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Swarthmore College Department of Athletics

Student-Athlete Manual

A reference guide of policies and procedures for Swarthmore College Intercollegiate Athletes

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Table of Contents Department Directory Coaches' Directory Sports Sponsorship Conference Affiliations Mission Statement NCAA DIII Philosophy Statement Student Athlete Expectations Hazing Policy Drug and Alcohol Policy Uniforms and Equipment Academic Eligibility and Financial Aid Scheduling Conflicts Sports Information Sports Medicine Student Athlete Advisory Committee Grievance Policy Team Travel Post Season Multi-Sport Participation Dismissal from Athletic Teams Miscellaneous Appendices Guidelines on Academic Conflicts NCAA Summary of Regulations NCAA Student Athlete Statement HIPPA Consent Form P.3 P.4 P.4 P.5 P.6 P.7 P.8 P.8 P.9 P.9 P.9 P.10 P.11 P.11 P.12 P.13 P.14 P.14 P.14 P.15 P.15 P.16 P.17 P.23 P.26

The Swarthmore College Athletics Department maintains the following policies and guidelines in an effort to assist with the understanding how the Intercollegiate Athletics Program operates. This handbook will give the student an idea of what is expected of them when they participate in one or more intercollegiate sport. Anyone with questions concerning the handbook or athletics at Swarthmore should please contact the athletics office. 2

3 SWARTHMORE COLLEGE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT Directory All numbers are (610) 328-XXXX All e-mails end with @swarthmore.edu Position Administrative Assistants: Sharon Green Marian Fahy Director of Athletics: Adam Hertz e-mail sgreen1 mfahy1 ahertz1 extension 8218 8213 8325 8209 8222 7821 8211 8206 8221 8546 8223 8223 8333 8058 7767 7798 7785

Senior Woman Administrator / Assistant Athletics Director: Karen Borbee kborbee1 Assistant Athletics Director / Facilities Director: Christyn Chambers Faculty Athletics Representative: Amanda Bayer Compliance Coordinator: Susan Davis Sports Information Director: Kyle Leach Equipment Room Managers: Ray Scott Larry Yanelli Sports Medicine: Marie Mancini Jessica Quinn Public Safety Worth Health Center Athletics Hotline Athletics Fax Number Mullan Center cchambe1 Abayer1 sdavis1 kleach1 rscott2 lyannel1 mmancin1 jquinn1

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Head Coach Directory Sport Badminton Baseball Basketball, Men Basketball, Women Cross Country / Track & Field Field Hockey Golf Lacrosse, Men Lacrosse, Women Soccer, Men Soccer, Women Softball Swimming, M&W Tennis, Men Tennis, Women Volleyball Coach Bhavin Parikh Frank Agovino Lee Wimberly Renee DeVarney Peter Carroll Kelly Wilcox Jim Heller Pat Gress Karen Borbee Eric Wagner Todd Anckaitis Renee Clarke Sue Davis Mike Mullan Jeremy Loomis Harleigh Leach Number 8218 8216 8219 7041 8683 610-690-6884 610-957-6173 8208 8209 610-690-6882 8210 610-690-6883 8211 8212 8204 8217

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Swarthmore College Athletics Program Swarthmore College offers the following varsity programs for student participation. Fall Sports Men's Cross Country Women's Cross Country Field Hockey Men's Soccer Women's Soccer Women's Volleyball Winter Sports Men's Basketball Women's Basketball Badminton Men's Indoor Track Women's Indoor Track Men's Swimming Women's Swimming Spring Sports Baseball Golf Men's Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse Softball Men's Tennis Women's Tennis Track & Field (M&W)

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Conference Affiliations Swarthmore College is a charter member of the Centennial Conference. Established in 1992, the purpose of the eleven-member conference is to provide for athletic competition with institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports. The complete Centennial Conference Mission Statement may be found on the Conference web page, www.centennial.org. Centennial Conference Member Institutions Bryn Mawr College Dickinson College Franklin & Marshall College Gettysburg College Haverford College Johns Hopkins University *Stevens Institute of Technology McDaniel College Muhlenberg College Swarthmore College Ursinus College Washington College *Washington and Lee University *U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

*Associate member for wrestling. Swarthmore is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). The ECAC is the largest collegiate conference in the nation and includes colleges and universities in all three NCAA Divisions from Maine to North Carolina. Membership in the ECAC affords our teams additional competition and added championship opportunities. Nationally, Swarthmore College is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. Swarthmore College embraces the NCAA Division III philosophy (pg. 7). Institutions with membership at the NCAA Division III level do not provide scholarships related to athletic ability or participation.

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6 Department of Athletics and Physical Education Mission Statement At every level, from physical education, to intramural, club or intercollegiate, athletics should contribute to a student's education and health, promoting the values of physical fitness and wellness. The Swarthmore College Athletics program endeavors to provide students with an opportunity to compete successfully and/or maintain a lifestyle of wellness at any level. Department faculty and staff provide an environment that welcomes individuals at all levels and will work with classes, teams, groups or individuals to promote the values of wellness and teach proper training technique. The department views opportunities in intercollegiate athletics as integral to the educational experience. The department seeks to promote an environment that emphasizes fair play, integrity, sportsmanship, education, and overall health and fitness. Students participating in the intercollegiate athletics program can benefit from the educational opportunities provided through sport including teamwork, commitment, perseverance and communication, among others. Embracing the objectives and purpose of the College and the Division III philosophy, the athletics program provides opportunities for students to compete and develop successfully, grow as responsible citizens, and maintain a varied program of educational experiences. The Swarthmore program can help students realize their full potential both athletically and intellectually as teammates and individuals. Members of the department's faculty and staff seek to steadily improve the quality of the athletics experience through professional development, conferences, and department meetings. The department is committed to providing the best possible facilities, faculty and staff to ensure a positive athletic experience and an appropriate balance between athletics and other aspects of college life. The Intercollegiate Athletics program will comply with the standards set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and the Centennial Conference. The department will adhere to State and Federal regulations that directly impact coaches, students and intercollegiate athletics. Swarthmore College athletics programs have the following specific objectives: 1. Operate in an environment consistent with the mission of the college. 2. Provide the best athletic experience possible without sacrificing academic integrity. 3. Support students in their efforts to reach high levels of performance by providing them with proper facilities, competent coaching, and appropriate competitive intercollegiate opportunities. 4. Encourage participation through the opportunity to compete. 5. Observe, develop and promote good sportsmanship. 6. Encourage the integration of student-athletes into the institutional life of the college. 7. Instill the realization that many of the traits necessary for athletic success are also fundamental for success in life. 8. Compete while maintaining the highest regard for ethical practices and procedures. 6

7 NCAA Division III Philosophy Statement Colleges and Universities in Division III place highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience. In doing so, they seek to strengthen the integration of objectives and programs in athletics with academic and developmental objectives and to assure the integration of athletes with other students. The following statement is not binding on member institutions but shall serve as a guide for the preparation of legislation by the division and for planning and implementing programs by institutions and conferences. Division III member institutions place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on spectators and place greater emphasis on the internal constituency (students, alumni and special friends) than on the general public and its entertainment needs. To achieve this end, the athletics program in Division III: (a) Encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities in varsity, club, and intramural sports; (b) Ensures that participants receive the same treatment as other students. They have no unique privileges in admissions, academic advising, course selection, grading, living accommodations, or financial aid. Similarly, athletes are not denied rights and opportunities that would be available to them as non-athletes; (c) Is controlled, financed, and staffed through the same general procedures as other departments of the college; (d) Gives equal emphasis to men and women's sports, and the desired quality of competition is similar in all sports. Participant interests will be one factor considered in the determination of the level of support provided by the college to each sport; (e) Supports students in their efforts to reach high levels of performance by providing them with adequate facilities, competent coaching, and appropriate competitive opportunities with students from similar institutions, and (f) Gives primary emphasis to in-season competition, but exceptional teams and individuals may be encouraged through postseason championships. The purpose of the NCAA is to assist its members to develop this approach as the basis for consistent, equitable competition and to do so in ways that minimize infringement on the freedom of individual institutions to determine their own special objectives and programs.

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Student Athlete Expectations It is considered a privilege, and not a right, to be a member of an intercollegiate athletic team at Swarthmore. Membership on an athletic team means accepting the responsibility of representing one's self, the team, and the college in a positive and appropriate manner. Any behavior exhibiting racial, ethnic, religious, or sexual harassment is prohibited. Physical or verbal abuse of any member, guest, or host of the College (including officials, opposing teams, etc.); disruptive or disorderly conduct; or any offensive or anti-social behavior will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action. Student conduct checklist: 1. Put forth a conscientious, positive effort in all athletic endeavors 2. Encourage sportsmanship and ethical play in all situations 2. Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat, congratulating the opponent after competition 3. Control temper in all situations 4. Be courteous to officials 5. Do not incite fans 6. Do not criticize team circumstances, coaches, or teammates publicly 7. Observe the Guidelines on Scheduling Conflicts 8. Understand and abide by team, department and college rules and regulations 9. Respect and give proper care to facilities, uniforms, and equipment 10.Return all issued equipment on time 11.Recognize that you represent yourself, your team and your institution while competing and traveling. Hazing Hazing is defined as any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any organization operating under the sanction of or recognized as an organization by an institution of higher education. The term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property. For purposes of this definition, any activity as described in this definition upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with or continued membership in an organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be 8

9 "forced" activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding. ---Source: stophazing.org Pennsylvania State law prohibits hazing of any kind. Hazing of any Swarthmore athlete will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action, Drug and Alcohol policy Pennsylvania state law prohibits the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21. The Department of Athletics recognizes Pennsylvania State law and endorses the policies of the college with regard to activities while on campus. However, The Department also maintains a policy that prohibits possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages or other illegal drugs by any student-athletes or other students during normal official team or departmental functions. This policy is enforced from the time a team or individual leaves campus, until their return. The Department of Athletics does not condone alcohol use by anyone under the age of 21, including perspective students visiting campus. Perspective students will be made aware of this policy in advance of their visit. Student-athletes who host prospective student-athletes during the year should not encourage under age drinking. Coaches should communicate and reiterate this policy to all student hosts throughout the year. Uniforms and Equipment Equipment Room Equipment managers will issue team members practice gear, a laundry bag and a combination lock for lockers. Swarthmore College personnel will clean practice clothing and uniforms. Please, do not put personal items in the laundry nets for washing. The equipment room manager reserves the right to open the laundry net bags and remove personal belongings should they be included. Uniform clothing is to be returned to the equipment room or the coach immediately following the scheduled competition. Uniforms should not be placed in the net bag. Students must assume responsibility for returning each item at the end of the season or contest. Lost or stolen items are the responsibility of the borrower. Any equipment not returned will be billed to the student. All equipment will be billed at the replacement cost. Students not returning equipment will not be permitted to participate on other teams and will not be given physical education credit for participation in that sport until the issue is resolved.

Academic Eligibility and Financial Aid A student must demonstrate satisfactory progress toward a degree in accordance with Swarthmore College and NCAA standards for all students in order to be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics. The student must also be enrolled as a full-time student. According to the Swarthmore College Bulletin, normal progress toward the degree of Bachelor of Arts or 9

10 Bachelor of Science at Swarthmore is made by eight semesters' work of four courses or the equivalent each semester, for a total of 32 credits. The following number of credits is considered satisfactory progress, however those receiving aid must enroll and earn at least four credits per semester. Three to four credits per semester. Six to eight credits after first year. 14-16 credits after second year. 22-24 credits after third year.

Financial aid application materials are mailed to every admitted Swarthmore students. Continuing students will automatically be sent renewal application materials each winter for the next academic year. As such, the college reviews each student's financial situation annually. Swarthmore College is an NCAA Division III institution and cannot award financial scholarship based on athletic performance. Any student may elect to apply for a campus job. The student employment office offers an orientation session each August, and continuing students may seek possible employment by visiting the student employment office.

Scheduling Conflicts In May 2002 the Faculty adopted a set of guidelines to address the issue of scheduling conflicts. The document, intended to help guide students, faculty and coaches in times of conflict, was developed and proposed to the faculty by the Athletic Review Committee and the Curriculum Committee of the college. A copy can be found in Appendix A of this document. Your coach will have additional copies, should you need one. Please read and use the Guidelines when addressing scheduling conflicts. Primary obligations include the following. 1. Students who have potential class / game conflicts must present faculty with a copy of their competition schedules, including departure, or meeting time, at the beginning of their season. 2. A student may not be excused from an activity anything other than a competition. Practices, team meetings or other athletic functions will not be considered. 3. If a game is postponed, students are expected to attend any classes they had anticipated missing for that competition. 4. Students are responsible for arranging to make up all missed course work. Papers or tests should be handed in or taken before the missed class.

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11 Sports Information In order to best serve you as a Swarthmore College student-athlete, the Department of Athletics is ready to assist you in dealing with possible interview and photograph requests by media personnel. Before agreeing to any interview or photograph, please contact the athletics office for approval. We want to protect you as a student-athlete as well as promote your achievements and those of your teammates. With your cooperation, we can properly coordinate any interview session, as well as provide necessary academic, biographical and statistical information about you during your career at Swarthmore College. Additionally, we can be present to help with any questions about the general state of the program or department. If you are contacted directly by the media, or have any questions concerning this policy, please contact Kyle Leach, Director of Sports Information, at extension 8206.

Sports Medicine Any injuries are to be reported to the athletic trainers and coaches. Athletic Trainers will assess injuries and implement a course of treatment or refer the student to the appropriate medical specialist. Students are responsible for complying with treatment protocols and maintaining contact with the training room. Coaches may not permit injured students to practice or compete until the sports medicine office has cleared them. Injuries that occur not in the course of practice or competition should be reported to the Worth Health Center. Worth Health Center is staffed with nurses 24 hours a day and has physicians hours Monday through Friday. Physical Examinations And Insurance: The Athletic Department is fully committed to the health and welfare of the student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics and hopes to provide a safe environment by providing qualified sports medicine personnel and state of the art athletic training facilities. The sports medicine department is staffed with NATA certified athletic trainers. Premier Orthopaedic Associates offers 24 hour on call orthopaedic consultations and provides in person evaluations in the sports medicine office every Monday night. All freshmen and new intercollegiate athletics must have a physical examination completed by his or her doctor before entering Swarthmore College. Copies of the completed physical examination should be on file at Worth Health Center prior to the start of practice. The sports medicine department will conduct annual screenings in conjunction with Worth Health Center. A medical history, updated insurance information and participation agreement will be completed annually by each student athlete.

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12 Swarthmore College requires all students to carry medical insurance. The Department of Athletics provides secondary insurance for intercollegiate athletes and club sports participants. This insurance covers injuries that are sustained during official supervised practice or competition in intercollegiate or club sports only. Injured students must see a member of the sports medicine staff and fill out a claim form within 10 days of the injury. Claims must be submitted to primary insurance companies first. Once bills showing remaining balances and explanations of benefits are generated by the primary insurance company they can then be submitted to sports medicine department. The NCAA provides catastrophic insurance for claims in excess of $75,000 Treatment of Illness: All illnesses that might interfere with the ability to practice or compete should be reported to the athletic training staff and your coach as soon as possible. A member of the sports medicine department will make the appropriate referral to Worth Health Center for evaluation. Sports Medicine Staff: Marie Mancini, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer Jessica Quinn, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer

Student Athlete Advisory Committee Sponsored by the Athletic Department, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) consists of representatives from all the sponsored intercollegiate sports. Representatives are selected from each team by the coaches and team members. Representatives meet regularly to discuss issues pertinent to athletics both at Swarthmore and nationally. Goals are set annually and may include developing department wide policies, instituting new programs, and discussing ways to improve the quality of the athletic experience. Student Athlete Advisory Committee Constitution: ARTICLE I: PURPOSE Section 1. To serve as a liaison between students and representatives of the department of athletics. Section 2. To provide a forum for the student-athletes to voice their concerns and ideas to the athletic administration, and for the administration to respond to those issues. Section 3. To serve as advocates for the welfare of fellow student-athletes, as a team, or as individuals.

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13 ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP Section 1. Each member must be enrolled at Swarthmore College as a full-time student and be listed as an active member on a varsity team roster. Section 2. Each member will be selected by the head coach of his or her team. Section 3. Members of the committee are expected to be role models and act responsibly. A member whose actions are deemed unfitting will be in jeopardy of suspension or removal from the committee. Section 4. Members are expected to attend all meetings of the committee. ARTICLE III: OFFICERS Section 1. Officers will be: Chair, Co-Chair, and Secretary. Section 2. Officers will be elected at the last spring meeting for the following year. Section 3. The Chair and Co-Chair will be juniors or seniors in the class. Section 4. Committees will be formed as needed. ARTICLE IV: MEETINGS Section 1. Meetings will be held regularly, as well as at the request of the Chair, Co-Chair, SAAC Advisor or a representative of the department of athletics.

Student Athlete Grievance Procedure This procedure is intended to aid student-athletes in the proper method of voicing concerns about a member of the Swarthmore College Athletics staff. This procedure should only be initiated if the student-athlete is unable to discuss the concern with the department member or, if after discussion no accord was reached. 1. The student-athlete should contact the Athletic Director's office and request an appointment. 2. Prior to, or at the time of the appointment, the student-athlete should submit a brief written statement concerning the grievance. 3. The Athletic Director and student athlete will meet to discuss the grievance. If appropriate, athletic faculty or student-athletes will attend the meeting upon the agreement of the Athletic Director and the student-athlete initiating the grievance. 4. In the event that the grievance cannot be resolved, the Provost may become involved to facilitate the process. Advisory Committee on Physical Education and Athletics The ACPEA is a campus committee charged with oversight of the College's physical education and athletics programs. Each year, the ACPEA writes an assessment of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program, tracking progress and suggesting areas of strength and weakness. Suggestions may be given to the Chair of the ACPEA, who may bring them to the attention of the entire committee.

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Team Travel Students are, as a general rule, expected to travel with the team to all contests and practices. When students cannot travel with the team, they must complete a travel waiver, available in the athletic office, and have a parent contact the front office giving verbal approval for the student to travel independently of the team. Swarthmore College cannot be responsible for any activity or incident while students are traveling independently of the team. While traveling, students are expected to conduct themselves responsibly and within the context of State, Institutional, Departmental and team regulations. Understanding that members of traveling parties are representing Swarthmore College, failure to abide by rules, laws and policies may have punitive results. Students may be asked to make a financial commitment for certain team trips deemed extraordinary to normal departmental travel. These may include spring, winter and fall break trips and other extended stay competitions. In these instances, the student is financially responsible for their ticket. Should the student, after purchase of such ticket, decide that they do not want to travel, that student will not be eligible for a refund of the ticket. Extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on an individual basis. Participation in Post-Season Championships Swarthmore College representation in regional or national championships, team and individual, will be predicated, in part, upon the following criteria: 1. A realistic appraisal of the competition level in the Centennial or Conference, as it compares to the national competition setting. 2. The level of athletic achievement reached by the athlete or team in conference competition 3. Season long consistency of the individual or team. 4. Cost considerations and exposure value. 5. Any qualifying standards that may exist. Multiple Participation in Sports Multi-sport competition is permitted and encouraged provided that the following: 1. The student will compete fully in each season of play. 2. The student-athlete who selects to play two sports during the same season will do so after consultation with the coach of both sports and the Athletic Director. 3. A student-athlete may not change teams during the season without written permission of the coach of the sport he /she is presently participating in, the Athletic Director, and the coach of the team to which he / she is transferring. 4. Students will complete one season in its entirety before commencing practice or competition with the next sport. 14

15 Coaches will not discourage athletes from multi-sport participation or participation in otherextra-curricular activities at Swarthmore College. Infractions should be reported to the Athletic Director. Dismissal from Athletic Teams 1. A student-athlete may be removed from an athletic team at any time that the coach and Athletic Director feel that the student has violated the philosophy, guidelines, or principles of the team, Swarthmore College or the NCAA. 2. Student-athletes facing such disciplinary action may appeal before a committee consisting of the Athletic Director or designee, Faculty Athletic Representative, and the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Physical Education and Athletics (ACPEA).

Miscellaneous The following list includes some, but not all, of what are considered "extra benefits" by the NCAA and therefore may not be provided to student-athletes by representatives of the department of athletics: A loan of money in any amount. The use of an automobile. The purchase of a meal or service at commercial establishments. Transportation to or from a summer job. Signing or co-signing a note with an outside agency to arrange a loan. The use of personal property (e.g., boats, summer homes, cars, stereos). Providing Christmas or birthday gifts.

Note: Student athletes should be aware that the NCAA reserves the right to drug test during post-season competition. All Swarthmore College student athletes will be subject to NCAA policies.

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16 Appendix A Guidelines on Scheduling Conflicts Between Academics and Athletics

Adopted by the Faculty May 20, 2002 The following guidelines are affirmed by the faculty in order to recognize both the primacy of the academic mission at Swarthmore and the importance of the intercollegiate athletic program for our students. The guidelines are meant to offer direction with an appropriate degree of flexibility. Where conflicts occur, students, faculty, and coaches are encouraged to work out mutually acceptable solutions; faculty and coaches are also encouraged to communicate with one another about such conflicts. Note that the guidelines make a firm distinction between athletic practices and competitive contests. 1. Regular class attendance is expected of all students. Students who are participating in intercollegiate athletics should not miss class, seminar, or lab for practice. Students who have a conflict between an athletic contest and a required academic activity, such as a class meeting or a lecture, should discuss it and try to come to an understanding regarding the conflict with their coach and their professor as soon as possible, preferably during the first week of the semester and certainly in advance of the conflict. When a mutually agreeable understanding is not reached, students should be mindful of the primacy of academics at Swarthmore. Students should understand that acceptable arrangements might not be feasible for all classes, particularly seminars and laboratories. Students should take their schedule of athletic contests into account as they plan their class schedules and may want to discuss this with their academic advisors. Students should provide coaches with a copy of their academic schedules and inform them promptly of any changes. Coaches should make every effort to schedule practices and contests to avoid conflict with classes and should collect their students' academic schedules in an effort to coordinate team activities and minimize conflict. Coaches should instruct students not to miss class for practice and should encourage students to work out possible conflicts between classes and contests as early as possible. Faculty should provide as complete a description of scheduling requirements as possible to their classes early each semester (preferably before registration or during the first week of classes); faculty and coaches alike should work with students to resolve contest-related conflicts. Coaches and faculty alike should avoid last-minute scheduling changes whenever possible, and faculty should normally avoid scheduling extraordinary class meetings. Where such meetings seem desirable, students should be consulted, and as the Faculty Handbook stipulates, the arrangement cleared with the Department Chair and Registrar (Faculty Handbook 2001, p. 61). Where possible, extraordinary sessions should be voluntary or offered with a choice of sections to attend. When a schedule is changed after students have arranged their commitments, it is important for the faculty member or coach to be flexible. Normally classes will end each day by 4:00 (5:00 on Fridays). Seminars will often extend beyond 4:00. Afternoon laboratories are usually scheduled until 4:15 or 4:30, and students who encounter difficulties completing a lab may need to stay later than the scheduled time. Students in all cases are expected to keep to their academic commitments and then attend practices as soon as possible. Faculty should recognize that the time from 4:15 to 7:00 p.m. is heavily used by students for extracurricular activities and dinner. This late afternoon time has also traditionally been used for certain courses in the performing arts. Some use of this time for other academic purposes (such as department colloquia, lectures, etc.) is appropriate, but departments are encouraged to exercise restraint in such use, particularly with respect to activities they judge important for the full academic participation of students.

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Summary of NCAA Regulations - Division III

For: Action: Purpose: Student-athletes Read and then sign Form 05-3c To summarize NCAA regulations regarding eligibility of student-athletes to compete.

TO: STUDENT-ATHLETE This summary of NCAA regulations contains information about your eligibility to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Carefully read the sections that apply to you, and then sign the Student-Athlete Statement (Form 05-3c). This summary has two parts: · · Part I is for all student-athletes. Part II is for new student-athletes only (those signing the Student-Athlete Statement for the first time).

If you have questions, ask your director of athletics (or his or her official designee) or refer to the 2005-06 NCAA Division III Manual. The references in brackets after each summarized regulation show you where to find the regulation in the Division III Manual. Part I: For All Student-Athletes This part of the summary discusses ethical conduct, amateurism, financial aid, academic standards and other regulations concerning your eligibility for intercollegiate competition. Ethical conduct ­ All sports: You must act with honesty and sportsmanship at all times so that you represent the honor and dignity of fair play and the generally recognized high standards associated with wholesome competitive sports. [NCAA Bylaw 10.01.1] You are not eligible to compete if you knowingly provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletics competition, solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team, accept a bet on any team representing the institution or solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any item (e.g., cash, shirt, dinner) that has tangible value. [Bylaw 10.3] You are not eligible to compete if you knowingly participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling. [Bylaw 10.3] Amateurism - All sports: You are not eligible for participation in a sport if after full-time collegiate enrollment you have ever: · · · · Taken pay, or the promise of pay, for competing in that sport; Agreed (orally or in writing) to compete in professional athletics in that sport; Played on any professional athletics team as defined by the NCAA in that sport; or Used your athletics skill for pay in any form in that sport. (Prior to collegiate enrollment an individual may accept prize money based only on his or her place finish or performance from the sponsor of an open athletics event, the United States Olympic Committee or the appropriate national governing body and actual and necessary expenses associated with the individual's practice and competition on a professional team). [Bylaw l2.1.1]

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You are not eligible in a sport if you ever have accepted money, transportation or other benefits from an agent or agreed to have an agent market your athletics ability or reputation in that sport. [Bylaw 12.3.1] You are not eligible in any sport if, after you become a student-athlete, you accept any pay for promoting a commercial product or service or allow your name or picture to be used for promoting a commercial product or service, unless: · · · The individual became involved in such activities for reasons independent of athletics ability; No reference is made in these activities to the individuals involvement in intercollegiate athletics, and; The individual's remuneration under such circumstances is at a rate commensurate with the individual's skill and experience as a model or performer and is not based in any way upon the individual's athletics ability or reputation. [Bylaws 12.5.1.3]

You are not eligible in any sport if, because of your athletics ability, you were paid for work you did not perform, were paid at a rate higher than the going rate or were paid for the value an employer placed on your reputation, fame or personal following. [Bylaw 12.4.1]

Seasons of Participation ­ All sports: A student-athlete must count a season of participation when he/she practices or competes during or after the first contest following the student-athlete's initial participation at that institution. [Bylaw 14.2.4.1] A season of participation shall not be counted when a student-athlete participates in a preseason scrimmage or preseason exhibition. [Bylaw 14.2.4.1] The following rules are applicable to all Division III student-athletes first entering a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2002: If you did not enroll in college as a full-time student at your first opportunity following the graduation of your high-school class or if you discontinued full-time high-school enrollment and you participated in any of the activities listed below, you have used a season of intercollegiate competition for each calendar year or sport season in which you participated in such activities. [Bylaw 14.2.4.3] Activities Constituting Use of a Season: (a) Any team competition or training in which pay in any form is provided to any of the participants above actual and necessary expenses; (b) Any individual competition or training in which the individual accepts pay in any form based on his or her place finish or any competition or training in which the individual accepts pay in any form above actual and necessary expenses; (c) Any competition pursuant to the signing of a contract for athletics participation or entering a professional draft; or (d) Any competition funded by a representative of an institution's athletics interest that is not open to all participants. [Bylaw 14.2.4.3.2] Competition Exceptions: If you participated in organized competition while enrolled in a post-graduate college preparatory school during the initial year of enrollment, you did not use a season of competition. In addition, a maximum one-time one-year exception is applicable for participation in the Olympic Games tryouts and competition, and other specified national and international competition. [Bylaw 14.2.4.3.2.1] If you have used a season(s) of competition according to the regulations above, you must fulfill an academic year in residence prior to being eligible to represent your institution in intercollegiate competition. [Bylaw 14.2.4.3.1] Financial aid - All sports: You are not eligible if you receive financial aid other than the financial aid that your institution distributes. However, it is permissible to receive:

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· · · Money from anyone upon whom you are naturally or legally dependent; Financial aid that has been awarded to you on a basis other than athletics ability; or Financial aid from an entity outside your institution that meets the requirements specified in the Division III Manual.

You must report to your institution any financial aid that you receive from a source other than your institution. However, you do not need to report financial aid received from anyone upon whom you are naturally or legally dependent. [Bylaw 15.2.3] Academic standards - All sports: Eligibility for competition To be eligible to compete, you must: · · · Have been admitted as a regularly enrolled, degree seeking student according to the published entrance requirements of your institution; Be in good academic standing according to the standards of your institution; and Be enrolled in at least a minimum full-time baccalaureate degree program (not less than 12 semester or quarter hours) and maintain satisfactory progress toward that degree, be enrolled in a full-time graduate or professional degree program (not less than eight semester or quarter hours) or be enrolled and seeking a second baccalaureate degree at your institution. [Bylaws 14.01.2, 14.1.8.2 and 14.1.8.2.1.4]

If you are enrolled in less than a full-time program, you are eligible to compete only if you are enrolled in the last term of your baccalaureate or graduate degree program and are carrying credits necessary to finish your degree. [Bylaw 14.1.8.2.1.3] You are eligible to compete during the official vacation period immediately before initial enrollment, provided you have been accepted by your institution for enrollment in a regular, full-time program of studies at the time of your initial participation, you are no longer enrolled in your previous educational institution and you are eligible under all institutional and NCAA requirements. [Bylaw 14.1.8.2.1.1] You are eligible to compete between terms if you are continuing enrollment, provided you have been registered for the required minimum full-time load at the conclusion of the term immediately preceding the date of competition, or if you are either continuing enrollment or beginning enrollment, provided you have been accepted for enrollment as a regular full-time student for the regular term immediately following the date of competition. [Bylaw 14.1.8.2.1.2]

Eligibility for practice You are eligible to practice if you are enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree as defined by the regulations of the certifying institution. [Bylaw 14.1.8.1] You are eligible to practice during the official vacation period immediately preceding initial enrollment, provided you have been accepted by your institution for enrollment in a regular, full-time program of studies at the time of your initial participation, you no longer are enrolled in your previous educational institution, and you are eligible under all institutional and NCAA requirements. [Bylaw 14.1.8.1.1] You also are eligible to practice if you are enrolled in the final semester or quarter of a baccalaureate program while enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, and your institution certifies that you are carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete the degree requirements, as determined by the faculty of the institution. [Bylaw 14.1.8.1.3] Other regulations concerning eligibility - All sports: You are not eligible to participate in more than four seasons of intercollegiate competition. [Bylaw 14.2] You are not eligible after the first 10 semesters or 15 quarters in which you were enrolled at a collegiate institution in at least a minimum full-time program of studies as determined by the college, except for extensions that have been approved in accordance with NCAA legislation. [Bylaws 14.2.2 and 30.6.1]

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You are eligible if you are seeking a second baccalaureate or equivalent degree or you are enrolled in a graduate or professional school provided you received your undergraduate degree from the same institution, you have seasons of participation remaining and your participation occurs within the applicable 10 semesters or 15 quarters. You are also eligible for championships that occur within 60 days of the date you complete the requirements for your degree. [Bylaws 14.1.9 and 14.1.9.2] You are not eligible in your sport for the rest of your season if, after enrollment in college and during any year in which you were a member of an intercollegiate team, you competed as a member of any outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition in the sport during the playing season. Competing in the Olympic Games tryouts and competition and other specified national and international competition is permitted. [Bylaws 14.7.1 and 14.7.3.1] All-star football and basketball only: You are not eligible if, after you completed your high-school eligibility in your sport and before your high-school graduation, you participated in more than two high-school all-star football or basketball games. [Bylaw 14.6] There are no restrictions on the participation of Division III student-athletes in outside basketball competition during the summer. [Bylaw 14.7.2.7-(a)] Transfer students only: You are a transfer student if: · The registrar or admissions officer from your former institution certified that you officially were registered and enrolled at that institution in any term in a minimum full-time load and you were present on the opening day of classes; or · The director of athletics from your former institution certified that you reported for the regular squad practice that any staff member of the athletics department of your former institution announced before the beginning of any term. [Bylaw 14.5.2] If you are a transfer student from a four-year institution, you are not eligible during your first academic year in residence unless you meet the provisions of one of the exceptions specified in Bylaw 14.5.5.1.1, 14.5.5.1.2 or 14.5.5.1.3 or one of the waivers specified in Bylaw 14.8.1.2. If you are a transfer student from a two-year institution, you are not eligible during your first academic year in residence at your new institution unless you meet the academic and residence requirements specified in Bylaw 14.5.4.1 or the exception specified in Bylaw 14.5.4.1.2. If you wish to correspond with another NCAA institution about your opportunity to transfer, the institution must have permission to contact you before any correspondence may occur. To contact a Division III institution, you may seek permission from your athletics director, or you are permitted to grant other Division III institutions permission to contact you. To grant an institution permission to contact you about a potential transfer (or for you to be able to contact the institution), complete the Permission to Contact-Self Release form that is provided by the NCAA national office. The form and instructions is available on the student-athlete home page of the NCAA Web site at ncaa.org. To contact Division I or Division II institutions, you must seek permission from your athletics director. Drugs - All sports: If the NCAA tests you for the banned drugs listed in Bylaw 31.2.3.1 and you test positive (consistent with NCAA drug-testing protocol), you will be ineligible to participate in regular-season and postseason competition for one calendar year (i.e., 365 days) after your positive drug test and you will be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of competition in all sports. If you test positive a second time for the use of any drug, other than a "street drug" as defined in Bylaw 31.2.3.1, it will result in the loss of lifetime eligibility, while a combination of two positive tests involving street drugs (e.g. marijuana, heroin) in whatever order, will result in the loss of an additional year of eligibility. [Bylaw 18.4.1.5]

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If you test positive for the use of a "street drug" after being restored to eligibility, you shall be charged with the loss 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. [Bylaw 18.4.1.5.1] A policy adopted by the NCAA Executive Committee establishes that the penalty for missing a scheduled drug test is the same as the penalty for testing positive for the use of a banned drug other than a street drug. You will remain ineligible until you retest negative and your eligibility has been restored by the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee. [Bylaw 18.4.1.5.1] Non-NCAA athletics organization positive drug test - All sports: If you test positive for banned substances by a non-NCAA athletics organization, you must notify your director of athletics regarding the positive drug test. You also must permit the NCAA to test you for the banned drugs listed in Bylaw 31.2.3.1. If the result of the NCAA drug test is positive, you will lose all remaining eligibility during the season in which you tested positive and an additional season of competition. The director of athletics must notify the vice president of NCAA education services in writing regarding a studentathlete's disclosure of a previous positive drug test administered by any other athletics organization. If the student-athlete immediately transfers to a non-NCAA institution while ineligible and competes in collegiate competition within the 365-day period at a non-NCAA institution, the student-athlete will be ineligible for all NCAA regular-season and postseason competition until the student-athlete does not compete in collegiate competition for a 365-day period. Additionally, the student-athlete must retest negative (in accordance with the testing methods authorized by the Executive Committee) and request that eligibility be restored by the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee. The list is subject to change and the institution and student-athlete shall be held accountable for all banned drug classes on the current list. Part II: For New Student-Athletes Only This part of the summary contains information about your recruitment, which is governed by Bylaw 13 of the Division III Manual. Recruitment Offers - All sports: You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, any staff member of your institution or any other representative of your institution's athletics interests offered to you, your relatives or your friends any financial aid or other benefits that NCAA legislation does not permit. It is permissible for your summer employment to be arranged by the institution or for you to accept loans from a regular lending agency, provided you did not receive the job or loan before the end of your senior year in high school. [Bylaws 13.2.1, 13.2.4 and 13.2.5] Contacts - All sports: For purposes of this section, contact means "any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect's parents, relatives or legal guardian(s) and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that is prearranged or that takes place on the grounds of the prospect's educational institution or at the site of organized competition or practice involving the prospect or the prospect's high-school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of the conversation that occurs." [Bylaw 13.02.2] You are not eligible if any staff member of your institution or any other representative of your institution's athletics interests contacted you, your relatives or your legal guardians in person off your institution's campus before you completed your junior year in high school (except for students at military academies). [Bylaw 13.1.1.1] You are not eligible if, while you were being recruited, any staff member of your institution or any other representative of your institution's athletics interests, contacted you during the day or days of competition at the site of any athletics competition in which you were competing. It was permissible for such contact to occur

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(during the permissible period) after the competition if the appropriate high-school authority released you prior to the contact. [Bylaw 13.1.4.2] Publicity - All sports: You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, your institution publicized any visit that you made to its campus. [Bylaw 13.11.4] You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, you appeared on a radio or television program that involved a coach or another member of the staff of the athletics department at your institution. [Bylaw 13.11.3] Source of funds - All sports: You are not eligible if any organization or group of people outside your institution spent money recruiting you to attend your institution, including entertaining, giving gifts or services and providing transportation to you or your relatives or friends. [Bylaw 13.15.4] You are eligible for intercollegiate competition if prior to initial full-time collegiate enrollment, a prospective student-athlete may receive normal and reasonable living expenses from an individual with whom he or she has an established relationship (e.g., high-school coach, nonscholastic athletics team coach, family of a teammate), even if the relationship developed as a result of athletics participation, provided: · · · The individual is not an agent; The individual is not an athletics representative of a particular institution involved in recruiting the prospect; and Such living expenses are consistent with the types of expenses provided by the individual as a part of normal living arrangements (e.g., housing, meals, occasional spending money, use of the family car)."[Bylaw 12.1.1.1.6.1]

Tryouts - All sports: You are not eligible if, after starting classes for the ninth grade, you displayed your abilities in any phase of any sport in a tryout conducted by or for your institution. [Bylaw l3.12.1.] Member institutions are permitted to host intercollegiate athletics competitions in conjunction with high-school, preparatory school and two-year college contests. High schools, preparatory schools and two-year colleges must be located within a 50-mile radius of the member institution hosting the event, and all such competition must occur on the member institution's campus. Further, a collegiate athletics event may be conducted during a continuous session on the same day as the high school, preparatory school or two-year college contest under a single admission. [Bylaw 13.12.1.3] Basketball only: You are not eligible if a member of your institution's coaching staff participated in competition or in coaching activities involving a nonscholastic basketball team of which you were a member. [Bylaw 13.12.1.4] Sports camps You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, the institution, members of its staff or a representative of its athletics interests employed, or gave you free or reduced admission privileges to attend its camp or clinic after you had started classes for the ninth grade. [Bylaw 13.13.1.4] Visits, transportation and entertainment - All sports: You are not eligible under Bylaws 13.5, 13.6 or 13.7 if, before you enrolled at your institution, any of the following happened to you: · · · · · Your institution paid for you to visit its campus more than once; Your one expense-paid visit to the campus lasted longer than 48 hours; Your institution paid more than the actual round-trip cost by direct route between your home and the campus when you made your one expense-paid visit; Your institution entertained you, your parents (or legal guardians) or your spouse outside a 30-mile radius of the campus during your expense paid visit; or Your institution entertained you, your parents (or legal guardians) or your spouse excessively during your expense paid visit or entertained your friends or other relatives at any site.

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You are not eligible if your institution paid for you to visit its campus before the first day of classes of your senior year in high school. [Bylaw 13.7.1.1.1] You are not eligible if, at any time that you were visiting your institution's campus at your own expense, your institution paid for anything more than the following: Three free passes for you and those individuals who came with you to an athletics event on campus in which your institution's team competed. [Bylaw 13.8.2.1] · · Transportation, when accompanied by a staff member, to see off-campus practice and competition sites and other institutional facilities located within a 30-mile radius of the campus. [Bylaw 13.6.3] A meal at the dining hall of your institution or a meal at an off-campus site if all institutional dining halls were closed and the institution normally provides similar meals to all visiting prospective students. [Bylaw 13.8.2.1.1] Housing at your institution that is generally available to all visiting prospective students. [Bylaw 13.8.2.1.2]

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You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, staff members of your institution or any representatives of its athletics interests paid the transportation costs for your relatives or friends to visit the campus or elsewhere. [Bylaw 13.6.2.8] You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, your institution gave you complimentary admissions to more than one regular-season home game scheduled outside your institution's community or gave you more than three complimentary admissions to that one regular-season home game scheduled outside your institution's community. [Bylaw 13.8.2.2] You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, a staff member of your institution's athletics department spent money other than what was necessary for the staff member's (or representative's) personal expenses during an off-campus visit with you. [Bylaw 13.15.2] You are not eligible if any person, at his or her own expense, paid for you to visit your institution once and did not accompany you on the visit or paid for you to visit more than once. [Bylaw 13.7.1.1] Precollege or postgraduate expense - All sports: You are not eligible if your institution, or any representative of its athletics interests, offered you money, directly or indirectly, to pay for any part of your educational expenses or other expenses during any period of time before you enrolled at your institution. This applies to your postgraduate education as well. [Bylaw 13.16.1]

NCAA Form No. 05-3c Academic Year 2005-06

Student-Athlete Statement - Division III

Name of your institution: This form has four parts: a statement concerning eligibility, a Buckley Amendment consent, a statement concerning the promotion of NCAA championships and other NCAA events, and results of drug tests. You must sign all three parts to participate in intercollegiate competition. Before you sign this form, you should read the Summary of NCAA Regulations provided by your director of athletics or read the bylaws of the NCAA Division III Manual that deal with your eligibility. If you have any questions, you should discuss them with your director of athletics. The conditions that you must meet to be eligible and the requirement that you sign this form are indicated in the following articles and bylaws of the Division III Manual: Articles 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16; and Bylaws 14.1.3.1, 18.4 and 31.2.3. If you have questions you may contact the NCAA at 317/917-6222. Part I: Statement Concerning Eligibility By signing this part of the form, you affirm that, to the best of your knowledge, you are eligible to compete in intercollegiate competition. You affirm that you have read the Summary of NCAA Regulations or the relevant sections of the Division III Manual and that your director of athletics (or his or her designee) gave you the opportunity to ask questions about them. You affirm that you meet the NCAA regulations for student-athletes regarding eligibility, recruitment, financial aid, amateur status and involvement in organized gambling. You affirm that you are aware of the NCAA drug-testing program and have signed the 2005-06 Drug-Testing Consent (Form 05-3f). You affirm that you have reported to the director of athletics of your institution any violations of NCAA regulations involving you and your institution. You affirm that you understand that if you sign this statement falsely or erroneously, you violate NCAA legislation regarding ethical conduct, and you will further jeopardize your eligibility. Student-Athlete Name (Please Print) Date of Birth Age

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Signature of Student-Athlete Date Sport(s) Home City, State and Zip Code Home Address (Street or P.O. Box)

Part II: Buckley Amendment Consent By signing this part of the form, you certify that you agree to disclose your educational records. You understand that this entire form and the results of any NCAA drug test you may take are part of your educational records. These records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and they may not be disclosed without your consent. You give your consent to disclose only to authorized representatives of this institution, its athletics conference (if any) and the NCAA, the following documents: 1) This form; 2) Results of NCAA drug tests; 3) Results of positive drug tests administered by non-NCAA national and international athletics organizations; 4) Any transcript from your high school, this institution, or any junior college or any other four-year institutions you have attended; 5) Pre-college test scores, appropriately related information and correspondence (e.g., testing sites and dates and letters of test-score certification or appeal), and where applicable, information relating to eligibility for or conduct of nonstandard testing; 6) Graduation status; 7) Race and gender identification; 8) Records concerning your financial aid; and 9) Any other papers or information pertaining to your NCAA eligibility. You agree to disclose these records only to determine your eligibility for intercollegiate athletics, your eligibility for athletically related financial aid, for evaluation of school and team success, for purposes of inclusion in summary institutional information reported to the NCAA (and which may be publicly released by it), for NCAA longitudinal research studies and for activities related to NCAA compliance reviews. You will not be identified by name by the NCAA in any such published or distributed information. Further, you authorize the NCAA to disclose personally identifiable information from your educational records (including information regarding any NCAA violations in which you may become involved while you are a student-athlete) to a third party (including, but not limited to, the media) as necessary to correct inaccurate statements reported by the media or related to a student-athlete reinstatement case, infractions case or waiver request. You also agree that necessary case information (i.e., information from your student-athlete reinstatement case, infractions case or waiver request) may be published or distributed to third parties as required by NCAA bylaws, policies or procedures. You will not be identified by name by the NCAA in any such published or distributed information. Name of Student-Athlete (Please Print) Athlete Part III: Promotion of NCAA Championships, Events, Activities or Programs You authorize the NCAA [or a third party acting on behalf of the NCAA (e.g., host institution, conference, local organizing committee)] to use your name or picture to generally promote NCAA championships or other NCAA events, activities or programs. Name of Student-Athlete (Please Print) Athlete Part IV: Results of Drug Tests Date Signature of StudentDate Signature of Student-

A. No positive drug test. You affirm that you have not tested positive by the NCAA and/or by a non-NCAA national or international athletics organization for a banned substance.

Name of Student-Athlete (Please Print) Athlete Date Signature of Student-

B. Positive drug test If you have ever tested positive for a substance banned by the NCAA and/or by a non-NCAA national or international athletics organization, the results must be declared here. Further, the results will be reported by your director of athletics to NCAA education services. Should you consequently transfer, you are obligated to report NCAA positive drug-test results to the respective institution.

Date of Test Organization Conducting Test Substance

C. Subsequent Positive Test Should you test positive for a substance banned by the NCAA and/or by a non-NCAA national or international athletics organization at anytime after you sign this statement, as described in the above paragraph, you must report the results to your director of athletics, who must then report the results to the NCAA. You will be subject to future NCAA drug-testing in which failure of the drug test could lead to the possible loss of eligibility.

Name of Student-Athlete (Please Print) Athlete What to do with this form: Sign and return it to your director of athletics before you first compete each year. This form is to be kept in the director of athletics office for six years. Any questions regarding this form should be referred to your compliance office. Date Signature of Student-

NCAA Form 05-3f

Academic Year 2005-06

Drug-Testing Consent - Division III

Name of your Institution:

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You must sign this form to participate (i.e., practice or compete) in intercollegiate athletics. Per NCAA Bylaw 30.5-(b), the director of athletics or the director of athletics' designee shall disseminate a list of banned drug classes to all student-athletes and educate them about products that might contain banned drugs. Please note that the list may change during the academic year, that updates may be found on the NCAA Web site (i.e., www.ncaa.org) and you will be informed of the procedures your athletic department will use to disseminate updates to the list. The requirement that you sign this form is indicated in the following articles of the NCAA Division III Manual:

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Constitution 3.2.4.6 Bylaws 14.1.4 and 30.5

If you have any questions, you should discuss them with your director of athletics. Drug-Testing Consent By signing this form, you affirm that you are aware of the NCAA drug-testing program, which provides: A student-athlete who is found to have used a substance on the list of banned drugs, as set forth in Bylaw 31.2.3.1, shall be declared ineligible for further participation in regular-season and postseason competition in all sports in accordance with the provisions in Bylaw 18.4.1.5.1. The certifying institution may appeal to the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee for restoration of the studentathlete's eligibility if the institution concludes that circumstances warrant restoration. [Bylaw 18.4.1.5] A student-athlete who tests positive (in accordance with the testing methods authorized by the NCAA Executive Committee) shall be ineligible to participate in regular-season and postseason competition for one calendar year (i.e., 365 days) after the positive drug test and shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of competition in all sports. The student-athlete shall remain ineligible for all regular-season and postseason competition for one calendar year after the student-athlete's positive drug test, until the studentathlete retests negative (in accordance with the testing methods authorized by the Executive Committee) and the student-athlete's eligibility is restored by the Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee. If a student-athlete transfers to another NCAA institution while ineligible due to a positive NCAA drug test, the institution from which the student-athlete transfers must notify the transfer institution regarding the positive drug test result. If the student-athlete tests positive a second time for the use of any drug, other than a "street drug" as defined in Bylaw 31.2.3.1, he or she shall lose all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports. A combination of two positive tests involving street drugs (e.g. marijuana, heroin), in whatever order, will result in the loss of an additional year of eligibility [Bylaw 18.4.1.5]. In addition, the penalty for missing a scheduled drug test is the same as the penalty for testing positive for the use of a banned drug other than a street drug. 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. If the student-athlete transfers to another NCAA institution while ineligible, the institution from which the student-athlete transferred must notify the institution that the student-athlete is ineligible due to a positive drug test result. If the student-athlete immediately transfers to a non-NCAA institution while ineligible and competes in collegiate competition within the 365-day period at a non-NCAA institution, the student-athlete will be ineligible for all NCAA regular-season and postseason competition until the student-athlete does not compete in collegiate competition for a 365-day period. Additionally, the student-athlete must retest negative (in accordance with the testing methods authorized by the Executive Committee) and request that eligibility be restored by the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. [Bylaw 18.4.1.5.1] You agree to allow the NCAA to test you in relation to any participation by you in any NCAA championship or in any postseason football game certified by the NCAA for the banned drugs listed in Bylaw 31.2.3.1. You agree to allow your drug-test sample to be used by the NCAA drug-testing laboratories for research purposes to improve drug-testing detection. Individual samples will not be personally identified. You were provided an opportunity to review the procedures for NCAA drug testing that are described in the NCAA Drug-Testing Program brochure. You understand that this consent and the results of your drug tests, if any, only will be disclosed in accordance with the provisions of the Buckley Amendment Consent. You agree to disclose your drug-testing results only for purposes related to your eligibility for participation in regular-season and postseason competition. You agree that you have received a copy of the NCAA list of banned substances. You affirm that you understand that if you sign this statement falsely or erroneously, you violate NCAA legislation regarding ethical conduct, and you will further jeopardize your eligibility.

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Student-Athlete Authorization/Consent for Disclosure of Protected Health Information to the National Collegiate Athletic Association

I, ____________________________ hereby authorize _____________________________________ Name of Student-Athlete Name of my Institution and its physicians, athletic trainers and health care personnel to disclose my protected health information and any related information regarding any injury or illness during my training for and participation in intercollegiate athletics to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its employees or agents.

I understand that my protected health information will be used only by the NCAA's Injury Surveillance System (ISS) for the purpose of conducting research on injuries resulting from training for or participation in athletics. The ISS is a longitudinal research database that provides the NCAA, NCAA sports rules committees, athletic conferences, researchers and individual schools with summary (aggregate) injury and participation information that does not identify individual athletes or schools. The summary data provide the Association and other groups with an information resource upon which to base health and safety rules and policy and to examine the effectiveness of such efforts. I understand that my injury/illness information is protected by federal regulations under either the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (the Buckley Amendment) and may not be disclosed without either my authorization under HIPAA or my consent under the Buckley Amendment. I understand that my signing of this authorization/consent is voluntary and that my institution will not condition or withhold any health care treatment or payment, enrollment in a health plan or receipt of any benefits (if applicable) on whether I provide the consent or authorization requested for this disclosure. I also understand that I am not required to sign this authorization/consent in order to be eligible for participation in NCAA athletics. I understand that while HIPAA regulations do not apply to the NCAA's use or disclosure of my injury/illness information, the NCAA is committed to protecting my privacy. I understand that the protected health information will be encoded before being transmitted from my institution to the NCAA and that neither the NCAA nor the ISS will identify me personally in any publication or disclosure of research results. Data will be stored on a secure server at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, Indiana. This authorization/consent expires 380 days from the date of my signature below, but I have the right to revoke it in writing at any time by sending written notification to the athletics director at my institution I understand that a revocation takes effect on its request date and does not affect any action taken prior to that date.

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