It is the intent of the Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics Department to maintain its position as one of the nation’s premier collegiate athletics programs. Although on-the-field success is an important component of this goal, Virginia Commonwealth University’s status as a premier collegiate athletics department depends on its ability to find continued success on the field while maintaining an environment that promotes the highest levels of integrity. For this reason, the Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics Compliance Office is charged with the duty of maintaining institutional control over its athletics programs in order to ensure its athletics programs are operating in a manner that is consistent with NCAA, Atlantic-10, and Virginia Commonwealth University rules and regulations.
Primary Functions of Compliance
- Provide instruction regarding NCAA and Atlantic-10 Conference rules and regulations to Virginia Commonwealth University coaches, administrators, student-athletes, prospective student-athletes, and boosters, while ensuring these groups are aware of Virginia Commonwealth University’s expectations in terms of remaining compliant with these various rules and regulations.
- Provide guidance to Virginia Commonwealth University coaches, administrators, student-athletes, prospective student athletes, and boosters by providing accurate interpretations of NCAA and Atlantic-10 Conference rules and assisting these groups in remaining compliant.
- Monitor activities such as recruiting, eligibility certification, financial aid, amateurism, benefits, playing and practice season limitations, etc. to ensure compliance with all relevant rules and regulations.
- Investigate and report any major or secondary NCAA or Atlantic-10 Conference rules violations in a timely manner.
To report any concern or for more information, visit VCUHelpline.com.