SCHOOL OF MINES COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
South Dakota School of Mines is committed and obligated to the
principle of institutional control in operating its athletics program in a
manner that is consistent with the letter and the spirit of the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and university rules and regulations. The
compliance office coordinates, monitors, and verifies compliance with all NCAA requirements
and educates the various constituencies of the university and the community regarding NCAA Division II regulations. The compliance office is
dedicated to providing educational programs and interpretive support to ensure
that all individuals involved in the athletics program understand and adhere to
the university’s compliance expectations. It is the goal of the compliance
program to educate, oversee and monitor the intercollegiate athletics program
and maintain a positive compliance environment. Each individual within the athletics
program is obligated to maintain knowledge of the rules, to act within his or
her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the rules and to report any
violations. The commitment to excellence by the entire South Dakota School of
Mines Athletics family must be a priority in all aspects of the program. This
commitment includes knowing and complying with NCAA rules. Everyone involved in
Athletics is responsible to know the rules, and recognize this responsibility as a team effort.
SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES COMPLIANCE
Jennifer Buddle– Assistant AD/Compliance
Coordinator 394-1689 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffany McCampbell – Associate AD/SWA 394-2643 or email@example.com
COMPLIANCE INFORMATION FOR SUPPORTERS OF
You may not provide a
student-athlete any benefit or special arrangement that would not be offered to
the rest of the student population. Such a benefit may cause a student-athlete
to lose his or her eligibility. The Compliance Office should clear any contact or planned activity
with an enrolled student-athlete before it takes place. Call (605) 394-1689
BOOSTER INFORMATION PAMPHLET
NCAA DRUG TESTING
The NCAA randomly tests
student-athletes for banned substances. If you have tested positive for and
NCAA banned substance, you will lose your eligibility for a minimum of one
year. This means you cannot participate in athletic activities at any NCAA
institution during the post-season for a minimum of one calendar year following
the positive drug test. You will also lose your eligibility during this time.
It is important to know that combinations of some of the
supplements found in smoothies or other workout drinks can combine into
substances on the NCAA banned drugs list! When using nutritional and/or dietary
supplements, take measures to ensure that they are compliant with NCAA Bylaws.
Refer to www.drugfreesport.com and the SDSM&T athletic training department
for acceptable supplements. Also, see the 2013-2014 NCAA Drug Testing Program
Guide under the Forms section.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is a Booster/Representative of Athletics Interest?
A: An individual who has ever (or has been known by SDSM&T to):
Participate in or belong to an organization promoting SDSM&T
's athletic programs;
Make financial contributions to the SDSM&T athletics program
or booster club;
Assist in the recruitment of prospects;
Provide benefits to student-athletes; or
Otherwise has been involved in promoting SDSM&T athletics.
Once a person is identified as such a representative, the person
retains that identity indefinitely.
Q: What is a prospect?
A: A prospect is a student who has started classes for the ninth
grade. In addition, a student who has not yet started ninth grade classes
becomes a prospect if the institution provides any benefit not available to
general prospective students.
Q: May a booster telephone a prospect, or send a letter of
congratulations to a prospect AFTER they have signed a National Letter of
A: No. A prospect remains a prospect until they enroll in school.
Therefore, telephoning or writing to a prospective student-athlete by a booster
is not permissible. The only permissible contact with a prospective
student-athlete is for employment purposes initiated by the prospective student-athlete.
Q: May a booster employ or arrange for employment of a prospective
A: Yes. This is the only exception that allows a booster to
contact a prospect before the prospect enrolls at SDSM&T. A booster can
arrange employment before the completion of the prospect's senior year in high
school. Compensation must be paid only for work performed and at a rate
commensurate with the going rate in that locality for services of like
Q: Is it permissible for a booster to provide a prospect with
summer employment transportation?
A: No. Although, the arrangement of employment for a prospect
after their senior year in high school is permissible, providing transportation
to a prospect is generally not. An institution or its boosters cannot provide
free transportation to or from a summer job unless providing transportation is
the employers established policy for all employees. Refer to NCAA Bylaw
Q: Can a booster employ an enrolled student-athlete during the
A: Yes. Restrictions for employment include, but are not limited
to: Compensation must be paid only for work performed and at a rate
commensurate with the going rate in that locality for services of like
character. Refer to NCAA Bylaw 15.2.6.
Q: Is it permissible for a booster to invite a prospect to a
booster meeting or event?
A: No. It is impermissible to invite a prospect or an enrolled
student-athlete to a booster meeting. If a prospect, signee or enrolled
student-athlete attends a meeting on his or her own they would be permitted to
stay, but they must pay all fees charged for non-members to attend the meeting,
including the meal.
Q: Can a booster group place an advertisement that is targeted at
local prospective student-athletes in a newspaper or other publication?
A: No. It is impermissible to place such an advertisement even if
the advertisement does not specifically mention SDSM&T.
Q: Is it permissible for a booster to pay the registration fees
associated with summer sports camps for a prospect?
A: No. A booster may not pay any fees associated with sports camps
for a prospect.
Q: Can a booster provide a gift to the prospect, or treat a
prospect to a free dinner?
A: No. It is not permissible to give the prospect a gift or treat
him or her to a meal. After they become an enrolled student-athlete it would be
permissible to invite them to the booster's home for an occasional meal. To
ensure that no NCAA bylaws are being violated, please contact the compliance
office prior to hosting any student-athletes.
Q: Is SDSM&T responsible for the actions of its representatives and their support
A: Yes, SDSM&T is subject to penalties for all violations
committed by any athletic representative or support organizations.
As always, if you have questions regarding these issues or any
other concerns please contact the Compliance office at (605) 394-1689.
If a student-athlete knowingly or unknowingly takes a banned
substance and tests positive: THEY LOSE THEIR ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY.
To be eligible to
represent SDSM&T College in intercollegiate athletics competition, a
student-athlete shall be in good academic standing as determined by the
academic authorities who determine the meaning of such phrases for all students
of the institution, subject to controlling legislation of the GNAC (soccer) and
shall not be eligible for participation in an intercollegiate sport, if the
individual takes or has taken pay, or has accepted the promise of pay in any
form, for participation in that sport, or if the individual has violated any of
the other regulations related to amateurism set forth in NCAA Bylaw 12.
For purposes of
determining eligibility for financial aid, practice and competition in
Divisions I and II institutions, a student-athlete needs to meet all of the
following requirements (see NCAA Bylaw 14.3): (a) Graduation from high school;
(b) Successful completion of a required core curriculum consisting of a minimum
number of courses in specified subjects; (c) Specified minimum grade-point
average in the core curriculum; and (d) Specified minimum SAT or ACT score.
finance only one visit to its campus for a prospective student-athlete. Prior
to an official visit, a prospective student-athlete must be registered with the
NCAA Eligibility Center.
A prospective student-athlete may not be
provided an expense-paid visit earlier than the opening day of classes of the
prospective student-athlete’s senior year in high school.
student-athlete has an unlimited number of unofficial (non-reimbursed) visits
to any number of NCAA-member institutions.
Information for Prospective Student-Athletes
NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student
NCAA Eligibility Center
"Eligibility"; (academic standards, amateurism, initial waivers)
National Letter of
NCAA Drug Testing
Policies & Information
SDSM&T Information for Prospective
For Current SDSM&T Student-Athletes