NCAA Rules Pertaining to Faculty, Administrators and Staff

NCAA Rules Pertaining to Faculty, Administrators and Staff

The NCAA has strict guidelines pertaining to a faculty members’, administrators’ and staffs’ interaction with currently enrolled student-athletes as well as prospective student-athletes being recruited to St. John’s University. Every institutional employee must ensure that no violations occur that might affect the reputation of the University and/or jeopardize any student’s educational and/or athletic endeavors. The following guidelines are a snapshot of the NCAA rules related to an institutional employees’ involvement with student-athletes and prospective student-athletes.

1. By definition, an extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete's relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.

2. A faculty member or administrator should never make any academic exceptions (i.e. preferential treatment) for a student-athlete that he or she would not make for any other student in that particular class.

3. A faculty member or administrator should never provide a student-athlete with the use of copying machines, typing services, computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, or PDA’s that are not available to the general student body.

4. A faculty member or administrator may provide an *occasional meal or transportation on infrequent and special occasions in the locale of the institution (30 miles) to a student-athlete only after receiving prior approval from the Athletics’ Compliance Office. (*Cash should never be provided to a student-athlete in lieu of an occasional meal or transportation).

5. A faculty member or administrator may only have contact with a prospective student-athlete (high school aged student) on the St. John’s University campus during an unofficial visit (visit paid for by the prospective student). On an official visit (visit paid by the institution), a faculty member or administrator may have contact with a prospective student-athlete on the St. John’s University campus or in the locale of the institution (30 miles).

6. A faculty member or administrator may make telephone calls to or receive telephone calls from a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete’s parents or legal guardians) only after the calendar day on which a prospective student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent (NLI).

7. Should you have any academic integrity concerns related to a student-athlete’s academic performance please contact Faculty Athletics Representative, Robert Mangione, R.Ph., Ed.D. at 718-990-6411. (E-Mail: mangionr@stjohns.edu).

8. Should you have any questions regarding these guidelines or any other NCAA rules please contact the Athletics’ Compliance Office! Please remember, Always Ask Before You Act!

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