee. The written notification of the opportunity for a hearing shall include a copy of the institution’s established policies and procedures for conducting the required hearing, including the deadline by which a student-athlete must request such a hearing.

NCAA Bylaw 15.3.2.4

Institutional Financial Aid The Athletics Appeals Committee has been established for those Nebraska student-athletes who have had their institutional financial aid reduced or cancelled during the period of the award, or it is not renewed. If a student-athlete wants to appeal the decision of the Department of

Amateurism Rules (including agents)

You may jeopardize your amateurism if you: 1. Accept payment or a promise of payment (in cash, prizes, gifts or travel) for participation in your sport. 2. Enter into an agreement of any kind to compete in professional athletics. (You cannot negotiate a verbal or written professional contract). 3. Request that your name be put on a draft list for professional sports or try out with a professional sports organization. 4. Use your athletic skill for payment. 5. Play on any professional athletic team. 6. Have your athletic-related financial aid determined by anyone other than the University. 7. Participate on teams other than those fielded by the University during the season. (This includes tryouts, exhibitions or tournament games.) 8. Agree to have your picture, name or appearance used to promote a commercial product. 9. Accept such things as gifts, meals, loans of cars or money from athletic interest groups or people within the athletic program at the University. 10. Be represented by an agent or organization in order to market your athletic skills or reputation. 11. Receive any benefit that is not available to other students at the University. 12. Participate in any outside competition, a summer baseball, football or basketball league not approved by the NCAA. You must have written permission from the Athletic Director for summer league participation. (Contact the Compliance Office for the proper form). 13. Play on a non-collegiate athletic team during the academic year without permission from your head coach, the Assistant Athletic Director or Senior Athletic Director. Athletics, the following procedures must take place: 1. The student-athlete must submit in writing to the Chair of the Athletics Appeals Committee a request for an appeals board hearing within 30 days of the original notification date. 2. An appeals board meeting date will be established by the “Athletics Appeals Committee,” which consists of (1) Nebraska representative to the NCAA and Big Ten Conference; (2) Chair of the Faculty Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, or his/her designee; (3) President of Student-Athlete Advisory Commitee or his/her designee; (4) Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs; (5) Faculty/Staff member; (6) Two at-large members; a studentathlete and one Faculty/Staff. 3. Minutes will be kept of the meeting, and the student-athlete will have the opportunity to explain his/her situation and express their concerns. 4. The Athletic Department/coach

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will be asked to prepare a written and/ or verbal report indicating basis for the reduction or cancellation. 5. The Athletics Appeals Committee will caucus following the hearing to determine the outcome of the appeal. Any financial assistance in addition to your grant-in-aid must be approved by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to ensure that the grant or loan sought is in accordance with NCAA and Big Ten Conference regulations. It cannot be stressed often enough that all financial assistance, including grants, loans and employment during academic terms must be reported to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Compliance Office and your coach. Student-athletes have the opportunity to document this information at the Annual NCAA Rules Compliance and Eligibility Certification meetings each year. Failure to report all such income could affect your athletic eligibility.

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Financial Aid Procedures for Picking up your Scholarship/Room and Board Check

If you are receiving stipend in lieu of room and board, checks will be available by the first day of each month (September-May) on your AccelPay Visa Card. Please note that you may not receive a stipend unless you are continuously registered for 12 or more hours during the spring & fall semesters. If you have any questions concerning your stipend, please contact the Athletic Compliance Office at 472-8253.

Post-Injury Grants-in-Aid

In the event of a career-ending injury or illness as a result of participation in the athletic program, the department will renew the award, per Nebraska State Law, Section 85-9, 110 R.S. Supp., 1984 which declares: “No public postsecondary educational institution in the State of Nebraska shall, prior to graduation, reduce, cancel, or refuse to renew an athletic grant-in-aid to a student during his or her period of eligibility to compete in intercollegiate athletics solely because of an injury which prevents the student from participating in athletics.”

University Charges

The Athletics Department is not permitted to pay the following: • Long-distance phone charges made from your dorm room (or anywhere else) • Cost of treatment for non-athletic related injuries • ”Consumable university charges, “which can be anything from lab fees for breakage to non-required field trips • Library fines • Fines for damage to university property, including your dorm room • Key deposits or replacement of a lost residence hall key • Replacement costs for a lost student ID • School supplies, dictionaries, reference books, pens, notebooks, paper, art supplies, etc. • Vehicle registration fee • Parking stickers or fines • Loss of issued athletic equipment • Dorm contract liquidation fees • Non-required or optional text books

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NCAA Special Assistance Fund

Those eligible include: • Pell-eligible student-athletes, including student-athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility or no longer are able to participate because of medical reasons • Student-athletes who are receiving countable, athletic-related financial aid, and who have demonstrated financial need as determined by an analysis conducted consistent with federal methodology or the methodology used for all students of the institution • Foreign student-athletes who are certified in writing by International Affairs that the student-athlete has financial need Permissible Uses of Funds: • Cost of clothing and other essential expenses (not entertainment) • Educational expenses • Medical costs not covered by another insurance program • Travel (flight, bus, train and fuel) • Costs associated with student-athlete or family emergencies

Student-Athlete Employment A student-athlete is permitted to earn legitimate on- and off-campus employment income at any time. The following regulations apply: • The student-athlete is not receiving renumeration because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following he or she has obtained because of athletic ability • The student-athlete is to be compensated only for work actually performed • The rate of pay is to be the normal rate of pay for the duties performed in the locality • The hours paid must be the hours worked • Payment in advance of hours is not permitted • Transportation to work may be provided only if transportation is available for all employees. All employment records must be documented with the compliance office to ensure that eligibility is not jeopardized. Note: International students may not work off campus.

NCAA Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund

Those eligible include: • Scholarship and second-year or more walk-on student-athletes (First-year walk-ons are eligible for the second semester only), including redshirts, those on exempt scholarship, and those whose athletic scholarship was reduced to zero due to other countable aid. • The student-athlete must be a full-time student during the fall

semester. Those scholarship studentathletes that enroll in January will be eligible for half of the yearly amount. Additionally, the student-athlete must be listed as a current squad member as of the date of the request for reimbursement and the date the reimbursement is processed. Permissible Uses of Funds: • Bills: electric, gas, cell phone, cable • Cell phones up to $100 • Clothes—including shoes • Medical: glasses, contacts, necessary dental work, medicine, doctor’s appointments • School supplies • Transportation: gas for travel, bicycle, UNL parking permit • Travel: bus, train, plane and ground transportation for self to travel home Impermissible Uses of Funds: • Food • Credit cards • Headphones • iPods • Jewelry • Make-up • Perfume/Cologne • Rent • Student fees • Furniture & TVs • Tanning • Textbooks • Tuition • Parking tickets • Dry cleaning & toiletries • Sunglasses (unless incidental to participation) • Accessories: backpacks, umbrellas, watches • Household items: cleaners, deposits, utensils, dishes, cookware, vacuum, broom, curtains, linens • Personal care: haircuts/stylings, electric razor • Transportation car repairs/ maintenance, car wash, insurance, city bus pass

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University Facilities & Services The University of Nebraska and the surrounding city of Lincoln have a variety of support services and resources available to help you meet your responsibilities and achieve your objectives, and it would be good to familiarize yourself with the facilities and services available to you. For additional information consult your Undergraduate Bulletin.

Campus Activities and Programs University Bookstores

On UNL’s City Campus, the University Bookstore in the Nebraska Union, 472-7300, offers a wide range of merchandise and services in addition to textbooks for classes. On UNL's East Campus, the University Bookstore in the Nebraska East Union, 472-1746, stocks textbooks for classes offered on East Campus and has a special law section for students and faculty in the College of Law.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Located in the University Health Center, CAPS offers a wide variety of counseling, educational, and developmental services. Special workshops and support groups are also offered in stress management, test anxiety, assertiveness, food and body image issues, anger management and others. Appointments can be made by calling 472-7450 or stopping by 213 University Health Center.

Crime Prevention

Crime prevention is important to the health and safety of everyone on campus. The University Police have presentations to help educate all of us on ways we can help them help us. If your group needs a program, consider scheduling one of these: Alcohol. Warning signs of abuse, intervention methods, resources available dealing with problems and emergencies, laws and penalties. Drugs. Characteristics of controlled substances, categories, terms, laws, dangers – especially those that might be encountered on campus.

The University of Nebraska City Campus is nestled against the downtown district of Lincoln, allowing students easy access to the best food, entertainment and shopping the city has to offer.

Sexual assault awareness. Information on what to do if you are a victim or are confronted by a victim, laws, myths, safety, prevention, timely reporting. DUI/DWI: Laws, legal requirements, testing procedures, implied consent, effects of alcohol on the body, slowed reaction times, legal definitions, myths and facts. Personal safety: All areas of safety and security, protection of property at home, while traveling and in the workplace, with examples of actual crimes on the campus. Operation identification: The marking of property with an engraving pen to ensure recovery of stolen property. Violence in the workplace: Handling unruly, disruptive and possibly dangerous persons and circumstances in the workplace. All programs are provided free of charge and can be arranged by calling 472-2222. Ask for the Education and Personnel Division.

Jackie Gaughan Culture Center

The Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center is located east of the Nebraska Union on city campus. At 30,000 square feet, the Gaughan Center is the country’s largest multicultural center attached to a student union. The Gaughan Center will continue the

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tradition of past UNL Culture Centers, providing a home away from home for underrepresented students, while welcoming all UNL students, faculty, alumni and guests. The Gaughan Center provides multiple study and lounge spaces as well as sixteen registered student organization offices, two large meeting rooms, two conference rooms, a music room, a kitchen and a computer lab. The Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center houses the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS), William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy and the Kawasaki Reading Room for Japanese Studies.

OASIS (Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services)

Located in UNL’s Jackie Gaughan Culture Center, OASIS was established to provide academic support, workshops, tutoring, and programs targeted toward student success and cultural development. Staff members work with all UNL students with an emphasis on meeting the needs of students of color, first generation and/ or low-income students. Visit OASIS on the web at www.unl.edu/oasis.

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University Facilities & Services Services for Students with Disabilities

SSD is designed to provide students with disabilities the opportunity to pursue college goals through the use of technological and academic services. Located in 132 Canfield Administration Building, 472-3787 (TDD 472-0053), you are encouraged to make advance arrangements for the accommodations you will need.

Fraternities and Sororities

Most fraternity and sorority chapters at the University offer living and dining facilities for 40 to 90 students per chapter. Any student admitted to Nebraska as a first-time student is eligible to participate in a fraternity or sorority recruitment. For information, contact the Office of Greek Affairs, 332 Nebraska Union, 472-2582 or 1-888-547-1029.

University Health Center

As a student-athlete, your first responsibility in the event of an athletic-related injury or illness is to report to the athletic training room (see training room rules). Also available on campus for other types of illness is the University Health Center at 15th and U, 472-5000. Your student fees entitle you to see a primary care physician or physician assistant at no charge for patient visits. Charges are made for specialty clinic, laboratory, physical therapy, X-ray and pharmacy services, and in most cases your own insurance will pay all or part of these expenses. Before your first visit to the Health Center, make sure you have information on health insurance status (name and address of company, subscriber number, group number and name of policyholder) and any medications you may be taking. Then when you need to see a doctor, call for an appointment so you can be seen at a definite time, with little or no waiting.

University Honors Program

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potential. Students take a prescribed number of honors courses and write an honors thesis their senior year. Two multi-disciplinary honors seminars encourage students to consider important contemporary issues from a variety of perspectives. High school seniors should submit an application by March 1 of your senior year, 118 Neihardt, 472-5425.

International Affairs

As an international student-athlete, you will want to establish yourself with International Affairs, 420 University Terrace, 472-5358. You will receive assistance with adapting to life on campus as well as in America, Nebraska and Lincoln. You will have the services of two full-time professional advisers. You can enlist the help of an English conversation partner to practice your language skills. You can sign up to meet with families from Lincoln Friends of Foreign Students, and you have an opportunity for educational, cultural and social programs to acquaint you with services and facilities in the surrounding areas. Most importantly, this is where you learn those all-important immigration requirements that you need to know before you go home on vacation. Make sure you get your I-20 form signed at International Affairs to re-enter the United States after you’ve gone home. Also, check your visa status ahead of time.

Student Involvement

Student Involvement completes the academic process by promoting and assisting co-curricular activities. Programs are designed to create community, promote leadership opportunities, enhance major event planning, create diversity, and foster a greater understanding of the value of a well-rounded collegiate experience. Student organizations number over 350; annually more than 75,000 attend presentations, workshops and programs. The Offices of Student Involvement are located in the Unions on City (472-2454) and East (472-1780) campuses. Many services and contacts

are available on-line at www.unl.edu/ involved.

University Libraries

The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries. The collections include 2.6 million volumes and 20,300 active periodicals and serials housed in eight library locations on both City Campus and East Campus. Love Library, the largest library facility on campus, recently underwent a $13 million renovation project to upgrade, update and improve the original 1942 portion of the building known as Love South. The University Libraries, together with the Schmid Law Library, offer both in-house and remote access to an ever developing on-line information service called the Innovative Research Information System (IRIS). Visit IRIS on the web at: http://iris.unl.edu.

TRIO Programs

A college education can be earned by any student admitted to UNL. A quality education is a matter of choice, access, opportunity, interest and knowledge. Qualified students may receive a comprehensive series of unique support services, instruction, assistance and learning challenges through the office of TRIO, 220 Canfield Administration Building, 472-2027. Students are afforded a safe, intellectual, stimulating and motivational working and learning environment.

New Student Enrollment

NSE allows you to experience the diversity, opportunity and excitement of being a student at UNL. A day is set up in advance of your first semester at Nebraska, so you can meet with an adviser, register for classes, take your math and language placement exams, tour the campus, have your photo taken for your ID, and attend sessions on campus life. For more information call 472-4646.

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University Facilities & Services Student Ombudsperson

This tough name to pronounce may seem even tougher to define, but the Ombudsperson is the one you would go to if you have classroom issues, a question regarding University policies and procedures, a grievance and/or when you feel you have exhausted all other means of communication. For assistance, call 472-3755 or simply stop by 106 Canfield Administration Building.

Student Judicial Affairs

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Judicial Affairs process is a disciplinary function designed to respond to allegations of student misconduct outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Protecting the learning environment and preventing educational interference, while upholding the values of academic integrity and civil respect, are among its main objectives. The Office of Student Judicial Affairs, in conjunction with other members of the NU campus community, recognizes the reality of human fallibility as well as the stresses associated with collegiate life. Thus, the service is used as a means to redirect inappropriate behaviors through sanctions that provide educational opportunities and focus on personal accountability. The primary functions of the NU Student Judicial Affairs Office are: • To promote and protect the health, safety and well-being of the University community • To educate students, faculty and staff of University behavioral expectations and policies regarding students • To investigate reports of possible Student Code of Conduct violations • To provide a fundamentally fair process for resolving disputes • To offer guidance for students who need assistance with decisionmaking as they work toward their educational goals • To provide students with educational/ developmental consequences that encourage

personal growth, accountability, integrity and good citizenship • To support members of the University community who need assistance and direct them to appropriate resources. University Documents Concerning Student Rights and Responsibilities, the Student Records Policy and the Student Code of Conduct & Disciplinary Procedures can be found in the back of the Undergraduate or Graduate Student Bulletin. For more information or to request additional copies of the Student Code of Conduct, call 4722021.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation offers the UNL community a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities. All students become members via payment of student fees, and you may use the Campus Recreation facilities on City and East Campus by presenting your current student photo ID. Included are facilities for weight training and conditioning, swimming, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, squash, badminton, cardiovascular fitness, massage therapy, jogging and much more. Campus Recreation programs include fitness and wellness services, informal recreation, intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor recreation, instructional programming, injury prevention and care, special events and youth camps. For more information call 472-3467.

Student Employment and Internship Center in Career Services

When you are seeking part-time employment or an internship SEIC (230 Nebraska Union) is the place to go. Student jobs are posted and referral services are available. Some majors provide for internship opportunities with academic credit. Check with your major adviser for these departmentbased internships. For more information on Student Employment and Internship Center, call 472-3145.

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Nebraska Unions

The facilities operated by the Nebraska Unions on City and East campuses are full-service community centers designed for use by everyone at the University: students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors. The Nebraska Union on City Campus, 472-2181, offers study and television lounges, offices for student organizations, the UNL computer store, meeting rooms, dining areas with complete food services (including a food court), a bakery, a bank, a game room, a bookstore, copy center services, and the student part-time employment office. A 50,000 squarefoot addition, completed in 1999, features an auditorium, additional lounge and food court space, new meeting rooms, an art gallery, and a 24-hour computer lab and copy center. The Nebraska East Union, 472-1776, on East Campus offers similar services to those available in the Nebraska Union, including a branch of the bookstore. The East Union also offers bowling, which is not available on city campus.

The Women’s Center

The Women’s Center (340 Nebraska Union) provides resources, support services and a welcoming environment for people who want to understand the changing roles of women and men. Resources include a video and book library, plus events that will help you fulfill many class requirements. We offer individual and group counseling for many issues. Special services are provided for victims of relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking. For general information call 472-2597; to reach the Victim Advocate call 4720203.

UNL Writing Center

Writer’s block? Not quite sure how to write that paper? Need help with your resume? Writing fiction or poetry? Get the help you need from the Writing Assistance Center. Information about location and hours can be found on the web at unl. edu/writing. The Student Life Complex

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University Facilities & Services has a satellite location. For information about hours, contact Kim Schellpeper at kschellpeper@huskers.com.

Centers for the Performing Arts

Kimball Recital Hall, on City Campus at 11th & R streets, serves as the home for UNL School of Music’s concerts and recitals by faculty, students and guest artists. Kimball Recital Hall is acoustically outstanding, and with 850 seats is one of the finest concert halls in the Midwest. The Lied Center for Performing Arts serves as a focus for the performing arts in Nebraska. The Lied, located at 12th & R streets, includes a 2,278-seat auditorium designed to stage major musical, theatrical and entertainment events, presented by regional, national and international touring companies. The Temple Building has been the home of theater at UNL since 1907. All theater classes, as well as the administrative office and performance spaces of the Department of Theatre Arts, are here. Dance classes and dance faculty are located in Mabel Lee Hall. University Theatre and University Dance produce six to eight major events each year in the facility’s two theaters, Howell and Studio (dance concerts are also staged in Mabel Lee Hall and Kimball Hall).

Math Resource Center Hours (Room 13B Avery Hall)

Day............................................................................................................Time Monday......................................................................... 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday......................................................................... 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.................................................................... 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday........................................................................ 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday............................................................................. 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday............................................................................. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The University of Nebraska State Museum, located in Morrill Hall, contains over 10 million specimens and houses interpretative displays of Nebraska’s geologic, natural and cultural history. The Center for Great Plains Studies Art Collection, located in Hewit Place, 1155 Q St., provides a unique western art collection. The Lentz Center for Asian Culture, also located in Hewit Place, is dedicated to enrichment of knowledge and understanding of Asia, primarily through exhibitions of Oriental art, of authentic ethnographic objects and of artifacts. The Eisentrager/Howard Gallery consists of three gallery spaces in the central core of the main floor of newly remodeled Richards Hall, just south of Memorial Stadium. The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, located in

the Home Economics building on East Campus, is dedicated to exhibition of textiles – from art to apparel.

Visitors Center and Film Theaters

The Van Brunt Visitors Center and Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center are located in a magnificent building at 13th and R streets. The Visitors Center offers resources and information for visitors to the UNL campus, and is utilized extensively for recruiting new students by the UNL Office of Admissions. It’s a starting point for campus tours and a meeting place for students. The Media Arts Center offers daily movies on two screens with the stateof-the-art sound and projection. It is known as one of the finest venues in the country for independent film.

Museums and Galleries

Sheldon Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden, 472-2461, designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Philip Johnson, is one of the nation’s most respected university art museums. The gallery’s permanent collection features over 12,000 objects that document the development of American art from the 18th century to the present. The gallery offers special exhibitions from around the world and has a two-acre outdoor sculpture garden, containing more than 30 sculptures. The 300-seat auditorium in the Gallery is used for exhibitionrelated programs, public lectures and concerts. The Sheldon Museum of Art is open year-round and does not have an admission fee.

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Quick Reference Guide Office Admissions ASUN Student Government Athletic Ticket Office Campus Recreation Campus Recreation Information Counseling & Psychological Services Daily Nebraskan Emergency Faculty Athletics Rep. (Professor of Law Josephine Potuto) Graduate Studies Greek Affairs ID Card Office Information Operator Information Services Instructional Design International Affairs Libraries Lied Center for Performing Arts Math Resource Center Nurse-On-Call Parking & Transit Services Registration/Records Scholarships/Financial Aid Star Tran Bus Student Accounts Student Affairs Student Involvement Student Involvement East Campus Services for Students with Disabilities Telecommunications TRIO University General Operator University Health Care University Housing Office University Police Victim Advocate Women’s Center Writing Assistance Center

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Phone (area code 402) 472-2023 472-2581 472-3111 472-3467 472-2692 472-7450 472-2588 911 472-1252 472-2875 472-2582 472-7331 0 472-3970 472-2258 472-5358 472-2848 472-4747 472-4319 219-8050 472-1800 472-2025 472-2030 441-7701 472-2887 472-3755 472-2454 472-1780 472-3787 472-2000 472-2027 472-7211 472-5000 472-3561 472-2222 472-0203 472-2597 472-8803

Website admissions.unl.edu unl.edu/asun Huskers.com unl.edu/crec dailynebraskan.com unl.edu/gradstudies unl.edu/greek unl.edu/IS designcenter.unl.edu unl.edu/iaffairs iris.unl.edu liedcenter.org

unl.edu/regrec/index.shtml unl.edu/scholfa lincoln.ne.gov unl.edu/stuaccts involved.unl.edu/ involved.unl.edu/east.php unl.edu/ssd/

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Athletic Department Directory Athletic Administration Athletic Administration Administration

Contact/Title Tom Osborne Athletic Director

Phone/E-Mail 472-3011; tosborne@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Marc Boehm Executive Associate Athletic Director

472-3011; mboehm@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Bob Burton Associate Athletic Director

472-5663; bburton@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Pat Logsdon 472-5964; plogsdon@huskers.com Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator One Memorial Stadium Academic Program/Student Services

Dennis Leblanc 472-4614; dleblanc@huskers.com Senior Associate A.D. for Academics and Compliance One Memorial Stadium

Life Skills

Keith Zimmer Associate A. D. for Life Skills

Community Relations

Chris Anderson Associate A.D. for Community Relations

Development

Paul Meyers Associate A.D. for Development

Equipment Management

472-4616; kzimmer@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium 472-7771; canderson@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium 472-4881; pmeyers@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Peg Slagle Suites Coordinator

472-0261; pslagle@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Jay Terry Equipment Manager

472-2274; jterry@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Chris McQuillan Assistant Equipment Manager

472-2274; cmcquillan@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Blake Lange Assistant Equipment Manager

472-1461; blange@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Pat Norris Devaney Center Equipment Manager

472-1416; pnorris@huskers.com Devaney Center

Facilities and Events

Butch Hug Associate A.D. for Facilies & Events

Facilities

John Ingram Associate A.D. for Capital Planning and Construction

472-1959; jingram@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Football Operations

Jeff Jamrog Assistant A.D. for Football

472-3116; jjamrog@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

NCAA Rules and Regulations

Gary Bargen Assistant A.D. for Compliance

472-7002; gbargen@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Eligibility

Laure Ragoss Associate Director of Compliance

Letter Awards/Scholarships

Jena Johnson 472-8253; jjohnson@huskers.com Asst. Director of Compliance for Student-Athlete Services One Memorial Stadium

Strength and Conditioning

James Dobson Head Football Strength Coach

472-3333; jdobson@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Mike Arthur Director of Strength/Conditioning

472-3333; marthur@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Keith Mann Assistant A.D. for Media Relations

472-2263; kmann@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Media Relations

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472-1950; bhug@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

472-4630; lsmith@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

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Contact/Title Kelly Mosier Huskers.com Director

Ticket Office

Holly Adam Assistant A.D. for Ticketing

Athletic Licensing & Sales

Michael Stephens 472-9446; mstephens@huskers.com Assistant A.D. for Marketing/Licensing/Concessions

Athletic Medicine

Dr. Lonnie Albers Assistant A.D. for Athletic Medicine

472-9859; lalbers@huskers.com

HuskerVision

Shot Kleen Assistant A.D. for HuskerVision

472-5989; skleen@huskers.com

All Sports Faculty Athletics Representative FAR may be contacted any time Professor of Law Josephine Potuto concerning a student-athlete’s welfare and academic and athletic eligibility issues, as well as NCAA, Big Ten and campus rules compliance.

Academic Support

Phone/E-Mail 472-0342; kmosier@huskers.com 472-4462; hadam@huskers.com

Phone/E-Mail 472-1252; jpotuto1@unl.edu

Sport Men’s Basketball Football Volleyball

Athletic/Academic Counselor Dennis Leblanc Senior Associate A.D. for Academics and Compliance

Phone/E-Mail 472-4614; dleblanc@huskers.com

Softball Football

Kim Schellpeper Associate Director of Academic Programs

472-0513; kschellpeper@huskers.com

Baseball Football

Katie Jewell Associate Director of Academic Programs

472-4620; kjewell@huskers.com

M/W Golf Wrestling Men’s Basketball Football

Alvin Banks Academic Counselor/ Coordinator of Student Athlete Development

472-0590; abanks@huskers.com

Women’s Basketball Soccer Women’s Gymnastics Bowling

Sheri Hastings Academic Counselor

472-4615; shastings@huskers.com

M/W Track and Field M/W Cross Country

Mike Nieman Academic Counselor

472-3311 mnieman@huskers.com

Men’s Basketball

Andrea Einspahr Academic Counselor

472-0169 aeinspahr@huskers.com

Men’s Gymnastics Rifle Swimming and Diving M/W Tennis

TBA Academic Counselor/ Coordinator of Multicultural Programs

472-4912; TBA

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Athletic Department Directory Athletic Medicine Athletic Medicine Medical Staff

Contact/Title Dr. Lonnie Albers Asst. A.D./Director of Athletic Medicine

Phone/E-Mail 472-2276; lalbers@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Dr. Pat Clare Chief of Staff/Orthopaedic Surgeon

472-2276 One Memorial Stadium

Jerry Weber, Associate Director of Athletic Medicine/ Head Athletic Trainer

472-2276; jweber@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Mark Mayer 472-2276; mmayer@huskers.com Associate Head Athletic Trainer/ Head Football Trainer One Memorial Stadium Brad Brown Assistant Athletic Trainer

472-2276; bbrown@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Tom Dufresne Assistant Athletic Trainer

472-3465; tdufresne@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium/ Coliseum Training Room

Jolene Emricson Assistant Athletic Trainer

472-3465; jemricson@huskers.com Coliseum Training Room

Lisa Loewenstein Assistant Athletic Trainer

472-2276; lloewenstein@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

R.J. Pietig Assistant Athletic Trainer

472-2276; rpietig@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Jeff Rudy Assistant Athletic Trainer

472-5978; jrudy@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Patrick Spieldenner Assistant Athletic Trainer

472-2276; spieldenner@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Julie Tuttle Assistant Athletic Trainer

472-2276; jtuttle@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Amy Seiler Massage Therapist

472-2276; aseiler@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Dr. Scott Strasburger Team Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon

472-2276 One Memorial Stadium

Dr. David Clare Team Physician/Orthopaedist

472-2276 One Memorial Stadium

Dr. Justin Harris Team Physician/Orthopaedic Surgeon

472-2276 One Memorial Stadium

Insurance

Jackie Wilken Administrative Coordinator

University Counseling and Psychological Services Staff

Robert Portnoy, PhD, Psychologist, Department Head 472-7450; 213 Health Center Summer Allen-Portsche, PhD, Psychologist Tricia Besett-Alesch, PhD, Psychologist Amy Chatelain, MA, Counselor Charlie Foster, MA, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, Counselor Janine Fromm, MD, Psychiatrist Nancy Gerrard, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN John Goldrich, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, MSW Gail Lockard, PhD, Psychologist Marty Ramirez, PhD, Counselor Sanat Roy, MD, Psychiatrist Mary Swoboda, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Scott Winrow , PhD, Psychologist Karen Miller, MS, RD, LNMT, Registered Dietitian

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Athletic Department Directory Head Coaches Sport Baseball

Head Coach Darin Erstad

Phone/E-Mail 472-2269; derstad@huskers.com 403 Line Drive Circle

Men’s Basketball

Doc Sadler

472-2265; dsadler@huskers.com 106 Devaney Center

Women’s Basketball

Connie Yori

472-6462; cyori@huskers.com 125 Devaney Center

Bowling

Bill Straub

472-0404; wstraub@huskers.com 111 Nebraska E. Union

M/W Cross Country

Jay Dirksen

472-1136; jdirksen@huskers.com 1631 Court Street

Football

Bo Pelini

Men’s Golf

Bill Spangler

472-6472; wspangler@huskers.com 107F Devaney Center

Women’s Golf

Robin Krapfl

472-1415; rkrapfl@huskers.com 107F Devaney Center

Men’s Gymnastics

Chuck Chmelka

Women’s Gymnastics

Dan Kendig

472-3808; dkendig@huskers.com 203 Coliseum

Rifle

Morgan Hicks

472-6167; mhicks@huskers.com 203 Coliseum

Soccer

John Walker

472-0456; jwalker@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

Softball

Rhonda Revelle

472-6465; rrevelle@huskers.com 400 Line Drive Circle

Swimming & Diving

Pablo Morales

472-6474; pmorales@huskers.com 107 Devaney Center

Men’s Tennis

Kerry McDermott

Women’s Tennis

Scott Jacobson

M/W Track and Field

Gary Pepin

472-1135; gpepin@huskers.com 1631 Court Street

Volleyball

John Cook

472-9358; jcook@huskers.com 206 Coliseum

Wrestling

Mark Manning

472-3116; mcunningham@huskers.com One Memorial Stadium

472-2566; cchmelka@huskers.com 107F Devaney Center

472-6464; kmcdermott@huskers.com 107F Devaney Center 472-6473; sjacobson@huskers.com 107H Devaney Center

472-6470; mmanning@huskers.com 107C Devaney Center

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Appendix University of NebraskaLincoln policy and procedures on unlawful discrimination, including sexual and other prohibited harassment 4. Particular Policy Amplifications 4.1 Prohibitions 4.1.1. Discrimination

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln shall not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, except to the extent that such factors may conflict with bona fide occupational qualifications.

4.1.2. Discrimination in the Form of Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that no member of the UNL community may sexually harass another. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based upon gender. It is prohibited at UNL and is subject to the procedures and sanctions contained in this policy. Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: 1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an employment or academic standing; or 2. Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions or academic decisions affecting such individual; or 3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual's work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment.

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4.1.3. Discrimination in the Form of Prohibited Harassment Based Upon Protected Status

Contributing to the creation of a hostile environment for any UNL student or employee based upon his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation is a form of discrimination prohibited by this policy. No person shall contribute to a hostile or abusive environment at UNL based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation (collectively "protected status") by engaging in harassing conduct (e.g. physical, verbal, graphic or written) that is unwelcome and sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent so as to clearly interfere with or limit the ability of (1) a student to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or privileges provided by UNL; or (2) an employee to engage in his or her work duties. UNL shall not knowingly cause, encourage, accept, tolerate or fail to correct such a hostile environment. By authorizing a complaint against a person contributing to a hostile environment based upon protected status, these procedures provide one method of implementing UNL's responsibility. Speech protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States shall not be subject to sanctions under this section or any other section of this policy. Whether conduct constitutes a hostile environment must be determined from the totality of the circumstances. The harassing conduct must be severe, pervasive or persistent. Generally, the severity of the incidents needed to establish a hostile environment varies inversely with their pervasiveness or persistence. The context, nature, scope, frequency, duration and location of the harassing incidents, as well as the identity, number and relationships of the persons involved should be considered.

4.1.4. Discrimination in the Form of Hostile Institutional Climate

The University of NebraskaLincoln recognizes its responsibility to provide to its students, employees and others considered members of the UNL community, in all of its facilities and programs, an environment that permits such persons the opportunity to successfully engage in study or perform work duties. Should any such environment become hostile in relation to one's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, such that it unreasonably interferes with an individual's ability to engage in study, work or other UNL business, then such an individual may seek redress against UNL (Section 3.4), as an entity in and of itself, under this policy for knowingly failing to maintain the appropriate work/study environment.

4.1.5. Academic Freedom

Academic freedom does not protect persons who discriminate against or harass others on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation. However, discussion or inclusion of germane, sensitive issues such as those relating to sexual relationships or race relations within the context of teaching, research, extension or other academic activities does not constitute harassment based upon protected status and does not contribute to a hostile environment. Moreover, the academic setting is distinct from the workplace in that wide latitude is required for professional judgment in determining the appropriate content and presentation of academic material.

4.2. Consensual and Domestic Relationships

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Appendix of the University community who share sexual, romantic or domestic relationships. This policy covers, but is not limited to, persons in the following professional relationships: line officers and faculty; faculty and students; tenured and non-tenured faculty; graduate assistants and students; supervisors and the employees they supervise; and student or employee and administrator, coach, adviser, counselor, or residential staff member who has supervisory responsibility for that student or employee.

4.2.1.

Such work or academic relationships typically involve a power differential that makes mutual consent inherently suspect and that raises questions of conflict of interest. Maintaining either the appearance or the reality of impartiality in the face of such a relationship is equally difficult. As described in Definition 7.6, should a personal relationship develop between members of the UNL community who are also in a supervisory or an evaluative relationship, the person in the position of greater authority shall recuse himself or herself; that is, shall relinquish (with or without explanation) the supervisory or evaluative role and make suitable arrangements for the objective performance or academic evaluation of the other. Much the same procedure is already in practice when members of the same family find themselves in situations in which one supervises the other.

4.2.2.

In the event that recusal as described would seriously and adversely disadvantage the academic or professional future of the person under supervision or evaluation, the supervisory or evaluative relationship may be retained when provision is made with the next higher administrative officer for objective oversight of the performance.

4.2.3.

Any person may file charges of professional misconduct with the ARRC

or Grievance Committee against a person who fails to recuse him/herself or to establish an objective oversight process in accordance with these procedures.

4.2.4.

When recusal occurs, the person whose work is being supervised must be informed of the recusal in writing.

4.3. Time Requirements

Throughout this policy, certain time limits are set out to encourage prompt resolution of discrimination complaints. The Director of AA/DP may expand any time requirement contained in this policy, when he or she determines that such an expansion is necessary to meet the requirements of institutional responsibility or to serve the interests of fairness.

5. Record-Keeping 5.1.

Because this document establishes procedures for informal resolution of questions or concerns about discrimination through a variety of UNL organizations, the issue of confidentiality is of major significance. It is desirable that, whenever possible, discrimination issues be resolved with minimum personal trauma or embarrassment and maximum effectiveness. Thus, extensive documentation is not necessarily desirable. However, it is equally important that a mechanism exist by which problematic situations are identified and recorded even if formal procedures are not pursued.

the administrative unit and the principal parties involved

5.2.2.

Unless otherwise prohibited by the laws protecting client/patient confidentiality, all such descriptions shall be forwarded to the Office of AA/ DP for review and archiving at the end of each Spring semester. Such records shall be retained in accordance with AA/DP's record retention procedures. Any record kept by UNL officials of informal resolution efforts shall be consistent with Regents and UNL Bylaws governing confidentiality and rights of access.

5.2.3.

UNL may initiate an appropriate response against an individual or an administrative unit if a pattern of inappropriate behavior becomes apparent.

5.3. Formal Procedure Records

As soon as practicable following the completion of any formal complaint procedure, the committee (or the Chancellor in the case of an appeal to that office) possessing the records relating to the complaint shall deposit them with the AA/DP for keeping in accordance with AA/DP's record retention procedures. Any record kept by UNL officials of formal resolution efforts shall be consistent with Regents and UNL Bylaws governing confidentiality and rights of access.

5.2 Informal Resolution Records

In order to achieve a balance that accommodates both sides of this question, when informal attempts to resolve discrimination issues are undertaken by any UNL body or office, a record shall be kept of each incident, as follows:

5.2.1.

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