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NCAA Mandate

  • Member institutions shall make general academic counseling and tutoring services to all student-athletes. Such counseling and tutoring services may be provided by the department of athletics or the institution's nonathletics student support services. In addition, an institution may finance other academic and support services that the institution, at its discretion, determines to be appropriate and necessary for the academic success of its student-athletes. (Adopted: 1/10/91 effective 8/1/91; Revised: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02, 5/9/06)
  • Services that can be provided under NCAA guidelines include, but are not limited to:
    • Tutoring
    • Drug-Rehabilitation Programs
    • Personal counseling related to the treatment of eating disorders
    • On-campus student development programs
    • On-campus career counseling programs
    • Career counseling for future professional athletes provided it comes from a panel of university employees with not more than one of the panel members being employed by the institution's athletic department
    • Use of computers and typewriters
    • Reimbursement for class field trips provided such trips are a course requirement and is specified in the course catalog.
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